Flore de Brantes, who runs an art gallery in Brussels, holidays here, for it is her ancestral château. Completed by architect Anatole Amoudru in 1770, Château du Fresne today is filled with pale blue walls and marble fireplaces, 18th-century tapestries and even an antique lit à la polonaise done up in vintage D. Porthault bed linens. Click through for a magical tour .
An elegant 19th Century Apartment in Lyon
When interior designers Pierre Emanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin moved into their new apartment in an historic district of the French city of Lyon, they faced a significant design challenge: it hadn’t been decorated in many years and was in their words “in a dreadful state … the utterly basic kitchen was separated from the