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 .
“My father is Persian and my mother is half Egyptian, half English. After my parents got married, they decided to take a tour around India for three months. I was conceived there and so they called me by that name” says India Mahdavi, an international interiors, furniture and objects designer and architect based in Paris.