This property, located in Aix-en-Provence, 1.5 km south-east of the historic centre, is a superb 18th century bastide set in 2,400 sq. m. of walled gardens. It comprises 550 sq. m. of living space including 150 sq. m. of outbuildings. It has been beautifully renovated and the reception rooms retain many fine period features such as parquet, wood panelling and plaster mouldings; six bedrooms; large openings looking onto the terraces and knot garden. It also features a swimming pool and pool house with large orangerie and six fountains.
In this exquisitely lush volume, lifestyle legend Carolyne Roehm celebrates her gardens as outdoor living rooms, revealing how she chooses the plants, flowers, and layouts; how she entertains guests with gorgeous table settings and breathtaking arrangements; and how she savors the hours among the blooms.
For Roehm, the garden has always been more than a canvas for beauty. A place where her devoted efforts bear glorious results, the garden is not only a reflection of what has inspired Roehm, but also a font of inspiration from which she draws–for her astonishingly lovely arrangements, her gracious dinner parties, and her new passion for interpreting her flowers in vibrant watercolor paintings.
A garden is like love, Roehm claims, and indeed, this lavishly illustrated volume is a testament to an enduring, complex, unquestionably personal, and deeply passionate amour.
The book is available to order from OneKingsLane.com (another perfect holiday present), who also bring us this lovely tour of Roehm’s famous estate in Connecticut, Weatherstone. Continue reading to view the full house tour.
On October 1 Phillips is holding a Design auction at their Berkeley Square showroom in London. Highlight pieces include the featured set of white arm chairs by Osvaldo Borsani in addition to works by the likes of Line Vaurtin, Gabriella Crespi, Yves Klein, Gio Ponti, Hans Coper and many more. See the full catalogue at Phillips.com.
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