A magnificent 17th-Century chateau set within its own estate walls in Bar-Sur-Loup. This elegant French chateau is a beautifully renovated family home set on stunning grounds that include a lovely pool and tennis court with views of the mountainside. The traditional architecture and parkland setting within the estate walls help to create the secluded and private oasis of the property. Continue reading to view additional images.
A beautiful Georgian family house set in its own immaculate mature grounds and located within very easy reach of London. Located at the end of a long tree lined driveway, Beel House is a superb Georgian Home set in very private gardens and grounds. The wonderful bright accommodation benefits from a very adaptable layout providing a good mix of both elegant formal reception rooms and comfortable family living. Of particular note is the addition of the swimming pool complex which includes a large indoor pool, an integrated spa and a steam room. The gardens and grounds both compliment the property and offer privacy, providing a wonderful setting. Flanked by a beautiful terrace leading to the formal gardens the property makes full use of the outside space. The grounds comprise formal areas, wild flower meadows and a walled garden. Continue reading to view additional images.
Hotel Azucar is a resort located in Veracruz, Mexico, founded by hotelier Carlos Couturier, who has created some of Mexico’s coolest venues. Named after the sugar cane that grows in the area, Couturier wanted the Azucar to have a natural, anti-design feel. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the spot seems to achieve this vision with it’s thatched roof buildings, white-on-white interior palette mixed with hand selected pieces of driftwood and antique furnishings from Couturier’s grandparent’s farm. Continue reading to view additional images and information.
Antoinette Poisson is a Parisian interiors atelier named after the 18th century courtesan Madame de Pompadour. Located on Place de la Bastille, the store specializes in wall-papers which are hand-printed and sold by the sheet or made to order. Additionally you can hire out the Antoinette Poisson team for full interior design consultations to bring this elegant aesthetic to more than just the walls of your home. For more information visit AntoinettePoisson.com.
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady recently listed their Brentwood, Los Angeles, home for sale. The French inspired mansion took several years to build from scratch under the direction of architect Richard Landry and was finished in 2013 with interior design by Joan Behkne. Last year Architectural Digest featured the property in the magazine’s October 2013 issue and it’s definitely worth taking a look at! Continue reading to view additional images.
Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this beautiful book filled with more than one hundred full-color photographs, the acclaimed interior designer, who is making a career of translating this aesthetic into elegant, comfortable interiors, shows readers how to achieve a sense of luxury in their homes that is at once glamorous and highly personal.
Each of the book’s seven thematic chapters focuses on a key component or influence that is essential to Korban’s approach to decorating, and offers numerous sources of inspiration and innovative ideas. Every section also includes an introductory essay that explains his point of view on the subject, followed by a seamless flow of captioned images that expresses it in detail and from various visual perspectives. The photographs of spaces he has designed—including homes for celebrity clients—are complemented by images from fashion, advertising, fine art, and design that will inspire readers with their compelling juxtaposition and enhance the luxurious aesthetic. A Sources section listing Korban’s go-to shops for everything from flowers to furniture rounds out this stunning book that is as alluring as the spaces featured within. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.
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Waterproof, shockproof, cordless and rechargeable – the Globe Portable LED Lamp (2009) redefines how we think about light. The Globe Lamp can be used indoors, outdoors or even on a body of water for a stunning lighting display. Further expanding how the Globe Lamp can be used, there are three modes to choose from: static in white, red, blue or green; dynamic with unlimited colors changing automatically; and candle effect. One six-hour charge will provide 8 to 20 hours of power, depending on which mode and intensity level is used. The energy-efficient LEDs have an estimated lifetime of 50,000 hours. Shop the Lamps Now on DWR.com.
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Located on one of the most storied West Side blocks, this 5-story 20′ wide Renaissance Revival single-family brownstone was built in 1891 by the prolific townhouse architect Gilbert A. Schellenger. Formerly the Perry Ellis house, 37 West 70th was redesigned in an airy European style by the famous Ward Bennett for the present owners . The house is filled with features, materials and well thought-out elements simply not available today. The bathrooms are outfitted with the Art Deco treasures of the London Savoy Hotel. The floor to ceiling French casement windows are a showstopper from the moment you approach this home. The light, location, history and detailing exclusively offered in this home are unparalleled and should not be missed. Continue reading to view additional images.
Danish-born model and musician turned fashion designer Anine Bing opened the doors of her brand’s Los Angeles studio for Vogue.es this week to show off where the label conceptualises it’s best-selling line. After years of travelling the world Bing settled in the California city and combines the locations casual sense of style with a bohemian essence in her designs. Continue reading to view additional images.
Make-up artist Jemma Kidd and her husband Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, traded their home in London’s Notting Hill for this 18th-Century country house in Hampshire, England. Known as the Old Rectory the home lies on the ground’s of Wellesley’s family estate Stratfield Saye (a property given to the Duke of Wellington in 1817 by the nation) and features interiors by decorator Penny Morrison. The home was recently photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor. Continue reading to view additional images.