Located in gorgeous Ilhabela, Portuguese for “beautiful island,” this exquisite and tranquil residence was designed by renowned architect Marcio Kogan. Hidden in the clearing of a tropical forest, the garden of this stunning locale has space devoted to contemplation. Inspired by a desire to relax and meditate in nature, the owners worked with a famous Brazilian architecture studio to create this masterpiece to allow a closeness with the environment. This incredible setting boasts a dazzling space around the pool with palm trees and a view to the ocean that is absolutely breathtaking. Continue reading to view additional images.
Westbury Garden Rooms is an English brand that designs and builds bespoke conservatories, garden rooms, orangeries and pool houses. Each space built by Westbury reflects the classic aesthetic of English interiors and by limiting the number of projects the firm accepts each year, they are able to construct each room with the same level of quality. Continue reading to view the full gallery.
Ideally located at the gates of the centre of Saint Tropez, this beautiful property is situated on a lovely landscaped land of 2300 m² facing the sea in front of the Baie des Canoubiers. On the first floor amenities include a dining room opening onto a terrace, kitchen and three bedrooms. On the ground level there are three additional bedrooms opening onto the swimming pool. The property also features a pool house and car park for four cars. Continue reading to view additional images.
The Pavillon Frais is located opposite the exquisite Pavillon Français at the Palace of Versailles with a wonderful site line between the two buildings, complementing one another. The beautiful and fanciful enclosed garden of the Pavillon Frais was unique to Versailles and additional focal points included two elongated water basins with two perfectly formed parterres. Preliminary excavations revealed that the interiors of these pools were decorated with mosaic tiling, not used anywhere else at Versailles. Topiary orange trees provided an alluring scent.
Sadly, the Pavillon Frais was demolished under Napoleon in 1810 and the parterres and basins in 1813. The Pavillon and its gardens were scheduled to be restored in 1980, but due to the lack of funds only the stone structure was done (without the garden, interiors, trelliswork and adornment). It then fell into disrepair however was restored with funding by the American Friends of Versailles. Read more on their website AmericanFriendsofVersailles.com.
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Interior designer Bambi Sloan is the creative force behind one of Paris’ most magical hotels, the Saint James Paris. A magical forest that combines quirk with glamour and childhood fantasy, Sloan’s trademark over-the-top but carefully curated style makes the hotel a fabulous place to visit. Another recent project of Sloan’s includes the lodge she designed for Scottish whiskey company Jura, which incorporates traditional countryside motifs such as grand leather chairs and mounted animal parts with her siganture whimsy. Continue reading to view additional images.
Stunning Louis Vuitton trunk from the estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt, great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, from her marriage to Earl E.T. Smith in the early 1920s. Original inserts, linen interior in excellent condition. Some wear and scratches on leather and metal. Leather handles are still attached but have breaks. No key. Wheels on bottom, painted stripes believed to be Vanderbilt racing stripes. Asnieres label. Wonderful piece. Available to Order Now from OneKingsLane.com.
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An elegant Country Estate in Montuiri. This newly constructed stone-faced country home is peacefully situated in the enchanting countryside of Montuiri and enjoys splendid panoramic countryside views. Built to the highest of standards, using top quality materials in combination with traditional elements. Its interior comprises a large entrance reception room, with access to a guestroom and bathromm, also direct access to the ample living room with open fireplace and access to a pleasant country kitchen with dining area and a fire place, and the utility and working kitchen next door. The grounds with beautiful landscaped gardens, a separate pool house with sauna, shower and seperate WC, a wonderful pool of 78 m2, it also boasts a large variety in fruit trees such as figs, plums, almonds, oranges and lemons. From all angles of the residence the impressive panoramic views of the valley and village of Montuiri as far as the Tramuntana mountains can be enjoyed. Continue reading to view additional images.
This extravagant volume is the magnum opus of today’s most celebrated interiors photographer. One of François Halard’s first assignments, to photograph Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary Paris apartment when he was in his early twenties, cemented his reputation as one of the most original eyes of our era. His unique photographic sensibility—old-world elegant and bohemian, accessible and personal—is instantly recognizable. Thirty years later, Halard still captures our imagination with his breathtaking photographs. Included in this highly anticipated volume are Halard’s images of the glorious homes of the most important tastemakers, artists, and designers of the twentieth century: Axel Vervoordt, Loulou de la Falaise, Tina Chow, Roger Vivier, Richard Avedon, David Hicks, Jacques Grange, the Duchess of Devonshire, Carlo Mollino, Balthus, Jacob de Rothschild, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, and many more, including Halard’s own homes in New York, Paris, and Arles. Photographed in his inimitable “grand manner,” often for Vogue, this book also shows for the first time the more intimate “house portraits” that Halard would photograph for himself, where his personal vision shines through. François Halard will be a coveted, indispensable resource for all lovers of interior style and a master class in visual education. Available to Purchase from Amazon.com.
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Dating back to the 12th century, this incredible estate is the embodiment of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage. Folklore suggests that Richard the Lionheart stored the spoils of war in the vaults beneath the castle, which may once have doubled up as dungeons. Today, all four levels of the chateau are far more inviting, with lavish entertaining space including two sublime salons with dramatic windows, stone fireplaces and oak flooring; two dining rooms; a great hall; and a vestry.
The entire 9,690 sq ft interior has been exquistely restored to designs by a prestigous French architect and includes five spacious bedrooms and four full baths. Further lodgings are provided by a guesthouse, two guest apartments and a large atelier. Surrounded by 125 acres of private woods, orchards and meadows, this romantic retreat also boasts a beautiful lake for secluded swimming and boating. Continue reading to view additional images.