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Chateau Gabriel

by habituallychic

09 . 01 . 09

How many homes did Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge own and how many auctions will result from them? Seems Christies will hold a second auction of artwork this November, half of which will be from Chateau Gabriel, their coastal retreat near Deauville, France. The chateau was of course restored with the help of their interior designer Jacques Grange whose opulent interiors were inspired by Marcel Proust and Claude Monet. The property also consists of many out buildings including a Russian dacha which should appeal to it’s new Russian owners. And of course what would a chateau be without it’s own helipad and hanger. Maybe Jacques was also inspired by the Hamptons! Enjoy!

Photos from Luxury Culture

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  1. vicki archer September 1, 2009 | 7:34 am

    I am not at all sure about the inside but those pics of the garden are fabulous, xv.

  2. lady jicky September 1, 2009 | 8:03 am

    I would kill for that green bedroom!

  3. caron September 1, 2009 | 9:04 am

    I don’t think Yves’ choice of Monet inspired murals stood the test of time as well as his safari jackets and le smoking!

  4. The Antiques Diva™ September 1, 2009 | 9:12 am

    Beautiful pics! Just today I had some long-time clients email and ask if I’d take them to the viewing for this upcoming auction! Chateau Gabriel is the mot-de-jour! I can’t wait myself to oogle the inventory!

  5. Blushing hostess September 1, 2009 | 11:10 am

    I have pretty much just been sitting here waiting for the catalog since I read the announcement last month. Really, holding a new baby will do that to you 🙂 Travel safely, ok?

  6. mary September 1, 2009 | 12:34 pm

    I second Vicki’s comment. The garden was and is amazing. The starkness of the sundial vista has a truly timeless quality–how lovely to go there early in the morning or late afternoon (of course, I would have been invited to spend the week-end there, also). Two days to go!!

  7. EdenBlakeCollection.blogspot.com September 1, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    To Lady Jicky… one of my favorite prints! “Bowood” by Colefax and Fowler… however, the cream background with lilac,celery and palest blue bouquet is my favorite colorway in the chintz/wallpaper.

    Safe travels to the most exhilarating city in the world!

  8. Karena September 1, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    I would love to just attend the auction! What an experience that WILL BE!

  9. Marin A. September 1, 2009 | 3:31 pm

    Congratulations on all your well deserved press! Your blog is beautiful! I am absolutely in love with the deep purples and indigos in the room above. Fantastic find!

  10. Greet September 1, 2009 | 4:05 pm

    Châteaus are beautiful to look at or to visit, isn’t it?
    I try to visit them from time to time.
    I’ve posted a blogpost earlier this week about the Château of Nokere, in Belgium.


  11. Regina Joi September 1, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    YSL was the height of Chic, Monet inspired walls is the most unusual thought, and at the same time, UNIQUE. Who amongst the cognesceti and connoisseurs of the World has not lusted for to own the famed “WATERLILIES OF GIVERNY”.

    I would swoon each day, watch the glow of light transform my rooms into the depths of Beauty and wear the most ruffled of YSL Rive Gauche and Couture sheer Chiffon while reading my favorite books and blogs…such as yours.

    The Genius of Yves St.Laurent is timeless, and the world of Deauville and epochs lost is one WE all strive to capture…if not just in a photo, like a Butterfly of the most delicious colors.

  12. Bohemianwhimsey September 1, 2009 | 6:49 pm

    Those are some mysterious looking rooms, very beautiful property.

  13. the NEO-traditionalist September 1, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    He had such exquisite taste, sale after sale and yet, you really can’t go wrong! I sat a table away from YSL at dinner once, my first night in Paris, it was like being in the presence of a god. People were falling all over themselves—the man was such a creative genius. I miss reading about his collections each season…tear. Thanks for sharing!
    XX Kate “the NEO-trad”

  14. lady jicky September 2, 2009 | 1:20 am

    Ellen — If I could rip up the whole room , furniture and all and somehow get it to Australia and then squeeeeeeze it into my bedroom – I would! LOL

  15. A Super Dilettante September 3, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    Can Jacques Grange design a bad interiors? The answer is no. Whatever he does, he never fails to surprise me. A wonderfully talented & artistic man.