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Escape Plan

by habituallychic

08 . 26 . 11
Instead of preparing to hole up at home in New York to ride out hurricane Irene, I wish I had high tailed it out of town.  I also wish America had the entire month of August off like all of France.  If we did, my dream would be to enjoy the pastoral pleasures of a place like Château de Fontenay. It was decorated by Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi who did such a great job, that I don’t think I would change a thing.  It’s perfect.  And even more so because they don’t get hurricanes in France. Hope everyone has a safe weekend!

Photographed by Tim Beddow for Architectural Digest

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  1. Natasha @ Northern Light Blog August 26, 2011 | 2:16 am

    I know, wouldnt that be great, just go away for the entire month…

    I posted an image from the Florida coast this evening, as I went to the beach to see what all the fuss was about…
    Hope you will be safe, stock up on water and make sure you have flaslights, bugspray and a radio!

  2. Karena August 26, 2011 | 3:22 am

    Oh Take me away!! Gorgeous images! The baths look so refreshing in this heat!!


    Art by Karena

  3. John J. Tackett August 26, 2011 | 3:23 am

    Although I am not wild about that big leaf wallpaper, the other rooms and outdoor spaces look truly wonderful.
    __ The Devoted Classicist

  4. Lauren Christine August 26, 2011 | 4:26 am

    I think state school systems should incorporate a class titled “the art of enjoyment”… a course in which us overachieving Americans learn how to relax ad enjoy each moment of life like our fellow europeans ;P … A MONTH OFF??????? Lets live like the French, enjoy wine a baguettes in the park… and all flee to our country estates for a month… o0o0 if only 🙂

  5. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli August 26, 2011 | 11:53 am

    Gorgeous photos…please stay safe. I was supposed to come into the city yesterday for the US Open starting Monday but now hoping to come in Monday or Tuesday morning for the week.

  6. ladygirl August 26, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Keep safe Heather. This would be wonderful place to go to. Hope Irene is not too nasty.

  7. Alice Olive August 26, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    How beautiful. I particularly love that soft pastel mint green in the first few images.

  8. Ivy Lane August 26, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Keep safe H.C… water, food, non-perishables… can opener… maybe some good wine! 😉 …

    I know.. sounds crazy, but power can go out in NYC…..

    let us all know how you are!

  9. jones August 26, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Hi Heather…….I hope that you have a bunch of old movies, candles (just in case), some rain boots, great snacking food, some awesome books and some wine and champagne. (Some Laduree macaroons would also be nice) Stay safe. Mary

  10. Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt August 26, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Keep safe and dry. My son left yesterday for New York for a skate competition. A little nervous about all the weather warnings.

  11. something2writeabout August 26, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Love that bedroom with the curly brown headboard. It looks like the perfect place for a “Peter Pan” type of adventure. I have admired historical homes like these since I was a kid. Definitely would be a fun choice for evacuation!

  12. Amy August 27, 2011 | 12:45 am

    Now that’s the spirit! Let Irene send us off to regal estates for a weekend of macarons and tea!

  13. cawah August 29, 2011 | 1:42 am

    This is wonderful house design…i like it 🙂