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Beautiful Backdrop

08 . 23 . 11

I thought the house in the Upstairs Downstairs feature in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar looked familiar. Turns out it’s Chateau de Groussay that I posted about here and here.  As I’ve stated before, I love fashion shoots that are shot in beautiful homes and this one includes a few rooms that I’ve never […]

Chic Inspiration

01 . 19 . 11

As I mentioned in my first Chateau de Groussay post, its decoration has inspired many interior designers.  Miles Redd based the design of the painted wood floor in an entry, above left, on the inlaid stone floor at Chateau de Groussay.  The entry is much smaller than the room at the chateau so the scale […]

The gardens at Chateau de Groussay are just as amazing as the main house.  Charles de Beistegui was inspired by 18th-century Anglo-Chinese parks and gardens and created many “follies” to surprise and delight his guests.  The most famous is the Tente Tartare that was built in 1960.  It was inspired by the tent that King […]

One of the key members of key figures profiled in Cafe Society is Charles de Beistegui (also known as Carlos de Beistegui).  I first heard his name after seeing a watercolor by Jeremiah Goodman of one of his rooms. He’s a fascinating aesthete who was best known for the “party of the century” he gave at his […]