Thursday, 8 November 2007

The House of De Castellane

A Greek magazine called Life and Style has published an article on the elegantissima Mme Atalanta De Castelane, mother of the fabulous Cordelia of the CdC children's clothing line.
Atalanta is of Greek origin, although she is born and bread in Paris.
I usually don't go for this kind of lavish style, but I have to admit that her house is wonderful.

This is the dining room, with antiques inherited from the de Castellane family and Chateau Valence, the family seat.

What is interesting is that this is a place decorated with all available means, yet it is not sterile, but warm and inviting. This desk inspires me to decorate mine.

I adore this little corner off the dining room.

A touch of whimsy over the console table: a string of fairy lights.


1 comment:

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Irene:
Happy to find another Cath Kidston fan.

Enjoying your website and wonderful ideas.

Lisa

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