|Resting beneath a mirror is a gilt-wood canapé that belonged to the 18th-century hostess Madame Geoffrin;|
the antique Sèvres statuettes depict literary figures.
|The north dining room is furnished with an 18th-century Italian chandelier,|
a Francis Barlow painting of a cassowary, and Louis XVI chairs.
Today, I am showing you the stunning Château Digoine, a Burgundy Château filled with 18th-century treasures where Marie Antoinette would have felt right at home. I have always had a soft spot for pastel interiors. There is something incredibly delightful about them, don't you think? With the cold and gloomy weather we have had lately (is it as bad where you are as it is here?), we deserve to daydream about having tea in the middle of the afternoon, lounging in a bed à la polonaise while wearing one of Marie Antoinette's dresses!
The Château is currently the home of a French filmmaker. It is hard to imagine that this Château - worthy of the French court - is not a museum but a private property. Some of us come home to a tiny apartment while other come home to a Château! Lucky bastard!
Don't forget to read the captions under each photos to unlock the secrets behind each room.
|The study contains a Bernard II van Risenburgh cartonnier with lacquer panels|
and a small 18th-century-style chair (piled with books) from the collection of Arturo Lopez-Willshaw.
|One of the château’s 15 bed rooms is outfitted with furniture and objects that belonged to the decorator Madeleine Castaing;|
Edmond Petit fabrics by Castaing were used for the walls and curtains.
|Antique etchings line a second-floor hall; the settee in the foreground is George III, and the floor is paved with terra-cotta tiles.|
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