Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Interiors :: A French Chateau


I know this week is all about Paris, but this morning we are going to venture out into the French countryside to visit an insanely gorgeous restored chateau in the Loire Valley.  Giuseppe Laviani and his wife Giacomina purchased the 17th-century 'La Socelière' chateau for $500,000 and invested another $500,000 to restore it to its former glory {while taking great pains to "give dignity back to the house without overdoing it."}  Laviani decorated the home in a mix of high-low French and Italian antiques, adding to it's casual elegance.  The property, nicknamed 'The Barefoot Chateau,' is so relaxed that all four generations of the Laviani family go shoeless when they visit in the summer.  Such a dream!

PS - Stay tuned this afternoon for another tour of a stunning Parisian apartment.

10 comments:

  1. Wow how gorgeous! I can't imagine what it would look like in person. Definitely wouldn't mind spending my summers there!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  2. Oh my, this is incredibly stunning. I adore such old architecture. I'm originally from Europe so this is right up my alley!! <3 And, I love your Paris photos too. How incredible is that dessert in the below post?! I want it. With my coffee. Now!! ;)

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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  3. i would love to visit a french chateau today!

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  4. how cool! i have always wanted to visit the czech republic, we are actually thinking about it either this summer or next :)

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  5. Everygoodthingblog by MelissaJanuary 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Oh my goodness, I'm drooling over this post, everything is so stunning!

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  6. i know, can you even imagine having that chateau as your summer home? and i cannot believe they got it for $500,000 {WITH 20 acres of fields and pastures}...better start saving my pennies :)

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  7. I absolutely love this place....the stairway, the thick walls, the floors, the amazing architecture

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  8. i knew you would love it. can you imagine staying in a place like this for a week and exploring the french countryside? family vacation idea.....

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  9. Wow, what a wonderful character filled home. Almost fairy tale like, with touches of gold, stunning chandeliers and rich colourful upholstery. French style furniture certainly adds style and charm to a space. Thank you :O)

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