Category: interior design

livesunique: Salón de Baile,  Enrique de …

livesunique:

Salón de Baile, 

Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, XVII Marquis of Cerralbo Palacio, Madrid

theladyintweed: Newbridge House Photo by me …

theladyintweed:

Newbridge House

Photo by me

theladyintweed: I am more than a little it in …

theladyintweed:

I am more than a little it in love with this adorable French chateau! 

  • In need of renovation 
  • Origins in the 15th century 
  • 8 hectares of parkland 
  • Outbuildings include pigeon houses, a hunting lodge, stables and a bakery 

Prestige Property 

ancient-serpent:

ancient-serpent:

Château de Versailles, France (by ancient-serpent)

Photo

Photo

theladyintweed: Blenheim Palace Photo by me 

theladyintweed:

Blenheim Palace

Photo by me 

cair–paravel:Interiors of Shanks House, …

cair–paravel:

Interiors of Shanks House, a Grade I-listed mansion in Somerset dating back to the 1560s, enlarged in the 18th century. Owned by designer
Sophie Hale and her husband Roland, professionally restored by architects including
Ptolemy Dean (via).

sweetlyseveretraveler: theladyintweed: 4,000 …

sweetlyseveretraveler:

theladyintweed:

4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No. 41:

Knole House, England. 

Has Elizabethan and Stuart structures. 

A country house in West Kent

In 1456 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, purchased the 12th century estate of Knole from Lord Saye and Sele (see Broughton Castle). Under Bourchier’s influence an older medieval manor was transformed into a house that probably resembles an Oxford college more than it does a typical stately home.

The situation on top of a low hill, or knoll, gave the house its name. It was perhaps the location, half hidden from view on its tree-covered hill, that drew the eye of Henry VIII. Henry dropped a broad hint to his own Archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, that he could quite happily live at Knole. Cranmer, being no fool, and rather desirous of keeping his head on his shoulders, promptly made a gift of Knole to the covetous king. He may have lost his estate, but he kept his head, though he only survived long enough to be burned at the stake by Henry’s daughter Mary.

Knole remained in royal hands until in 1566 Elizabeth I leased it to her cousin, Thomas Sackville. In 1603 Sackville purchased the freehold outright, and the story of Knole and the Sackville families has been intertwined since that date

Highclere Castle, featured in Architectural Di…

Highclere Castle, featured in Architectural Digest 

vivalcli: Isola Madre by James Stringer on Fli…

vivalcli:

Isola Madre by James Stringer on Flickr