We just spotted the inside of this French castle on Architectural Digest that we have to share with you! The neoclassical interior design of this renovated château du Fresne is really worth a look. The owners have both a background in decorative-arts, you can tell.
Meet the château
Château du Fresne, was build in 1770, in Val de Loire, by local architect Anatole Amoudru. Now Flore de Brantes is living here with her husband and kids. She is running a decorative-art gallery in Brussels and “with a château,” Brantes says, “there is always a project.”
A family house
After that the house was passed through the family, her father revived the tradition, leaving the château to his daughter upon his death, in 2007. Since then, the Brantes family have been busy renovating the château into a neonclassical country house “in a way one would not notice”.
The French Savonnerie carpets and 18th-century Belgian tapestries were cleaned and restored. Also the curtains and wall coverings are replaced, often with re-editions of the original materials. Modern touches have crept in, among them the billiard room’s 1950s golden palm-tree lamps.
At its full glory there were 50 people working for du Fresne, today’s outdoor staff is just him and two gardeners, who spend several hours a day tending to the flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The place had an amazing make-over, no question about it, read the entire story here.
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