Can we ever have too many chateaux? In France they have a term for those houses that are not too extravagant but aspire to be chateaux or manor houses: Maison de maitre. The Master’s House. Let’s leave aside any classist (and gendered) connotations for a moment and dream of letting everyone have access to them!
Just back from a holiday in Romania, where I am always stunned by the diversity of traditional architecture (and the often disappointing standardisation of modern architecture). Here are a few of my favourites.
As we start to retreat into our cocoons, here are some rooms where all our bookish goodness (and greed) can come to the fore.
I love the word ‘miscellaneous’ and I love what it represents, so here is a beautiful mix of interior design elements that I hope will inspire you as much as they did me!
This week has been surprisingly warm, which has given me hope for my my annual holidays coming up very soon. Although I’m not really expecting an Indian summer, these posts are all about dreams, aren’t they? These are the villas I might consider to share my dreams with me.
After the joy of university libraries, let’s turn to those well-stocked (or at least, well-designed) personal libraries. While you coo over them, I will try and see if I can stop the books sliding off my chest of drawers…
The students are back and the university libraries are full once more. Here are a few where I wouldn’t mind spending some time, although perhaps without the studying.