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Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Christian Louboutin’s French Chateau

Becky

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In spite of their torturous heel placement and the fact that they run ridiculously narrow, I love Christian Louboutin’s shoes. The man owns homes in Egypt, Paris, Portugal and the French countryside, so like the shoes he designs, he is ridiculously extravagant, but the resultant beauty seems worth the high-maintenance issues. I’ve seen his Egyptian sailboat featured here, but I had not seen his 13th century French chateau until I finally cracked open the October issue of In Style. It’s dreamy, and he accomplished his mission of making the place look like it “belongs to a family that has been traveling and accumulating for decades.”

Louboutin has such a wise attitude concerning what makes a house a home, and the value of the signs of age and life. I recommend picking up the issue just to read what he has to say about decorating.

all photos shot by Francois Halard for In Style Magazine.

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. nicola says:

    December 29th, 2008 at 2:34 pm (#)

    I was reading this instyle last night. I started feeling kind of sick of all the fake stuff (modern furniture, ugly and ridiculously expensive jewelry, anti aging hand treatments blah blah) and just after my christmas shopping gluttony it was so refreshing to see the picture of that back patio. It is so nice to remember (or be forced) to see the beauty in age and quality. Decay and age are so avoided these days – skip the botox and this seasons paint colors and enjoy a coffee on your overgrown patio with your gorgeous wrinkled self. BEAUTIFUL.

  2. Becky says:

    December 29th, 2008 at 2:52 pm (#)

    Nicola, it’s so strange – as your comment was traveling through cyberspace to me, I was shooting pictures from a book of Louboutin’s Paris Apartment for my other blog! Why is it that France often as the most beautifully decayed furnishings? Rusty industrial light fixtures, the perfect aged patina on a table, wicker that’s crumbling, yellowed prints, etc.

    You would probably appreciate John Derian’s Provincetown home (and the little shop in the back). I believe it was in Elle Decor in the past year, but I’m not sure on the magazine. It could have been HB or Domino. I’ll try to see if the feature is online anywhere. He totally celebrates decay and aging.

    It’s funny, every few years I subscribe to InStyle and when the subscription runs out, I have no desire to keep it going. I think the only thing I enjoy is looking at the Oscar outfits and a few of the homes featured. Unfortunately, most of them usually look the same – some sort of faux Tuscan crap in the middle of L.A.!

    Aha, upon re-reading my words here, I saw in terms of aging ourselves, we replace the word “decay” with “patina!”

    becky

  3. LimogesBoxCollector says:

    February 8th, 2011 at 10:47 am (#)

    What a great place to live. French chateaux are my favorites. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

  4. porcelain mary says:

    June 7th, 2011 at 2:56 am (#)

    I always wanted to live in a castle… i wonder where you meet a guy like this

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