Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Paris, here we come!

Heather and I are finally off for our big adventure in Paris! I never thought this day would come: it actually snuck up on me! I plan on blogging (text only) while in Paris and will share all sorts of pictures, sketches and details with you when we get back.
Be prepared to experience Paris both through the eyes of an Architect (me) and an Interior Designer (Heather).
Bon Voyage!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


While in Paris (I can't believe we leave tomorrow!) Heather and I will be staying in the charming Saint-Germain neighborhood. This apartment in Saint Germain, by Yves Gastou, mixes the best of both worlds: an 18th century townhouse with the most glamourous 1940s&50s furniture.
apartment featured in the book 'Insider's Paris, an intimate tour'

Monday, August 31, 2009

Chateau Miromesnil

Chateau Miromesnil is known for it's architectural beauty but also the wooded country in which it sits and its vegetable gardens (seen below). It has also been home to some famous characters. The famous author Guy de Maupassant was born in the chateau in 1850 while his parents rented it for 3 years.
Earlier the chateau had been home to Armand-Thomas Hue de Miromesnil. Armand was made a Knight of the Holy Spirit Order by King Louis XVI and later tried to defend the King at his trial during the revolution. He also abolished the use of torture for those who were imprisoned for supposed crimes. He died here in 1792 and left his fortune to the peasants of his estate.Of course the chateau has its own private chapel, as most ancient estates do. Solid and square -don't you think?
The chateau also acts as a bed and breakfast with very reasonable rates! Can you even imagine staying here? Heaven!
Visit the official website HERE
see information about renting rooms and photos HERE.