Don’t Let Reality Get In The Way Of A Good Dream

One Hyde Park, London

A pool from inside One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge London

I am not one of those girls who has been imagining my wedding day ever since I was a small child, instead I have been imagining what my castle will look like one day – on the inside and out. My father is an Architect (turned Jewellery Designer) so since a young age I was exposed to the wonders of Architecture. More recently I have become completely obsessed with Interior Design, can you tell?

While I have always loved Louis XIV style, and Art Deco, I do like the freshness that goes along with an eclectic mix of the old with the new. After YEARS of looking at the likes of Country Life Magazine, Sotheby’s, Luxury Real Estate and the work of the world’s best Interior Designers, I have still never actually found my dream home.

This EPIC Style Voyeur post will take you on a journey around the globe, inside some of the world’s most incredible spaces and give you a glimpse into the most exclusive addresses on the planet. Let the hunt begin!

The main saloon inside this €47,000,000 Superyacht, Candyscape II features a custom-made Perspex Schimmel piano that plays itself. Designed by Candy & Candy

Valentino's Château-de-Wideville, Paris

A table setting from Natalia Vodianova's Fairytale Love Charity Ball held at Valentino's House back in July 2011.

Inside Valentino's Parisian home

Maroon 5 Frontman, Adam Levine's Hollywood Hills backyard

Oscar de la Renta's garden in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Diane von Furstenberg's Fashionable Manhattan Penthouse

Jardins du Château de Brécy in Normandy, France. Currently owned by Barbara and Didier Wirth, this is possibly the closest I have come to finding my favourite Chateau. The best way to see more of this remarkable estate is by simply googling it.

Alfred I. Dupont's Delaware Mansion inspired by Versailles’ Petit Trianon

View Away from the house. The Dupont Mansion recently underwent a $39,000,000 restoration

Jardins Château de Versailles

This graphic marble court dates from the reign of Louis XIII, who built the hunting lodge that eventually became a royal palace, Château de Versailles. Architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart remodeled the court for Louis-XIV. The Neoclassical mansion became Marie Antoinette's refuge from the rigors of the court of Louis-XVI.

I don't know where I found this picture but it is a divine room in a Parisian home most likely from Chelsea's, Sotheby's or Luxury Real Estate online

Bathroom by Interior Designer, Jean Louis Deniot

"Taste you can learn” Iris Barrel-Apfel pronounces peering over the black frames of her trademark oversize glasses. “But style is like charisma. You know it when you see it." The fashion icon and Interior Designer Inside her Manhattan home.

The Salon Chinois of Hôtel Rodocanachi. The home of Patricia and Arturo Lopez-Willshaw, at 14 rue du Centre in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France—as painted by Alexandre Serebriakoff.

A room in Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's Malibu home

The Hearst Castle Neptune Pool, California

Kelly Wearstler designed this bold and glamorous Bel Air home. I absolutely LOVE this dining room.

While researching interiors for the movie Atonement (2007), production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer discovered photographs of Stokesay Court in the archives of Country Life magazine. Located in Shropshire, the Victorian manor, built in 1892 and one of the first homes in England to have electric lighting, served as the ideal prewar setting for the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel. The estate, which had been abandoned and had fallen into disrepair, required considerable restoration before filming could take place. Text: Cathy Whitlock

Fashion Editor & Project Runway Judge - Nina Garcia's Upper East Side Home, New York

The polished interior and eclectic use of Art Deco inspired interiors of a client's pied-à-terre in Manhattan, designed by Scott Snyder

Jennifer and Billy Frist's Tennesee home

North Derbyshire's Chatsworth House owned by the 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish

Empress Maria Feodorovna’s library at Pavlovsk Palace, near St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Bildarchiv Manheim/Arcaid Images

Château de Brécy, Normandy France

Credits & Links

Image 1 & 2 –  The incredible €200,000,000 Penthouse Apartment at One Hyde Park designed by the best Property Design/ Developers in London, The Candy Brothers. Image 3 – If yachts are your thing, this one is like no other.. follow the link for more info on Candyscape IIImage 4 & 6 – Valentino’s Home – Photography: Simon Watson, More here from Architectural DigestImage 5 – Natalia Vodianova’s Fairytale Love Charity Ball held at Valentino’s Home – There aren’t many photos of the decor at this party but what I did see in Vogue years ago I have never forgotten! You can see some here and here also. Image 7 – Adam Levine’s Hollywood Hills Home – Photography: Roger Davies, More here from Architectural DigestImage 8 – Oscar de la Renta’s Garden – Photography: William Waldron, More here from Architectural DigestImage 9 – Diane von Furstenberg’s Penthouse – Photography by: François Halard, More here from Architectural DigestImage 11 & 12 – The Dupont Mansion – Photography: Bruce Buck, More here from Architectural DigestImage 13 & 14 – Photography: Francis Hammond. More here from Architectural DigestImage 16 – Jean Louis Denoit’s Design for an American Couple on Paris’ Left Bank – Photography: Derry Moore, More here from Architectural DigestImage 17 – Fashion Icon & Interior Designer, Iris Apfel’s Manhattan Home – Photographer: Roger Davies, More here by Architectural DigestImage 18 – Patricia and Arturo Lopez-Willshaw’s Goods Go Up For Auction – More here from Architectural DigestImage 19 – Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu Home – Photography: Roger Davies, More here from Architectural DigestImage 21 – Kelly Wearstler Designs A Glamourous Home in Bel Air – Photography: Roger Davies, More from Architectural Digest hereImage 22 – Castles and Manor Houses of Cinema’s Greatest Period FilmsImage 23 – Nina Garcia’s Upper East Side Home – Photography: Björn Wallander, More here from Architectural DigestImage 24 – Scott Snyder Goes Deco For A Manhattan Client –  Photography: Ken Sargent. More here from Architectural Digest, Rooms with Art Deco InspirationsImage 25 – Jennifer and Billy Frist’s Tennesee home – Photography: Pieter Estersohn, More here from Architectural Digest

03-02-2013

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