Sep 25, 2012

From haute couture to haute homes


One of haute coutures most beloved designers is Valentino, creator of magical evening dresses one can mostly only dream of. (Tip! Discover his gorgeous and much less expensive underline "RED Valentino"). With Valentinos beautiful fashion in mind he simply must have beautiful homes as well. The designer owns luxurious places in London, Rome, New York and pittoresque Gstaad in Switzerland, but spends much of his time in his home outside Paris, the Château de Wideville, a magisterial 17th-century residence built by Louis XIII’s finance minister and later home to one of Louis XIV’s mistresses. Valentino acquired the eight-bedroom château in 1995 and commissioned the interior decorator Henri Samuel to make it "comfortable yet regal". “We did every room together,” Valentino says of their work, to Architechtural Digest October edition. “I am quite particular and love to put my nose everywhere. Even if I admire the decorator, I have to say my opinion.” Well, 
the man clearly has good taste, and although this unique home definitely doesn´t feel right for a family with lively children, it does inspire as maximalism rather than minimalism and that many different colours actually do work well together. Read the full story and see many  more photos in latest print edition of Architechtural Digest.

{Images with permission from Architechtural Digest. Photography by Simon Watson}


  1. Oj oj, vilket maffigt ställe! Inte riktigt min stil men nog ser det mäktigt och häftigt ut! Och tänk att få ha hem på alla de ställena, skulle jag inte tacka nej till ;). Ha en bra dag! Kram Jennifer

  2. Wow...This house is as breathtaking as his signature night gowns. Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

  3. ..and of COURSE he has homes in places that we would love to visit! Yes.. he clearly doesn't go for the minimalist look. I try to tone these things down and pick a few good pieces. Love the gilded mirror and the zebra rug!

    Enjoy your day :)

  4. OMG, so special, Love from NYC, Monica

  5. You will want a slip or spanks or something as support with thin dresses. (Not sheer, just thin.) Ultimately, I'm really happy with mine. I wore it to sing with a jazz band, and it was a HUGE hit.
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