If I had a Château…

/If I had a Château…

If I had a Château…

… I definitely would ask Timothy Corrigan to help me with the restoration and decoration of it !!
Timothy is one of my all times favorite designers and is mentionned on the Architecural Digest list of the World’s Top 100 Architects !
A lot of you know this famous designer, especially my readers from the US, but I wanted my Belgian and other European, or readers from around the world to meet Timothy and to discover his wonderful work.
Timothy grew up in Mexico and California and as an advertising executive he lived in Paris for several years. There he decorated his apartment and when it was completed, a friend asked Timothy to design his apartment. So Timothy discovered a new passion and made of it ,his, now successful, career.
Timothy Corrigan has an office in Los Angeles as well as in Paris and counts clients from Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
As well as having a good eye,Timothy has a huge knowledge of history and styles that one can feel and see, discovering his work.
To recognize interior design styles of different ages, is indelible if you want to restore ancient castles and houses. And next to that, you really need to be passionate about the earlier design styles and in the case of Timothy, especially about 18th century castles and buildings.
The restoration and decoration of a house is only successful if the owners feel that they can live in their house, that all the rooms are of a practical use.
As Timothy explains in an article at Architectural Digest.com : “Even the most beautifully decorated room is not a total success unless you, your family and your guests feel that they can really live and use the room. A well-designed room is one that is both comfortable and elegant.”
These words reflect the slogan on his website “A world of comfortable elegance”.
I so love the work of Timothy Corrigan, I love his style, his respect for history and I might think that Timothy has a preference for the French 18th century architecture and design, as I have.
Interviewed by Diane Dorrans Seaks, Timothy said : “ For a dream dinner I would invite LXIV of France, because he really is the inventor of style as we know it today. He is directly responsible for France being the center of fashion, fragrances, fine furniture and decorative arts for three hundred years!”
And I am so agree with him !!!
Timothy is also a knowledgeable antiques collector. Discover his collection on his website HERE.
   All the gorgeous realizations on his website, and publications in so many interior design magazines, are a real source of inspiration for my work! I have to admit that I am fairly influenced by the design of Timothy.
For more interesting read about Timothy Corrigan, I would refer to the blogpost of my blogger colleague and friend Diane Dorrans Seaks at the Style Saloniste, where she posted the interview she had with Timothy Corrigan. To read, click HERE.
Or of course at Timothy Corrigan’s website HERE.
Timothy ownes this gorgeous 18th century Château du Grand-Lucé, situated in the Loire Valley in France.


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18th century Château du Grand-Lucé – Loire Valley France, built as summer palace in the 1760s. It features 26 acres of formal gardens.
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Timothy Corrigan

So, If I had a Château, I would love to ask Timothy to help me to create an entry hall as this one here.


And to create a “salon” as this one here at the Château du Grand-Lucé.

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And a dining room as this gorgeous one at the Château!
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If I could sleep in this beautiful bedroom?! No doubt.
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Or in this one ? I certainly would !
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The following pictures are all rooms I very love! They are my favorites.
So enjoy!
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I do love the wood paneling designed by Timothy.
I am truly inspired by these ones.


Isn’t that kitchen beautiful! Look at that chimney piece !!






A few weeks ago, I received an email of the Timothy Corrigan’s office announcing a video of Timothy’s apartment in Paris ! Oh my goodness, I had to see this ! And of course, I couldn’t expect anything else… the apartment, situated in a 18th century Haussman building, is just gorgeous !
And I was very pleased to see that Timothy is not only designing and restoring castles, but even apartments! However, this apartment seems to be of a larger scale than I am used to !


Living room at the Paris apartment.

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Timothy at the balcony of his apartment.
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For those who are like me and adore castles, please watch the videos of the Château du Grand-Lucé below!
 image source Architectural digest –photo credit Marina Faust
Château du Grand-Lucé
Click on image to watch the restoration of Timothy’s Château du Grand-Lucé !


Timothy tells about the restorantion of the castle.

Click on image to watch the landscaping of Timothy’s Château du Grand-Lucé !

Timothy tells about the landscaping of the castle.


And don’t forget to visit Timothy’s blog HERE !

If only I had a Château…
Timothy could help me with the renovation and my company Lefèvre Interiors could create all the required wood work. Wouldn’t that be great?

Special thanks to Elaine, director of Marketing/Products at Timothy Corrigan Inc. for always sendeng me the latest news about Timothy and his work, and for allowing me to use website pictures.

All photos : website Timothy Corrigan www.timothy-corrigan.com exept otherwise mentionned
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  1. Home and Lifestyle Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 8:08 PM - Reply

    Hoi Greet!

    Al is de inrichting over het algemeen niet mijn stijl, toch vind ik het altijd mooi om te lezen op welke manier iemand tot zijn passie is gekomen! Hij is er in ieder geval buitengewoon in geslaagd!

    Een lieve groet, Ingrid

  2. Peeters Liliane Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM - Reply

    Hallo Greet,
    Zowel het kasteel als het appertement zou ik in kunnen wonen. Ik zie mij al als kasteeldame met butler en personeel ;). Gewoonweg wooooooow, prachtig wat een luxe om daar te kunnen wonen. Die man heeft talent dat zie je met één oog toe!!
    Bedankt Greet om dit aan ons te laten zien, weeral een prachtige post!!

  3. mydesignchic Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM - Reply

    I absolutely adore his work. So elegant and sophisticated. I dream of having the entryway with the antlers in my imaginary mountain chateau…perfection!!

  4. eclecticrevisited Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet, excellent post on Timothy…and I noticed he has a nice antler collection…and well displayed,too… maureen

  5. C'est Moi: Mak Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:54 PM - Reply

    Absolutely fantastic Post! Congrats and thanks for sharing this amazing pictures! XoXo

  6. Elaine Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:53 AM - Reply

    Dear Greet: You deserve to wear the crown as one of Timothy's most loyal and adoring fans. Thank you for the wonderful post. I am sure Timothy will be flattered and most appreciative. I will be sure to share this with him. We are big fans of yours as well! Elaine

  7. Teresa at Splendid Sass Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:11 AM - Reply

    I love the work of Timothy, Greet! Such a talented designer. I love his story. Thank you for sharing these beautiful rooms.
    Hope your new years has brought much.

  8. Cindy Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:21 AM - Reply

    Hello dear Greet,
    Timothy certainly is a talented designer. Thank you for allowing us to see his amazing works!
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. Concrete Jungle Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 4:36 AM - Reply

    Just visited his blog and I am blown away with this latest project….thanks for the post Greet quite wonderful!

  10. Jenny Schouten Short Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    I just can't imagine that people have the means to live that way. It is such a beautiful palace the French president must live there. Your designer is fabulous and I see why you like him so much. xox Jenny

  11. Kristine Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    That's certainly decorating on a grand scale. He makes all those enormous rooms look so cosy and inviting. That's a rare skill.

  12. quintessence Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM - Reply

    Oh dear – so now I need a chateau in addition to the chalet!! Have always loved his work but had not seen many of these projects and am anxious to watch the videos of both his Paris apartment and the chateau. What beautiful work and what a wonderful fantasy!!

  13. Luciane at HomeBunch.com Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM - Reply


    You're always putting the bars up high, my dear! What a post! I can spend hours looking at these pictures and learn so much from it. Right? Wow… really inspiring!

    I totally agree with what he says: "Even the most beautifully decorated room is not a total success unless you, your family and your guests feel that they can really live and use the room. A well-designed room is one that is both comfortable and elegant.” That's my goal in design and I post all the time about this… I will not post a picture on my blog that I think it's just "a room", it has to have soul, it has to be comfortable and it has to feel livable. That's what a real home is all about… us. And I love that Timothy "gets it".

    Thank you so much for this post and your comment, Greet!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  14. desde my ventana Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet,
    A very interesting and admirable work. His interiors demonstrate the elegance and the "savoir faire" of his designs.
    Thank you for sharing it.

  15. Splendid Willow Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    Greet, I am pretty sure Timothy would love to work with you too! What a dream team!

    His rooms are very grand and beautiful but also warm and liveable. I can totally understand your admiration.

    Good to be back here again. I am slowly easing myself into blogging again after a fun, lively and family focused holiday.

    I so look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year!

    Love to you, Mon

  16. Mona Thompson Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:54 AM - Reply

    Oh Greet, I am just dying. I love all of this so much. Let's start out with , wow, what a beautiful man??? And then, every room exquisite. Design at it's best. I know that everyone can't live this way, I certainly cannot, but I think we sell out to Marketing as designers when we jump on all of the trends and put out cookie cutter design. It makes me a little crazy. Everything doesn't have to be 18th or 19th century to achieve a similar look on a much smaller scale. It just takes talent and a whole lot of digging. Thanks so much for this post. I intend to go back and study each room.

  17. Belle de Ville Friday, January 7, 2011 at 1:02 AM - Reply

    Magnificent! That chateau is my dream home.

  18. Acquired Objects Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM - Reply

    I love Timothy' work and if you had a chateau may I move in please? The one thing I love the most about blogging is our chance to dream. Great dream Greet!

  19. Michelle Friday, January 7, 2011 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    and what a great team you would make!!! I'm sure it will happen. I have heard of him, but wasn't familiar with his work…love these interiors…totally liveable, but luxurious and appropriate as well.


  20. DLRhein Friday, January 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    Love his designs! What warmth and character he bring to a home! Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Luciane at HomeBunch.com Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    Hello, Greet!

    I have something to tell you… Guess what? I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger award!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  22. Things That Inspire Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM - Reply

    Greet, what a wonderful post – thank you for the link to the video of Timothy's Paris apartment – what a beautiful place!

  23. Ariadone Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    Hallo Greet, Geweldige post; wat een leuke man overigens…en zo'n talent. Ik vind het heerlijk om video's binnen te stappen, dank je wel voor deze post.
    Fijn week end
    Lieve groeten
    Godeliva van Ariadone

  24. Juliet Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    LOVE IT!
    I really like it, so beautiful place and the decoration and furniture is just fantastic, luxurious but elegant.
    xxx gorgeous!:)

  25. Cote de Texas Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL! you beat me to this. it was on my list to write about!!! hehe. you did a better job than I would have.

  26. Melissah Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 10:49 PM - Reply

    I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia – I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  27. Laura Casey Interiors Monday, January 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    Beyond stunning. Thanks for such a thorough post about Timothy!

  28. Mélanie A. Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    Greet, it has been a long time since I've stopped to say hello I'm a littl bit late but I wish you a very happy new year .
    This post is fantastic and inspiring

  29. Splenderosa Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    Joni didn't tell you, but everyone in Texas lives just like Timothy in his chateau. However, he is prettier than most of us women here! Lovely post, Greet. xx's

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