The ceiling in the grand salon is still being work The ceiling in the grand salon is still being worked on - a light hand spray of undercoat. It was only painted once in 1911 so it is in such a wonderful crisp condition- we are keeping the columns in their original paint finish ( Hence the clingfilm wrap !)and then we need to add gilding to the ceiling .#grandsalon #architecture #interiordesign #plasterceiling #magnificentceiling #balleroychateau #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #château #chateau

The ceiling in the grand salon is still being worked on - a light hand spray of undercoat. It was only painted once in 1911 so it is in such a wonderful crisp condition- we are keeping the columns in their original paint finish ( Hence the clingfilm wrap !)and then we need to add gilding to the ceiling .#grandsalon #architecture #interiordesign #plasterceiling #magnificentceiling #balleroychateau #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #château #chateau ...

A huge room on the top floor ,right opposite the r A huge room on the top floor ,right opposite the run of servants rooms is this ‘Billiards’ room - Grand cornice ,double doors going in - but a really strange place to have it ,chateau Balleroy nearby does too but socially wouldn’t you keep the staff up late at night ... or was that the point if you know what I mean ? In England all these rooms are on the ground or basement floors We are also really lucky to know where the original table is and are negotiating on it so it can come home ... and yes ,it’s waterproof now and we are letting the timbers dry out - the roof was leaking badly around the pediment and inside the walls until we put a new roof on the chateau last year .#billards #billardroom #chateaulife #balleroycastle #balleroy

A huge room on the top floor ,right opposite the run of servants rooms is this ‘Billiards’ room - Grand cornice ,double doors going in - but a really strange place to have it ,chateau Balleroy nearby does too but socially wouldn’t you keep the staff up late at night ... or was that the point if you know what I mean ? In England all these rooms are on the ground or basement floors We are also really lucky to know where the original table is and are negotiating on it so it can come home ... and yes ,it’s waterproof now and we are letting the timbers dry out - the roof was leaking badly around the pediment and inside the walls until we put a new roof on the chateau last year .#billards #billardroom #chateaulife #balleroycastle #balleroy ...

The bedrooms on the top floor still have their ori The bedrooms on the top floor still have their original 1900’s wall papers slowly peeling off the walls - but they are still filled with light and history .This one has such a beautiful view of the park The walnut red velvet chair is one of a pair that were in the chateau from the turn of the century .#topfloortactics #topfloor #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #balleroy

The bedrooms on the top floor still have their original 1900’s wall papers slowly peeling off the walls - but they are still filled with light and history .This one has such a beautiful view of the park The walnut red velvet chair is one of a pair that were in the chateau from the turn of the century .#topfloortactics #topfloor #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #balleroy ...

The amazing thing about the design of the park at The amazing thing about the design of the park at the chateau is that it was designed in the 1830’s to follow the English ‘capability Brown ‘ ideals ... you walk through it and different vistas reveal themselves ... starting at the waterfall and around the lake - you can’t see the island or summer house from the chateau - each path you take allows her to she gradually introduce herself as you walk around .#gardendesign #parkdesign #chateau #château #testorationchateau #chateaurestoration

The amazing thing about the design of the park at the chateau is that it was designed in the 1830’s to follow the English ‘capability Brown ‘ ideals ... you walk through it and different vistas reveal themselves ... starting at the waterfall and around the lake - you can’t see the island or summer house from the chateau - each path you take allows her to she gradually introduce herself as you walk around .#gardendesign #parkdesign #chateau #château #testorationchateau #chateaurestoration ...

So lucky to have many of the original chandeliers So lucky to have many of the original chandeliers at our chateau- but they still need to be ‘scaffold towered ‘and lowered to clean ( takes 4 people as they are so heavy !) and to painting their ceilings ! I was looking at the wire work behind the crystal and it’s so fine ,almost like lace work . Does anyone still do that work today ?Stunning .#chateauchandelier #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #chateau #frenchchateaux

So lucky to have many of the original chandeliers at our chateau- but they still need to be ‘scaffold towered ‘and lowered to clean ( takes 4 people as they are so heavy !) and to painting their ceilings ! I was looking at the wire work behind the crystal and it’s so fine ,almost like lace work . Does anyone still do that work today ?Stunning .#chateauchandelier #restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #chateau #frenchchateaux ...

It’s so wonderful when you get to that moment an It’s so wonderful when you get to that moment and the building site suddenly starts becoming a home at the chateau- the magic of restoration! ❤️#restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #chateau #château #entrancehall #staircase #staircasedesign

It’s so wonderful when you get to that moment and the building site suddenly starts becoming a home at the chateau- the magic of restoration! ❤️#restorationchateau #chateaurestoration #chateau #château #entrancehall #staircase #staircasedesign ...