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    {décor inspiration | places : la socelière, the loire valley}

    FOR THIS WEEK'S [PLACES], it's away and off to La Socelière, a 17th-century chateau in the Loire Valley. Resting on nearly 20 acres of gardens, forest, and pasture, it is a wonderland of 1940s Italian rococo sofas and armchairs upholstered in purple velvet; a place where 18th-century French Savonnerie wool rugs and crystal chandeliers intermingle with a mix of Italian and French antiques, and light fills the place . . .
    Giuseppe Laviani, now 82, and his wife, Giacomina, 77 purchased the 9,000 square foot castle in 1999 for about $500,000, paying another $500,000 to restore it, bringing in carpenters, electricians and painters from Italy. The family's wish was to “give dignity back to the house without overdoing it”.


















    [IMAGES : photography by Andrea Wyner for The New York Times]

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    Yes I guess this is what a castle should look like. I've only seen Sleeping Beauty's castle...oh wait also the Hearst castle, lucky me.

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    Take away the deer heads and deer chair, and I'll move in.

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    That is what my cousin,s house look like,smaller but alike.It depresses me.I cant stay there.But the Loire valley is paradise on earth!
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    I would hug this place and keep it under my pillow every night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikmccall View Post
    Take away the deer heads and deer chair, and I'll move in.
    hee, that's pretty much the only stuff I like here
    Posted from my fucking iPhone

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