This beautiful nineteenth-century house is part of a hamlet at Château du Rouët — a French vineyard surrounded by cork-oak forests. We spent a few days here celebrating the marriage of our friends, enjoying the scenery and drinking fantastic wine. The house above (Le Grande Maison) is where we stayed and there were so many lovely details, I decided the interior needed a whole post of it’s own. For starters, how amazing are these tiled staires?
Interior and exterior ceilings were covered in hand painted murals. The rooms were huge so I can’t even begin to imagine how long each one would have taken. Our plain white ceilings at home look a bit average in comparison.
I always get obsessed with photographing something particular on each trip and this time it was painted doors and door knobs. How many photos of door knobs does one need? Well, quite a lot as it turns out!
These Honesty pods shimmered in slivers of light creeping through the shutters. I hadn’t thought of bringing them indoors as decoration but I’m going to keep an eye out for some growing around here.
The photo above is one of my favourites from the whole trip, I love the mood and light. I struggled with balancing exposure on this one but tinkering with my settings paid off.
I hope you enjoyed the mini tour of this amazing house! I didn’t take many photos of the actual rooms because there were suitcases and boxes everywhere but there are some in this gallery. I’ll share photos of the grounds in another post soon.