Inside The Beautiful World of Robert Zellinger de Balkany : The interior of Château Balsan in Eze on the Côte d'Azur - Decorated by Jacques Garcia - the most Prestigeous of French Interior Decorator - A refined, grand and luxurious property with superb furniture, marbles & bronzes of the XVIIth, XVIIIth & XIXth century - De Balkany's collection of Paintings, Objets d'Art, Exquisite Furniture is definitely a prestigeous one... check the Blue Marble Obelisks on the Mantle Piece...
Remembrance of Things Past. Antiques dealer Sylvain Lévy-Alban lives like royalty. Take the inlaid marble on the floor of a passage in his Paris apartment. “It’s Sicilian from the 18th century,” he says, “probably from a palace.” The tapestry in the sitting room of Emperor Constantine going into battle? “It’s 17th century; it belonged to Louis XIV.” And the footstool in the library? “That’s what the Duchess of Windsor used to put her feet upon.”
The smoking room at Lanhydrock in Cornwall is a striking room - not least because of the tiger skin rug and taxidermy fox. However, it also uses two quite contrasting colours together - the sage green at the top of the room, with a more vibrant red pink underneath. David Ramsey Hay, a decorative artist and writer had two theories about decorating, one of which was 'harmony by contrast' - using together two colours on the opposite side of the colour wheel. This is a good example!