Everything you can imagine is real – Picasso

I have been obsessed with this article from a 1988 edition of World of Interiors since I came across it a couple of years ago. It is the C17th château of Bernard Picasso, the grandson of the great man himself who had also lived there throughout the thirties. Bernard had given decorators Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti carte blanche to redecorate. Considering the provenance I find what they chose to do quite bold and incredibly charming. It has a feeling of playfulness and fun through the use of colour which I imagine makes living there very comfortable. I’m also in huge favour of the appliquéd curtains with patchwork borders.  The thing that really does it for me is the ultraviolet cabinet fitted with green glass. How can I get something like this in my life? Are there good coloured glass manufacturers in the UK that can make my dreams come true?







Do you see what I mean!?







I would love to know if the chatêau still exists in this incarnation. I feel it’s really stood up to the test of time but perhaps it wasn’t always this way and at some point was taken in another direction. Still it fills me with ideas and dreams. I don’t know if I can think of another place that does in quite the same way. 

One Comment to “Everything you can imagine is real – Picasso”

  1. Chris Pollock says:

    Thank you for sharing, this looks like a fun place to live. I wonder if it still there and how you could find out? I’m not sure if I could think if a place that seems to give me the same sense of wonder this seems to give you.

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