An Invitation to the French Château of top designer Timothy Corrigan


Yes, it is finally here! The book we all have been waiting for!

Timothy Corrigan’s newest book ‘An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé, Decorating a Great French Country House’.


CoverCover  book ‘An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé’ by Timothy Corrigan – Rizzoli – Photographer Eric Piasecki


Timothy Corrigan is one of my all times favorite designers who not only recognizes interior design styles of different ages, he really is passionate about earlier design styles and knows all about 18th century castles.

As being an avid student of French architecture and design history, in 2004, Timothy purchased the historic French Château du Grand-Lucé, located outside of Paris, in the Loire Valley in France.

The beautiful images in this book show the efforts Timothy made to restore this historic landmark and to create a warm, inviting and livable country home he wanted to share with friends.

The initial major restoration took approximately 5 years!

Click the trailer below to see the restoration of the Château du Grand-Lucé.

Restoration of the Château du Grand-Lucé by Timothy Corrigan


2The Château with its formal gardens. Image source Architectural Digest – Photo credit Eric Piasecki


The book travels from the welcoming entry hall to the delightful bedrooms.


1In the Salon Chinois, neoclassical paneling borders 18th-century painted-canvas scenes by Jean-Baptiste Pillemen. Image source Architectural Digest – Photo credit Eric Piasecki


4Rose-pink formal dining room. Image source Architectural Digest – Photo credit Eric Piasecki


3In the master bedroom, the headboard is painted in the Italian Renaissance style. Image source Architectural Digest – Photo credit Eric Piasecki


5Partial arial view of Château du Grand-Lucé taken by Eric Piasecki (source blog Timothy Corrigan)


If you are like me and you love to see and to learn more about 18th century casltes, this book is a MUST HAVE !

I already received my copy!

6Me, browsing Timothy’s book …

To purchase the book online, click HERE

To know more about the book signing tour, click HERE


And if you are interested in reading my earlier blogpost about Timothy Corrigan, please click HERE.

Blogpost Timothy Corrigan 2011

To see more of the design work of Timothy Corrigian,

please visit his website at


With respect to you Tim, for the tremendous work and huge efforts you made to restore this château to its former glory !

Congratulations !



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