categories + archives: house museums

great house museums: the jacquemart-andre in paris

jacquemart-andre-museum-interiors

I’m due for a revisit of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum in Paris – one of the city’s great house museums.  There is always too much to do on my visits to the world’s capital of all things chic, but for a dose … Continue reading

villa ephrussi, a rothschild house museum in the south of france

Today I continue my well-received series on house museums over at The Daily Basics with a feature on the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap Ferrat on the southern coast of France.  Built in the first decade of the 20th … Continue reading

ancient greek architecture inspires villa kerylos on the french riviera

The Villa Kerylos is a marvel to those who like me love a good house museum.  Unlike the Cerralbo Palace in Madrid or the Nissim de Camondo in Paris which I wrote about earlier, each of which was designed in … Continue reading

the cerralbo palace in madrid

Today I’m over at The Daily Basics, featuring one of my favorite types of museums – the house museum.  Much like I did in these pages with the hotel particuliere of Nissim de Camondo in Paris, I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

frozen in time – the hotel particuliere of Nissim de Camondo, Paris 1935

If I talk about decorative arts as being jewelry for the home, then the Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris is the jewelry box to rival all house museums.  Located in one of Paris’s loveliest residential neighborhoods – a stone’s … Continue reading

paintings from the hermitage return to england

Houghton Hall, Yorkshire, England image credit: Houghton International In an unprecedented move, The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is temporarily reuniting 126 major Old Master paintings with their ancestral home of Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England from 17 May to … Continue reading

mount stuart, the palatial home in scotland of the 7th marquess of bute

Just like Highclere Castle, known to millions of fans as Downton Abbey, Mount Stuart is a most fanciful neo Gothic country house located just over 1.5 hours from Glasgow.  Still the private home of Lord Bute, the family graciously opens … Continue reading