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Good fall weekend to rewatch Pride and Prejudice (click for trailer)

Details to look for: hand painted de Gournay wall coverings,

William Yeoward crystal, Gainsborough silks, Historic homes

including Chatsworth, the Derbyshire estate said to have inspired

Jane Austin’s descriptions of Mr. Darcy’s house.

Alberto Pinto’s Paris apartment dining room…

Wallpaper is a custom reproduction by Gracie, NYC

of an early 19th century French paper called

Passage de Detroits..

Carved wood screen with grapes and branch decoration c. 1940…

Black japanned and gilded Spanish chairs…

Marcel Coard 1940’s mirrored dining table…

clear and colored crystal…rock crystal…

Plates are from Pinto designed Limoges “Or de Mers “

17th century Indo-Portueguese rosewood cabinet

inlaid with mother of pearl in Pinto’s living room…

From Paris apartment to English country home…

Petersham house…

17th century home in Richmond on the edges of London…

The ballroom (added in the 1920’s) has a sprung oak dance floor.

The French table is set beneath a 17th century chandelier from

Genova, 18th century chairs found in Turin…

In the kitchen..green Italian marble table

herringbone floor, French linen Roman blinds…

Sleek stainless amidst French linen colored walls…

The hallway with original painted wooden panels,

Designed in the 17th century by Louis La Guerre…

Old French linens used throughout the house…

The owners created Petersham Nurseries next door…

click here to see more of their garden…

click here for Petersham nursery

click here for Master bedroom in an older post

Sources: House and Garden archives, Australian Vogue Living May ’09