15 May 2014

Mansion in May!

Blairsden is the mansion this year and it is spectacular.  Recently purchased for a mere $4 million, it was such a treat to get to see two floors of this five floor private home. Designed and constructed between 1897 and 1903, this 62,000 - square-foot Louis XIV chateau-style mansion was the masterpiece of renowned architecture firm Carrère and Hastings. If you are in the New York City met area, Mansion in May is worth seeing.
 Main entrance
 Foyer ceiling is painted on canvas so the owner can take it with him if he moves.
 The ceilings, moldings and light fixtures are very impressive.
 You'll find yourself looking up in every room.
 This gorgeous fabric is embroidered.
 Powder room floor.
 Loved the painted details.
 Baccarat crystal chandeliers, you can tell it's authentic by the signature red crystal.
 Mix of prints.
 Loved this chair fabric.
 Beautiful window treatments.
 Details, details.
 A glamorous bedroom.
 Swarovski crystals on silk covered walls.
 This wallpaper was charming.
 The views were wonderful.
 Sweet nursery, love the color scheme.
 This fabric and trim!
 Gorgeous wallpaper in another bedroom.
 Hand painted ceiling in a closet.
 Small, beautiful and efficient kitchen on 2nd floor, the tile and countertops were stunning.
 Formal Dining Room was huge.
 Hand painted panels in formal dining room.
 The gardens.