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Pavlovsk Palace is a Neoclassical/Palladian style designed by Scottish Architect Charles Cameron In 1780.
In 1777 The Empress Catherine II of Russia gave a parcel of a thousand hectares of forest along the winding Slavyanka River, to her son and heir Paul I and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, to celebrate the birth of their first son, the future Alexander I of Russia.
The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.
The floor is magnificent.
Love this floor from Imago. It would look great in my dining room.
Back to Pavlosk Palace and check out the floor border.
And this floor.
With our trend toward dressing rooms rather than closets the Dressing Rooms in the Palace are so beautiful.
Paul I Dressing Room
Love the color palette and subtle borders on the wall.
The Palace Church
Third Floor Museum
Standard of the Russian Tzar.
Feast your eyes on the grounds in Autumn.
Wilton House is situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. It has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.
The famous Double Cube Room
The great room of the house is 60 ft long x 30 ft wide and 30 ft high. It was created by Inigo Jones and Webb circa 1653. The pine wall painted white is decorated with great swags of foliage and fruit in gold leaf. The gilt and red velvet furniture complements the collection of paintings by Van Dyck of the family of Charles I and the family of his contemporary Earl of Pembroke. The coffered ceiling painted by Thomas de Critz depicts the story of Perseus.
Bickling Hall, Bickling, Norfolk
Blickling Hall is a stately home which is part of the Blickling estate. It is located in the village of Blickling north of Aylsham in Norfolk, England and has been in the care of the National Trust since 1940.
Very handsome over mantle.
The decorative ceiling was covered in this room.
Berrington Hall is a country house located about 3 miles north of Leominster, Herefordshire, England. During the 20th century it was the seat of the Cawley family.
Love the bronze balustrades.
One of the boudoir’s lapis blue scagliola columns at Berrington Hall. It also shows the elaborate gilded plasterwork frieze.
Dining Room Ceiling
The earlier west front at Dyrham Park, in an urbane French baroque style by Samuel Hauduroy. It has a balcony supported on scrolled consoles over the door, prominent balustrated parapet, and a central statue of Mercury.
The state bed in fringed velvet and sprigged satin, complete with its protective case curtains at Dyrham Park. It was made for the house in about 1704.
Dark wood paneling is so handsome with gold accents.