Friday, 13 May 2011

Eltham Palace


Shot a very exciting product launch at the divinely decadent Eltham Palace just outside London, Will post pics soon ...

Built by the Courtauld family next to the remains of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII. The new wing was completed in 1936, the house stands as a testament to the couple’s choice of interior design and reflects their leisure-filled lifestyle. Influenced by French Art Deco with echoes of Cunard ocean liner style, the rooms reflect the work of various architects and designers employed by the Courtaulds to create contemporary interiors.

A measure of the Courtaulds’ flamboyant nature is reflected in the sleeping quarters allocated to their pet ring-tailed lemur, Mah-Jongg, whose centrally heated cage is still on view in the house !

Even more exotic is Virginia Courtauld’s vaulted bathroom lined with onyx and gold mosaic, complete with gold-plated bath taps and a statue of the goddess Psyche.

Eltham Palace was rescued by English Heritage and is open to the public.

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