Friday, December 20, 2013

AN INVITATION TO CHATEAU DU GRAND LUCE by Timothy Corrigan - lecture and book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

November 5th at Bonhams, was the date and place where Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan had a book signing and lecture about the restoration of a neglected, but important French chateau he decided to buy and make his home, cheerfully supported by members of the French Heritage Society, who were in the midst of celebrating their 30th Anniversary by conducting diverse chateau tours following in the footsteps of King Louis XIV through the southwest of France.

Timothy Corrigan's first book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé was published by Rizzoli.

Chairman of the Board of the French Heritage Society Elizabeth Stribling, Author Timothy Corrigan, and
Odile de Schiétère-Longchamp, also a member of  the Board of Directors of the French Heritage Society

Globally acclaimed interior designer Timothy Corrigan provides inspiration and instruction in the art of comfortably elegant decoration and living with the story of his stunningly restored French chateau. An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, a French National Landmark and the Loire Valley home of American designer, Timothy Corrigan. After purchasing the chateau from the French Government, Corrigan bravely set about restoring the house and it's gardens to their full glory. The book travels from the welcoming entry hall to the delightful bedrooms, as Corrigan offers indispensable decorating advice based on his experiences, including how to live in historic homes in a modern way.

Hailed in Architectural Digest as “Today’s Tastemaker,” Timothy Corrigan’s work is showcased in some of the world’s most extraordinary properties with clients including European and Middle Eastern royalty, Hollywood celebrities and corporate leaders. With offices in both Los Angeles and Paris, his distinctive design philosophy of comfortable elegance in architecture, restoration and interiors has been featured on television and in such prestigious publications as: Elle Decor, The New York Times, Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Vanity Fair, and Vogue and The Wall Street Journal.Timothy has been named one of the world’s top 100 architects and designers by Architectural Digest for the past nine years, and one of the World’s Top 40 Interior Designers by The RobbReport. He was selected to design the Architectural Digest Greenroom for the 59th Primetime Emmy™ Awards.

Prior to forming his design firm in 1998, Timothy had a successful career in advertising where he headed up Bates Worldwide’s international operations.

In addition to design services, Timothy has curated an extensive antique collection that is available for sale on his website and He is designing several new tabletop collections for the legendary, Royal Limoges, and will be designing the first fully integrated line of fabrics, trims, furniture and floor covering for F. Schumacher, to be introduced in February 2014.

In charge of introducing Timothy to an eagerly awaiting public, was Guy N. Robinson, Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the French Heritage Society, and also husband to Elizabeth Stribling. 

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