There's something about this first photo that's so appealing on a Friday evening — the unmade bed, the curtains half drawn, the pillows on the floor, and the robe thrown over the arm of the chair. This moment took place in a historic French chateau near Avignon and Orange, originally built for Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II.
The chateau, now a hotel, is currently owned by French designer Birgit Israel. It has 13 guest rooms, which retain the Old World style of the space — stone floors, exposed wood beam ceilings, arched doorways. Rooms are sparsely but elegantly furnished with a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces.
For a full tour of the place, click here.
Photos: Mr. & Mrs. Smith