Thursday, June 8, 2017


We had the opportunity to visit the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina recently.  What a   magnificently magical place this is!!  Upon entering the formal entranceway, we immediately were drawn to the winter garden atrium.  It is filled with tropical plants and would be a very cozy place to spend some time reading a book or quietly meditating.

The grand staircase led to the upper bedroom area.  While we were there we were able to see theatrical costumes on display in the various rooms.  These were the actual costumes worn by well known actors in the films they were created for.

I liked the lighting in this room.  A large shadow appears on the wall behind the costumed mannikin and it gives off a somewhat foreboding (spooky) look to the room.

I loved the ceiling treatment in this room.  It is created by using yards and yards of rolled fabric.  It softens the hard corners of the ceiling and gives it a very feminine, romantic look.

We enjoyed our visit to Biltmore Estate.  The house, patterned after French chateau architecture,  was built between 1889 and 1895 and has hundreds of rooms.  In the basement you will find a bowling alley, a swimming pool, changing rooms and utility rooms such as the laundry.  The house, the stables, the gardens and the winery fill the day with things to see.  Go, if you can!

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