Chateau Progress: A Sneak Peek with Timothy Corrigan


Readers rejoice! In response to many requests, Susanna Salk’s and my latest video is a special sneak peek of Timothy Corrigan’s progress in renovating Château de la Chevallerie, his “new” 18th century home in the French countryside. We recently visited Tim in his Los Angeles office where he shared his creative color process and design concepts for the chateau. Join us behind the scenes to learn many of the decisions involved in bringing Timothy’s sleeping beauty back to life!

Using Benjamin Moore paints throughout the entire chateau, Tim shares his design vision, including many of his own designs from Schumacher, Perennials, Fromental and Kyle Bunting (coming soon).

Timothy Corrigan design concepts for the chateauLast year we visited Timothy at the chateau to glean a sense of the “before” and capture not only the exquisite details of the existing structure and property but the massive undertaking he was facing, in updating the chateau for the 21st century. You may want to revisit (or watch if you haven’t before) to put Tim’s design decisions into context.

But this is not Timothy’s first chateau rodeo – he has expertly renovated several before. You may remember visiting his last French country house, Chateau du Grand-Lucé, with us, a 40,000 square foot national landmark that Tim lovingly transformed into a warm and welcoming home.

And for all you Francophiles or design mavens who can’t get enough of our visits with Tim, be sure to watch (or rewatch) our At Home with video chez Timothy in Paris at his beautiful 19th century apartment. You’ll get design tips for creating more visual space, stylish storage and sophisticate paint combinations with advice for mixing and displaying art.

So thank you Timothy for taking the time to share your progress and process for the chateau! We can’t wait to return next year to share all your amazing work!

Timothy Corrigan chateau detail-1

Timothy Corrigan chateau-1all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

16 thoughts on “Chateau Progress: A Sneak Peek with Timothy Corrigan

  1. Absolutely cannot wait for the next tour of the actual chateau! I envy you two so much, getting a ring-side seat to the decoration of such a fabulous house.

  2. Thank you Stacey and Susanna for sharing with us your visit with Timothy; and the sneak peak of all the fabrics, paint and plans for his chateau!!!! I enjoyed so much seeing Timothy’s excitement and his design choices. Will this chateau be open for visitors to tour at some time in the future? You two have the best seat in the house!!!!! What fun it must be to be invited to join in on the adventure. And I was most encouraged to see how to keep a binder of an ongoing project complete with photos of fabrics etc. I took notes on that and plan to get a binder going of our current lake house projects. Stacey and Susanna, have a wonderful holiday season!!!!! Jeanine from Detroit

  3. What a nice surprise to see an update on what is going to be an amazing design! I can’t wait to see the finished chateau…I think however you are going to have to make several videos just to cover the entire home! Happy Holidays!

  4. Very exciting project…you can just feel the love. Looking forward to the coverage next year. Meanwhile, Holiday Cheer to you both!

  5. Everything is jaw dropping gorgeous! How wonderful for the two of you to see up close all the different stages of bringing this amazing chateau back to life! The best part is seeing Timothy’s excitement! He truly loves it. I cannot wait to see the next stages. Thank you for this!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Stacey and Susanna you bring us joy in our day with your posts.


  7. Those fabrics! The trim! The wallpaper! The colours! What a dream. My knees are wobbly and I’m feeling a little delirious from so much gorgeous-ness. Timothy’s infectious enthusiasm was fun to watch. Keep bringing it, ladies- thank you! And the best of the season to you both!

  8. I have enjoyed all your visits, but this in particular with Timothy is brilliant.
    What priviledge to own and redesign your own historical Château!!
    Exquisite in every way.
    Must see more Susanna.
    Thank you again.

    • Thank you Irma – so glad you enjoy the series and this one in particular! Susanna and I will be returning to the chateau later this
      year to film the “after!” – Stacey (I am Quintessence and behind the camera in the videos!)

  9. Love your videos, which I have become addicted to in the last month. I‘m also really looking forward to your next visit to the château de la Chevallerie. Maybe while you‘ll be in France, you‘d like to do one or more videos on the Guyot family, who since 1979 are serial châteaux renovators. I‘m sure you and your audience will love what they‘ve done, without having riches at their disposals.

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