Okay, so today, I’m bringing you images of some historic homes in Ireland! Really amazing images of houses belonging to Ireland’s aristocracy from years past.
These photos come from a wonderful book called The Irish Country House by Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, and James Peill (published by Vendome Press). So the book is co-authored by an actual Knight (I wonder if he is single and cute…hee hee…) who actually owns the castle shown right above and below.
The intricate architectural details are astounding (why don’t they make homes like this anymore?). This amazing old school architecture along with oodles of antique furnishings and family treasures give the impression that your being taken back in time on an incredible decor journey!
A carved ceiling makes a bold statement in a traditional dining room(above)
A gothic corridor with barrel vaulted ceilings leads to the bedrooms in Birr Castle (above)
An antique canopy bed and ivy lattice wallpaper provide all of the traditional touches in this bedroom in Birr Castle (above)
Photo: Coco of Cococozy
Thank you Meghan from Vendome for the book! It is fantastic.
There is something very romantic and mysterious about these homes. I would love to spend a day exploring one!
Hey readers, what do you think of this Irish country house architecture and very traditional decor?
All photographs from the book by James Fennell