The Book

Timothy Corrigan's An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, (Rizzoli, 2013) details his against-all-odds acquisition of a glorious 18th century French National Landmark in the Loire valley, in dire need of repair, and subsequent painstaking restoration and decoration, bringing it back to life as his private home and personal retreat, where he loves to entertain.

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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. Welcome 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.

"A triumph of warmth and beauty." -Deborah Needleman, T Magazine

"A soulful tribute." - Veranda

"The brilliance of this book is that it is gorgeous. Francophiles will swoon. It's a magnificent achievement."  -Diane Dorrans Saeks, The Style Saloniste

Leaves you feeling as though you’ve spent a perfect weekend at the grand estate.-Architectural Digest

"Equal parts fantasy and yet completely down to earth." -Susanna Salk, Priveleged Life

“Filled with beautiful images that ignite feelings of fantasy, envy and escapism all at the same time.” -

“This book is a must have!” -Belgian Pearls

“Perhaps the best part of the book is that we are given a running commentary of why Corrigan has made some of the decisions that he has…After reading the book, one can only wish that the invitation was a real one.” - Sarah Hyde,

I picked up the gorgeous monograph, An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé  by Timothy Corrigan this past weekend, and it is filled to the brim with style inspiration.  -

"The American designer acquired a storied French country estate in the Loire Valley and decorated it to the nines, leaving out only the snobbery. It's a lovely story by someone living and sharing his dream." - The New York Times

This is not one of those stuffy design books you put on your coffee table, glance through and never deal with again. The photos are amazing, but it's the history and the journey Corrigan undertook that will have you reading this surprisingly well-written beauty from cover to cover.    - Becki J. Singer, Shopping'

"Even amid all that detailed splendor, the most endearing aspect of Corrigan's magnum opus is this: Far from being a vanity project or a showcase for his design prowess, Corrigan always intended to share his chateau with others. He is nothing if not a gracious host, and I'm already angling for an invitation." -

Corrigan’s book goes into detail without sacrificing intriguing candor. The history coupled with capital-M-majestic interiors photos, mean it’s really no surprise that the country manse has become a darling for national design magazines since the book’s release last fall. -