France is renowned for being the home of some magnificent French chateau - grand country homes or palaces built for nobility - but not all the properties have survived intact. If the idea of owning your own chateau appeals, either for a second home, holiday residence or business enterprise, there are still some wonderful properties available, if you know where to look. We've handpicked these two stunning examples, both of which would

The Allure of Mid Century Furniture Born in 1962, I am sort of Mid Century myself. It is a rather peculiar feeling having lived through a period that has become a style. As I grew up my parents eschewed the rich upholstery and heavily carved furniture of their childhoods for the clean lines, delicacy and mechanical references that epitomises the Mid Century. The term itself, however, is a trifle vague and

There's something special about owning a home with history. There's the architectural and design history of the building and the developmental changes its been through over the years, but also the historical fascination of the people who lived and grew up in the building before you. If you love homes with history and fancy owning your own to either live in or have as a holiday or investment property, then here's a round-up

Today’s Antique Market -The British Antique Dealers Association Top Antiques Dealers In our special series on the world of antiques and the antique market Nicholas Wells Antiques is delighted to present specialist blogs on leading fairs, dealers, and the preeminent organizations and associations, such BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association). Founded in 1918, BADA British Antique Dealers Association is considered one of the top antique dealer associations and includes approximately 350 international dealers, galleries, and antique shops. In this blog, we will showcase some of our