The cosy environment of the Lobby is an ideal place for private meetings with business partners or family members with a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a tasty dessert. Enjoy the peace and maximum comfort by the fireplace. Moreover, the Lobby has a direct access to the covered terrace and the beautiful English park.
The castle was built in the Louis-Seize Romantic style, i.e. it is reminiscent of French romanticism, of the world of Rococo where everything was exaggerated and over-decorated, when even bushes in the park had to grow differently from their natural shape. Aristocratic circles throughout Europe were imitating the French court and the same was occurring on Rye Island.
Manor houses were built in true Château de Versailles style, including lots of silk and damask fabric and perfectly measured and cut lawns and paths filled with fine gravel where ladies and gentlemen in powdered wigs could stroll, just as depicted on the sofa in our reception hall. Just like the Rococo style, life in this period was a lavish, colourful affair, full of flourish, as if everything was coated in pink sugar icing. This lightand and slightly frivolous world returns to us in the furnishings of our halls and rooms, the mood mirrored in the motifs of Bourbon lilies on the hall walls (which incidentally were stamped with a simple woodblock) or in the garlands and wreaths in the reception halls, so popular in Classicism.