The entrance to Hume Castle is just as regal as its 13 century, medieval-style counterpart in Toulouse, France. On either side of the ornately-designed door, two traditional lanterns create balance and welcome visitors.
A walkway alongside a California castle-inspired home boasts tall ceilings and Gothic style columns and arches. The use of stone on the exterior combined with rustic stone flooring creates that medieval feel.
To the side of the seating area, a tiered table holds court with wooden armchairs. A handsome blend of Medieval wood furnishings, an animal-print rug and an artful display of tabletop accessories bring character and rustic charm to the space.
The drama in this keeping room comes from the sum of the parts. Together the Gothic-inspired frames on the bookshelves, medieval-style chandelier and details on the chair backs create intrigue. The dark mantel contrasts against the bright-white wall and anchors the space.
This Spanish-style living room has the feeling of a modern-day Medieval great hall, with interior balconies, arched openings and an imposing stone entryway bridged by a dark-stained lintel. Slipcovered and weathered wood furnishings tone down the formality of the space, giving it a comfortable, welcoming vibe.
A large stone fireplace from Renaissance anchors the dining room, giving it the air of a medieval castle. A double-pedestal dining table in burl walnut and olive ash from New Classics can seat up to twelve. An organic wooden tureen filled with flowers is a lively centerpiece.
Light stone and dark wood finishes combine for dramatic effect in this Spanish-inspired living room. A stone fireplace extends to the cathedral-height ceiling to create a dynamic focal point. The scale of the room, coupled with elements like dark ceiling beams, round candelabra fixtures and interior balconies, gives the space the feel of a modern-day Medieval great hall.
Bran Castle is surrounded by myth, magic and intrigue. Although some claim that this castle is the castle that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula, we can be certain that Bran Castle had seen the best and the worst of Medieval times. Vlad the Impaler and his army passed through Bran Castle in 1459 to settle a conflict over customs taxes. Today, this beautiful, yet eerie castle is open for tours, ensuring you’ll have a trip that you will never forget.