You may recall I did a post on the gardens at Belevedere House in Mullingar but I visited the house again in July and was captivated by some of the amazing details inside. The exterior of the house is frankly a disappointment despite the unbelievable views of Lough Ennell but inside has a surprising use of colours and some truly fantastic moldings.
I loved the molding on the main staircase - especially in the contrasting grey and white which makes the details stand out beautifully.
This ornate mirror in the main hallway also caught my eye. It makes a beautiful statement piece.
In a small room off the main hallway, which to be honest I'm not sure what its primary function would be as it wasn't furnished, but I found the tiles in the fireplace a pleasant surprise.
The dining room, while a bit dark, also had stunning woodwork and a large assortment of beautiful tableware.
The plastered ceilings in many of the rooms are intricate and a wonderful surprise when you look up.
And what a mantelpiece.
In another small room I was greeted with this surprising yellow on the walls and this charming portrait.
The sitting room was the least successful room in the house - especially the furnishings and dull colour but the ceilings were amazing.
As were some of the portraits and molding.
If you in the vicinity of Mullingar - do stop by. There is a fabulous garden shop, gardens, parkland and woods and of course, the house. Bring a picnic on a sunny day as you can sit by the lake and enjoy the incredible vistas.
For more go to: www.belevederhouse.ie.
Note: I'll be back from my holidays in a few days.