Plenty of ladies swoon over Christian Louboutin's red-soled shoes, so is it any surprise that his house in France is just as enviable? The Wall Street Journal Magazine's September issue features the Vendée region home, where one statistic in particular stood out to us: 8,000 pairs of shoes. That's how many of his creations are in the home's shoe archive, which spans 20 years of lovely Louboutin history.
The rest of the crib isn't too shabby either: let's see....in his orangerie from 1910 there's furniture from Cairo...over in his living rom there's a Louis XV mirror purchased at auction....then upstairs you'll find the aforementioned shoe archive displayed on rows of shelves with searchlights, totem poles and columns found from all of the world.
But, shoes aside, we were most impressed by Monsieur Louboutin's wondrous garden. Seems he's impressed by it too: decorated with iris and fruit trees, topiary towers and bright peonies, it's a sanctuary that allows the designer "to see blends of colors, juxtapositions of gloss and mate surfaces" which inevitably inspire his designs.
Click through our slideshow to see photos of Louboutin's home and head over to Wall Street Journal Magazine to read the full story.