This scenic Country House in the heart of Paris is a duplex brimming with a unique and artistic essence. It is located in between the Arc de Triomphe and La Madeleine and it’s classified as a Napoleon III building. This picturesque home is the perfect example of luxury design, especially after its renovation. Now, Paris Design Agenda will explore a bit more the interiors of this show-stopping home.
Its previous owner hadn’t touched the property in over 50 years, so everything was renovated. What did remain were all of the original boiseries, hardware, and the grand staircase.
The house was decorated by Francois de Marigny, who re-thought the rooms by adding closets, a ground-floor kitchen that overlooks the garden and it is well-appointed with tableware by Robert Picault. Marigny also built bookcases and installed new bathrooms.
The apartment is an amalgamation of styles from all sorts of periods, from contemporary to tribal as well as baroque. Most of the objects around the house are pieces from artists that are friends with the owner or were found in Parisian flea markets, making it the ultimate sanctuary of art and design.
Another stunning feature of this massive home is the master bedroom. This space was decorated with pieces by French artists Pierre Malbec and Jean Clerté, Italian artist Alessandro Piangiamore and, at the foot of the bed, there’s a bench by Le Corbusier. The bedroom also features a stunning pair of 19th-century bamboo colonial chairs.
As a whole, the house could be seen as a collection of art pieces from all over the world, replete with personality and aesthetic value.
Image credit to Luc Castel
Source: Architectural Digest