From timeless antique shops to the best showrooms, in Paris, one can find the inspiring design. Few places juxtapose the old and new quite like the French capital, where storied 18th-century structures share real estate with their contemporary counterparts in a seamless cultural marriage.
1 – Alberto Pinto Studio
Alberto Pinto Studio was one of the biggest Icons of French Interior Design that during his life built his works on a mixture of styles. Pinto developed several interior design projects, not only in residential but also in hospitality, businesses, and even yachts. Today the Alberto Pinto Studio is considered one of the Top Design Studios in France and by maintaining this status, it has honored Alberto Pinto’s memory and legacy.
2 – Aldeco
Aldeco Interior Fabrics consists of a dynamic and creative Portuguese brand specialized in high-end interior fabrics that were all inspired by the world’s heritage and cultures! Each collection results from the passion of their Design Department for innovation as well as for the latest fashion and design trends. High-end fabrics with the best quality, elegance, and functionality are going to make you fall in love with this place!
3 – Au Bain Marie
Setting the table takes on new meaning at Au Bain Marie, an unexpected treasure trove on rue de l’Université in the Latin Quarter. The intimate shop is overflowing with one-of-a-kind tableware and entertaining essentials, from antique silver ice buckets and cutlery to crystal decanters. The real draws, however, are the hand-painted majolica and porcelain dishes created by owner Aude Clément, who has designed tablescapes for the French embassy, among others.
4 – Benny Benlolo
Benlolo Architectes Designers is the culmination of years of relentless determination and knowledge maturation. Its projects and contacts acquired over the years are what makes this interior design agency, conceived by Benny Benlolo, so distinctive. Fascinated with the architecture of his hometown, Benny Benlolo chose to set up the practice right in the heart of Paris. The Haussmann landscape of the 8th arrondissement provides the backdrop for the company’s offices.
5 – Boffi
Boffi Paris showroom provides an 8-meter-long window display and highlights a wide variety of bath products from renowned designers such as Piero Lissoni, Keiji Takeuchi, and Mikal Harrsen of MA/U Studio.
6 – Casamance
The unique showroom is full of contemporary designs, incredible colors, and a variety of materials that result in one unique signature style. This collection features incredible wallpaper selections that are nourished by many inspiration sources… Each wallpaper design, texture, and color are the basis for a beautiful interior design journey.
7 – Chahan Minassian
Chahan Minassian is an interior designer, antique dealer, gallery director, and designer. In 1993, he created his own interior design agency, Chahan Interior Design, rapidly attracting commissions in the United States, Canada, and Japan, as well as in Europe. He focuses for over ten years on decoration but also on his gallery in Paris. It’s a hushed elegance that offers Shahan Minassian, willingly playing with shades of soft colors and textures of juxtapositions. Something that has to do with the California style, yet sophisticated for his taste for works of artists and artisans tailor-made for its sites.
8 – Champeau & Wilde
In a partnership, each person has his own skills, interests, and specialties – Interior design for Laurent Champeau and Decoration for Kelli Wilde. This combination allows Champeau & Wilde to offer fully designed projects that express their client’s desires while adding a spirit and a style of their own, always keeping in mind the essential ideas of comfort, modernity, and practicality.
9 – Charles Zana
Charles Zana is a passionate French Designer and architect who combines art and technique in every one of his projects. Zana designs the best spaces for his clients by establishing systems of habitation that they can easily appropriate. His interiors are structured around people, taking every aspect of their lives into account, and he never imposes a style.
10 – Christian Liaigre
Christian Liaigre was born in La Rochelle, France in 1943. He studied at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts and taught drawing at the Academy Charpentier. Through good use of space and light, focus his design on local cultures, traditions, choice of materials, and a special love of arts and crafts. According to the words of the designer, comfort does not lie in trivial affluence but in delicacy and rareness. Only this designer is able to combine certain modesty with great elegance.
11 – Cole & Son
Their current collections reflect their long and distinguished history as well as their continuing passion for new and exciting wallpapers.
12 – Covet Paris
This is the place where you’ll find everything you need for your interior design project! From bespoke furniture pieces to lighting designs and décor accessories, the Covet Paris Showroom features a series of mesmerizing décor sets created with the best high-quality products by the best Portuguese interior designers!
13 – Créateurs d’Intérieur
Created in 2006, Créateurs d’Intérieur is a collective of decorators, interior designers, architects, and landscapers present in Paris, Ile de France, and the Paris region.
14 – Designers Guild
Inside the Designers Guild’s showroom, you will feel surrounded by an eclectic style, different ambiances, and modern decoration. From exquisite fabrics to lighting, you are bound to have boundless design inspiration.
15 – Didier Gomez
According to Didier Gomez, he practices an art design dedicated to well-being. Through his agency DGID, the designer has completed some of the most iconic projects all over the world, including the Café Roset in Moscow, La Coupole restaurant in the Printemps store in Paris, the Asia Lounge restaurant in Almaty, and the Méridien Montparnasse in Paris and Joël Robuchon’s Yoshi restaurant in Monaco.
16 – Elitis
In this remarkable showroom, you can expect to see an extensive space that features a modern style decor with a classic twist. Here you will find a combination of interior design products that stand for luxury and sophistication.
17 – François Joseph Graf
An architect, a powerful, recognized patron, a world-renowned interior decorator and designer, and a scholarly aesthete who loves French luxury and lives art as a vocation, with generosity, rigor, and talent. The name of this gentleman is François Joseph-Graf – top Parisian interior designer and one of the best interior designers in the world. The inspiration of the architect and designer is driven by a love of freedom, to the point of obsession.
18 – Franz Potisek
Franz Potisek is passionate about interiors from an early age. With an eclectic taste, the interior designer developed an affection for objects from the most various years. And, as a true French man, he manages the Parisian style with mastery. Potisek is a classic, not limited to a period of ancient or modern history.
19 – Galerie du Passage
Located in an atmospheric retail arcade built-in 1826, Pierre Passebon’s Galerie du Passage is a top stop for connoisseurs (including auction-house chairman Simon de Pury and Princess Caroline of Monaco) of rare 20th-century furnishings and objets d’art. The two-story space is the place to find quirky antiques with personality, from midcentury ceramics to the animal-inspired furnishings of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne.
20- Gilles & Boissier
Gilles and Boissier are a team of interior designers and architects based in Paris and working together since 2004. Over the years they have had projects in some of the world’s top capitals and cities. From restaurants to hotels, commercial spaces, and homes, the pair is responsible for a variety of Hakkasan restaurants, La Villa and Mini Palais in Paris, Chachamoon in London, Buddakan New York, some of the top Moncler stores around the globe, the Baccarat Hotel in New York and as far as residences go, recently they designed the second home in Paris.
21 – India Mahdavi Showroom
The eclectic furnishings on display at India Mahdavi’s 7th arrondissement showroom and neighboring boutique inspire wanderlust at every turn-fitting given the Iranian-born interior designer’s peripatetic background. Colorful cane-backed folding chairs, pattern-woven baskets, and tessellated cement tiles make ideal souvenirs for those who can’t carry away the Murano-glass lamps and accent tables.
22 – Jacques Garcia
Born in 1947, Jacques Garcia showed a talent for drawing objects of art at a young age. At the age of eight, he built his first structure furnished at his grandparent’s home. Later on, he attended a school of interior design and completed his education in the applied arts. He also became an avid collector of furniture and royal art objects dispersed after the French Revolution. For his achievements, he was named commander of the Order of Arts and Letters and a Chevalier in the order of the Légion d’honneur.
23 – Jacques Grange
Jaques Grange is, without doubt, one of the best interior designers and decorators in the world. Known for his exquisite style, characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, Grange is one of the very few interior designers who received a strict classical education in the field.
24 – Jean Philippe Nuel
From a family of architects passionate about design and contemporary creations, Jean-Philippe Nuel graduated as an architect from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and quickly made a name for himself by winning several competitions, including an international competition presided over by Kenzo Tange.
25 – Jean-Louis Deniot
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the best interior designers in the world, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. Jean-Louis Deniot has lived and breathed interior design from an early age. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are present. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to the purity of style.
26 – Joseph Dirand
Joseph Dirand has built a career incorporating a quintessentially French style of design into otherwise minimalist interiors. He emphasizes strong lines, classic elements, lighting, rich materials, particularly marble, and the telling detail that brings life to an interior.
27 – Luis Laplace
Founded in 2004 in Paris by Luis Laplace and Christophe Comoy, Laplace has developed an international clientele sensitive to high-end design and execution. Through good use of space and light, design concept based on local cultures and traditions, selection of materials and color as well as a passion for art and craftsmanship, Laplace combines modern simplicity with great elegance.
28 – Merci
Few shopping destinations have achieved the cult status of Merci, the 16,000-square-foot concept store from the owners of the French children’s clothing brand Bonpoint. Beyond a discreet courtyard in the Haut Marais, the reinvigorated 18th-century building on Boulevard Beaumarchais features a varied assortment of gifts for the design-inclined, from fashions by Isabel Marant and Yves Saint Laurent to metal bistro chairs by domestic furniture company Tolix—all arranged in an elegant concrete, wood, and steel setting.
29 – Missoni Home
Located just a few steps from the Saint Germain des Prés and the intersection of Bac Saint-Germain, the Parisian showroom highlights a real “golden triangle” and it showcases an undeniable timeless essence courtesy of its Haussmannian architecture.
30 – Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin is a designer whose creativity finds an expression in industrial design for the decorative arts. With the top manufacturers, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi, Puiforcat, JC Decaux or Fermob, and for exceptional projects, Patrick found a place in the landscape of international design where only a few know how to evolve with both ease and strength as he does.
31 – Patrick Seguin
Tandem, singular, multicultural, ambitious, neither architects nor designers: Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku invent a trade at the crossroads of industrial production and the long tradition of craftsmanship.
By combining their experience and concordant conceptual/experimental approaches, they recognized the opportunity for a dynamic collaboration that would break down the boundaries between object, interior, and structure. One of the fundamental values of the agency is reinventing itself with each project by working on a unique conception. There are fundamental ideas and design philosophies that inform every project from ceiling height to door handle.
32 – Pierre Yovanovitch
Pierre Yovanovitch is an artist that uses traditional french craftsmen to create unique interiors and pieces made of noble materials such as marble, stone, metals, or copper.
33 – Pierre-Yves Rochon
Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) was founded in Paris in 1979 to create interior design solutions for luxury hospitality and residential environments. Every aspect of the guest experience is enhanced by the seamless integration of each property’s location, culture, and history with its design.
34 – Romeo by Claude Dalle
ROMEO ROYAL GALLERY showroom became one of the high not-to-be-missed places of the French decoration. The team will indulge to welcome you there to advise you in your future projects of decoration or simply to please you with the selection of precious objects and a unique piece of art.
35 – Rubelli
The firm Rubelli, founded in 1858, produces hand-made fabrics using traditional techniques as well as highly sophisticated textiles.
36 – Sarah Lavoine
When it comes to interior design, Sarah Lavoine uses similar principles as she does while dressing herself. In her design projects, Sarah Lavoine never tries to look vulgar and she works the total look.
37 – Tino Zervudachi & Associes
Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi has been designing homes and commercial projects around the world since 1964. There are now three offices – Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi Ltd (London), Tino Zervudachi & Associés (Paris) and Tino Zervudachi LLC (New York) who work both independently and collaboratively.
38 – Véronique Cotrel
Agency of interior designers in Paris and created in 2010, the Agence Véronique Cotrel has developed a unique know-how in the design and the realization of turnkey total renovation projects. Their areas of intervention range from structural work to pure decoration.
39 – Vincent Darré
Like cats, Vincent Darré has had several lives, slipping from fashion to interior design, making his homes the laboratory for his extravagant creativity. Said to be fantastic and baroque, Vincent Darré is especially free and agile. Undoubtedly his James Thierré side, of whom he has the wick and the tonicity as well as a dandy look.