‘I Fell in Love with Paris‘. This is the reason why Hilary Swank has recently purchased an apartment in a historic building on the Left Bank, in Paris. The home interiors have a style that goes from traditional charm to contemporary, resulting in an elegant design. Designed with help from Axel Huynh, creative director of a 150-year-old French furniture company called Maison Henryot & Cie, this Paris apartment is beautiful. Take a look.
There’s a sense of midcentury flair and modern edge throughout the apartment. Retro daybeds with sleek, geometric profiles punctuate the living space, and in the dining room, the legs of cane-back round side chairs are sheathed in a blue lacquer.
The overall design of Hilary’s Paris home shows what’s most important to her: a comfortable, cozy space above all. “We wanted to create something really lively and fun yet where you could instantly feel at home,” says Huynh.
In order to fully transform the apartment into her own home, Swank turned to Axel Huynh, creative director of the 150-year-old French furniture company Henryot & Cie. Initially, Huynh was to design a piece of furniture for the home, but quickly his role morphed into that of an interior designer. “He has this joie de vivre that I instantly gravitated toward,” says Swank. Naturally, Huynh channeled that exuberance into a collection of custom, handcrafted pieces by Henryot & Cie that echo the stateliness of the home’s architecture and surroundings.