The NYC-based interior design firm of Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller find inspiration and ideas for their projects in their life experiences. They go around the world and see different cultures, feel textures and shapes, see colours and ambiences. That’s where all their thoughts and ideas start and come from. In one of those trips, the duo got to meet Paris. They made sure to see all the design references in the city and know they give us advice on that matter. Here’s a city guide that tells you exactly what to see in Paris, according to the designers.
Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Set in the 18th-century mansion that was once home to the Marquis de Lafayette, this upmarket hotel is a 7-minute walk from Concorde metro station and 1.8 km from the Musée d’Orsay.
Adresse: 8 rue d’Anjou, Paris
The Musée Rodin in Paris is a museum dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. First opened to the public on the 4th of August 1919, the Musée Rodin was housed in a mansion, formerly called the Hôtel Peyrenc de Moras, designed with the lines of classical architecture and ornamented with rocaille decoration.
77 rue de Varenne, Paris
India Mahdavi’s home design store
Architect and designer, India Mahdavi founded her studio in 1999 and opened her showroom in 2003 at the 3 rue las cases. “It is filled with colorful accessories and furnishings,” according to Kapito.
19 rue Las Cases, Paris
Galerie Pixi–Marie Victoire Poliakoff
This is a wonderful print shop carries contemporary and vintage art and is very reasonably priced.
95 rue de Seine, Paris
Being part of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, this chic restaurant was designed by the incredibly talented Joseph Dirand. The decor is stunning.
107 rue de Rivoli, Paris
“Paris doors are so stunning!” says Kapito.