Posted on January 24, 2014

A Gilded and Glamorous Paris Apartment

Design & Décor
I fell completely in love with this charming Paris aparmtent designed by Kelli Wild and Laurent Champeau.  Donning 11′ ceilings, this 2,600-square-foot Haussman apartment in Nouvelle Athènes (“New Athens”, a section in the north of the city named for its interesting architecture) was constructed in the early 19th century.  Former residents of this neighborhood include Victor Hugo, Camille Pissarro, George Sand, Frédéric Chopin, and Paul Gauguin.
In the living room, a daybed by Armand-Albert Rateau is upholstered in a Lelievre velvet, a Donghia side table, and a 1930s cocktail table that was acquired at the Drouot auction house.  The sconces are by Gilles & Boissier, and the gilt-wood mirror and marble fireplace are original to the apartment.
 
The armchairs were purchased at the Clignancourt flea market, the custom rugs were made in Belgium, and a 2005 untitiled work by Richard Serra hangs on the wall.  The original paneling was restored.
 
A 2006 mixed-media work by Anselm Reyle hangs in the entrance hall; the stone floor is bordered in marble.
 
Love the double séjour, two salons connected by French doors, and the original  parquet floors refurbished in gun metal grey.  The ornate plaster moldings include shapes of musical instruments.
 
The table and velvet-upholstered chairs in the kitchen are from Knoll, and the Louis XVI–style side chair from Onsite Antiques is covered in a Lizzo velvet; the existing herringbone parquet was stained in a custom color. 
The photograph is by Jeff Wall.
 
An elegant palette of soft grays intermingled with purple and gold.  The circa-1950 Danish sofa is covered in mohair-cotton, the cocktail table is by Mattia Bonetti, and the chairs are circa 1970; the wall sculpture is by Katja Strunz, and the floor lamp is by Porta Romana.
 
The master suit and bath were built in the former butler’s pantry.  A custom designed headboard, a linen rug based on a David Hicks design, and the drawing is by Shirazeh Houshiary
 
Custom-made sink and cabinet are of Carrara marble, and the collage is by Aaron Curry.
 
This Parisian apartment is perfection… wouldn’t you agree?
Bisous! B
 
Photo Credit: Photography by Simon Upton for Elle Decor
 
If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com
 
 

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  • Loree January 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I love the architecture. It's stunning.

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