Designers, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, are the talented duo behind Parisian design firm Gilles et Boissier. They began their careers in the Paris studio of one of my favorite designers, Christian Liaigre, before Dorothée moved on to work for another favorite, Philippe Starck.
The neutral color palette in their Paris apartment consists of chalky white, black, dark brown and a touch of gold and beautifully accentuates the embossed moulding in their home. The high ceilings, spacious rooms and original timber panelling are the perfect backdrop for their extensive collection of custom furniture and art. They prefer interiors in which you see ‘real life.’ They’re 300 sq meter home thoughtfully juxtaposes classic with contemporary and much of the furniture pieces within the apartment are their own design.
A black and white painting by Christian Astuguevieille adorns a corner of the room. A bronze statue of Joseph Monin and Gras lamp (DCW). On the wall, a photograph of George Holz (Acte2Galerie). Ceramic stool (design for Patrick Gilles Liaigre).
A combination of three woods, all used in different formats and colours, make up the cupboards,chevron parquetry floor and a gorgeous feature shelf, which cleverly supports the overhead cupboards.
In the hallway below, a photograph of Nadav Kander sits above the large Gilles & Boissier table and a Plein Soleil ceiling light by Gilles & Boissier for Pouenat hangs from the ceiling. A signed nude black and white photograph by artists Albert Watson.
On the mantel, the plaster head of Atalanta stands out against the black background of hemp rope painted by Christian Astuguevieille, the fuchsia fabric vase on the side table is by Christian Astuguevieille as well. Sheets and cashmere blanket by Frette.
French AD, photos: Jérôme Galland