Style Inspiration ~ Modern Parisian Apartments

When I think of Parisian apartments, traditional Louis style furniture, gilded mirrors, and crystal chandeliers come to mind; however, I am quite smitten with the juxtaposition of classic architecture and modern furnishings.

This apartment designed and owned by my favourite Parisian decorator, Jean-Louis Deniot, was inspired by “Light, Rhythm and Harmony.”  The elegant color palette of grey, ochre, silver, and gold is combined with a mix of traditional and modern touches.
This glamorous and modern Parisian pied-à-terre is located in the heart of Paris’ Left Bank district of Saint-Germain.  Bright and loaded with texture and intricate details, it consists of a sweeping color palette of black, white, and gold designed by decorator François Catroux.
Visually stunning, this rustic chic flat exudes the warmth of wood cabinetry with the sophistication of carrara marble.  The centered floor to ceiling window gives the space balance.
The modern furnishings, original molding, and chevron floors are a charming mix that give this early 19th century apartment an updated sophistication.
20th Century pieces offset the linear paneling and parquet flooring in this circa 1860’s 7th arrondissement apartment.  Donning it’s original ornamentation that was hidden under plywood and 150 years of dirt, this elegant apartment was left vacant since 1963 until it was restored after it caught it’s owner’s eye in 2008.

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  • Reply Loree June 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I always find that mixing old and new can be so tricky. But blogs and magazines do help a lot.

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