Yesterday Elle Decor featured 30 design insiders’ picks for their favorite ELLE Decor Rooms of 2011. I was thrilled to be included. It was almost impossible to pick just one room from the many fabulous features throughout the year but I finally decided on the living room of this beautiful Paris pied- à-terre designed by Jean-Louis Deniot
I love how the thoughtful renovation of this modern loft-like space retains the beautiful 18th century grandeur of the original building. Don’t these sensuous Ochre sofas look fabulous against the geometric lines of the wall detailing? The gorgeous 18th century fireplace was a Deniot addition to “give the impression that everything has always been there.”
Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna
The stylish pairing of the elegant Gilbert Poillerat cabinet with the André Arbus lamps and Yehudit Sasportas drawing is fresh yet exudes a timeless sophistication. And it is this informed mix of old and new, of unforced elegance and laid back chic that drew me to this room. It is as ELLE Decor described it “soigné yet utterly livable.”
Do stop by and see what rooms all the others picked – there are some beauties!!