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Cutting-Edge Classicism in Parisian Flat

From the sophisticated and accomplished Parisian design firm of Gilles & Boissier comes a striking and cutting-edge minimalist residence. The furniture is simplistic – in all neutrals, but with classical bones, echoing the apartment itself. The rooms are painted white, but the architectural detailing in the apartment is rich and ornate. What I might love most is their ability to create a space that feels relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. It might be the art collection, or how there is nothing “filling-in” the rooms, they simply focus your attention to the serious and well-crafted pieces that create the entire atmosphere.

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Cutting-Edge Classicism in Parisian Flat via Gilles & Boissier on Thou Swell | http://thouswell.com/cutting-edge-classicism-in-parisian-flat
Cutting-Edge Classicism in Parisian Flat via Gilles & Boissier on Thou Swell | http://thouswell.com/cutting-edge-classicism-in-parisian-flat
Solid white upholstery and an uncompetitive jute rug place emphasis on the pieces of furniture – the detailing in the wood, the careful proportions and the varying wood tones.

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(via Gilles & Boissier)

This apartment certainly doesn’t feel lived-in, but it’s an interesting study in balance and intention. I also always appreciate a contrast in architecture and decor, which was accomplished beautifully in between the ornate detailing and simple furnishings.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Sam Bell wrote:

    Oh Kevin, I absolutely love this look. This is similar to what I want to eventually aim for in my own home. But you are right, this doesn’t feel lived in. I think I would go for a few darker shades and textures. Eg. Brown leather lounge perhaps – but then that starts heading towards ‘rustic’ haha.

    Posted 1.6.15
    • Thanks Sam! I definitely think it could be livened up with more texture and warm colors. Also, books and plants would help fill it in!

      Posted 1.6.15
      • Guest wrote:

        Absolutely beautiful pieces! So exquisite, especially in the details from the crown moldings, to the frames, focus pieces, and all. Seems a bit… stiff though. Not too inviting. Personally, lighter tones with a pop of color would shout “comfort” more. So much beauty, yet, cold. They used lovely portraits though!

        Posted 1.6.15
  2. Absolutely beautiful pieces! So exquisite, especially in the details from the crown moldings, to the frames, focus pieces, and all. Seems a bit… stiff though. Not too inviting. Personally, lighter tones with a pop of color would shout “comfort” more. So much beauty, yet, cold. They used lovely portraits though! Is this something you would perhaps integrate in your home, or?

    Posted 1.6.15
    • I definitely think some color and light would create a more inviting space. I do love the portraits—especially in those beautiful gold frames—but I’m a big believer in meaningful art, so I would only want a big portrait in my home if I knew the person in the painting!

      Posted 1.6.15
      • Agreed. Either if I knew them, or if they were some type of model icon or role model of mine. Meaningless art has no place in a home. I feel it adds superficiality rather than value.

        Posted 1.6.15
  3. (Sorry for the ‘replied’ comment. I didn’t realize I replied instead of posted. Oy ve.)

    Posted 1.6.15
  4. Aileen@AtHomeInLove wrote:

    Swoon and a half! I especially love THAT MIRROR. Can I have it?

    Posted 1.7.15
    • Right? Can’t beat a gilt mirror – and it matches the room moldings perfectly!

      Posted 1.7.15

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