A Middle Eastern princess' apartment in Paris by Jean-Louis Deniot

Jean-Louis Deniot : паризька квартира близькосхідної принцеси від Жана-Луї Деніо

Interior architecture  :  Jean-Louis Deniot
Photos  ©  Simon Upton 

To create her first Paris apartment, a Middle Eastern princess turns to designer
 Jean-Louis Deniot, who conjures a fresh, fanciful, and feminine
 take on traditional elegance.

She landed on the work of Jean-Louis Deniot.
 "I fell in love with his design aesthetic, his attention to details, and his ability 
to create an artistic atmosphere in the spaces he designs," she says. "He mixes
 vintage pieces with modern elements, soft with strong, feminine and masculine. 
I knew then he was the right interior designer for my Paris apartment."

For Deniot, who is based in the city, the three-year-long project was a dream
 assignment. "The client wanted a grand French apartment without falling into the basic
 Haussmannian clich," he says. "At the same time, she was only 25 years old, so she was
 looking for something fresh, eclectic, and playful." As she puts it, "I wanted it 
to feel homey but luxurious and artistic at the same time."

Deniot proposed a neoclassical theme with "clean lines and moldings and cornices
 that are more sober" than those of a typical Haussmann-era flat.
 She approved wholeheartedly.

Since the apartment had never been renovated in its 125-year existence,
 the layout was "obsolete," Deniot says. In old Paris homes, "the kitchens were 
systematically badly placed because the owners all had staff. We needed to adapt the
 plan to today's life: big bathrooms, walk-in closets, air-conditioning, and a modern
 kitchen. So we demolished everything inside and started from scratch. Nothing
 in the apartment is original except a door or two that we kept as a reference."

...In the master bedroom, the bed is by Jean-Louis Deniot for Collection Pierre,
 and the canopy is of a silk by Brunschwig & Fils, lined with a fabric by Colefax and
 Fowler; the carpet by Diurne and the nightstand are custom designs...

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