When Pierre Sauvage and his partner discovered this 18th-century Parisian apartment, it was “coup de foudre” love at first sight. As the owner of Casa Lopez, Paris’s go-to purveyor of boho-chic housewares, Pierre felt it was the perfect fit for his contemporary style. He described his former apartment as “… very 19th century, which is quite comfortable for a country house but a little out of date for an apartment. The 18th century does much better with contemporary style.” The restoration of the 3,000 square-foot apartment was handled with kid gloves…. For example, all the paneling is historically classified. Just cleaning and waxing it took the better part of a year.
This apartment is positively intriguing, and of course I love the history and attention towards preservation. Let’s take a look inside via Architectural Digest.
What are your thoughts on this eclectic mix of old and new? To learn more, please see the August 2017 issue of Architectural Digest or visit online. Design by Franz Potisek, photography by Matthieu Salvaing.