When they gave up their New York City home to live in Palm Beach, American socialite Katherine Bryan and her late husband Damon Mezzacappa missed the “metropolitan experience,” and since they loved Paris so much, they decided to buy an apartment there. Katherine, who honed a sharp eye for architectural gems while working for Sotheby’s real estate in New York, discovered a dilapidated 18th-century, first-floor apartment just steps from the Musée Rodin, and she immediately saw the potential. She then turned to to the Italian design firm Studio Peregalli – known for their top-to-bottom renovations of grand homes – to infuse the Left Bank flat with all the romance and understated grandeur of bygone Paris.
With its soaring twelve-and-a-half-foot ceilings, original plaster moldings, and a floor plan that flows easily from one room to the next, the apartment had good bones, but needed renovation and rearranging… and the results are magnifique. Let’s take a look inside! Photography by Pascal Chevallier for Elle Decor.
To read more, please visit Elle Decor, or pick up a copy of the June 2017 issue… This pied-à-terre is on the cover. And to tour Katherine’s fabulous former Southampton home, designed by Mark Hampton, click here.