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C’est Magnifique!

by habituallychic

09 . 11 . 08

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a little soiree at the showroom of Belgium born fashion designer Jonathan Riss who’s label is named Jay Ahr, after the phonetic pronunciation of his initials. Most of the guests were speaking en français since Mr. Riss also works and has a showroom in Paris. The most amazing part of the space is that he had the plasterers who work on the restoration of Versailles come and do his plaster! How does one even go about doing something like that?!

I was able to chat with the designer and learned that he loves the period of Louis XV mixed with modern elements like the custom designed side chairs and massive marble dining table in another room that he designed. He also mentioned that he is planning a book that will chronicle the evolution of his showroom. I will keep you posted as to when it is published. Oh, and did I mention he also creates beautiful dresses and jewelry and was serving Dom Pérignon?! Très chic! I know I will definitely be keeping my eye on this inspiring designer and you should too!

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  1. Ivy Lane September 11, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    I want that table!! What a gorgeous picture..I can ALMOST see myself sitting on that sofa sipping a glass of that fabulous champagne!!

  2. Suzy September 12, 2008 | 5:26 am

    That room is gorgeous…and the photo looks like an oil painting!

  3. pve design September 12, 2008 | 2:16 pm

    Sophisticated and stunning walls!
    Lovely sofa too, love the matte and the shine in the photo.

  4. vicki archer September 12, 2008 | 3:43 pm

    That room is heaven – I cannot wait to see his book.

  5. Mrs. C. Phillips September 12, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    Those walls are GORGEOUS. I would totally get that done in my house if my husband would go for it. It screams Marie-Antoinette and I love that.

  6. Habitually Chic September 12, 2008 | 9:08 pm

    Ivy, there was also a marble table in another room in addition to the marble dining table. The space was amazing!

  7. Habitually Chic September 12, 2008 | 9:08 pm

    Suzy, It looked so much more romantic without the flash on so I had to post it that way!

  8. Habitually Chic September 12, 2008 | 9:09 pm

    PVE, the attention to detail even was amazing. I love the china with the dragons on the table. Such a lovely little touch!

  9. Habitually Chic September 12, 2008 | 9:10 pm

    Vicki, I had never heard of Jonathan before but he’s so amazing that I’m surprised that he’s not more well known! I will keep you posted as to when the book is published.

  10. Habitually Chic September 12, 2008 | 9:10 pm

    Mrs. C. Phillips, I think the best part is that the furniture is more clean. It’s romantic without being fussy!

  11. Rita G. Patel September 13, 2008 | 12:04 am

    these photos move my heart – love when design affects that way! thanks for posting!