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Frederic’s French Flat

by habituallychic

12 . 16 . 10
I really wanted to post some of my photos from Versailles today but my computer had other ideas.  Now I have to run to a meeting at a magazine so I’m leaving you with these photos from French designer Frederic Mechiche’s flat in the Marais area of Paris.  I will try to add some details when I get home later but I think you will see that a picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to this amazing home.  I think it’s now one of my all time favorites.  A tout à l’heure!

Photos from Automatism, Door Sixteen, Interiors

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  1. Laura Trevey December 16, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Love the amazing bookshelves!!


  2. Acquired Objects December 16, 2010 | 9:44 pm

    I wonder if he would like a slightly older female roommate…LOVE his flat!

  3. Jessica @ The Elegant in the Room December 16, 2010 | 9:45 pm

    Love the art arrangements in all of these spaces!

  4. Tina Steele Lindsey December 16, 2010 | 10:16 pm

    Literature and art, heaven, and the rooms have a lot of movement, extra plus!

  5. Lisa Hunter December 16, 2010 | 11:44 pm

    Thanks for these photos. I’ve been a fan of his since I first saw these rooms in the 90s. (In decor mags, not in person alas.) Every single thing is exquisite.

    I was wondering if you knew the source of those chrome lamps (the ones that point light up instead of down). They’re gorgeous.

  6. Luciane From HomeBunch.com December 17, 2010 | 1:43 am

    This is a very sexy place! Wow! It’s a mix of new, old, modern, traditional, wow! It reminds me a little of Vicent Wolf. And yes, he’s sexy too. His design that is.. lol


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  7. Reggie Darling December 17, 2010 | 4:17 am

    I’ve loved this flat since the first time I saw it in WOI. If I recall it correctly, it is in an old garage building, where he brought in all of the bouiserie, but I could be confusing that with someone else’s… Reggie

  8. Design in the Woods December 17, 2010 | 4:45 am

    Love the bookcases under the stairs and that tub! Modern lighting provides such a nice mix.

  9. Kim Smith December 17, 2010 | 5:04 am

    I love this place. That staircase, those bookshelves, the floor – beautiful, but not so precious you’re afraid to walk on it. Love the mix of styles and eras.

  10. Tabitha December 17, 2010 | 10:22 am

    Oh those bookcases are wonderful. I would love an apartment in Paris

  11. cornucopiaofbeautifulthings December 17, 2010 | 11:54 am

    LOVE this apartment, gorgeous and feels like a home

  12. quintessence December 17, 2010 | 11:57 am

    i can see why it’s one of your favorites – the bookcases alone make it worth the visit!

  13. Pretty Inspirational December 17, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    Love this flat…gorgeous but livable. It’s great how the artwork is incorporated into the space. You feel like you’re living with the art and not in a museum.

  14. BestofDesign December 17, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    Love the old film reels sitting near the TV!!! Great design–modern, but still looks comfy!

  15. jones December 17, 2010 | 5:07 pm

    No mater how many times I see images of Mechiche’s home, I am still astounded by its ethereal beauty and simplicity. Thanks. Mary

  16. ruffledrose.com December 17, 2010 | 7:58 pm

    Beautiful! I love how the book are so much a part of the decor.
    – Vanessa Elizabeth

  17. Claudia Juestel December 19, 2010 | 2:00 am

    Simply fabulous! Love the floors.