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I first became acquainted with the work of Christian Liaigre a few years back. A certain designer loved to use his furniture in his projects. It never really had the same effect since the interiors were also modern. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but contemporary furniture looks best to me in the elaborate boiseried apartments of Europe. Christian Liaigre furniture therefore looks really amazing in the designer’s own Paris apartment that was just featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine. Christian Liaigre has also opened a new showroom in New York at 34 East 61st Street and I can’t wait to stop by as soon as the weather cools off.
Photos by Eric Morin
I agree, the contrast is what makes the pieces sing. Thanks for a great post to kick me in the butt after the holiday weekend.
The touches of gold throughout the home are amazing!
Yes Heather it is the collected, beloved pieces in a space that makes it all work and not look like a cookie cutter showroom.
Art by Karena
So elegant and sophisticated. I love it.
Yes, the richness of the antique architectural features and art is the perfect frame for the stark, but beautiful Liaigre furniture. The energy in these rooms is palpable. Thansk! Mary
Stunning and yet not at all stuffy. I’m with you: new + old, sleek + ornate = a fresh mix that plays off of each other in exciting and surprising ways.
And that last pic of the little boy having fun in the tub shows — how adorable.