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Musée Nissim de Camondo: Part Deux

by habituallychic

07 . 15 . 13

The Musée Nissim de Camondo has a graceful and elegant entry and staircase that seemed to deserve its own post. It would have certainly impressed guests to the house and you can certainly see the influence of the Petit Trianon on the staircase and black and white marble floor. If you can’t make the trip out to Versailles when you are in Paris, the Musée Nissim de Camondo is an excellent alternative. 

This was originally the guest coat closet. 
The hardware and paint color definitely caught my eye. 
The elevator. 
Entrance to the carriage house and stable. 

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic.

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ July 15, 2013 | 2:53 pm

    In my 5 trips now I haven’t ever made it to the Camondo because it’s sort of isolated and out of the way, but your pictures are filling in for me until I can actually go!! Thanks for sharing, loving these 🙂

  2. BRASWELL July 15, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    These are photos are beautiful + I will definitely go next time. xx peggybraswelldesign.com

  3. Peyton Simms July 15, 2013 | 5:36 pm

    Great floors!!!


  4. Beeta Hashempour July 16, 2013 | 12:58 am

    Heather, you are so spot on with the staircase and its similarity to that of the Petite Trianon’s. When I first glanced at that photo of the staircase, I was momentarily confused because I read the Nissim de Camondo, and then saw that picture and thought it was from Versailles. I love how the black and gold are interwoven like that.

    Also something I noticed throughout the photos was the way that the light from the chandeliers seemed to reflect onto the ceilings. It just seems to add to the grandiose, historical aesthetic of the place.

    Overall, very stunning! I will definitely have to check it out next time I’m in Paris.

    – Beeta

  5. Dorothy Durbin July 16, 2013 | 2:24 am

    I have a passion for French architecture and furniture. After studying all aspects of history, art and architecture, I cannot get enough of it. Thank you for sharing this amazing place. When I go to France…someday, It will be at the top of my list.

  6. Unknown July 16, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    Heather, Congratulations on your 6th anniversary!

    Have loved the Musee Camondo posts and the house is one of my favorites in Paris -( along with the Jacquemart Andre house). The Camondo family is all gone, alas, the last of them rounded up by the Nazis and perished in Auschwitz. Not a proud moment in French history, but somehow makes the beauty and refinement of this house all the more poignant.

    Here is a link to more about the family’s story.

    Best to you,
    Frances – http://www.FrancesSchultz.com

  7. MJH Design Arts July 16, 2013 | 3:00 pm

    Hi Heather, Thanks for all of the detail shots, especially the lacquer cabinet and Chinese vase on the landing–gorgeous. The iron work is what is calling to me–your photos make it seems as if I were there. thanx.

  8. swedecollection July 16, 2013 | 6:52 pm

    I’ve photoed every iron staircase in Paris I could get close to, but this one is my all-time favorite. Can’t wait to go back and shoot it again.

  9. Karen Albert July 16, 2013 | 8:35 pm

    Heather I must go when I get to Paris, so much to see, the paintings, sculptures, furnishings shown here are mesmerizing!

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