Fashionable French Abode
05 . 06 . 14
Since everyone is still hyped up about fashion after the Met Gala, what better time to look at the home of a fashion designer. The Paris apartment of Roman-born Giambattista Valli is featured in the May 2014 issue of Vogue and is a veritable feast for the eyes. I’m not a huge fan of modernism unless it’s mixed with pieces of other periods and here done to perfection. He had help on the space by Luigi Scialanga, a friend and jewelry designer whose pieces often adorn his creations. “As a Roman there is austerity, and as a Parisian, opulence. In Rome, ancient ruins coexist with Baroque churches, modern architecture with sphinxes and Egyptian obelisks. Mixing the historic and the contemporary has always been a part of my style and also reflects the way I collect art and decorate my home,” said Valli. Sounds and looks good to me.
The antique Asian bed was a gift from Luigi Scialanga.
The daybed is late 17th-century Italian near which two Picasso embroideries sit.
The desk is Gio Ponti from 1953.
A Serge Mouille lamp sits near another daybed.
The vase is Jean Marais.
The armoire is Paolo Buffa.
The kitchen features the original 19th-century stove.
Photos by Francois Halard for Vogue via Sukio
Your pictures really capture the feeling and culture of it.
Amazing apartment – and photography by Francois Halard doesn’t hurt!
On one hand the audacity of the mix is remarkable. On the other, the strong bones and splendid detailing of a big Haussmann apartment will make pretty much anything you choose to put in it look great.
Exactly what I’d imagine a fashion designer and jewelry designer would create together. I especially love that photo of the desk space – great combo of pieces.
That stove! Agree with the comment above about mixing so many different styles.
The apartment features an old Point d’Hongrie (in English called Chevrons) parquet flooring layout.
Except one image it looks in the original state (that means not restored).
The apartment features a parquet flooring layout called Point d’Hongrie (Chevrons in English).
Except one image it looks like the parquet flooring is in the original state (that means it is not restored).