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