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Chic Reads: Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors

by habituallychic

06 . 03 . 14
I was just talking about Jean-Louis Deniot yesterday and today I noticed that he has a book coming out this September, Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors.  I appreciate that his design style always seems to be suited to the client and the architecture. This particular apartment on the rue des Saints-Pères in Paris that he designed for an American couple combines all the elements I love like classical architecture and period furniture mixed with modern elements such as the entry wallpaper and more contemporary pieces.  I look forward to seeing and reading more about this talented designer when the book is released this fall.  

The entry drapery fabric is by Romo

A trio of 18th-century prints hang in the entry wallpaper by Studio Printworks

“An antique Bessarabian rug from Beauvais Carpets inspired the color scheme of the living room, which features a 19th-century Italian chandelier and 17th- and 18th-century European portraits. The Roman shades and the geometric-print pillow at far right are made of Jim Thompson fabrics, while Jean-François Lesage embroidery trims the silk-taffeta curtains. The gilt-wood sofa is Louis XVI, and the cocktail table is a Deniot design.”

The owners collect antique portraits which fill the apartment. The 1940s Carlhian armchair is upholstered in linen by Romo

“In the library, antique portraits by Joseph Combette and the studio of Joseph Boze overlook a 19th-century French pedestal table; glimpsed through the doorway to the guest suite is an 1840s plaster Diana atop a Louis XVI–style semainier.” A semainier is a narrow chest from the 18th-century having seven long drawers which were originally meant to hold a week’s supply of clothing.

“Jean-Louis Deniot marbleized the mid-19th-century stone mantel, which is surmounted by a Directoire trumeau; the curtains are of a Jim Thompson silk, and the vintage Carlhian settees are clad in a Pierre Frey velvet.”

The bed in the master suite is highlighted by an 18th-century corona and a Louis XV bench; the chandelier is 1880s Italian, and 1940s Jansen sconces flank the Louis XVI trumeau mirror.

“Deniot designed the master bath’s tub surround, limestone-and-marble floor, and paneling, which is decorated with framed butterfly specimens from Deyrolle; the lantern is by Vaughan, the curtains are made of a Pierre Frey satin, and the tub fittings are by Volevatch.”

Photos from Jean-Louis Deniot and by Derry Moore for AD

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  1. Sherry O June 3, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    We are redecorating our formal living room and dining room in grey tones. These photos gave me a few ideas. (I’m also pre-ordering his book) I’m headed to Farrow and Ball today with one pic in hand:))

  2. Sherry O June 3, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    We are redecorating our formal living room and dining room in grey tones. These photos gave me a few ideas. (I’m also pre-ordering his book) I’m headed to Farrow and Ball today with one pic in hand:))

  3. Sherry O June 3, 2014 | 12:15 pm

    We are redecorating our formal dining and living room. These pictures gave me a few ideas. (I’m also pre-ordering the book) Headed to Farrow & Ball today with a photo in hand:))

  4. Preston Davis June 3, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    G O R G E O U S !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Nora Chisnell June 3, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    You introduced me to the wonders of dressing with gold/camel and gray. This is an artful execution in interiors!

  6. Karena Albert June 3, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    This will be one of the premier publications this fall by Rizzoli!!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Miss Sophisticate June 3, 2014 | 9:16 pm

    What a spectacular space! I positively love all the vintage pieces mixed with the modern ones. And I love the use of artwork here – those paintings in the classic, gold frames are so French! 🙂

  8. Lily L-M June 4, 2014 | 1:43 am

    Ohheeee I love these pictures!

    x Lily

  9. MJH Design Arts June 4, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Gorgeous. What I strikes me at first glance is the mix of grays and charcoals and little touches of black and deep brown–perfect movement. Thanks! Mary

  10. Emily Kingham June 6, 2014 | 11:15 am

    What a beautifully glamorous home, with all the grandeur of French style furniture and decor. I agree, the mix of styles is perfectly balanced, creating an up to date take on French design, retaining all the charm of traditional pieces. I love the hints of gold throughout – really lifts a space. The gilt wood Louis XV1 sofa is gorgeous, what a feature :O)