Almost no one is a stranger to the names that invoke French fashion design. Chanel, Dior, among others have become iconic in the world of luxury, but that high class elegance does not stop with their clothes. A look into the headquarters and studios of some of the most famous French fashion houses shows just how interior-design savvy these brands really are.
Photographed above is a custom rug at the Chanel HQ in Paris. The interlocked double C’s of the brand are unmistakable in this image. Having peeked into the studios of showrooms of some of France’s finest producers of beautiful clothing, we couldn’t help but share some images of their decor that reminded us of our own pieces we have in our gallery.
Jewelry designer Delfina Delletrez’s home studio is stylishly decorated. Using a pair of smaller pieces breaks the common practice of using a single, larger piece as a wall decor, such as a painting or mirror. It provides more decorating options, and gives the room a more formal look when done right.
This fabulous pair of Italian sconces are perfect for getting that formal, but airy look. The hand-blown glass and brass details give them an effortless elegance. They’ll provide some ambient lightning at night, and simply look great during the day.
For a bold burst of color, check out this pair of vintage Italian armchairs. The red and black vinyl reflect a soft sheen that definitely catch the eye.
Dior has always been the epitome of simple elegance. In their headquarters in Paris, it seems as though the same philosophy applies to their interior design. Dior HQ looks clean and sophisticated in gray and white combo, and the Louis XVI style chair in the photograph looks familiar.
Voila! Stately and subtle, this pair looks strikingly similar to the chair in Dior’s hallway. Reupholstered in a gray velvet blend, this antique pair of Louis XVI side chairs are both comfortable and stylish.
More often than not, lighting sets the mood in a room. Back at Delfina Delettrez, this beauty hangs to be looked at and lusted over. A very appropriate fixture for one of France’s best jewelers.
Back in Austin, our gallery has a chandelier very similar to the one in Delettrez’s studio. Beautiful and unique, this Sputnik chandelier looks like a star might have fallen out of the sky. The gorgeous branches extending from a chrome structure for a stunning silhouette as light comes through the dazzling glass.
For a slightly different feel, our “Avventurina” Sputnik chandelier is a stunning gold color – reflecting the gold leaf flecks blown into the glass. This marvelous hue makes for a warmer, softer feel, while the striking shape of the chandelier maintains a modern, contemporary look.
For more design inspirations and ideas, watch the video below of a tour of Coco Chanels’ legendary Rue Cambon apartment. To transform your home, visit http://jeanmarcfray.com/
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Meredith Pardue’s newest work, a series of mixed media paintings on panels, entitled “Terrain” wowed the audience Thursday night October 11th. Eight new paintings graced the walls of our newly expanded space which looked, quite frankly, stunning. Natural light pouring in, soft colors on the walls, a luminous glow from the Murano glass chandeliers, and open space offered an ethereal atmosphere in which to enjoy these superb works of art.
In the TERRAIN exhibition, Meredith Pardue explores the parallels of the seasons of our lives with the formation of the Earth’s terrain. She likens the amassing of geological changes, one upon another, to the psychological and physical wounds of our own human lives. “It is a celebration of the transitional beauty as the seasons move across our landscape, as life moves forward, mirroring the Earth herself,” says Meredith of the series.