The interiors Timothy Corrigan designs have been described as “comfortable elegance”, making him one of the
best decorators in the world. And that is so much true that nowadays many of his clients are not only located around his geographic center. For instance, he’s responsible for designing the interiors for Qatar’s royal family.
Since numerous projects he’s invited in are located in or around Paris, Timothy Corrigan needed a place to call home in the French capital. What he found was a three-bedroom flat just steps from the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, home to some of the city’s most luxurious shops. “I love being on the same block as Hermès,” Corrigan says, flashing a million-dollar smile. “That’s Paris.”
Be inspired by Corrigan’s beautiful Paris apartment and if you’re thinking of a renovation in your own house, maybe you’d like to consider this Parisian style.
To give the residence a big dramatic heart, Corrigan transformed the salon next to the living room into the dining area. And what appears to be a gilt-framed mirror in Timothy Corrigan’s Paris apartment is actually a window aligned with two mirrors, one in the living room and one in the dining room beyond. Corrigan highlighted the ingenious hall-of-mirrors illusion by installing matching Napoléon III chandeliers in the two rooms.
The apartment had a conventional 19th-century layout, with a long central corridor and double doors at every turn, and over time tiny bathrooms had been tucked into the oddest spots. Today the floor plan is more congenial, though Corrigan made sure his alterations left the architecture largely untouched; only the roles of some rooms have changed.
“This is the place where I find the true meaning of joy. When I am there, I continually give thanks that I have been so lucky in my life. Considering how little time I have been able to spend there in the past year it seems like even more of an indulgence!” says Timothy Corrigan.
Showcased in publications from Elle Decor to Architectural Digest, with clients ranging from movie stars to royalty, Corrigan is proof that not only can you go home again, you can do so in magnificent style. And, given the example of his successful switch from top advertising executive to top interior designer, you can reinvent yourself in the process.