If you want to add a little Paris magic to your home decor but still don’t know why, maybe you just need a bit of inspiration. In that case, this article is for you. Here you will travel inside interior designer Christopher Noto’s Paris apartment and see how he gives free rein to his love of Asian furniture, artifacts, and handicrafts, without for a moment shortchanging classic French style.
Located in the 7th arrondissement, it is a 1,249-square-foot pied-à-terre, in a building dating from the 1820s. Noto had to renovate the place but he managed to save beautiful things like a window handle sculpted with a caryatid’s head.
The cornice and parquet in the living room are also original, but almost everything else in the apartment are his additions, including the wall paneling and gilded double doors that lead to the living room, as well as the traditional stone flooring in the entry foyer, which was repurposed from an old farmhouse.
The daybed and light fixture in the entryway are custom designs, the Chinese chair and side table are from the Qing Dynasty, the 1939 painting was found at a Paris flea market, the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White, and the 19th-century marble tiles came from a farmhouse.
A Khmer sandstone statue and a Ming Dynasty garden ornament in the entryway.
A 19th-century iron-and-marble garden table serves as a desk outside the bedroom; the chair is in the style of Louis XV, the lamp is a custom design, and the curtains are of a Holland & Sherry cashmere.
The bedroom’s animal drawings include works by Paul Jouve, Georges Lucien Guyot, and André Margat, the bed is a custom design, the rug is an antique Persian, the 19th-century chandelier is by Baguès, the curtains are of a Holland & Sherry tweed, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Wevet.
Source: Elle Decor – elledecor.com