Parisians have always had the ability to look effortlessly chic, up to date and frankly more stylishly than most and this apartment in the Trocadero area of Paris is certainly no exception. Moreover, the skill of the designer, Rodolphe Parente, to mix in the client’s contemporary art collection with modern furniture pieces and all against a the history backdrop of the apartment is to be applauded.
Of the original features that remained in the apartment – decorative architraves, mouldings and fireplaces – Parente sought to keep these but not over emphasise them. Maintaining a neutral palate throughout helped to achieve this and with the addition of new (and somewhat imposing) joinery the old was juxtaposed against the new, which set the stage of the furniture and art to be installed.
For me this is a dream apartment – mixing the old, the new and the unexpected!
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy
Images: Olivier Amsellem