martignac, paris, france ~ july 2007 ~ photos from studio ko
The October 2010 Elle Decoration UK Edition is a special anniversary issue celebrating 21 years of style and design. The stunning cover features a Paris interior designed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty founders of the architectural firm Studio Ko. It is a brilliant mix of old and new! (my favorite!) The marble fireplaces, intricate plaster reliefs, and original flooring were preserved to retain the apartment’s glorious past. The decor, however, speaks to 21st century design.
“We set ourselves the challenge of bringing all the original elements back into play, while adding a natural modernity that wouldn’t interfere with the apartment’s classic character.” ~ Karl Fournier
The perfect marriage of tradition and modern. Enjoy!
above, pendant lighting “Stehu-Moon” by Enzo Catellani for Catellani and Smith
above, the wall hung piece is by Japanese artist Yugi Ono
above, Lelievre velvet curtains, decorative chandelier from Veronese