above, Robert Couturier, photographed for the September 2004 issue of Avenue magazine. The glass chair, one of a pair, was designed by Coulon for the ‘Exhibition des Artes et Téchniques’ in 1937.
Today’s post features the incredibly stylish Soho home of New York based architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. He lives and works in his two-story home, filled with beloved pieces from 1940s’ Paris to 18th century antiques. Below, a zebra sofa by Jacques Adnet coexists with a pair of chrome armchairs from the 1970s and 18th century Chinese bookcases. Brilliant! Mixing periods and styles can be a difficult task but not for Couturier, his Soho home is an effortless reflection of his life and his passions. Notice the exquisite custom hand painted walls by Paulin Paris, the fabulous portrait of Couturier in Paris when he was in his teens, and the stunning pair of late 20th century Flemish-style octagonal mirrors. I’m in love with the fabric hanging behind his portrait! It’s amazing how something so simple can transform a wall into a masterpiece! Enjoy!
below, photos from 1st dibs
below, photos from New York Social Diary
below, notice the difference between the 1st dibs photos (above) and these photos from New York Social Diary (below) ~ the zebra sofa by Jacques Adnet is replaced by this custom bed designed by Couturier with gorgeous fabric hand-embroidered by Jean of Francois Lesage! (also, the art and lamps on the bookcases is different!)
above and below, Louis XVI mahogany dining furniture, a bold Ernest Boiceau rug from the 1940s and a Joseph Hoffman console and mirror
below, an 18th century Japanese rootwood mirror above a Louis XVI mahogany commode and 1960s ‘escargot’ lamp
below, a workspace by Jacques Adnet — the leather desk, chair and lamp are all designed by Adnet and date from the 1950s
below, photos from rooms to inspire the city