“Luxury is when it feels flawless. When you reach the right balance between all elements, there is a sense of luxury and calm. Luxury is having the perfect lighting, beautiful contrast and superb materials. I like very customized surprises and rarity such as black mother of pearl/burlap, fine marble/sisal, velvet/brushed oak, rock crystal/straw marquetterie, raw iron with a silk Nepalese carpet. Luxury can be understated but with a flourish of theater.
In a luxurious house or apartment, everything is in the right place. Doors are in the correct place, there are enfilades of rooms that open into each other. The thought behind the rooms is clarified, along with the logic, the way they make coming and going or being in a room graceful, easy, elegant. Everything is thought out for comfort and pleasure. That’s luxury.” ~ Jean-Louis Deniot
photos from Jean-Louis Deniot, Chantilly: Estate