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In a 2009 interview with Diane Dorrans Saeks for The Style Saloniste, Jean-Louis Deniot eloquently describes what luxury interiors mean to him…to read the entire interview, click here

“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

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Paris-based decorator Jean-Louis Deniot thoughtfully re-invented this 18th century Paris pied-a-terre for a young American family…the asymmetrical layout was updated with an open, loft-like floor plan, perfect for 21st century living, while period details were added and/or re-created to retain the spirit of the original building…Versailles parquet, 18th century fireplaces, distressed mirrors, vintage faucets and elaborate paneling look as though they have always been there…a charming backdrop for the couples collection of furniture from the 1940s including pieces by Jean-Michel Frank and Gilbert Poillerat…the result is “dramatic, fresh, spacious, timeless, elegant and playful.”

C’est tres chic!

photos and resources from Elle Decor

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