When I opened my issue of Veranda last month, I was so ecstatic to see all the gorgeous projects featured.
In one of my favorites, there was an article featuring a couple’s residence on the famed Left Bank neighborhood of Saint-Germain in Paris. I recently had the pleasure of visiting this elegant neighborhood back in December. One of the people I work with invited us to her flat , a classic 18th century residence, true to the classic French Louis XV, XVI and Neoclassic inspired style. It was such a treat to see a classic French flat.
Look at this magnificent foyer! What an exquisite entrance. Designed by Henri Samuel and Susan Gutfreund, this is grand foyer is such a classic Parisian 18th century inspired entrance.
Veranda Jan/Feb 2011
I love the classic limestone flooring. This combination of light and dark stonework on the flooring is so timeless. I could never tire of this design. When designing our interiors we tend to use classic stones and materials that will last the test of time. Limestone from France has this rich coloring and texture, and is often reclaimed from old flooring. Talk about recycling! I am such a fan of a lantern instead of a chandelier in a foyer. Less is so much more! Look at the gorgeous window in the staircase, reminiscent of an oeil-de-bouef, and those moldings!
More to come, as I enjoy the rest of this article.