Whatever treasured objects tell the tales of your life, these creative homes in Paris – featured in The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home – are bursting with ideas of how to style your collections at home
(LEFT) THE HOME OF ANTIQUE DEALER PATRICK PERRIN REVEALS HIS LOVE OF DECORATIVE OBJECTS, INCLUDING HIS COLLECTION OF PAPIER MACHE FLOWERS INTENDED FOR BOTANY STUDENTS (RIGHT) A VENETIAN MIRROR, AN EGYPTIAN MASK AND STUFFED BIRDS ARE AMONG THE COLLECTIONS IN THE HOME OF FASHION DESIGNER GILLES DUFOUR. IMAGES: GUILLAUME DE LAUBIER
Often home is as synonymous with a city as it is with a specific building. The owners of these distinctive and individual Parisian homes – musicians, artists, writers and musicians – are all united in their love of their home city and the architecture, culture and elegance of the French capital.
Featured in The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home, the new book by Catherine Synave, the homes we have chosen to feature from the book all showcase wonderfully intriguing and creative ways of styling curiosities. These wide-ranging collections, from art to ceramics, sculpture and books, offer a glimpse into the past and present passions of each home owner and tell the stories of their lives.
“Some of these spaces are startling, none of them are dull. Many display an exhilarating freedom in their interpretation of a style or era, and in their happy marriages of disparate influences,” says author Catherine Synave. “All are united by the insatiable curiosity of their owners, whose historic pieces rub shoulders with the contemporary works in which Paris is so rich.”
THE PARIS STUDIO OF ARTIST PHILIPPE ANTHONIOZ WHERE EVERY ROOM IS FILLED WITH BOOKS AND CATALOGUES, FILES AND BINDERS. IMAGE: GUILLAUME DE LAUBIER
A COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY FRENCH CERAMIC PLATES HANG OVER THE COOKER HOOD IN THE PARIS KITCHEN OF INTERIOR DESIGNER PIERRE YOVANOVITCH. IMAGE: GUILLAUME DE LAUBIER
FASHION DESIGNER ANDREW GN COMES FROM A FAMILY OF COLLECTORS AND HIS PARIS APARTMENT IS FILLED WITH THE THINGS HE LOVES FROM AN ECLECTIC RANGE OF PERIODS AND STYLES. IMAGE: GUILLAUME DE LAUBIER
Images taken from The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home by Catherine Synave. Photography by Guillaume de Laubier. Published by Flammarion.