In the words of writer Simon Van Booy, “For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.” Design State of Mind celebrates the metropolitan character and pulse of the specific city we’re highlighting. The unique character and feel that defines various regions around the world, and the design trends that make these cities stand out. First up: Paris, France.
Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, and the perfect setting for my first feature. The classic French travel destination is the place to spot gorgeous interior design, and also one of my favorite travel destinations like I stated previously, Ihaven’t met a province or arrondissement I didn’t like. A bonus on the inspiration side: chic, contemporary designer Jean Louis Denoit, based in the city, is high on my list of interior all-stars. His work, which dips artfully between contemporary and timeless by selecting from different periods, embodies the true spirit of French design.
Elegant Parisian apartments have been setting trends for decades, ever since the entire city underwent an architectural rehaul in the 1800s. Stone-fronted, symmetrical Haussmannian buildings form the flagship style of the city, boasting classic interiors of parquet floors, high-vaulted ceilings, and airy white walls. To fill the space, Parisians prefer to mix up their furniture selection, curating pieces that are both new and old. Trendy vintage rugs are popular accent pieces, while glamorous lighting fixtures draw the eye up. Much like the city’s signature high-meets-low fashion, Parisian homes are known for their intriguing design choices that seamlessly blend trends.