- Posted on , by David Bjørngaard
The City of Lights has been in our thoughts lately. The city that brought us the Eiffel Tower illuminated in lights, the moving picture, and the Age of Enlightenment…Paris has for over 400 years been at the center of what is modern, forward thinking, and chic. Values of liberty, progress, reason, tolerance, and fraternity were championed, and spread, from Paris. Taste was also spread from the court of Louis XVI and the Petit Trianon to the modernism of Jean-Michel Frank and Le Corbusier, to the minimalism of Jean Nouvel and Andre Putnam. As citizens, friends and aesthetes, we owe so much to the Parisians.
I try to write posts that I hope may be of some interest, service and even inspiration. Lately my thoughts keep returning to Paris. For while Milan has an edge on the contemporary spirit, and California leads with a laid-back attitude, Paris shines with good taste learned from looking, mixing, editing and living with beautiful objects. Even our California cool owes much to the way of observation and presentation that only Parisians carry off with such ease. We can learn a lot from this spirit.
Here is one Parisian home that combines style with smart detailing and maximum storage, providing plenty of design elements that we can incorporate into our own spaces. So until your next trip to Paris, enjoy this home by one of the best taste masters working today.
David Bjørngaard, December 2015