So many apartments in Paris have white walls but not this one. It is painted in seven shades of grey graduating from light to dark as you move back to the private spaces. I came across the home of David Chaplain and Alexandre Roussard on The Socialite Family, an interesting website that features “smart and cool families.” At first, I was a little concerned that it discriminated against single people but they are profiled under the Portraits section. Seems David Chaplain works for Chanel and Alexandre Roussard is the head of architecture and merchandising for Diptyque. Their Paris apartment is a joint design project influenced by the furniture of Jean Royère, the interiors of Gio Ponti and Jean Michel Frank, and more recently, the universe of Dimore Studio. The dark interiors are punctuated with brass accents and things they have collected. I especially love the clean contemporary black kitchen that is insanely chic and would definitely not convey the same elegance in white.