Chic Reads: Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors
06 . 03 . 14
I was just talking about Jean-Louis Deniot yesterday and today I noticed that he has a book coming out this September, Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors. I appreciate that his design style always seems to be suited to the client and the architecture. This particular apartment on the rue des Saints-Pères in Paris that he designed for an American couple combines all the elements I love like classical architecture and period furniture mixed with modern elements such as the entry wallpaper and more contemporary pieces. I look forward to seeing and reading more about this talented designer when the book is released this fall.
The entry drapery fabric is by Romo.
A trio of 18th-century prints hang in the entry wallpaper by Studio Printworks.
“An antique Bessarabian rug from Beauvais Carpets inspired the color scheme of the living room, which features a 19th-century Italian chandelier and 17th- and 18th-century European portraits. The Roman shades and the geometric-print pillow at far right are made of Jim Thompson fabrics, while Jean-François Lesage embroidery trims the silk-taffeta curtains. The gilt-wood sofa is Louis XVI, and the cocktail table is a Deniot design.”
The owners collect antique portraits which fill the apartment. The 1940s Carlhian armchair is upholstered in linen by Romo.
“In the library, antique portraits by Joseph Combette and the studio of Joseph Boze overlook a 19th-century French pedestal table; glimpsed through the doorway to the guest suite is an 1840s plaster Diana atop a Louis XVI–style semainier.” A semainier is a narrow chest from the 18th-century having seven long drawers which were originally meant to hold a week’s supply of clothing.
“Jean-Louis Deniot marbleized the mid-19th-century stone mantel, which is surmounted by a Directoire trumeau; the curtains are of a Jim Thompson silk, and the vintage Carlhian settees are clad in a Pierre Frey velvet.”
The bed in the master suite is highlighted by an 18th-century corona and a Louis XV bench; the chandelier is 1880s Italian, and 1940s Jansen sconces flank the Louis XVI trumeau mirror.
“Deniot designed the master bath’s tub surround, limestone-and-marble floor, and paneling, which is decorated with framed butterfly specimens from Deyrolle; the lantern is by Vaughan, the curtains are made of a Pierre Frey satin, and the tub fittings are by Volevatch.”
Photos from Jean-Louis Deniot and by Derry Moore for AD