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Revisiting Pauline

by habituallychic

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We’ve all seen photos of Pauline de Rothschild’s home in Paris but the November 2014 issue of World of Interiors has some that have never been seen before.  I didn’t realize that the ground floor apartment was only four rooms and that Pauline designed quite a few pieces of the furniture including the steel and brass bed above. After looking at the photos that were taken by Horst in 1969 again, I realized how timeless the pared down design looks to this day.


The Chinese wallpaper is from the 18th-century.


I don’t remember seeing “the workroom” before and it’s now my favorite. The desk is a piece of wod edged with two inches of polished silver. Pauline


Pauline designed this daybed with a steel bedframe and moveable screens was inspired by a piece owned by Marie-Antoinette.


I also didn’t realize that the Salon was also clad in Chinese wallpaper in addition to her bedroom.


Pauline was known for her low straw trays on castors.


The oval salon features a stone floor.


Another view of the oval salon with Louis XVI furniture and doors leading to the garden.


A 17th-century terracotta sphinx sits in the garden.