If you haven’t figured it out yet, today’s house tour is of a Parisian apartment, owned by French art-director and scenographer, Jean-Christophe Aumas. What makes this apartment all the more charming (Parisian apartments decorated in the 50s style are automatically charming), is that it’s located in a nearly 300-year-old convent.
Aumas spent over a year working on this apartment, resulting in a Parisian paradise with a sophisticated pastel color palette and a veritable museum of mid-century modern pieces.
Aumas says he was inspired by the look of 1950s-era Palm Springs; chic, glamorous, colorful and sophisticated.
Here, an accent wall is painted in dusty rose and bright yellow trim and what’s that? A Serge Mouille Standing Floor Lamp. The alcove houses a vintage Scandinavian chair.
A fuller view of the living room shows more mid-century modern goodies, like another Serge Mouille 3-Arm Lamp in the corner (no, I’m not jealous…), a vintage credenza, a leather-upholstered Swan Sofa by Arne Jacobsen. And get this, the daybed facing the Swan Sofa…eBay find!
And rather than use the fireplace for a silly thing like lighting fires and warmth, he used the space to, again, show off his decorating savvy. I think it’s rather tongue-in-cheek to have painted the ends of the wood logs and use them to add color and style, don’t you?
Oh look, another Serge Mouille lamp — Rotating 1-Arm Wall Sconce.
This is definitely going on the books as one of my favorite apartments ever. Not only because of the plethora of Serge Mouille lamps, but also because of the use of color and border in a way that’s reminiscent of a graphic designer.
Images via Marie Claire Maison.
All photos by Didier Delmas.