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Christian Lacroix sells his Paris apartment


Look at these wonderful shots of Fashion Designer Lacroix’s wonderful Paris apartment…
Obviously, the decor is stunning. Understated, charming, eclectic and a tad bohemian; I love it.

Great taste Mr Lacroix!

Great taste Mr Lacroix!

The apartment, or actually more or less house, is located in the very plush (and shamelessly gay) Marais district of the French Capital. Whoever is able to dish up the surprisingly modest €2,000,000 will be rubbing elbows with supermodels, photgraphers, designers and thespians from the world over. Also, the Marais has a huge Gay population making this the obvious choice for Mr Lacroix to buy back when.

With approximately 200m2 (2250 square feet) the apartment is not huge for such a high profile figure.
It also looks quite modest, yet so incredibly tasteful it hurts. It is making me just a bit jealous to be honest. It has a patio where we don’t even have a balcony .

Outside and view from sitting room towards patio

Outside and view from sitting room towards patio

The apartment is part of a late-17th-century building near the historic Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum. It has an upper floor with sitting room, kitchen and general living areas designed around a small patio of roughly 18m2 (200 square feet) and a lower floor with four bedrooms and bathrooms.

There’s also a mezzanine room now used as a library. The ceilings of the living floor are 13 feet high which allows for a very roomy and dramatic ambience. Throughout the place one can find many classic original details, including gilded moldings in the master bedrooms and French doors. The bathrooms and kitchen have been recently renovated. Mr. Lacroix has moved to another apartment just a few steps away in the same fabulous Marais district.

New Kitchen in French summer home.


My aunt and uncle are the lucky owners of a little bit of paradise in the French countryside. It’s a semi-detached house that is part of a small estate. Their property once was part of the stables with possibly living space for staff or farmers. When they bought it, the furniture of the previous owner, and old lady, was still partially there. Many pieces of these left behinds were wonderful and now look fantastic between m aunt and uncle’s antiques and vintage pieces. 

My uncle built the new mantle of the fireplace himself out of large sand stone bricks. It’s an elegant work of art and fits the house like it is the original fireplace. The next time I am there I will take pictures of it and post it on here too. 

The latest project was the kitchen. It looked cosy enough as it was but just needed a bit of attention. Instead of fixing the odd screw or door here and there they decided to rip the old kitchen out, and replace it with a new one. Obviosuly keeping with the decor and mood of the house. 

Below a collage of the before, in between and after shots. It looks absolutely great! 

Kitchen before

Kitchen before

 

All but the sink have been removed

All but the sink have been removed

 

The tiles had to go too

The tiles had to go too

 

The old sink had to be drilled out!

The old sink had to be drilled out!

 

The new cabinets and stove are put in

The new cabinets and stove are put in

 

New backdrop and making sure it's all water tight

New backdrop and making sure it's all water tight

 

Final result!

Final result!

 

Love the eclectic clutter! Check the Franch vintage jars!

Love the eclectic clutter! Check the French vintage jars!