“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

The apartment Of Patrick Gilles & Dorothée Boissier in Paris is jaw-droppingly exquisite – every single room is sophisticated and sensual; a visual feast.  The 19th century apartment with it’s high ceilings, large open spaces, French windows and classical moldings could have intimidated lesser mortals; but for these two it was just the starting point!   Our starting point was a 1950’s ex-state house.  In the kitchen I love how the wall cabinets have been detailed as a series of boxed units.  I wonder if they would be interested in a house swap?

And so to Jean-Louis Deniot’s Paris apartment where the cabinetry in the kitchen is clad in hammered silver:


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