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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What a letdown

French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld's Paris apartment from Taschen's New Paris Interiors (the original in the blue dust jacket is the decorating Bible of coffee table books). I'm underwhelmed. I'm sure it cost a fortune and every stick of furniture has an exquisite pedigree and provenance, but where's the art and objets?



10 comments:

PutzFrau said...

Wow, I agree. Where's the art?

The place itself is beautiful with all the molding but it's completely washed out with NO color.

And where did she get the dining room chairs? Those look like they belong under a smokey glass table and should have dusty rose velvet cushions.

Raina said...

And the flower market roses most likely picked up by Ms. Roitfeld's assistant on the way to the shoot and shoved into the crystal vase just scream edgy arty interior.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

yeah, wow... bummer! the physical apartment itself is absolutely beautiful, but there is NOTHING else going on there. I suspect the most visually interesting thing in the house is Carine's closet!

erin@designcrisis said...

This Is Glamorous has pics posted from that book and, is it just me or does the top image have mini blinds on the window? Mini blinds.

http://citified.blogspot.com/2008/08/nouveaux-intrieurs-parisiens.html

Raina said...

Those silly Frogs. I'm also wondering about the fireplace mantel under the window - obviously decorative. It's just a whole bunch of nonsense.

The Paris Apartment said...

With those bones, that's just cruel. That room is a character that's seen so much. Now this.
The deli flowers add all the life in this incarnation.

erin@designcrisis said...

Looks like your post has made the rounds:

http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2008/08/fashionable-home.html

woodley park-zoo said...

Maybe she's never ever there... doesn't it look like a place in progress or more like a place on hold?

Raina said...

WPZ, I once read that one can either have a great wardrobe and a so-so home, or a fantastic house and a schlumpy closet. It seems to be true in Roitfeld's case.

Raina said...

Paris Apt, "deli flowers".

*snicker*