Tour a Newly Restored Historic French Manor

If you have to be constrained in a house for 3 or 4 months just like we have being through right now in this pandemic crisis, what kind of house you would rather choose to live in, a minimalism house or a house full with vibrant decor. I guess different people will have a different answer. It is just like that some artists need a busy urban social life to get inspired while others need that isolated quiet environment to really tap into their creativity fountain. Today, we are going to tour a newly restored historic French manor which is owned and designed by Paris-based ELLE Decor A-List architect and interior designer and his partner the 1stdibs​.com co-founder William Holloway. The reason we chose this house today because we truly want to have some fun. Too often, people fear to take a bold step to play big and they are very strict on what they like and what they dislike and they will fortuitously follow the rules. But life is fun and it is more fun to take it is easy and to be open-minded. So this is kind of the vibe the house we are going to tour today indicate–an easy-going French country house with all kind of things that make you wonder.

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How to Create a French Modern Home Approved by Lee Radziwill

In  2019, the last year of the passing decade, we lost several fashion icons and Lee Radziwill is one of them.  She is a former European princess and actress, socialite, interior decorator, sister of the late Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1994). We wrote about her Paris pied-à-terre . The  article is one of our top 10 popular blogs in 2019.  We are going to reblog her Paris home today since everything French is one of the top trends in 2020 according to Pinterest report and there are so many great deals going on at the end of the year and we just simply want to help you out if you are planning to refresh or renovate your home in 2020.

Her Paris pied-à-terre is her love at first sight.   Overlooking  Avenue Montaigne with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the home was originally decorated by Christian Liaigre,  it is perhaps one of the most iconic Parisian abodes of the 20th century.  Her Paris home was featured three times on magazines, Vogue in 2003,  ELLE Decor in 2009 and Times in 2013 and it had being evolved each time.

We can see the style in her Paris apartment is very different from her New York home. As herself said of her New York apartment :” but it’s extremely full. So it’s wonderful to have the contrast [in Paris] of having it totally Zen, totally peaceful. In what other city do you find doves outside your window…”   All of the furniture in her Paris home is clean-lined, yet there are gilded antique mirrors, gilded coffee tables, floral upholstery ,tons of artworks and books and a lot of detailed soft touches.  Her interiors are just like the way she dressed—modern , elegant and chic, yes American chic.

She photographed in the same living room several times and each time the living room looks a little bit different. There are some changes on fabric, decor objects, floral arrangements, the ways she hanged her artworks. What doesn’t change is her clean-lined furniture and her approach of mixing and matching   gilded  antique French and her own antique treasures and artworks.

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Lee Radziwill in her Paris apartment.
Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2003
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Elle Decor, 2009

To achieve Lee’s French living room look, please shop and click  the below images:

Avondale 82” Charles Of London Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Avondale 82'' Charles Of London Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Chalabi 84” Slipcovered Loveseat

Chalabi 84'' Slipcovered Loveseat

London Sofa Bed

London Sofa Bed

Pierce 61″ Armless Loveseat

Pierce 61" Armless Loveseat

85.25″ Armless Sofa with Reversible Cushions

85.25" Armless Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Rowan 78″ Armless Sofa

Rowan 78" Armless Sofa

Harper 60″ Armless Settee

Harper 60" Armless Settee
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Grace 89″ Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Grace 89" Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Grace 89″ Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Grace 89" Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa with Reversible Cushions

Cardiff Recessed Arm Sofa

Cardiff Recessed Arm Sofa

Tuscany Rolled Arm Sofa

Tuscany Rolled Arm Sofa

Barclay Butera Upholstery 90” Charles Of London Sofa

Barclay Butera Upholstery 90'' Charles Of London Sofa

Aiden 90.5″ Sofa

Aiden 90.5" Sofa
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Richmond Hill Table Lamp, White/Brass
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22″ Hydrangea & Peony Arrangement, Faux
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17″ Lush Hydrangea w/ Vase, Faux
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7″ Farmington Peony Arrangement, Faux
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17″ Peony & Rose Mix Arrangement, Faux
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24″ Tropical Mix Arrangement, Faux
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Elle Decor 2013. Don’t you love these chinoiserie patterned fabric?  This is her favorite Chinoiserie Le Manach fabric which brings the soul, feminity and elegance to the room.
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This is the real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Another real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.

To achieve Lee’s French living room look, please shop and click  the below images:

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Regent 40″x64″ Trumeau Wall Mirror
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Large Giltwood Federal Style Mirror
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Marlowe Swivel Club Chair, Sea Linen
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Monica Swivel Club Chair, Mist
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Obviously, pink is her favorite color.  With a large amount of creams and whites in the back ground,  mixed patterns of stripes, chinoiserie played off with pink on the sofa..  It is just such an elegant and peaceful place you want to wind down.
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Again, pink, stripe pattern, plant artworks, florals, neutrals for the  background and the sunshines… I would love to just sit here for the whole day watching doves flying by.
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Chic, chic, chic…
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A true style icon. achieve Lee’s French living room look, please shop and click  the below images:

Sutton Sofa, Blush

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Eloise Camelback Sofa, Navy Linen
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Eloise Camelback Sofa, White Linen
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Comfy Slipcovered Club Chair, Natural Stripe


Stratford 31” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Stratford 31'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Novi 25” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Novi 25'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Madison 30” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Madison 30'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Lea 30” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Lea 30'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Camille 27” Wide Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Camille 27'' Wide Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Chloe 27” Wide Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Chloe 27'' Wide Slipcovered Slipper Chair

Tuscany 36” Wide Tufted Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Tuscany 36'' Wide Tufted Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Warrington 31” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Warrington 31'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Hanson 29” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Hanson 29'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Manhasset 34” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Manhasset 34'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Maurice 30” Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair

Maurice 30'' Wide Down Cushion Slipcovered Armchair
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The Most Expensive House on Earth

Villa Les Cèdres, a 187-year-old, 18,000-square-foot, 14-bedroom mansion set on 35 acres that include 300 year old olive trees is on the market for $410 million and the current owners are betting that the house’s combination of history, luxury, and a prime location along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will be enough to make it the most expensive residential sale in history.

 

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Photo Credit: Ambroise Tezenas for Bloomberg Businessweek

 

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