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

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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.

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Impressionist Landscape by Juan Guzman
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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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Hope you get enough information and resources to get your project going.

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Timothy Corrigan’s New Fabric Collection with Schumacher

One of the high-lights from PDC Fall Market 2019 is Timothy Corrigan’s new fabric collection with Schumacher. I was able to take some photos from the launching party.

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Here is the moldboard for the collection

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Love this commingle of leopard and wide velvet stripes. So fresh and chic!

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Alternate of high and low pile-

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Re-imagine traditional pattern with a modern flair

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I am totally obsessed with this new Timothy’s collection with Schumacher–they are modern, classical yet playful and will add a touch of haute cotour to any space.  I cannot wait to use them for our next projects.

 

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Florals for Spring

 

I am always looking for inspiration from my surroundings, nature, tech, art… And , of course, the fashion.  I am so so fascinated by this week’s Paris Couture Fashion Show. It is the best time to stretch one’s  imagination.   Don’t you agree with me?

One of my favorites is Valentino Couture.  The house designer Pierpaolo Piccioli truely took ‘ Florals for Spring’ to a new level.  It is beyond ordinary beautiful.  From the fresh color palettes to romantic dreamy floral patterns, these designs are such joyful eye candies.  It looks like the designer brought a spring garden to runway.  I couldn’t wait to share them with you:

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What do you think, don’t you love them all just I do.

For interior design industry, we love floral patterns too. They add a touch of elegance to any room to make it soft and romantic atmosphere:

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I use floral pattens a lot for table linens and wallpaper:

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These beautiful floral linens truly put you a super cheerful mind.

 

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Have a Wonderful Friday

 

 

Monday Inspirations

I usually have a long run on Sundays.  So I go easy on Mondays and schedule client meetings afterwards.  Monday is a perfect time for me to organize interior pictures I took when I went to show houses and places with beautiful room decor.  There are tons of them.  I will have to file them as inspirations for different projects.

 

First of all, my inspiration always come from nature. We happened to have a little rain this morning.  My backyard garden was so romantic in the rain and I shot this picture of a lemon:

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The lemon with water drops make me feel so grounded, happy and peaceful.

Here are rest of interior pictures  for today’s filing:

 

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Wherever I go, I always take  pictures of flowers.  They are just such beauties.

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A beautiful table-set for a perfect autumnal afternoon tea.  Life is beautiful!

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To- the floor- drapery with a simple form yet a little details will always be a great idea to uplift a room, make it  warm, elegant and lady-like.  I love the pink and checkered floor–chic and classic.

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soft and romantic. Love the trim detail.

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This my today’s favorite.  Love the orange chinoiserie wallpaper and cream channel-backed mid-century sofa.  Nicely done for a mix-and-match style.

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Love the   blue-white chinoisorie vase, cream lamp-shaded wall scone against lime-green glass-cloth wallpaper.

 

I hope you find those interiors inspirational.

 

Happy Monday

 

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Oheka Castle—the film site for Taylor Swift’s Blank Space

Congratulate Taylor Swift for winning VMA’s  Best Female Video for her 1989 hit Blank Space last night. When I first time watched the video, I was amazed by the beautiful scenes in the video.  Most of scenes of Blank Space were filmed in the walls of Oheka Castle, the famous 109,000- square- foot historic hotel that once belonged to financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn.  The best way to enjoy the beautiful interiors of the hotel is probably by watching Taylor Swift’s video Blank Space. The belowing is the link. Enjoy!