A Paris Apartment Packed with Color

Designer Olivier Gagnère mixes exotic textiles and bold colors in his Left Bank flat

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Photographer: Simon Upton
Designer Olivier Gagnère mixes exotic textiles and bold colors in his Left Bank flat
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Luxe Left Bank
Gagnère lives in a late-18th-century building on the Left Bank.
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In one of the two salons, a by Gagnère is upholstered in a mohair velvet, the trio of watercolors is by Pierre Faucher, the mantel holds a Sèvres-porcelain vase by Ettore Sottsass and an oil painting by Pierre Jacquette, and the kilim rug is from Turkey; the side tables, earthenware vase, and wrought-iron mirror are all designs.
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The , , and are designs.
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In the entrance room, the console sheathed in leather and mussel shells, and the chaise longue upholstered in a fabric are both by ; the pillows and throws are made from antique Pakistani fabrics, the stool is African, the lithograph is by , the porcelain fireplace is late 19th century, and the walls are painted in Bible Black by .
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Another salon features an oak bench by that holds a Pierre Charpin platter, a concrete candelabra, and vases he designed; the floor lamp was found at in Paris, and the chairs, designs, are upholstered in vinyl and Lelièvre faux fur.
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The sofa, topped with an antique suzani from Afghanistan, and the cocktail table of vinyl and enameled glass are designs; the kitchen’s pendant light has a cardboard shade, and the table is draped with a Basque cloth.
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Jurassic Kitchen
The kitchen cabinetry is covered in crocodile-embossed leather, the dinosaur sculpture is by Sui Jianguo, and the wall color is Bible Black by .
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The sofa, originally designed for Café Marly, is upholstered in a fabric, the mantel is late 19th century, the andirons are by ­, and the painting is by Vincent Scali.
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The bathroom walls are paved in slate tiles, and the porcelain vase was designed by Gagnère for .
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In the master bedroom, a painting by Marine ­Archang hangs above the bed, which is upholstered in a ­ fabric and dressed with antique suzanis.
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in his Paris apartment.
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This article was featured in the April 2010 issue.

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