November 30, 2013
” I aim for my interiors to be eclectic chic as well as serene” – Jean Louis Denoit
One of my new favourite finds, French interior designer Jean Louis Denoit who creates a “couture-style luxury”. Denoit’s approach lies in the architectural structure of his designs – emphasis lies on embellished shapes and proportions to create an ultra refined, delicate and chic interior.
The beauty of Denoit’s style appears to lie in the renovation process. His plans, generally based on Neoclassical design, are only refined and enhanced as Denoit takes the existing elements into account – the architectural period and construction type are only complimented by the use of natural materials that do not detract from them.
In the entry hall, a pedestal by Deniot holds a Philippe Angot sculpture; the light fixtures are by Gino Sarfatti, and the walls are painted to match the marble floor.
Deniot designed the brass bench, the photograph is by Valérie Belin, and the sconce is by Georges Jouve.
Natural materials: the cabinetry in the kitchen is clad in hammered silver, and the countertops and floor are marble; the brass-and- opaline light fixture is by Stilnovo.
Alternating strips of French and Portuguese limestone in the guest bath emulate the proportions of a Daniel Buren artwork; the Duravit tub has Dornbracht fittings.
The use and play of natural light in Denoit’s interiors is something that I absolutely love.
One can keep on dreaming..