Jean-Louis Deniot likes a room to be versatile. “I love it when you have a space in which you can host a really great party with a DJ or a very elegant, formal dinner,” declares the Paris-based decorator. One of Deniot’s recent projects, the pied-à-terre of an American couple with two energetic young children, perfectly fits the bill. Its style, he says, is “Louis XVI in sneakers.” By that he means traditional 18th-century grandeur laced with a dose of modern, laid-back chic.
The building that houses the apartment is certainly impressive. Situated on a quiet street near the church of Saint-Sulpice on the Left Bank, it was probably part of a much larger mansion built in the 1700s. The apartment itself is accessed via a private stone staircase that would not look out of place in a château in the Loire Valley. VIA