Rebecca Burstein, Jr. Editor
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:09 AM EDT
Last year our editor Elana attended a special presentation on the evolution of French fabrics, brought to Toronto by the Textile Museum of Canada and Pierre Frey Sr., the patriarch of prestigious and eponymous Parisian textiles house, Pierre Frey. Today, we get to see some of those incredible fabric collections in action as we go behind the luxurious curtain of the Parisian home of Pierre Frey Jr., the house’s Director of International Relations.
Who: Pierre Frey, Jr. of La Maison Pierre Frey
Pierre Frey, Jr. in his home in Paris
View Full Gallery of Pierre’s Contemporary Flat
Where: The flat is in the heart of Paris, hidden behind the beautiful doorway of a 17th century building. Located at the back of the courtyard and up the 19th century staircase, the apartment is bathed in light thanks to the wall of full-height casement windows that flow through the succession of rooms.
The master bedroom, looking towards the bathroom
HGTV: How did you dress up this space?
Pierre Frey: A contemporary space built on a classic base creates an exceptionally spacious environment that is comfortable, colourful and in tune with the times. The graphic lines of the furniture echo the bursts of vibrant colours to enhance the soft, grey tones of the room.
The kitchen and dining area
HGTV: How would you describe your style?
PF: The decoration is a la Maison Pierre Frey, under my leadership, with players of my own generation: MARIKA DRU was selected for the architecture and was the impulse behind certain strong design elements, such as the light fixtures that she created (MKD design and crafted by CHARLES Paris).
The dining room
HGTV: How long did it take to complete the restoration?
PF: It took seven months of work to restore the space to it’s original circular floor plan, select the fixtures and finishing materials, and finally decorate with fabrics and furniture.
Read more about each room in the gallery!