France is known for its ability to execute everything with innate style. Specifically, Paris, for instance, is not only the capital of fashion but also the heart of modern interior design. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to French interior designers, you can find some of the most influential personalities the industry has ever known.
So, in order to celebrate and honor the French interior design and the decorators who changed the industry and also to provide you with the best decorating ideas, Brabbu brings you this article. The names behind the following interiors represent a fellowship of standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring. All of them you probably know. They are talented, famous interior designers who are leading the field with their innovative work. We’ve talked about them before and probably will mention them again in the future, given that their projects are so creative, indulgent and true feasts for our eyes. Hopefully, they bring you interior design inspiration.
Jean-Louis Deniot has lived and breathed interior design from an early age. His natural aptitude for working with textures and patterns was perfected during his education in Paris and, after graduating in 2000, the visionary set up his interior design firm that year. Deniot tailors each of his projects to his client’s needs, using his travels for inspiration. His flair for nodding to past time periods and refined color palettes is the reason he’s been booked for an endless list of impressive projects. From designing out-of-this-world residential properties, Deniot has done it all.
She may be the name behind some of the interiors of Paris’ hippest hotels, and being so eclectic, Dorothée Meilichzon is a source of inspiration for many people renovating their homes. Her interior design ideas are rich, bold and creative. A true perfectionist, and with a researcher’s mind, Dorothée is always seeking out new trends, and takes her inspiration from everything around her, which is inspiring for us too.
Based in Paris, Charles Zana’s architectural practice creates exceptional spaces all over the world. The interior architect considers his own style as modern classic and that shows in his works, from residential, shop and exhibition design projects. Highly structured interiors and richly poetic, and that’s why the french architect means design inspiration for so many.
Sarah Lavoine uses similar principles when it comes to interior design as the way she does while dressing herself. In her design projects, Sarah Lavoine never avoids the ordinary and works the total look. The designer does her best and knows how to mix and combine different items. According to her, there is nothing worse than when an entire room – or worse, an entire house – is designed with one theme all over.
Didier Gomez is known in the industry for his creations for Yves Saint Laurent and De Beers, among others, and is doing beautiful interiors for more than 30 years now. His expertise is highly acclaimed. Winner of numerous design awards, he has designed boutiques, large stores, restaurants, apartments, houses and head offices all over the world.
Gilles & Boissier
The successful duo that runs the architecture and design practice Gilles and Boissier are definitely no strangers to anyone involved in anything remotely close to high-end design. Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier who are partners, both at work and play, find their own specific role and style, but together they form a unified whole.
Joseph Dirand is one of the best in Paris’ design scene nowadays. The Parisian architect has made a name for himself by creating linear, monochromatic spaces for luxury brands, like Givenchy, Alexander Wang or Mayfair. He runs residential, commercial and hospitality interior projects with the master of few. All in all, Dirand is one of the most coveted architects in Paris.
India Mahdavi was raised by a Persian father and Egyptian-English mother. As a result, her upbringing and culturally diverse lifestyle are reflected in her inspired, eclectic designs, which range from homes, hotels, and commercial spaces to airplane interiors and furniture. Her design is characterized by a combination of humor, elegance, and sensuality.
Pierre Yves-Rochon and his team of talented designers are best known for exceptional hotels and restaurants interiors. Each unique space is composed of elements drawn from each property’s location, culture and history, supported by classic French style. Traditional and modern materials, textures and furniture combine to create new interiors that are elegant, engaging and soothing. Founded in 1979, PYR is world-renowned for its award-winning interior environments for hotels, private residences, and restaurants.
Having worked in the luxury industry for many years has made Anne-Sophie Pailleret an experienced professional. She made her passion her profession, and soon her talent improved while working at Cartier and with Jean-Louis Deniot. The Parisian designer does not leave anything to chance. Her mission in every new interior design project is to create an atmosphere, with patterns, colors, materials, and selected fabrics, that will match decorative furniture pieces and objects while linking these elements with a tailored craft work and finally boosting the decor with some contemporary references.