Vintage Paris Apartment With Eclectic Features

This apartment belongs to a famous designer, and it toally reflects his creative mind and impeccable taste combining vintage and ecclectic features

This apartment belongs to a famous designer, and it toally reflects his creative mind and impeccable taste combining vintage and ecclectic features

Located in a 17th century building in Le Haut Marais, the lovely Paris home and showroom of Australian-born fashion designer Martin Grant is an intriguing mix of flea market finds, travel souvenirs and textiles.I’d say that this apartment is real French chic at its best, with eclectic features and refined items that seem to be so different but work well together.

The previous owners had already renovated the home but Grant repainted everything white, including the walls, woodwork, mantelpiece and exposed beams. The beams had been left natural and varnished; it felt like an English pub; he also sanded and oiled the doors.

The mood inside the apartment is at once harmonious and eclectic, there’s a “weird mix of things”. He inherited his passion for mid-century pieces from his forward-thinking parents, who made their family home a 1960s, clean-lined Robin Boyd-designed house in Blackburn, outside Melbourne. So, against a backdrop of pieces with clean, modernist lines, Grant has filled his current apartment with a warmth of antique, cultural and textural influences.

The furniture includes a number of vintage flea market finds, such as mid-century Scandinavian sofas, one-legged tables and Gio Ponti- style chairs. To line his walls, Grant has swapped frocks for photography and artworks by friends, including Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott and photographer Polly Borland. To accessorize, there are Willy Rizzo table lamps, vases from Luxor and cabinets featuring intriguing mementos from his travels, such as delicate ceramics, anemone shells, pretty paperweights and apothecary bottles.

Grant also feels the need for change at home, so he moves the whole apartment around. He changes things and their places and shifts them as he likes, which makes him feel he moved into a new space – such a inspiring and refreshing idea, try!

Most of the apartment is painted white, and there are wooden beams on the ceiling, the living room features an antique fireplace, comfy furniture and a statement - a mustard sofa

Most of the apartment is painted white, and there are wooden beams on the ceiling, the living room features an antique fireplace, comfy furniture and a statement - a mustard sofa

The dining space features a unique blend of vintage and rustic wicker furniture, which looks chic and eye-catchy altogether

The dining space features a unique blend of vintage and rustic wicker furniture, which looks chic and eye-catchy altogether

The home is filled with interesting items like this floral chandelier, a vintage mirror and many artworks

The home is filled with interesting items like this floral chandelier, a vintage mirror and many artworks

The corridor filled with light through the glazed wall is accentuated with forged vignettes on the ceiling

The corridor filled with light through the glazed wall is accentuated with forged vignettes on the ceiling

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