19th Century Paris Townhouse Of Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani

This adorable townhouse in Paris belonged to Vogue editor Franca Sozzani and was decorated by her

This adorable townhouse in Paris belonged to Vogue editor Franca Sozzani and was decorated by her

The utterly lovely 19th century Paris townhouse belonged to Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who sadly passed away in December shortly after these photos were taken.

She adopted a similarly uniform look for her homes, which she bought and flipped like a savvy Las Vegas card dealer. In each residence—her former New York townhouse, the Milan apartment, a family getaway in Portofino—Sozzani’s take on interiors was rigorously reductive. Stern black and white lines created a spotless and fuss-free gallery-like aesthetic in all her domestic surroundings. The house was in bad shape, divided into three apartments, but it totally blew her mind, she saw a great potential in it.

In her Paris home, pure white walls contrast with wood floors dyed black. Original moldings were reproduced, while the doors and ceilings all retain their bronze patina. A magnificent skylight was added to the top floor, and the basement was converted into quarters for staff. She knew exactly where she wanted each light, outlet, and switch. No detail escaped her vision.

My favorite space in this townhouse is a home office nook, where a monochrome color scheme of black and white is made bolder with bright orange accents: the lines on the desk, the picture frame, the lamp and even a bent wood chair are done in this color. Every detail including a large photo on the wall is thought over, and a purple mask on a mannequin head shows that it’s a feminine space.

She preferred a monochromatic black and white color palette for all her homes including this one

She preferred a monochromatic black and white color palette for all her homes including this one

The simple and classic colors are complemented by textural furniture and accessories of different materials and cool upholstery

The simple and classic colors are complemented by textural furniture and accessories of different materials and cool upholstery

Works of art take a significant place in this townhouse decor, they create an ambience

Works of art take a significant place in this townhouse decor, they create an ambience

The kitchen is modern, with simple white tiles and stainless steel cabinets and appliances, the lamps are vintage ones

The kitchen is modern, with simple white tiles and stainless steel cabinets and appliances, the lamps are vintage ones

The dining room used for work also features the original plasterwork on the ceiling and a vintage dining table with a cool top

The dining room used for work also features the original plasterwork on the ceiling and a vintage dining table with a cool top

The fireplace as used for displaying the artworks mostly and I love thistles instead of flowers

The fireplace as used for displaying the artworks mostly and I love thistles instead of flowers

The master bedorom shows beautiful artworks in shining gold frames and small desk with a bent wood chair

The master bedorom shows beautiful artworks in shining gold frames and small desk with a bent wood chair

There's also a fireplace here but non-working, mostly for decor and to use its mantel

There's also a fireplace here but non-working, mostly for decor and to use its mantel

Home office nook with a black desk and a bent wood chair, there are bold orange-ocher details that make it cozier

Home office nook with a black desk and a bent wood chair, there are bold orange-ocher details that make it cozier

The bathroom features a unique wall and a black curtain for a white bathtub, looks very fashionable

The bathroom features a unique wall and a black curtain for a white bathtub, looks very fashionable

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