So, for those of you that don’t know me personally, you may not realise that at present I am luckily enough to be based out of Paris 3-4 days a week. This truly is THE most beautiful city in the world…
…so it really isn’t surprising that inspired by the beauty of the surroundings, many streets are filled with design boutiques, ateliers and antiques dealers all of which are packed with treasures for your home! One of the things I have been trying to do is to walk a different route home each day from the office and discover new things along my route. Tonight I stumbled upon a real find: Moissonnier.
The thing that caught my eye was the amazing collection of jewel coloured and funky patterned over-sized lampshades in the window – a display made for Paris Design Week. I mean seriously, how much do you want one..or several..of these beauties for your home?
So, when I got home I had a bit of a google, and well..I am officially smitten. This brand combines homage to historical shapes and designs with the most up-to-date vibrant use of colour and pattern I have seen in a long time. Even their website is a work of art (the trailer at the start is beautifully made…go check it out at www.moissonnier.com.)
They seem to be particularly famous for their “commode” or low chest of drawers to us Brits. Made is Louis XV style, they make them in a real rainbow of shades and my personal favourite is the shocking pink version – talk about making a statement!!
If you like this shade of pink but it’s a little much for you, then maybe this writing desk is a better option. Subtle white on the outside, the front folds down to reveal the vivacious pink of the interior. We think its uber feminine and uber fun
At this point you might be thinking this is all just rather garish (after all, cerise pink isn’t everyones thing!), so now I’m going to calm down and show you a couple more of their subtler pieces. First up is this stunning console table which with its elegant shape and intricate detailing really highlights the beauty of the wood.
Second I adore this very Parisian Regency style chair with its subtle striped fabric and ornate white frame. Tres chic non?
So the truth is, I have no real idea how much any of this stuff costs, but well, does it really matter? When you see a brand that has this level of craftmanship combined with originality it is all about investment right? And if you are ever lucky enough to be in Paris, check out their store at 52, rue de l’Université.