Completely renovating this 150 year-old, three-bedroom residence was a spectacular opportunity to channel my creative passions for combining the best of the past with the very best of the new.
Sometimes, modern furniture can be largely predictable and I believe special spaces deserve furnishings as unique as they are. So I decided to purchase or custom design almost all of the apartment’s furniture in the states and ship the final and finished pieces to France.
The work doubled during installation as we found the previous contractor had built-ins and cabinetry in place that covered holes in walls and camouflaged missing flooring. To maintain our tight schedule, I became a General Contractor in Paris and sourced talented draftsmen, plumbers, electricians, and laborers to undertake and complete all the necessary rework (in a matter of 60 days, no less).
Executing a creative vision conceived 3,000 miles away can be challenging, but collaborating across the Atlantic can also afford intrepid designers and clients alike, unique opportunities that would not otherwise present themselves.