A bit more contemporary than the home I shared on Sunday by Luis Laplace, this is the renovated Paris apartment of model Adriana Abascal. She is quite obviously a serious art collector and her 5 bedroom apartment in a Haussmann-era building in the 16th arrondissement with views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe is the perfect backdrop. (I am saddened to learn Luis stripped out ornate paneling and replacing busy-looking moldings and baseboards that I assume were original to the 19th century apartment but did keep the original herringbone parquet flooring and marble fireplace mantels.) Photos via Luis’ website and Jean-Francois Jaussaud via Galerie Magazine.
A crime to remove the historic molding. There are plenty of plain buildings; why strip one with character?
Unforgivable to destroy the original features, no matter how nice the finished product is.