Home Tour: Rustic Modern Glamour in Paris

Julia Millay Walsh

It was lust at first sight when we first laid eyes on this captivating home in the Paris's sixth arrondissement, designed by skilled French design firm D.Mesure. The expansive space is aspirational, but the restrained neutral palette, shapeful furnishings, mixed metals, and beguiling art collection are elements we can all seek to replicate. We're letting this standout space be our mentor in worldly, rustic, and glamorous style -- want to join us? Take a few notes and achieve a similar aesthetic in your own home._1

We wrote recently about the advantages of neutral spaces, and we're still waving that flag. One of the best qualities of this space is how beautifully its beiges, linens, and off-whites balance the sharp pops of colors in the homeowner's artwork and collector's furniture. The layers of neutral colors create a sense of warmth that all-white will never offer. Mix different textures like airy linen, nubby tweed, supple leather, and worn wood to recreate this look.

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Ghost Linen Sofa, $4295, ABC Carpet & Home Concrete and Brass Lamp, $298, Zinc Door Platner Armchair, $3022, DWR


Whether you invest in pieces from celebrated names or you scout up-and-coming artists, become a champion of art; if you integrate original pieces, your home will look that much more unique. Even when it comes to furniture, think of yourself as a collector, purchasing antiques, vintage pieces, or one-of-a-kind finds that you've rarely or never seen before.

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Pebble Table, inquire for price, 1st Dibs Bodh Gaya Prayer by Nicholas Vreeland, from $100, Artspace Katavolos Chrome & Leather Modern Sling Chair, $1400, 1stdibs


This home has beautifully distinct balance of rustic pieces and glamorous moments. That juxtaposition makes it look elevated, yet comfortable -- and shouldn't luxury living be comfortable?! Creating a balance of polar styles -- be it rustic with glamorous or Victorian with modernist -- introduces an element of surprise and will make your home stand out from one-note "modern" or "traditional" homes.
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Willow Chair, $129, Wisteria Azul Armchair, $18800, Switch Modern  Lonny Sconce, $690, Arteriors Home

Want to see more inspiring homes like this? Dive into some of our past home tours for more interiors eye candy.

Photographs: D.Mesure

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