Andrew Gn's Parisian apartment is a perfect mix of 17th and 18th century interior design. In my previous posts, here and here, you can see the vibrant color choices Gn makes for his 2,000-square-foot flat. Every square inch of space is designed to be unique and personalized. In the room above, we see a Gustavian interpretation. Raw herringbone floors bring warmth into this room that is based around grays. Louis XVI chairs line the wall, and a cartel clock gives this room a distinct Swedish feel.
The house is adorned with endless ceramics and china, which he tells Elle Decor is a bit of an obsession. Augustus, the king of Poland at the turn of the 18th century, amassed more than 24,000 pieces of china. Gn says he shares the same love. He bought his first piece at age 16 and the endless fascination has never subdued. The walls in his home serve to display his vast collection, although he admits that thousands more pieces are sitting in storage.
Gn decorated the apartment himself without a designer. Every room is well thought out with precision. Vermilion red is used in one room exclusively. Shelves of blue-and-white chinoiserie contrasts against the red quite nicely. Vermilion red has been found in ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Peru, and other areas of the world. In the middle ages Vermilion was used to line early music staves.
Ideas For Your Home
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