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Fine Print: Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors

Parisian architect and interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot opens his book, Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors (Rizzoli, 2014) saying, “I always want to get as far as possible from the white box.”

Indeed, Deniot’s interiors are like treasure chests, layers of neutrals that are truly unboring, at times even mesmerizing. Deniot mixes texture without resorting to sisal and patterns without hint of an ikat. Oversize statement artwork, from landscapes to off-color portraits, to the simplest abstracts mix with period light fixtures and furniture, along with custom wallpaper and rugs. While some of the rooms are definitely “decorated,” they mostly remain wholly welcoming.

Here is a sampling of rooms designed by Jean-Louis Deniot from his newly published book, Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors.


You may have seen this glam kitchen on Pinterest, or the old-fashioned way, in Architectural Digest. This is Jean-Louis Deniot’s own apartment, on rue de Lille in Paris. The cabinetry is clad in hammered silver, the countertops, backsplash, and floor are marble, and the brass light fixture is by Stilnovo. Note the pair of 1970s Ettore Sottsass gray ceramic candlesticks in the corner.


The custom wallpaper in Deniot’s dining room has the look of quartzite; I love how the naturalistic stripes works with the similarly organic shapes in the Nepalese rug. Chairs from the 1950s by Jacques Adnet chairs surround a 1940s dining table by Roger Thibier, over which hangs an antique chandelier from the 1840s. The drawing is by Konstantin Kakanias and the sconce by Willy Daro.


This 2,600-square-foot apartment is home to an influential art collector in Paris. The statement photograph really fools you (or at least me) into believing there’s a view.  The photograph Paradise 25 is by Thomas Struth. I like how this space feels quite spare, more so than many of Deniot’s rooms.


In the same apartment, the photograph Le Lait Miraculeux de la Vierge is by Bettina Rheims. The carpet is David Hicks, and the baubles hanging from the ceiling are part of a sculpture, Les Amants Suspendus by Jean-Michel Othoniel. I adore the irreverent photo and playful chair in an otherwise tailored room.


This is the master bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment by the Seine, owned by Londoners. A pair of 1950 black lacquered birch wood nightstands by Heywood-Wakefield flank a custom made upholstered headboard in a textural fabric, its nubbiness a contrast to the custom hand-sewn bed cover in baby alpaca. The gilded metal bedside lights from Jean Pierre Orinel are from the 1970s, with black lampshades by Anne Sokolsky and the black resin chandelier (which reminds me of a molecule model) is by Pouenat. A decorative painter gave the walls a faux parchment effect and Deniot designed the custom-made hammered brass fireplace. Off to the side, is an on-trend 1950s brass articulated lamp from Stilnovo; its white lampshade is metal. Love those doors. I want them to be gray lacquer, but I supposed they may be frosted glass.


This is actually part of Deniot’s office, a 3,700-square-foot workspace in an 18th century stone building in an arts and antiques neighborhood.  I could easily be happy with this as my living room. Alas, it’s Deniot’s client sitting room. The coffee table is by Ado Chale, and the contemporary candlesticks are by Hervé Van der Straeten. Two vintage armchairs are in the style of Royère and the agate topped gold side table is by Hiquily. The rug is mohair and silk from Solstys. If it were my living room, I’d sub out the artwork for an oversize contemporary photograph, probably with some green it.


Taking a detour from Paris, this room is part of a five-thousand-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment overlooking a lake near Chicago owned by two lawyers. I suppose the blue velvet sofa and more accessible painting might mark it more American, though overall the place is tres grande.

Photography by Xavier Béjot

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Montage: 28 Hallways With Inspired Pendant Lights (In Multiples)

When I first started putting together my most recent post for the Lamps Plus blog, “7 Hallway Lighting Ideas,” I didn’t realize how helpful it was going to be. I’m a big fan of statement lighting, even before everyone had to have it. (I used a trio of pendants in a guest room on the Cape, two frosted and one clear; the electrician thought my order was wrong.)

A stylist once told me that lighting is like jewelry for the home. So, why has it not occurred to me to add interesting lighting to our dreary downstairs hallway? True, the ceiling may be too low for pendant lights, but anything would be an improvement. Must investigate.

In the meantime here are 28 hallways with lights in multiples. There’s an array of styles, from classic schoolhouse pendants and traditional lanterns to industrial cage lights, and others. I actually love all those red cords of the bare bulbs in the home featured in Dwell. And I love how the succession of glossy black drum shades in the offices of fashion label By Malene Birger looks so sophisticated. Also love the copper pendants in the Jean Louis Denoit-designed hallway. So many great examples here.


Fox-Nahem Design  •  Architectural Digest


Lewis/Schoeplein Architects


Photo by Douglas Friedman


Sutton Suzuki Architects


Tim Barber Architecture


Home of Gather and Build blogger


Copenhagehn home of interior designer Tina Havmøller
Bo Bedre


2fORM Architecture


LGA Architectural Partners •  Dwell


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography




Robert Passal  •  TradHome 2011


Offices of fashion label By Malene Birger


John Maniscalco Architecture


Thomas Shafer Architects


Peacock Pavillions  •  Photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny


Jean Louis Deniot


Home of By Nord designer Hanne Berzant  •  Femina


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography


Photo by Lisbet Sporndly


Photo by Petra Bindel


Sandvold Blanda Architecutre + Interiors


Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Trent Bell


Parkyn Design


J. Marshall Porterfield Architecture


Kristin Rocke
Photo by William Waldron  •  TradHome 2013


Jean Louis Deniot

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Photo by Simon Devitt for Urbis Magazine

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Crystal Ball Chandeliers

I still have not gotten around to really thinking about what sort of statement light fixture I want for the living room. When we did renovations a couple of years ago, I had the electrician wire it up for something shiny or sparkly in the smack middle of the space (recessed lights and two vintage lamps light it now). The idea was I’d search and save up for a spectacular light fixture. I have long had my eye on vintage Italian crystal floral ball chandeliers like the one in the first photo below. Usually, especially these days, my taste runs towards the more minimal and contemporary, but I can’t get my mind off these feminine lovelies. I’m sure originals are way out of reach price-wise, but I have definitely seen versions of less expensive crystal ball lights. I’ll pull together a roundup of those tomorrow.


Interior designer Penny Drue Baird, Dessins, LLC
Architect David Ruff, Design Laboratories LLC
Photographer Simon Upton for Architectural Digest


Lynne Scalo Design
Photographer Tim Street-Porter for Interiors Magazine


Home of Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings
Architect David Mann, MR Architecture and Decor
Photographer Nikolas Koenig for Architectural Digest




Elle Decor


Photographer Eric Paisecki


Better Homes & Gardens


Kravitz Design

Modern Dining Room Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Photographer Gaelle Le Boulicaut


Photographer Nicole Franzen


Applegate Tran Interiors


Photographer Sara Essex Bradley


Russell Groves Architecture


Alessandra Branca

Jean Louis Deniot Opulent Bathroom

Jean-Louis Deniot

Steven Gambrel Living Room Global

Steven GambrelArchitectural Digest


 Nate Berkus
Photographer Roger Davies for Elle Decor 


MADE Architecture
Photography by William Waldron for Architectural Digest


Stylist Ilse van de Meerakker

Sophie Paterson Interiors Crystal Globe Hallway

Sophie Paterson Interiors

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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.

Alisberg Parker Architects

Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors

Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects

Kelly Behun

Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design

via New York Times

Jean Louis Deniot

Frank Roop

Brad Dufton of Color Theory


via The Aestate

Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly

Tilton Fenwick

Amanda Nisbet Design

Design Within Reach

Jamie Drake Design Associates

Elizabeth Kimberly Design

Photographer Peter Margonelli

via Skona Hem

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographer Francesco Lagnese

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

via The Aestate

Photographer Susan Gillmore

John Willey of Willey Design


Clarisse Demory

via Living Etc.

via Living Etc.

Architects Found Associates

Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone

via Inspace Locations

via Homes and Gardens

Photographer Simon Watson

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

Photographer Francis Smith

Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams

Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown

Steven Gambrel  |  unknown

Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home

via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations

Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson

Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks


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