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February 11, 2016
Bright colors and vintage furniture are abound in these French homes.
Aumas' assorted collectables.

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. A vintage 1950s credenza discovered in Paris supports three works by Aumas and two Sol LeWitt–inspired cubes used in one of his window displays. The daybed is an eBay purchase reupholstered in fabric from Kvadrat and the dark paint is from Dulux Valentine. Aumas found the photographer’s lamp at a Brussels flea market.

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Originally appeared in A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
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Colorful dining room and kitchen in Nicolas Roche's Paris apartment

A far cry from minimalism, the renovated 900-square-foot Paris flat belonging to Nicolas Roche, a scion of the French furniture company Roche Bobois, is decked out with vivid hues and vintage furniture. A 1960s orange lamp by Luxus is suspended over the Warren Platner dining table and chairs. The 1950s rosewood glass cabinet is from Soriano. Pod Lens pendants by Ross Lovegrove for Luceplan hang from the ceiling. 

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Originally appeared in This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
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Matali Crasset, yellow, concrete, living room

Michèle Monory’s Chinon farmhouse is an idyllic getaway from her home basein Paris. After she inherited the property and centuries-old structure from her father, she hired Matali Crasset, who runs a cutting-edge architecture and design firm, to update the living spaces. 

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A tastemaker brings his distinct vision to an industrial loft with a centuries-old pedigree. The space, around 1,000 square feet, has double-height ceilings that make it feel open and inviting. A long wall of windows, covered with simple, semi-sheer cotton curtains, overlooks a grassy and serene inner courtyard. 

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The living room is cozy, but large enough to seat a few friends.

This graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many roommates and his comic book collection. In a 21st-century homage to both the compartmentalization of Hausmann-era interiors and graphic novels, the apartment features dozens of boxy shelves, highlighted by saturated colors. 

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Originally appeared in Shelf Life
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Aumas' assorted collectables.

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. A vintage 1950s credenza discovered in Paris supports three works by Aumas and two Sol LeWitt–inspired cubes used in one of his window displays. The daybed is an eBay purchase reupholstered in fabric from Kvadrat and the dark paint is from Dulux Valentine. Aumas found the photographer’s lamp at a Brussels flea market.

Photo by Christian Schaulin.

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