Friday, August 5, 2011

Christian Lacroix!

The apartment featured on my post Can you guess whose house is this? was fashion designer Christian Lacroix’s previous house in the elegant Marais area of Paris, in a 16th century building.  Nearby the superb Place des Vosges, the Picasso Museum and the Carnavalet Museum to name a few attractions of the area.  Lacroix studied Art history, wishing to become art curator for Museums, but then he worked for years as the creative mind at Emilio Pucci’s fashion house and soon became a famous stylist with exuberant taste. You can see his style also in this house, full of antique elements and of contemporary daring choices.

Christian Lacroix
Can you spot the whimsical Fornasetti’s chair?

Lacroix House Paris
Colored textiles, contemporary art and eccentric accessories frame the delicate original fireplace.
The large house is almost 7,000 sq. ft. and has 12 feet high ceilings.

Christian Lacroix house 

Lacroix House Paris 

Christian Lacroix

Lacroix Paris 

Christian Lacroix Paris 

 11lacroix Paris
All the original elements were perfectly restored, wood floors, gilded stucco, doors’ frames,
all in a typical French late 16th Century style.

 Lacroix courtyard Paris

Another treasure is the inside courtyard  of about 600 sq. ft. an oasis of tranquility in the center of Paris and I can imagine how alive it was during Lacroix’s famous dinner parties.


A few years ago Lacroix started using his talent also in the Interior decoration of three boutique hotels in Paris:

Paris Hotel du Petit Moulin Christian Lacroix 

Paris Hotel du Petit Moulin Christian Lacroix

Paris Hotel le Notre Dame Christian Lacroix 

Paris Hotel le Notre Dame Christian Lacroix

Paris Hotel Le Belle Chasse Christian Lacroix 

Paris Hotel Le Belle Chasse Christian Lacroix 

Paris Hotel Le Belle Chasse Christian Lacroix

Paris, boutique Hotels, Christian Lacroix creative genius…who can resist?

The first comment on my previous blog post with the right answer was from The Swan and you can see all the other comments on my previous post HERE.

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peggy braswell said...

The inside courtyard is just divine + the hotels..ooh la, la. Grand post.

Claudia Juestel said...

I am utterly impressed and surprised by how casual his place is. And the hotels so much fun!!!!

Linda Merrill said...

Love the Lacroix building, but I do want to redecorate it!! But I really love his hotel work - trés fantastique!

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