Recently, I was quoted in MSP/St. Paul Home magazine in an article as a “doyenne” of design (Have I really gotten to that place?). I said, “I absolutely love London. . . rich history juxtaposed with mod style, art galleries, winding streets, and of course, the pubs!”
I do love London… I do… but I was taken with Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller’s move (Channel Crossing) to Paris from London with her family.
Among her 3 lessons in how to be the perfect modern Parisian, was a thought on “How to Decorate”. The pivotal thought for me… “The two agree that what makes an interior quintessentially French in a modern way is the judicious placement of objects, the combination of the serious and playful deployed against a rigorously plain background” (as opposed to the pile-one-more-thing-on ethos of Keller’s birthplace).
This statement says it all!