Nestled in a courtyard in the heart of the Marais, Laurence Simoncini’s gallery was co-created by the architectural collective de Cigüe. The apartment is located in a former 17th century mansion where the founder has established her interior design office with neutral colors: charcoal gray, raw wood, waxed concrete, brass, and subdued lighting. The rooms are enhanced with golden details and meteorite-toned coffee tables. It’s at V rue Aubriot that we discover wonderful decorative objects. The spiral staircase divides the two floors giving way to a bay window, creating an almost invisible upper level. Mirrors and artifacts worthy of Ancient Greece, busts and handmade plates fill the space. The founder is “not for the accumulation of objects but for the right choice.” One will be delighted to find inspiration in this place where the false note does not exist.
Flora di Carlo