when i was planning out all my posts for this week i knew i had to do a favorite home in paris- when in paris it has to be all about paris!
of course coco chanel’s apartment at 31 rue cambon came to mind, as did the duke and duchess of windsor’s villa in paris’s bois de boulogne, i also love yves saint laurent’s paris duplex, however, the home that seemed just perfect is yves saint laurent’s partner pierre berge’s apartment on the rue bonaparte.
this apartment is perfect for many reasons, first and foremost i love the 18th century chinoiserie wall paper in the dining room that once belonged to mona bismarck. i was smitten with pierre’s home once i saw this wallpaper and dining room on the cover of the book the private world of yves saint laurent and pierre berge.
i also love the mirrored entrance, so very french, and the artwork in the drawing room is unbelievable with a collection of ingres, géricault, toulouse-lautrec, degas, vuilliard, manet, braque and picasso pieces.
when i think of paris i think of museums, grand architecture, opulence, and gorgeous gardens- everything at it’s best! so when i thought about my favorite homes in paris, of course pierre’s bergés perfect apartment was top of the list- everything in paris at it’s best!
all photographs by ivan terestchenko