Vie Parisienne–So French And So Fabulously Chic!

There’s just something about French women — the way they dress is completely understated yet always chic. They look exotic and glam by simply slinging a silk scarf around their necks.

So I’m not surprised that Marie Christophe, my favorite Frenchwoman, designed these wonderfully witty wall sculptures to hold scarves!

My Favorite Still Life

Marie’s bejeweled birdies always the perfect still life.

Phoebe, I Saw It First!

Phoebe’s (Phoebe Philo for those of you don’t know know) Paris flat is as chic and fabulous as the clothes she created for Celine …she was the creative director of my favorite fashion label, Celine from 2008-2018. Of course, I think I have wonderful taste, and this was reaffirmed when I found out that she purchased two of these limited edition hand woven Tibetan wool Ryan McGinness rugs for her Paris flat which was featured in Vogue US during the time I was representing Ryan’s limited edition rug collection!
It is the same Ryan McGinness rug that I own!! It’s such an amazing artwork woven into life. I’m not surprised that she fell in love with its graphic, figurative, and stylized imagery because it’s loaded with “Where’s Waldo?” whimsy.

Calming Colors

Adam & Viktoria’s beautiful patterned velvet pillows in gorgeous hues to drive away the Tuesday blues!

Colossal Candleholder

Marie Christophe’s colossal candleholder is a shapely sculpture, with or without the candle.

Visit Memories If Not Places

Shell-Bougainvillea brings summer home, evoking memories of happy days lying by the cold, blue sea. The silk and merino textile, handwoven, hand dyed and hand appliqued, is dove grey, oatmeal and lilac with shots of cobalt blue, fuchsia, scarlet and mustard.

Jean-Louis Deniot And Marie Christophe

“I decided to go through every single cliché of a French country house,” Deniot says. What makes the French country house is the law of opposites,” Deniot says. “It’s what makes it decadent, not to be taken seriously, and user-friendly.” To that end, Jean-Louis commissioned Marie Christophe to create a lovely sheep in wire adorned with white and black ceramics. It stands proudly in front of stacks of Hermès boxes which create a vibrant orange sculpture in the sitting room off the main bedroom suite of Jean-Louis Deniot’s country house 30 miles outside of Paris. You can read all about it in the September issue of Elle Decor magazine!!!

Swaddled In A Bed Of Straw

This bejeweled beauty from Marie Christophe arrived swaddled in a bed of straw. Such a pretty surprise!

Double Bouquet Of Beauty

What’s more beautiful than one Marie Christophe chandelier? Two, of course!

Apparently French beauty guru Frederic Fekkai thought so – he commissioned her to create a pair of custom Lustre Rose chandeliers to illuminate a dining table in his estate in the South of France. You can see it in Architectural Digest and L’Officel de la Mode.

Elegant And Understated

“I love a room that’s elegant, but really laid back and easy on the eyes,…a kind of uncluttered elegance that’s been paired down and really well-edited” Victoria Smith (aka sfgirlbythebay). Victoria talks about well edited spaces on the blog today and features Marie Christophe’s elegant and chic house. I couldn’t agree with you more Victoria because I love Marie’s house and just adore her blue eyed octopus!

The Perfect Perch

Marie’s Christophe’s colorful new bird-cage chandelier is off to the perfect perch: A kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it will hang in a corner overlooking a window so the little birdies can chirp about the desert and mountain views.

The Layered Look

I love the layered look … Austin-based decorator Fern Santini chose Adam & Viktoria’s pillows to bring a touch of elegance to a lake-house sofa.

Not All Art Is Made For The Wall

In this Hollywood Hills living room, it’s the Marie Christophe lamp that sheds light on the brilliant nature of the collection!

1stdibs featured Marie Christophe’s Lamp Galet in the fabulous Hollywood Hills living room designed by Nickey & Amy Kehoe of Nickey Kehoe Design. The artful mastery of the cool collected art (don’t you just love that gallery wall!) paired with Marie’s coveted Lamp Galet really elevates this space…playful, personal and quietly clever; the ethos of this design duo!

Shalimar Lights Up A Living Room In Ibiza

I’m delighted to report that Marie Christophe’s Shaliimar chandelier is hanging out in a chic living room in Ibiza. Its golden cousin is illuminating Guerlain in Versailles.

Pendant Love!

I love showing off Marie Christophe’s custom work, so here’s the latest: These two lantern pendants, which are defined by blue, green and gold opaline crystals, are the focal point of a primary-suite bathroom designed by Fern Santini, who is based in Austin, Texas. As Fern told me, “They are pure magic in that space.” I couldn’t agree more!!

Powder Room Goals!

Marie Christophe has been featured in Departures magazine yet again! The mirror she created in black, white and pink ceramic beads for a powder room for Oliver Furth’s Beverly Hills client is simply stunning – and I love the way it merges with the big-bloom peonies in the wallpaper. Talk about an indoor garden! It was an absolute pleasure to work with Oliver Furth on this project!!

Ponti Power

Glorious, gorgeous Ponti pillows shown in Dijon, Pink Lavender and Prussian Blue. I want them all!!

My Happiness Project!

Spring brings lots of news from Jo’s Farms, our lavender farm and my new business…. We’re opening a shop for all things lavender and it is also a place where you can rediscover the most amazing works from European artists (some no longer in production ) and the most intoxicating French lavender growing in my field.
My linen bags, bundles of beauty are a reminder of the intoxicating color and perfume of my lavender garden.

Ponti Inspired!

Inspired by Gio Ponti, Adam & Viktoria’s latest design – Ponti – comes in two sizes: lumbar, and its companion small bolster, and lots of gorgeous hues!!! Pink Lavender on Light Grey is my favorite!

Poetry In Wire!

Marie Christophe is crafting this simple, spherical chandelier for a client in Paris.
It’s a custom ceiling centerpiece – it measures 43 inches by 34 inches – and when Marie completes it, it will feature signature lights. I love watching Marie work on her works – she gives form to imagination and dreams.

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