Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment in Paris

31/07/2011

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Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment on 16 rue Barbet-de-Jouy decorated by Armand-Albert Rateauin the 1920s was a lavishly Art Deco styled heaven of femininity.

via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
The strong cornflower blue colour of the silk-upholstered walls was inspired by the skies of a Fra Angelico fresco that Lanvin adored and was later referred to as “Lanvin Blue”. Another symbolic and very personal touch was a daisy motif that Rateau added to a hand embroidered border of white flowers and leaves.

via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
The black and cream marble bathroom filled with hand-crafted details, from the carved sink, the mosaic floor, cast bronze hardware to the most stunning plaster decoration was a true example of Rateau’s passion for eclectic styles of Babylon, Pompeii and ancient Rome as well as his superior skills as a decorator.

via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Jeanne Lanvin apartment in Paris
Although the entire Jeanne Lanvin's home was taken down in 1965, the complete decoration and furniture of the boudoir, bedroom and bathroom was saved and given to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs by Prince Louis de Polignac where the rooms were lovingly reassembled in 1985 and opened for visitors.

6 comments:

  1. Loved this Lanvin week. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. xoxo

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  2. So this completes Lanvin week on your blog? Thank you so much for the Lanvin tour here. I'm seriously attracted to blues and purples right now, so much so I could see myself living in this house. Do you think I would be allowed? Grandiose designs but somehow very relaxing at the same time...

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  3. @classiq: Ada, thanks so much, sweetheart! Glad you enjoyed it. x

    @Katarina: you are welcome! And thanks for stopping by! x

    @styleonthecouch: It certainly does, S. I was going to post an outfit, too, but it was too hot and I felt really tired, not at all up for dressing up. I agree with you about this apartment - it's very over the top, but on the other hand does feel very tranquil and relaxing. If you ever get lucky enough to stay there (only it's in a museum right now, so might be tricky), don't forget to invite me for a cup of tea. :)
    x

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  4. Gosh, I want to live here! So beautiful.

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  5. An amazing apartment, would be great for a fashion shoot!

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