15 Fabulous French Homes

Step inside some of the country's most gorgeous homes, from Paris to Bordeaux. C'est magnifique!

Pierre Yovanovitch juxtaposed low-slung contemporary seating with an exquisitely carved antique fireplace and an exposed-beam ceiling in the living room of a Provençal château.

Photo by Matthieu Salvaing.


This bright and airy home in Cap d’Antibes by Carden Cunietti features a prototype chaise longue by Brazilian designer Igor Rodrigues and a Mastercraft side table.

Photo by Alexander James.


In Paris, Isabelle Stanislas used clean, neutral-toned pieces to emphasize the home’s architectural details and the client’s collection of contemporary art.

Photo by Olivier Löser.


The dining room of a Paris home by Bismut & Bismut features a 2+1 table by the designers, 1970s chrome chairs, wall art by Claire Adelfang and an existing 19th-century console that the brothers topped with polished blue onyx.

Photos by Francis Amiand.


Organic forms prevail in this Corsica home designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. The Serpentine sofas are by Vladimir Kagan and the woven chaise longue is by Poul Kjærholm.

Photo by Ian Philips and Stephan Juillard.


For a “linear, geometric and elegant” vacation home in Cap D’Antibes, architect Nicholas Schuybroek created spaces that integrate seamlessly into the lush natural surroundings. In the living room, he combined mid-century chairs byJean Prouvé and Pierre Jeanneret with a custom-made sofa upholstered in Belgian linen.

Photo by Claessens & Deschamps.


With its spectacular 19th-century painted ceiling and herringbone parquet flooring, this Paris apartment embodies the ideals of the city’s Hausmannian architecture. Isabelle Stanislas sought to create a dialogue between “old and new” when designing the space for an art collector client.

Photo by Olivier Löser.


Each of the 14 bedrooms in Timothy Corrigan’s 18th-century Loire Valley estate Château du Grand-Lucé reflects a distinct design sensibility. This blue-gray guest room includes an antique Portuguese rug, an 18th-century Swedish chandelier, a pair of 19th-century British side tables and a Louis XVI chair.

Photo by Eric Piasecki.


In a historic, 18th-century hôtel particulier, Suduca & Mérillou painted the walls a dusty blue color to “awaken the woodwork.” The firm mixed pieces from the 17th-, 18th- and 20th centuries to create a decorative mix that was “sumptuous and impertinent.”

Photo by Manolo Yllera.


This Paris bedroom by Thomas Pheasant includes sconces by Agostini, an Herve Van der Straeten lamp and a games table by the designer. The room’s palette was inspired by the limestone buildings that line the city’s streets.

Photo courtesy of Thomas Pheasant.


Nicholas Schuybroek’s clean, minimal design for this Paris apartment emphasizes natural light and adopts a restrained approach to finishes. The L’Oeil coffee table is by Pierre Chapo and the pair of armchairs are by Pierre Jeanneret.

Photo by Stephan Julliard.


In Pierre Yovanovitch’s Paris apartment, a large oil painting by Marc Quinn takes center stage above an acid-washed iron fireplace surround. The sofa and armchairs are Yovanovitch’s own designs and the four cocktail tables are by Rasmus Fenhann.

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud/LUXPRODUCTIONS.


In a Paris residential project known as Apartment 002, Bismut & Bismut placed objects, including Eileen Gray Transat armchairs and a bronze César sculpture, on white platforms that seem to hover around a PETAL coffee table by the designers.

Photos by Francis Amiand.


Designer and architect Isabelle Stanislas refreshed this 11th-century chateau in Massignac with citrus-hued pieces by Gio Ponti and Martino Gamper.

Photo by Olivier Löser.


Suduca & Mérillou used “rigorous” pieces by Jean Prouvé, Jacques Adnet and Maison Jansen to furnish this town house in Toulouse.

Photo by Manolo Yllera.

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