Once owned by Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, this 60.55 metre superyacht had the ostentatiously décor, cramped quarters and formality of another era. Behind the bling was some fabulous decorative stonework, including psychedelic slabs of bookmatched marble and even an inlayed parrot. All that was preserved, while cabin suites and guest areas were opened out and decorated with inviting informality and a few irreverent Retrouvius touches.
This alpine retreat plays affectionately with classic chalet references – wood lined interiors, fur rugs, heavy textiles – for a more sophisticated take on ski-lodge style. Old wooden planks on the walls and ceiling meet parquet on the floor and kitchen cabinets. Tweed curtains, sheepskin rugs, custom dyed velvet upholstery and reclaimed tapestry panels bring the warmth.
This cosy sanctuary extending over two floors in the Marais was adapted from two small apartments in an old building. We reused the original doors, and brought in reclaimed timber, textiles and rugs that sat well with the age of the building. This project was our client’s gift to herself – one that she wanted to share with friends and family – part of our role was to give her free rein to trust her own instincts.