Original text by Tina Komninou
Some of the most beautiful houses and apartments in the world are to be found in Paris and right here is one example to back up that claim. Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier run the architecture and design firm Gilles & Boissier and this utterly gorgeous 19th century apartment on Boulevard Malesherbes, is their personal abode. The basic structures of the apartment are typical for French architecture of the 19th century; high ceilings, large open rooms, French windows and decorative, floral moldings on ceilings, doors, fireplaces, windows and walls. The herringbone parquet floor is to die for, beautifully complementing the classical structures and the ultra modern furniture and objects the owners have chosen for their home. While taking great care to protect and keep the original features of the apartment, Patrick and Dorothée have decorated the apartment with contemporary objets d´arts and modern furniture, some of which, such as the dining table, are designed by themselves. All of the photographs throughout the apartment are shot by photographers, some of them world famous such as Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein and Albert Watson, represented by acte2galerie in Paris.