Dripping in gold, this glamorous penthouse brings together luxury and creativity to create a living art-gallery in the heart of Paris. Led by acclaimed design studio Boca do Lobo, this 1450-square-foot apartment was designed as “a place where classic and contemporary come together.”
Owned by a prolific architect who is involved in art dealing, the extravagant multi-million dollar penthouse sits in the heart of Paris and captures the owner’s love for collectable design and desire for a functional workspace that inspires creativity.
“After one meeting we decided that the apartment should be artistic and luxurious, but also functional,” say Boca do Lobo designers. “A space to work but also to leisure.”
The colour palette was the starting off point in the design, selecting white as the key colour in the interior to create a clean and neutral background where everything fits in harmony. White wall mouldings highlight the classical style of the French windows, along with a bold chromatic palette.
Boca do Lobo’s exclusive Heritage Sideboard sits on both sides of the entrance gallery, bringing a brilliant pop of colour to the monochromatic space. Brilliant gold surfaces and furniture pieces dominate the space, exuding the ultimate feeling of luxury. The gilded surfaces are paired with carefully hand-painted tiles and touches of marble.
In the living area, the design team sought to create a space “surrounded by art and romantic sculptures that call back to Ancient Greece to combine classic and contemporary, in an artistic symbiosis.” The studio’s stunning Imperfectio Sofa sits in the centre of the room, a beautiful art piece in itself that also provides comfort and functionality.
A mixture of neutral tones is used throughout the dining area, with black and dark brown wood surfaces complementing the gold brass. A dark marble Kitchen Island, a bespoke piece by Boca do Lobo, brings together the luxurious gold touch and minimalistic design.
One of the most challenging spaces in the apartment, the master bedroom was inspired by art pieces from around the world, with a king-size bed taking centre stage. Designed to look like a private spa, the bathroom features a gorgeous green wall and bespoke bathtub by Maison Valentina, along with a marble-covered sauna.