Design Project: Explore Christian Lacroix's Creative Director's Flamboyant Parisian Home

This flamboyant home is bursting at the seams with priceless art and covetable design pieces from every era.

PROPERTY

Sacha Walckhoff and Pascal Ferrero's Parisian apartment is situated on the Paris right bank, near the place Franz-Liszt in the up and coming 10th arrondissement, and sits in a building built in the 1840’s, typical of King Louis Philippe’s era. The apartment features 135 square metres of space.

ENTRANCE HALL

The owners are Sacha Walckhoff, a Designer and Decorator who is the Creative Director for the Christian Lacroix brand, and his partner Pascal Ferrero who is an international wig and hair Designer for the film and the theatre industry.

They both work a lot at home and wanted to have a place to work but also somewhere to host their clients for a drink and to share their ideas and style with them. It is a multi - functional space where the couple's creations and collections of art and design are displayed in their own way. It is eclectic, unique but with a strong Parisian flavour and a little bit of humour...

The entrance hall is a wide vestibule, slightly dark in order to contrast with the brightness of the other rooms. A high screen, specially designed, is displayed at the end of it.

Pieces of art and design are placed here and there and might be moved from time to time to keep the energy vivid. Sacha tells us that moving furniture is like therapy to him.

LIVING ROOM

The living room is a bright square room with genuine 19th century architectural details. The original fireplace is made of Carrara marble.

The owners love contemporary art and design and a part of their collection is displayed here, but they also like to have a few antiques mixed in with the modern pieces.

This contrasted mix is their signature and is typical of the French decor tradition, going from Madeleine Castaing to Henri Samuel or even Jacques Grange. The green chair is a classic Maarten Baas piece. The cubic black stool is "Furplay" by Sacha Walckhoff for Gallery Gosserez and Pouenat. The photograph is by Thierry Fontaine (Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery).

Furniture, art and design pieces are from all eras, and span the whole of the past century. The photograph is by Mohamed Bourouissa(Kamel Mennour Gallery).

The wood branch is actually a floor lamp by Marco Iannicelli.

In the background is a piece of a real Renault car that's been embroidered.

The shelving is vintage from the 50s. The brown three-legged stool is Danish, also from the 50s.

X-rated art sits above the Piero Fornasetti table. The photograph is "Clemens and Jens" by Nan Goldin (Yvon Lambert Gallery).

DINING ROOM

Another generous square room, but this time with high, painted wood paneling. The large table has ebony inlays and is by Hans Bellmann from the 50s. The ceiling lights are Aim by R&E Bouroullec for Flos. The fan sculpture is by Maarten Baas. The taxidermy zebra was found at the Paul Bert market in Paris.

The owners decided to use a bold and dramatic Christian Lacroix Maison wallpaper with a black background. It is a very graphic set up.

Everything is black and white with splashes of red and blue.

A Lacroix black and white striped signature fabric "Cabanon" was used for the curtains and the upholstered chairs.

STUDIO

Facing the dining room is a studio space.

The desk is by French designer Alain Richard who was famous for his " ligne claire" designs in the 60s and the 70s. The shelves and archive boxes can be extended to the dining room table for big meetings and projects.

The space is filled with art and curiosities.

BEDROOM

The bespoke bed was custom designed by the owners for Savoir Beds London and their ateliers made it beautifully. The artworks are by Marlene Mocquet, Hans Bellmer and Christian Boutin.

Shelving units are all around the bed and upholstered in a dark "Mousse" Green Alcantara.

The walls of the bedroom are lined with books.

BATHROOM

The owners always loved this amazing light "tilleul" green that was found in 18th century boudoirs. Pascal was very specific about it and the couple finally found it at Farrow & Ball. They find it an amazing colour to start the day with.

Photography / Francis Amiand