Just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, this chic flat in Paris’ 16th arrondissement is steeped in rich colour and luxurious textures. Gem tones and black furniture set the stage, whilst gold accents and lots of mirrors balance the darkness and harness light. Velvet, faux fur and embroidered textiles furnish the space with an irresistible, tactile appeal.
Black need not be as dominant a colour as you might think; it actually works as a neutral and ties everything together. In this Parisian living room, the dramatic black backdrop is softened by ornately carved wooden furniture, upholstered in neutral fabrics. Lamps and side tables in gold, mirror and glass help to create a balanced and symmetrical space that, whilst visually striking, is also comfortable and very liveable.