Living in Style: Paris
- Caroline Sarkozy, Jean-François Jaussaud, Caroline Clavier
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A visually mesmerizing and inspiring work — the perfect coffee table book for interior design aficionados, architecture lovers, and style-conscious Paris fans
Home of Chanel to LVMH, Paris extends its style influence well beyond Fashion Week. By the time the renowned furniture trade show Maison et Objet opens its doors, the French fashion capital reveals itself to be a barometer of taste and aesthetics and a magnet for the who’s who of the interior design world. Caroline Sarkozy is one of the insiders who knows precisely how to lend apartments, houses, and lofts that “je ne sais quoi” factor. Sarkozy, who lives and works in Paris, has tremendous expertise and a unique, elegant style that is perfectly at home in luxurious interiors around the world. She grew up in the USA, the Middle East, and Africa, and together with French photographer Jean-François Jaussaud, she whisks us into the personal living spaces of the most beautiful arrondissements of Paris in the second edition of Living in Style Paris. From timeless, understated interiors and ornate, yet refined Art Deco apartments to spectacular dream oases at the city’s edge: captured in opulent pictures and carefully curated, this book provides an intimate look at the work of design greats such as Muriel Brandolini, Juan Montoya, Joseph Dirand, Christian Astuguevieille, Luis Laplace, Olivier Dwek and Chahan Minassian, Studio KO, and the exclusive hideaways in the metropolis on the Seine that are normally hidden away from prying eyes.
As an interior designer, CAROLINE SARKOZY travels all around the world. She decorates the very private interiors of international clients to which she brings luxury, comfort and French elegance. Sarkozy, through her eclectic and never-ending curiosity, creates for her clients unique collections of objects and furniture. From a nomadic childhood, in the footsteps of a diplomatic stepfather, Caroline has acquired an acute taste for travel. She succeeds in combining charm and thoroughness, giving authenticity and personality to the homes she decorates. She dares to mix styles, textures and colors. With her degree from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, her collaboration with Andrée Putman has given her a recognition. Creating her own studio in 1998, CS Décoration in Paris, Sarkozy handles international projects, mixing her original creations with detailed and elegant interior design schemes.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD is the founding director of photo production and brand image consulting firm Luxproductions Photo Agency. For thirty years, the eagle-eyed photographer has brought us a unique take on the creative arts. Passionate about architecture, design and decoration, he photographs interiors designed by the biggest names in the world for a number of high-end international magazines, including Architectural Digest, Vogue, ELLE, The World of Interiors, House & Garden, The New York Times Magazine and Wallpaper. He also creates the visuals for the catalogs of major French brands such as Hermès, silversmiths Christofle, and champagne house Ruinart. He presents his work at personal exhibitions and has published various books, including Vivre avec l’art (ELLE Décoration with GMÉditions) in 2015 and Inside Venice (Rizzoli USA) in 2016. His next book, to be released soon, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the house and workshops of Louise Bourgeois, the fruit of eleven years of close collaboration with the artist.
A journalist, editor and artistic director specializing in decorating, interior design, the creative arts and lifestyle, CAROLINE CLAVIER has collaborated with a number of leading interior decorating magazines. For the past few years, she has been working for the titles Côté Paris and Côté Sud (Altice Media Group). Finely attuned to all things luxurious, she published the highly creative magazine of the Hôtel de Crillon for five years. Her latest book, Artisans du luxe français, a collaboration with photographer Jean-Marc Palisse published by Éditions de La Martinière, takes an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the workshops of France’s leading luxury brands. She has also spent the last two years designing and launching The Invisible Collection, a website selling furniture by the biggest names in French interior design.