Magellan, seventies accents

In a secluded alcove in the heart of the bustling city, close to the renowned fashion houses of avenue Montaigne and several very unique museums - such as the Palais de Tokyo and the Galliera Museum - lies this 280m2 apartment, occupying an entire floor of a beautiful stone building on the Parisian Right Bank. Redesigned and refurbished by interior designer Fabrice Juan, it has become a magnificent living space that skillfully blends functionality with bold aesthetic choices.


This apartment was conceived and designed to savour moments of sharing, but also of privacy.

The entrance hall sets the tone.

More than a narrow corridor, it is a room of its own whose terracotta red walls are punctuated by the doorways’ petroleum black columns. Theatrical without overdoing it, with a large wall mirror that prolongs its vastness, it communicates generously with the reception room and the kitchen. All doors have been removed in order to facilitate circulation.


The immaculate white is evocative of the 40's

This quest for structural sobriety.

…this ceiling also demonstrates this quest for structural sobriety: no roses or chandeliers but an audacious choice of lighting with plain white spotlights soberly aligned inside the soft moldings. This immaculate white is evocative of the 40's and sober baroque expression, or the supple forms of some of the chairs made by Pierre Paulin at the turn of the 60's and 70's.

All these stylistic throwbacks …

are dear to Fabrice Juan, who does not hesitate to confront more distant inspirations, such as the floor composed of a geometric calepinage of oak, blond stone and travertine in the manner of great aristocratic decorations, or the domed ceiling of the living room-cum-dining room, painted like a fresco with a molten grey marmorino stucco, worthy of an Italian renaissance palace. This almost dreamlike sky offers a striking contrast with the crenellated cornices, the two 19th century veined marble fireplaces and the herringbone parquet floor.

The room, bathed in natural light…

…is elegantly furnished with several of Fabrice Juan's creations: Glove sofas, Odyssey armchairs, Opera and Angelino sideboards, Roll lamps... and not to forget the Angel rug, a large abstract canvas-like creation based around three strong colors, black, yellow, and ochre. On the walls and in the niches, the eye is drawn to various works of art, favourites of the designer, a regular visitor of galleries in Paris and around the world, wherever his journeys take him.

All put together, it forms a joyous ensemble, an expression of gourmandise! 

The kitchen is as spectacular as it is convivial.

Visible from both the entrance and the living room/dining room, the kitchen is as spectacular as it is convivial. Custom-designed in a combination of wood (oak and red lacquer) and marble, it is organised around a central island in brushed stainless steel topped with a red travertine top.

Several of Fabrice Juan’s creations have been placed there…

…such as the long Massimo table and the Gargia corner bench, lit by two wall lights from the Colorplay collection in coloured porcelain. An accumulation of objects, utilitarian and decorative (vases, cups), provides a nice distraction.

An abundance of calm and quiet.

The four bedrooms are distributed on either side of the entrance hall, and enjoy an abundance of calm and quiet. The corridors leading to them pass through a dressing room with wallpaper featuring papyrus leaves or stylized fans, in a variety of colours.

Each bedroom…

…is carpeted and the walls are decorated with bands of grosgrain ribbon, akin to a fashion accessory one might find on a ball gown, the lapel of a tuxedo jacket, the edge of a straw hat.

A luminous style

The soft tones (greige, pearl gray or lime green) and the furniture - including the Saint-Germain bench - reinforce the quiet atmosphere, the feel of a secluded alcove, as desired by Fabrice Juan.

An audacious choice

The adjoining bathrooms are also adorned in a splash of colours: Indian yellow, garnet red, powder pink... A bold choice that expresses the designer's luminous style. He has a talent for combining them with the most beautiful materials, such as this oval bathtub lined with brushed oak, these glazed ceramic tiles, or the marble floors set in a herringbone pattern.