Thursday, June 07, 2007

Stylish Home- Mathilde Agostinelli



One of my favorite homes in recent years is the Paris apartment of Prada executive Mathilde Agostinelli. The home, which was a collaboration between Agostinelli and Jacques Grange, is a stylish mix of bold contemporary pieces tempered by traditional accents. Agostinelli calls herself a "shocking pink woman", and the color has been used to great success in the apartment- nothing saccharine here.

References to design great Madeleine Castaing, an old family friend, are found throughout the home: the Castaing designed rug that was laid throughout the apartment (thus unifying the various rooms), the greenery striped fabric (another Castaing print) that covers the master bedroom walls, and the tole Wedgwood style urns which were once owned by Castaing and which are on display on the mantle in the living room. Other blue chip pieces in the home include tables designed by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne (whose designs are in great demand right now), Emilio Terry chairs, and a portrait of artist/designer Christian Berard.

Overall, a quirky and sophisticated home that is truly the essence of Parisian chic.


Living room with the Castaing rug as well as a Grange designed sofa


The shocking pink dining room- walls covered in Thorp of London's "Provence Stripe" in Cerise & Sand


The master bedroom with Castaing fabric covering the walls. A Lalanne table and stool are located in front of the window.


Agostinelli's daughter's room- another vision in pink.

Image at top: Another view of the living room with a mica mantel designed by Jacques Grange

(All photos from House & Garden, May 2006)

19 comments:

  1. That dining room is to die for! Love the curved walls!

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  2. This apartment is just so alive. I love the floor through out, it helps tie the rooms together...so many colors grouped so well together. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I was wild about that rug--and also the bedroom wallpaper--and the combination of the two. Very daring, but of course she can pull it off!

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  4. I like the mix of patterns and the girl's room. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. casapinka5:17 PM

    I've loved this place for ages - doesn't she have sixteen daughters or something?

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  6. I love that framed green-and-white piece in the living room! Sort of looks like an abstract palm.

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  7. GMG and Laura- I think the rug makes the whole house!

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  8. ATL Social- Glad you like it!

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  9. Pink- 16 daughters? My goodness. I didn't think she looked old enough to have that many, but I don't know!

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  10. Courtney- The palm panel is embroidered and was made by Ernest Boiceau. Guess I should have mentioned that in my post!

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  11. the color in the dining room is that perfect mix of pink, salmon and coral! why is that so hard to get?

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  12. wow, im actually loving the patterened rug on the bottom pic...the bubblegum looking tufted beds! super!
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  13. when this first was shown, I wasn't crazy about using the rug in each room - but I live with dogs - and hey, that's what makes horseracing! I did and do LOVE the pink bedroom and pink couch though! And I do love the carpet, just maybe not everywhere.

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  14. C de T- I think that pink couch is one of the best pieces in the entire apartment! I do love that rug, but I understand your point too! (Wonder what it would be like to visit the place in person!)

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  15. Anonymous6:33 PM

    FYI: Mathilde Agostinelli is a great-great-niece of one of the 20th-century's greatest design talents, the architect and designer Emilio Terry. Terry's sister, Nathalie Terry y Dorticos, was Agostinelli's great-grandmother, the wife of Count Stanislas de Castellane. And Agostinelli's half-sister is Victoire de Castellane, who designs jewelry for Dior.

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  16. Anonymous- Thank you so very much for this information- it's always so interesting to learn about such connections. I don't know a great deal about Emilio Terry, but you've inspired me to learn more about him. Many thanks!

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  17. NDF Paris7:02 AM

    The Agostinelli Paris apartment is truly exceptional and the epiphany of luxury. I was lucky enough to get to see it in real at a party last Christmas. To fully appreciate the grandeur and beauty one must see it for real. Grange may be talented but the apartment space itself is truly remarkable.

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  18. sanjay mehra1:37 PM

    Absolutely lovely apartment. Pink in all its glory and form.

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