Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot has an enviable ability to combine periods and styles, mixing inspirations Gallic and otherwise, to create spaces grounded in tradition even as they embrace the modern above all Jean is a Parisian tastemaker and know for his handsome prewar apartments with neoclassical-style details, bespoke finishes, and European refinement. And one of this examples is a Chicago apartment, wich was a French architectural project elaborated with Chicago’s eyes.
Chicago has long been the Paris of America, the classicism of Paris’s École was a major influence in the 1920s, as developers put up one grand apartment tower after another along the waterfront boulevard Lake Shore Drive. One of those historic buildings turned to a dashing Paris-based designer, Jean-Louis Deniot a French elaborated apartment with Chicago’s eyes.
The artwork in the library is by Serge Poliakoff; the sofa, in a Larsen fabric, is by Frank, and the vintage malachite cocktail table is by Maison Jansen.
In the living room, the chairs are by Lucien Rollin, and the Roche–inspired mirrored mantel was designed by Deniot. The lamps at right and the cocktail table are by Van der Straeten from Ralph Pucci International; the sofa is by Interior Crafts, and the vintage bronze candlesticks are from Assemblage. The print above the mantel scrolls away to reveal a television; the concealment system is by Vision Art.
The breakfast corner features a vintage Poul Henningsen light and a painting by François Stienne. The lanterns are by Vaughan;
A ’70s bed, by Phyllis Morris from Assemblage, commands a second guest room; the folding screen at right is covered in a Georges Le Manach jacquard from Claremont.
The sunburst mirror is by Hervé Van der Straeten from Ralph Pucci International, the wallpaper is by Zoffany, and the mirrored marble-top console is a Serge Roche. In the entry hall the pendant lights are by Vaughan.
The master bedroom pairs a vintage Baguès chandelier with a custom-made headboard, covered in a Rubelli fabric, and two vintage Raymond Subes stools, from Malmaison, in a Jim Thompson cotton blend.
Jean-Louis made this apartment look livable, but sophisticated urban with a touch off is personal ooh-là-là. Proving once again that there is no doubt that Jean-Louis Deniot is one of the best interior designers in the world and his projects can be the perfect inspiration for your next decorating project.