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Jacqueline And Raymond Patenôtre's Salon

A serene, nature-inspired space.

"Interior designer Jean-Michel Frank was so much more than straw walls and cube-shaped chairs," explains The Aesthete — anonymous author of the now-defunct Aesthete's Lament blog — of the French minimalist master who created this circa-1936 seaside room. "The shaggy fitted carpet is natural brown wool, the curtains are made of green-and-white awning stripe cotton, and the Victorian-inspired chairs are covered in a pale yellow fabric with matching fringe. It's a combination that recalls a garden composed of daisies, grass, and earth."

See the rest of the Aesthete's inspirations in our Historical Interior Design photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Venneman from Jean-Michel Frank by Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier (Éditions Norma, 2006)

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