Patrick Frey's Paris Apartment
In Frey's Paris apartment, luxe fabrics, classic chairs and chevron flooring exude old-world charm.
Frey, of the legendary textile and furnishing design house, and his wife Lorraine, have an abundance of collectibles that make this apartment feel homey, not austere. In the dining room, toile fabric–covered walls are padded with swan's down to improve acoustics. Two square tables can be brought together for larger gatherings, and the opposite walls house bookshelves for a multipurpose library. The couple use the modern Ingo Maurer chandelier as a guestbook, asking friends to add notes or sketches.