Ornate moldings are a contrast to the modern decor in this stunning century home inspired by classic Haussmann apartments in Paris. H&H’s Joel Bray shares how homeowner and decorator Elizabeth Margles revamped the space to give it a cool, artful vibe.

The century home came with beautiful original detailing and high ceilings, so all it needed was a refresh. Elizabeth gave the entire house a fresh coat of paint in Chantilly Lace (OC-65) by Benjamin Moore. They brought in contemporary furniture in bright colors with sleek, angular lines, which pairs beautifully with the home’s classic bones. A monolithic coffee table and geometric chairs look striking in the living room, while a mod light fixture from New York’s MoMa Store is the focal point in the entryway. In the dining room, a mahogany dining table with velvet chairs freshens up the look. Built-in storage was added to the bedroom and den, and an impressive art collection makes a bold statement on the white walls throughout.