Vive La France!

As the French celebrate Bastille Day today, we are paying tribute to the French (and Francophile) companies and designers who have brought their je ne sais quoi to Holiday House.

Le Quatorze Juillet was Michael Tavano‘s ode to French style for Holiday House NYC 2014.  With a color palette inspired by the French flag, sumptuous pieces by French furnishings house Roche Bobois and couture details throughout, Tavano conjured up a Parisian pied-a-terre that is the embodiment of chic.

Roche Bobois furnishings in Michael Tavano’s “Le Quatorze Julliet” room. Photo by Rick Lew.

The woven rope window treatment he created with his workroom Marks & Tavano based on Olivier Rousteing’s fall 2014 runway collection for the house of Balmain was one of the most talked about details from the showhouse.

Balmain inspired window treatment by Marks & Tavano. Photo by Rick Lew.

Another shows stopper at the 2014 Holiday House NYC was Amy Lau Design’s dining room that celebrated 250 years of exquisite design by legendary French company Baccarat. Galerie des Glaces was inspired by Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors and was glittering with a Baccarat chandelier, table settings, vases, candelabras and more. Even the carpet by Kyle Bunting was inspired by the design of Baccarat cut glass.

Photo by Alan Barry.
Detail of custom carpet by Kyle Bunting inspired by Baccarat.
Detail of custom carpet by Kyle Bunting.

And we can’t forget the first time that Bastille Day was officially celebrated at Holiday House with Décor by Guillaume Gentet’s French infused room for the inaugural Holiday House Hamptons in 2013.

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Go Design Go perfectly described the room when they said it “celebrated a regal tradition of elegance with specific gestures toward modern creature comforts.”  Contemporary Roche Bobois furnishings and period inspired pieces elegantly played off of one another with Chesley McLaren‘s whimsical painting of Place de Vendome as a backdrop. Other French brands that were featured include Verel de Belval and Créations Métaphores.

Guillaume Gentet and Chesley McLaren with her mural.
Guillaume Gentet and Chesley McLaren with her mural.

Santé with French martinis and Ladurée confections.  Vive la France!

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