Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside

The ultimate in sophistication, this nineteenth-century apartment of architect Luis Laplace is featured in DECO’s latest #IdeasIssue, and is testament to his design aptitude and flair.

Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO's Ideas issue
Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO’s Ideas issue

Home to Parisian architect Luis Laplace sits in le quartier de la Nouvelle Athènes, the cultural centre of nineteenth century Paris. With high, decorated ceilings, restored stuccos and expansive living spaces, Luis has mixed in present day contemporary with made-to-measure furnishings  of Italian, French and Scandinavian modernism.

Our priority was to maintain the original character of the house without forsaking contemporaneousness.

Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO's Ideas issue
Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO’s Ideas issue

Luis also showcases his own Laplace & Co range with tailor-made pieces for the home. In contrast the smaller private bedroom and office areas were given a strong use of colour on the walls and bold monochrome furnishings.

A carefully balanced mix of past and present is the leitmotiv of this home

Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO's Ideas issue
Photographs Helenio Barbetta/Living Inside. Home Luis Laplace as seen in DECO’s Ideas issue

His home reflects very much the passion in his work and is a showpiece for the Laplace Studio (in the same building on the ground floor). Laplace Studio covers architecture and interior decor, where every detail is overseen, as he did in his own home – with custom made furnishings and selected collector items for clients.


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Read about the other gorgeous spaces featured in our #IdeasIssue. Take a trip to Shanghai to discover a beautiful apartment. You can also sail to Corsica to the ultimate holiday home.


Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 4.09.45 PMOur Ideas Issue is on shelf now and packed with achievable ideas and solutions for updating your home, it’s a keeper! We give you the freshest advice and inspiration for updating your kitchen, making breakfast for champions, and round up the sexiest fabrics for 2016. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #IdeasIssue #DecoSelfie