It’s been a while since my last designer focus column. The April edition of the French Elle Decor focuses on color and has a wonderful cover featuring the work of Paris based Agence Double G. Founded in 2005 by Flora de Gastines and Anne Geistdoerfer the agency has received some serious press coverage for their projects; a single look at their portfolio and you’ll understand why. The two associates have worked for both Jean-Michel Wimotte, one of the most famous French architects in charge of the renovation of the emblematic Lutétia Hotel in Paris which closed its doors on Monday, and India Mahdavi the designer known for her colorful and playful realizations. De Gastines and Geistdoefer’s love of color is obvious. They use if with confidence, combining it with graphic patterns, exquisite materials, and textiles to create contemporary and easy-going homes brimming with personality.
I am in love with their combinations: The furniture’s clean lines and the fantasy of the rounded accessories; The geometric patterns with the softness of the washed linen. The balance and contrast is just right: unexpected and interesting but not overpowering.
I can’t wait to see more of their colorful and inspiring work and wonder how their style will evolve in the future. I am signing off for tonight as I have a photo shoot tomorrow at a client’s home. I will share the images with you next week. I wish you a great Easter weekend if you have holidays. My oldest son is on vacations so the days are quite busy but I will probably be back before the end of the week with a new post.
* All pictures via Agence Double G