Christopher Noto Blends French and Asian Influences Seamlessly at His Paris Residence
In the living room, Noto covered the wall panels with an aquamarine silk, from Rubelli, and refinished the yellow parquetry floor several times “to achieve the correct warm gray tone,” he says. Asian touches include a 16th-century bronze-and-silver Thai Buddha and a Ming Dynasty fretwork panel, at right.
The objective was to create a harmonious interplay of French and Asian styles, both classical and modern, in an apartment with high ceilings and original moldings and fireplaces,” designer Christopher Noto says of his pied-à-terre in a Haussmann building near the Palais Royal in Paris.
A Han Dynasty cocoon-shaped vessel, a Ming Dynasty caihua disk and a 14th-century Tibetan head of a deity top a mantel. The side chairs are Ming Dynasty.
Photography by : Marina Faust