Stopping in at showrooms, we discovered a new rug collection inspired by the seaside at Deirdre Dyson; Arte’s ultra-chic Objet collection, a series of suede-finished, sculptural wallcoverings that draw details from coffered ceilings; and a fresh selection of chunky weaves, cotton velvets, and ethereal sheers at Larsen, ranging from breezy whites to dusty mustards and deep terra-cottas.
Later, we trekked to boiseries atelier Féau & Cie’s warehouse to marvel at the house’s impressive collection of historically significant millworks, which the studio uses today as models for custom requests from top architects and designers. (Most recently, the firm worked with architect Aline Asmar d’Amman and Karl Lagerfeld to create the boiseries featured in the redesign of the Hôtel de Crillon.) As if a tour of architectural salvage with third-generation executive Guillaume Féau wasn’t enough, the workshop had teamed up with The Invisible Collection and Dedar to preview the label’s latest designer collaborations, including the Charles Zana sofa that, as Féau pointed out, was featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Montecito home in AD’s February issue.
From there, we cabbed back to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where Fromental was debuting its latest hand-painted wallpapers alongside furniture designs by Marta Sala Éditions. On view throughout Sala’s stunning apartment, which looked down onto the courtyard cocktail party, the wallpaper was an ode to the shades of light throughout the day—from a punchy orange gradient to a sleek, suede-like wallcovering dotted with knotted fibers meant to mimic a starry night.
Moving from cocktails to crustacean, we made our way to seafood spot Caché in La Villa Riberolle, where Pierre Frey treated an intimate group of press and designers to grilled Turbot and yellowtail carpaccio, among other Mediterranean delights, in celebration of the brand’s release of the Merveilles d’Egypte and Parade collections.
The day started with a gallery tour down Rue de Lille. First up was interior designer Laura Gonzalez’s newly opened showroom, for which she partnered with American textile house Schumacher as it preps for its official launch in France. Together, Gonzalez and Schumacher created the most inviting space, layered with delightful details such as a pretty-in-pink striped fabric wallcovering, a rosy tortoiseshell-patterned desk and chairs, and a set of the designer’s Mawu chairs upholstered in a fringed peacock fabric.
Nearby, tablescape decorators Waww La Table showed off its exclusive designer collabs, including India Mahdavi’s oh-so-fun debut collection of glassware, dubbed Les Mabouls and dotted with colorful, mouth-blown glass spheres. Like several of Waww La Table’s collections, the handmade works support Ateliers de Tyr, an artisan village in Lebanon. The pigment-rich palette continued at Comar Paris, an emerging luxury bedding label by French designer Agnès Comar. No detail was left unconsidered in the stunning pearl cotton sets, which feature customizable embroidery.