CM Studio Paris unveils La Maison Sémonville, an eclectic and timeless apartment in the heart of Paris. It is located rue Quincampoix, in a former 17th century manor house dating from Louis XIV.
Inspired by the life of Charles-Louis Huguet de Montaran, marquis de Sémonville, France’s ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, CM Studio Paris completely redesigned and restructured the former mansion, creating a connection and a coherence between the history of the building and the interior decoration. The duo has therefore kept original elements such as the facades, ceilings, living room beams as well as staircase. But they integrated in the setting some more contemporary items such as Versailles floorboards, painted doors, guardrails…
The living room is the centerpiece of the apartment, with a ceiling height of five meters and a stone fireplace. Two sizeable, imposing canvas paintings, by Italian Renaissance painter, Andrea Vicentino, cover the wall in front of the fireplace. They represent the meeting of Ottoman and Venetian ambassadors, subtly depicting the marquis de Sémonville life.
The bedroom has been treated in a more modern way by the decorators, in order to create a soft and intimate boudoir atmosphere: upholstered armchairs, rugs, venetian mirrors and powder-pink walls sit side by side with contemporary photographs. The bathrooms, embellished with royal red marble are inspired by Ottoman architecture.
CM Studio Paris
58, rue Quincampoix