ELLE Decoration April-May 2016 / Poland
We are IN LOVE with this 10 PAGE feature on our Paris apartment project in the latest issue of ELLE DECORATION from Poland!
Thank you so much Judyta Sawicka for the article and Piotr Stoklosa for the beautiful photos!
Below the English translation of the article and the photographs’ notes.
Essentially French chic, typical Haussmann style building and view over the Seine and the Eiffel Tower. Behind the interior design of this stylish Paris apartment is a Macedonian-Polish duet: Marjan Denkov and Marcin Kokowski, founders of a luxury furniture brand Rue Monsieur Paris.
The Apartment is Marjan’s and Marcin’s private space and the best background for their brand’s furniture pieces. Marjan is the author of the interior design of this space and the artistic director of Rue Monsieur Paris. Most of the lighting pieces are by a Portuguese brand Delightfull.
The truly unique and slightly retro style of marble marquetry cabinets, tables and other furniture pieces by Rue Monsieur Paris gained them place next to pieces from the 30’s or a Louis XVI console. They can be bought from exclusive concept stores, galleries and even antique stores.
The hallway leads from the living room to the bedroom, but on the way we can be fooled by another antique hallway photographed by Marjan in the Chateau of Versailles. The interior design of the apartment tends to surprise us with such illusion games, reflections and multiplications.
Marjan comes from Skopje and Marcin from Lublin, but their paths crossed in Paris. The former graduated from the Paris Fine Arts Academy and had his head filled with projects for furniture pieces and interior accessories, the latter had a good experience in marketing for French luxury brands. Both ambitious and very motivated, fascinated by the style of old houses and daring interior design of the beginning of the XX century. They founded together Rue Monsieur Paris, a collection of luxury furniture inspired among others by Art Deco style, modernizing the classic motifs using the finest crafts traditions.
They found the catchy name for the brand literally in the street, which was the original address of their first showroom. Their private apartment became the best example of their brand’s creation. One could feel there as if in a chocolate box – extremely refined, shimmering with gold accents and mirrors, but enchanting with a perfect logical order. Typical for French style symmetry is enhanced with geometrical and duplicated patterns. Thanks to eye-catching and mesmerizing marble marquetry furniture designed by Marjan, the interiors gained a strong character, his character. Everything anyways has a Denkov gene here – fabrics in daring sapphire shade and even bespoke radiators conceived by Marjan especially for this space.
A perfectly styled interior has to have some kind of a gimmick. In this perfect living room, one is precipitated by a garage mess from Marjan Denkov’s painting.
The Art Deco feel is everywhere in the living room. Geometrical forms, paneled motifs on furniture and cushions, a bit of gilding and sapphire fabrics all echo striking interior designing technics of that period. The silk rug from Nepal comes from a New York based company Classic Rug Collection. The curtains come from a French fabric company Thevenon. Pipe organ-like radiators were designed by Marjan and manufactured by a Macedonian company Zavar Design.
The bedroom has the most toned down decoration, but even here the characteristic curtains and lamps are present. Facing the bed is the double portrait of the owners, painted by Marjan.
In the small study an original desk made of corian, metal and wood is by Dsignedby. The motif of the marble marquetry chair by Rue Monsieur Paris perfectly matches the unusual composition of the wooden floor.
The owners, Marjan Denkov and Marcin Kokowski seem matching perfectly the interiors. Surely because the interior design of the apartment is a reflection of their personal style.
Although the kitchen doesn’t play a crucial role in the owners’ life, Marjan managed to arrange a perfect space: compact, functional and very tasteful thanks to a classic black & white palette.