decor, lighting

a minimalist, mid-century interior commands an alluring French aesthetic

Yann Deret; Courtesy Yatzer
There really is an unmatched grace to the French aesthetic. Classic, elegant and charming without being forcibly charming, it's chic design made effortless. And while French interior designers and homeowners honour the history in which their homes live – 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century buildings in the heart of Paris – they similarly adopt elements of playful decor for a well-balanced space; a slight deviation from neutral colours (a pop of yellow, a stroke of midnight blue) and finally, a considered design to match the French lifestyle. Effortlessly. Located in the Parisian suburb of Saint Cloud, one of the most exclusive and wealthiest residential areas in France (a moderate 9.6km outside of the centre of Paris), lives a family home meticulously renovated by interior design force Tristan Auer, of Atelier Tristan Auer, Wilson Associates. The area has a rich history centred around the 14th-century Château de Saint-Cloud, once the residence of several French rulers, and Auer has honoured the prevailing heritage in this home and neighbourhood. ALSO READ: a 160-year-old home gets a luxurious update

'I like to embark on adventures with my clients. The goal is to let design and decoration soften their lives.' – Tristan Auer

With a portfolio that includes working under design icons Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck, as well as designing boutiques for Cartier and interiors for the Hotel du Louvre and Hotel Les Baines, Auer has successfully managed to transform a three-story villa built in the early 20th-century into a modern residence with a Mid-Century Minimalist aesthetic, that's as comfortable as it is stylish. ALSO READ: exploring the city of art – on a shoestring For more ogle-worthy interior inspiration from Atelier Tristan Auer, visit
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