The interior design duo of Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet, have designed Grace, an elegant, Luxury apartment on the charming Larvotto seafront of the principality of Monaco, which unites the charm, elegance, and value that is so similar with its famous location.
Consolidating 2 luxury apartments in a 1970’s building – complete with an era-appropriate, ceramic mosaic façade – afforded the designers the unusual chance to work in a 380 square meter space – a size which is highly unusual in the area – with a 100 square meter balcony facing one of the most striking landscapes in the world.
The designers first acknowledged that the design project would display their “vision of the Riviera lifestyle,” with the goal that the final plan be “timeless while exuding discreet luxury.” With this in thought, Humbert & Poyet went about playfully placing unbelievable examples of design furniture from France and Italy with modern and bespoke items.
Inspired by the blending of French and Italian style that takes place on the Riviera, Humbert & Poyet desired a mix of legendary French pieces from the 50s along with vintage Italian furniture.
From the Art Deco styled lobby finished with red terrazzo flooring and gaily decorated members of staff the individual elevators bring you into the luxury apartment with a stunning collection of mirrors to welcome you, all created by Emil and Christophe themselves.
Walking through the luxury apartment your eyes are attracted to 2 sconces by Safarti Jeanneret and two chairs that represent the Franco-Italian match of styles that is at the heart of this luxury apartment. The 60m2 living room is packed with innovative luxury furniture and objects, however, these contemporary pieces fill the room easily, with harmony and without becoming formulaic and too high-priced.
The hurdle of the project was the blending of beautiful 20th-century furniture from galleries around France with contemporary new pieces and bespoke designs. Much like directors, Humbert & Poyet handle areas like stage designs, striving to build several sensations within a particular area.
Photographer: Francis Amiand