This past January, a group of stylish design friends, publicist Beth Dempsey of Images and Details, Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence, designer Francine Gardner and Cabana Magazine got together and opened a pop up shop and salon in Paris called Ancien and Moderne. Featuring a collection of home accessories and luxurious decorative pieces with craftsmanship and artisanship, the brands represented an assortment of globally-influenced artistically inspired items, featuring Fromental custom wallpaper on the walls, Jill Barnes-Dacey tabletop, Irving and Morrison lighting fabrics and furniture, framed photographs from Miguel Flores Vianna, pillows by Rule of Three, Pierre Frey and Philippe Berry sculpture. Overall, it was a jewel box of a spot that generated a great deal of well-deserved buzz during January's Deco Off and Maison Objet trade shows. Take a look at the mix that was on view at 16 rue Guénégaud in Saint Germain.
Rome-based decoupage artist Jill Barnes-Dacey's elaborate plates hung on the wall in a tightly arranged diamond pattern. This was a true showstopper moment.
Another view of the space shows lighting from Irving and Morrison and globally- sourced textiles on display
A slipper chair from Irving and Morrison edged in fringe had me smitten
If you haven't seen the textile-covered Cabana magazine, run don't walk to get yourself a copy of the coolest new magazine around. Edited by Milan-born Martina Mondadori Sartogo, each issue is brimming with an exhaustive amount of inspiring content and interiors imagery; filled with a bohemian, lived in artisanal quality. It captures a certain flair Italians are very good at creating.
I wanted to put this fantastic whimsical mixed material elephant sculpture in my carry on back to NYC
Rustic ceramic plates covered in floral designs from Irving and Morrison are showcased on the back wall