Architecture and interior design should be envisioned as a whole from the onset of a project. That is the firm philosophy of Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, and is exactly how Le Bain Parc Monceau was conceived.
Although the Kathryn Suite could easily be seen in a modern setting, this vignette relates the collection to a more urbane, elegant, old-world setting. The fixtures suggest an abstract classicism reminiscent of 1930's French interiors, inspired by French Moderne architecture and even a bit of Hollywood's glamorous portrayal of the interiors of this period. This room could very well have been designed for a classic movie set in the 30's, highlighting the glamour of that era with the strong, yet soft graphic black and cream floor and the pewter-leaf ceiling.
The restrained formality yet elegant lines of the fixtures are beautifully complemented by subtle oak paneling in traditional French boiserie style. These features create an authentic sense of old-world refinement. Interestingly, the classic design of Le Bain Parc Monceau can also easily be as comfortable in a modern renovation or contemporary setting.
About the designers
|Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, is widely recognized for residential design in traditional styles, particularly those with classical origins. Since its founding in 1988, the firm's core practice has been the design of custom residences, including city apartments, suburban houses and country estates. Founded by Mark Ferguson, who received his master of architecture from Princeton University, and Oscar Shamamian, who received his master of architecture from Columbia University, much of the firm's design vision was inspired by the partners' early experience at Parish-Hadley Associates, the interior decorating firm where they met and cultivated their mutual interest in domestic design and the integration of architecture, decoration and landscape design.|
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