Diego Buñuel and Maggie Kim, <br> Dae, Kan
Famille - Paris

The Modern Loft of an Adventurer and a New Yorker Rock Musician.

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Diego Buñuel and Maggie Kim,
Dae, Kan

The modern and unconventional loft apartment of an adventurer and a New York rocker. Documentaries have never been so popular. Whether they’re about an African tribe, the Wars of Religion or the new Director of Dance at the Opéra Garnier, we never tire of learning new things and finding out about the stories that make our world. This is more or less the story of Diego Buñuel’s life. Diego is the grandson of the iconic Spanish filmaker, Luis Buñuel, and has all the charm and talent of his forebears. This gave him the strength and curiosity which led him to travel the world, first as a war correspondent and then as a reporter and producer of the ‘Nouveaux Explorateurs’ programme. Unlikely as it may seem, it was in Paris that we met him. Right in the heart of Vieux Paris, surrounded by his wife, Maggie, a New-Yorker of Korean origin (with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit) and their two children Dae et Kan. The pressures of family life mean that Diego travels less and now concentrates on directing documentaries for Canal +. Diego and Maggie’s lifestyle is rather non-conformist. They don’t follow fashion and like to go against the diktats of the latest trends. They prefer, space, books and light and concentrating on the important things in life, together. To round off this year, The Socialite Family would like to offer you a surprising tour of the home of the man behind the amazing content that fills your screens on winter holiday evenings.

Enfants Appartement Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Salon Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
BoConcept Imola Armchair 2 999,00€
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Imola armchair in leather and brushed steel designed by Henrik Pedersen.

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BoConcept Indivi 2 Corner Sofa 2 579,00€
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Indivi 2 corner sofa made in polyester and viscose. To find out on BoConcept.

Dimension : H76 cm x W242 cm / Depth:…

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BoConcept Siena Chair 149,00€
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Siena bar chair made in leather with rotating function.

Dimension : H85½-110½cm x W42½ cm / Depth: 50 cm /…

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Photographies Enfants Salon Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
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Étage appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim

Maggie, Diego could you present yourself ? What are you doing in your life ?

Maggie

I’m a writer and the founding editor of a culture magazine for international women in Paris, Les Lolos. I used to be a rock musician and magazine columnist when I lived in NYC. Diego is a former war correspondent and the producer-host of a TV series called Don’t Tell My Mother (Ne Dites Pas à Ma Mère) that ran for six seasons on National Geographic and Canal+. He’s currently the head of documentaries at Canal+.

What was it that first attracted you to this apartment ?

Maggie

Its size and uniqueness. Loft-style living is something you dream about when you’re from New York (at least for me). Diego and I both have a modern aesthetic when it comes to apartments—no Haussmannien for us—so when we first walked in here, it really was un coup de foudre. I told him, “This is my dream house.” A few months (and many mortgage headaches) later, we moved in.

Where do you spend your time in the house ? Your best place ?

Maggie

Our offices and the living area. I love my little office nook. It’s where I hide from the kids to write and work on the website. They always find me, though! Otherwise, like most families, we spend our time in the living room and the kitchen and dining area. Diego loves his home cinema in the hallway.

Did you do the decorating ?

Maggie

Yes, we both did.

Where did you get your inspiration ?

Maggie

It’s constantly shifting. Filling a house this large isn’t easy. I think we were both overwhelmed at first. Little by little, we filled it up and now, we’re trying to get rid of things. For us, it’s usually something that catches our eye if we happen to be walking by a shop. I follow some Instagram feeds like Domino Magazine and Home Polish because who doesn’t like interior design porn? In general, we tend to get things for the house on a whim. Luckily, our tastes are about 90% aligned.

Salon Chaises Eames Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Escaliers Verre Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
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Photographie Salon Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Dressing Sacs Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Dressing Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Dressing Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim

How do you reconcile family life with attractive interior design ?

Maggie

When we first moved here, our daughter was 1 and our son wasn’t yet born. We had a white couch and everyone either said, “You’re crazy!” or “You’re brave.” By the time our son was 1, the white couch was beige. So our new couch is dark blue, despite my fantasy of having another white couch. You have to expect the messiness of kids, right? Even still, we got those bright yellow fabric dining chairs because we had hope! Another mistake. You’d think we’d have learned…

What would you regard as the worst kind of bad taste and to be avoided ?

Maggie

I hate leather furniture. I know it’s practical when you have kids, but I absolutely can’t stand it. So cold and uncomfortable. Also, I get judgey when people don’t have books (aside from coffee table ones) in their home. How can you not read? But then, I’m a writer.

What is your current interior design must-have ?

Maggie

Beautiful wallpaper. We’re finally putting some up in our bedroom. I can’t wait.

Two/three restaurants to recommend us in Paris ?

Maggie

For the pizza, Anna & Jo’s , for Small plates and cocktails: Le Mary Celeste. A bistro : Le Pantruche. A korean: Hangari. Tacos: Luz Verde and a french/fusion: Pierre Sang

The best holidays with your family ?

Maggie

The ones where our children let us sleep! We love any place with a beautiful beach, like Greece or Martha’s Vineyard.

Salle de musique Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Portrait de famille Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
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Salle à manger Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Dining Room – Diego Bunuel and Maggie Kim
BoConcept Ottawa Chair 749,00€
Description

Ottawa chair made in aniline leather, designed by Karim Rashid. To find out on BoConcept.

Dimension : H88½/46½ cm…

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BoConcept Ottawa Dining Table 1 599,00€
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Ottawa extendable dining table, designed by Karim Rashid. To find out on BoConcept.

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How can you not read? But then, I’m a writer.

Bureau Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim
Bibliothèque Appartement Loft Paris Diego Bunuel et Maggie Kim

 Credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily

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