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Do you know Intérieurs? The weekend TV show on Paris Première that Mummy loves to snuggle-up and watch while Daddy takes the kids to the park. Does it ring a bell? This week, The Socialite Family is collaborating with Intérieurs to present to you a multitalented family. Hélène and Gaël Duval, contemporary art collectors and photography enthusiasts, have rewrote the rules of a haussmannian apartment to feature their collection. With their daring use of black and dark colors, they managed to pay tribute to these artists in a great deco setting.
Hélène and Gaël, what’s your favorite time of the day?
When we finally come home at the end of the day and we’re happy to see our boys and have a meal together.
Which designer piece do you dream of having in your home?
Our dream : a painting by Cy Twombly.
Your latest crush?
A photo we saw recently in London at the Michael Hoppen Galery by the artist DAIDO MORIYAMA that represents an abstract close-up of fishnet stockings.
How did you choose your sons’ names?
Nataniel because it means ‘gift from god’ and Vadim for the film And God Created Woman by Roger Vadim, the 60s playboy, and for Saint Tropez where we were married.
The latest restaurant you would recommend in Paris or elsewhere?
In Paris, we like the Japanese restaurant Yen, 22 rue St. Benoît 75006.
Where do you buy your furniture?
On the internet, of course! (a professional hazard, I’m afraid)
Your upcoming projects?
A fascinating project revolving around yoga, acting as a business angel for a start up company and developing my website jechange.fr.
Your favorite motto?
“Always aim for the moon because even if you fail you’ll end-up in the stars” and also, as a cycling fanatic, “Life is like riding a bike, if you don’t move forward, you fall”.
Helene’s website, here.
Credits photos : Mélanie Rodriguez for The Socialite Family