To discover the intimate world of Inès-Olympe Mercadal is to be swallowed up by an absolute aesthetic. And this, right from the...
Laurent and Torben are iconoclasts. In real life they are a steward and dance teacher but when they enter their little Danish Versailles, they become the lords the manor. Torben hails from Copenhagen and has collected old porcelain for many years. Laurent prefers to cook for their friends. The talent for entertaining guests is not universally available. When they have people to dinner, damask tablecloths and pedigreed decanters, butter dishes and crockery gleam softly in the candlelight. Their home is another world where the patterns on the fabrics are reminiscent of far-off places. There is a baroque feel, beautifully expressed by these uncompromising aesthetes.
Laurent, where do you spend the most time at home?
What’s missing in your house?
A big kitchen, an additional bedroom, a bathroom.
How did you find this place?
In an agency for apartments of character.
What do you like the most in your apartment?
The enfilade of rooms.
Can you tell us where you go when you’re looking for a piece of furniture?
Antique dealers, at Drouot, at Sentou gallery or furniture manufacturer in 12th arrondissement.
Your latest crush?
An armchair with headrest covered with yellow silk.
Your favorite designer?
Your next holiday destination?
Provence, in summer.
Your favorite motto?
A restaurant you would recommend?
Le Richer, on Richer street with the charming Charles in command.
Photos credits : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily.com