Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder

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Joseph Dirand was always destined to embark in the world of interior design, as his father was the iconic Jacques Dirand, one of the decor world’s preeminent photographers. Known for simplistic yet luxurious designs, the top interior designer transported that same feeling inside his new family home, on the Righ Bank, in Paris.

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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
Image Credit: Joseph Dirand

As soon as Joseph Dirand laid eyes on the 2,600-square-foot space, with its picture-postcard view of Paris, he knew he’d found what he’d been looking for, and how he would make it his own.

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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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Clearly, stone is Joseph Dirand’s preferred material. Walls, flat surfaces, baths are all in soft-tone stone or marble. As with all his commissions, he brought on his favourite artisans, who know how to execute his taste for details. Like the three majestic Massangis limestone-trimmed arches down the left side of the entrance hall, which give way to the sprawling living/dining room.

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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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In the kitchen, there is a vanilla-hued island carved from a hunk of breccia stazzema marble he purchased directly from the quarry and saved for five years. He even employs mineral materials for key furnishings, such as the white travertine dining table and the Estremoz coffee table.

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Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment Doubles As A Marble Wonder
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Through a neoclassical limestone pedimented doorway at the end of the entrance hall are the family’s bedrooms. In the narrow hallway prowls a sleek bronze-and-gold lioness with auric eyes—a sculpture by Harumi Klossowska de Rola, the daughter of Balthus.


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