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Inès de la Fressange and Marin Montagut open their own and fellow Parisians’ doors to discover interiors chic

1. Chez Inès, Val-de-Grâce district, Paris 5e, by Marin

The first time you visit Inès de la Fressange’s Parisian home it’s like taking a trip to the countryside – her house near the Panthéon has a garden and is “a bit ramshackle but in a charming way.” Inès has a gift for creating an environment that’s completely in her own image: cheerful, upbeat, and unaffected.

Quite simply, she collects objects and gives them a soul. Instead of pursuing a particular style, she creates stories that she applies to the interior.

Formerly a hotel, the house inspired her to imagine the realm of a family boarding house with a wooden reception desk complete with a bell – and she’s pulled it off perfectly. The aroma of hot coffee makes you want to spend the whole afternoon in the kitchen. Oversized sofas accommodate Inè ...

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