Inspiring Interiors

Frédéric Méchiche’s loft, part two.

In April of this year, I posted a number of photos of interior designer Frédéric Méchiche‘s 1712 home in le Marais, which he calls “a tribute to Bauhaus in Paris”. I cannot get enough of this space! Every photo I see of it fills me with inspiration. I love watching the subtle changes that occur over time; how he replaces the fabric on this piece, adds a rug over there, moves the dining room to a different area completely…

I am so happy to share a set of more recent photos from Interiors magazine. They were brought to my attention by D16 reader Avant-Gardenist, who maintains the fabulous Flickr pool h ♥ m e.

My earlier post on Méchiche’s loft (with commentary!) can be found here.

(All photos by Beto Riginik for Interiors magazine.)

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  • Reply greybreaks November 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm


    looks like a great space, plus it’s got almost all of my favorite chairs.

  • Reply stephanie November 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    W-O-W. Transplant the first 5 photos into my house right now.

  • Reply Katie Stephenson November 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful. Those floors!

  • Reply Rachel Kay November 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    The black chair in the 5th photo is amazing! No too sure about the image of the severed hand in the background though 🙂

  • Reply Niamh November 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm


    absoluteley gorgeaus. I adore the two paintings of arms in the 2nd photo. The way they reach out is so appropriate. I think that the more gorey paintings work in this house because the background is so soft and frilly.

  • Reply frannie November 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    dig the home. i love homes with art- REAL art (whatever that may be) in them.

  • Reply Cassie December 1, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for sharing these!

  • Reply Monika/eco-stylista December 1, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Amazing inspiration! I love the subtle colors, the blacks and whites with the warm wood. My favorite combination! And the artwork are amazing!

  • Reply melody December 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Gah – I love Nan Goldin! This space is my dream!

  • Reply Myles Henry December 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    This space is unreal. That bathroom is so ill the brass fixtures and that floor!!

  • Reply Avant-Gardenist December 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Be sure to check out the original photos of .
    You’ll flip.

  • Reply Avant-Gardenist December 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    of Hôtel Particulier heh

  • Reply lindsay December 1, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I love those wood floors! So much to look at, yet it isn’t overwhelming at all.

  • Reply denise December 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks Avant-Gardenist for the link – the totally boring house following Mechiche’s simply magnifies his brillliance!

    I too have long coveted his apartment. I like some of the changes – more depth, a little less white ethereal. Not a fan of the photographic pieces he has chosen, but do like the shift of colour they provide. What is the last room?

  • Reply Paulette December 3, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I want to BE that bathroom—that’s how much I love it!

  • Reply michelle December 3, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    so perfect it makes me ill 🙁

  • Reply ahj December 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Have you seen this post

    I thought of you.

  • Reply unitb612 December 5, 2009 at 3:04 am

    The first photo was inspirational! I need to go find some beautiful items to frame and lean against my wall….If only I had space!

  • Reply sulu-design December 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Anna, I can’t thank you enough for posts like these. I have it and several posts about your own home bookmarked in my Bloglines account and have been referring to them with frequency. By the end of this month, my husband and I will be a first-time home owners of a loft, and posts like this have me so excited. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Reply BODIE and FOU December 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I love the stairs with the picture frames just left on the floor! We’ve moved in our family house last Friday and once the Xmas rush is over on our site, then I will spend HOURS reading my favourite blogs like yours to see what I’m going to do with the house.

  • Reply hallie December 13, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the floors make me swoon.

  • Reply Avant-Gardenist December 13, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Here’s everything I could possibly find on Frédéric Méchiche, on the new blog, now fully and completely d e c k e d. (Thank you, Anna.)

  • Reply samia January 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    yup.. i am in love with all the chairs as well.. the paintings are pretty hot too.. I would love to know the names of these chairs.. It would be great to knw what names what my fave pieces have

  • Reply Anna at D16 January 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    samia: Which chairs are you wondering about? In the second photo (with the table), there are three Eames DCM chairs (wood with metal legs) and one Eames DKR (wire with “Eiffel” base). The upholstered leather Barcelona chairs in the third photo are by Mies van der Rohe. The fourth photo has another DKR and an Eames DSW (fiberglass shell with wood legs). Next to the bathtub there are two Bertoia side chairs, and in the last photo, there’s an Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair.

    PHEW! Did I miss any? 🙂

  • Reply mrpoteat January 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    OMG, my page is like frozen on what appears to be the most wonderfuly crafted room i’ve seen in ages. I absolutely adore the distressed yet sleek feel. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Peter Hare January 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I love the way Mechiche places art and objects in a casually around the walls as if he has just moved in.
    So many designers decorate – Michiche does not. His environment does not look as they though the hand of a designer has been at work. Here lies the beauty and the strength of his design process.

  • Reply dejong July 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Your first order was while stydying. I loved the doors y designed..

    Can y show a foto on internet of it.

    Kind regards,

    I de jong

  • Reply dejong July 8, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Dear Frederic,

    Can I have y mailaddress.

    Have another question.

    Kind regards,


    • Anna @ D16 July 8, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Dejong, this is a post ABOUT Frédéric Méchiche’s loft. This is not his website, and I have no way to contact him.

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