What do they have in common: an antique armchair and a crocodile skin carpet? They both found their places in designer Josephine Gintzburger‘s loft from Paris,  an apartment that mixes old decorative objects with the austere aesthetic of industrial design. After I saw the pictures below, I understood that designer’s intention of creating a home full of color and contrasts was fully accomplished. The interiors are challenging, provoking you to discover objects of art, different materials, textures, various combinations, eccentric mixtures…it seems Josephine Gintzburgerdoesn’t want to let her family or guests rest any minute! The 17th century loft is located in the heart of Paris and its history was brought to life in a very stylish visual poetry.

 The loft was ‘blessed’ with original rugged beamed ceilings and dramatic wooden columns.


 The designer was also keen to incorporate modern elements to suit a busy family life, from the huge sofas in the living room to the functional kitchen. 

 The living room opens in an outdoor terrace – which is such a luxury in Paris!

 A lamp that may have 100 years old.


 The rose chair in pink velvet is by Japanese designer Masanori Umeda for Edra. 

 Rose-shaped chair – an haute couture item. The petals, which form the padding and make the seat welcoming, are hand made one by one. The frame is in moulded metal with small parts in shaped wood. 

 Josephine kept the living room simple, light and airy. The coffee tables were designed to nest together; they were lacquered with car paint.

 The pink accessories warm up the black lacquered kitchen and stain less steel worktop. Simple metal shelving displays her collection of retro crystal, silverware and tea sets.

 Brilliant pinks and reds energise the industrial-style materials. 

 Historical detailing was retained where possible, but strong modern elements were also included.