THE TALENT // PIERRE YOVANOVITCH
The designer's home in Paris. Image via his website.
If you can picture the quintessential Parisian apartment--the intricate architectural detail, the high ceilings and expansive windows that open onto tiny balconies, the white-painted rooms filled with not too many things but all the right things (likely curated and collected over years)--you've got an essence of Pierre Yovanovitch. The French designer-architect is a torch-carrier for the type of restrained-chic Parisian style that's the exact pinpoint at the intersection of classic elegance, luxury, modernity, and cool factor.
In other words, he's likely to always be the best dressed guy in the room, without also looking like he's trying to be the best dressed guy in the room. His eye for style is simply natural.
Yovanovitch came to interior design in his early thirties, after working in fashion at Pierre Cardin, and experienced near immediate success by any terms, and it's only continued to snowball. After just four years as a professional designer, he earned a profile in Architectural Digest, and was later named to the magazine's AD 100 list in 2010. Earlier this year, he told the magazine of his plans to expand his firm beyond Paris and open an office in New York City. Press isn't the only indicator of his, ahem, decorated career. He's won the Talent de l’Elégance award from the Centre du Luxe et de la Création, and counts Christian Louboutin, former Tiffany & Co. design director John Loring, along with François Pinault's Artemis, as clients.
Here's a look at our favorite spaces designed by Yovanovitch.
A home Yovaonvitch designed in Provence. Image via Architectural Digest.
Yovanovitch's first hotel design, the remodeling of the Marignan Paris, opened in 2012.
A Swiss retreat. Image via Architectural Digest
The dining room of the Provence estate. Image via the designer's portfolio.