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THE BET OF LIGHTNESS

A certain lightness requires more effort than heaviness, gravity, the boredom that emanates from it. But it is also linked to a certain grace, to charm, to pleasure”. The late Jean d'Ormesson probably wasn't talking about interior design. Although this writer, who embodied elegance, often presented as a "luxury wanderer", should not have been insensitive to the comfort and quality of his environment. His philosophy, which his granddaughter Marie-Sarah Carcassonne summarizes in one sentence, "He passed on to me the most important knowledge, that one must be happy and free, not take oneself seriously and above all that life is beautiful. , even if it has an end, because it has an end”, can also inspire us when we think about the design of our interior.
Happy and free, a good summary. Happy, because happiness and well-being, ours and that of our loved ones is – or should always be – our primary goal. Free, because it is necessary to free oneself from constraints, as much as possible, starting with “trends”. Of course, we share our favorites among the innovations and experiments of designers, stylists and decorators but certainly not to say what is "good" and what is "beautiful".
Whether you want a Mediterranean blue, like the one adopted by Dolce & Gabanna, 50 shades of white or, on the contrary, a palette of more dazzling colors, as proposed by the architect Thibaud Picard who made it his signature, it's up to you. Freedom is also freedom of change.
A recent study revealed that more than half of French people renew elements of their interior at least once a year. And more than 10% crack every month. Of course, they don't redecorate from floor to ceiling every time, but they do buy small household linen (cushion covers, throws), objects (mirror, frame, vase, etc.), textiles (voile, carpet…)... Because, and we owe this conclusion once again to Jean d'Ormesson, “All the happiness in the world is in the unexpected”... which awaits you in the following pages

FRÉDÉRIC BENOIT
Managing Editor

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