Avenue Montaigne, since time immemorial the place in Paris for top couturiers to have their domicile, is one of the French capital’s prime locations. Designers Gillian Brown and Rob Wetzels were given free rein in furnishing a 360 square metre apartment there. They have created a modern living space, while duly respecting the original Parisian architecture.

The interior is primarily in shades of white and is both inviting and comfortable. The commanding accent colour is Yves Klein blue, in keeping with the client’s love of the colour blue. “We wanted to give the owners – when they come here – the feeling of really being in Paris. The large expanses of windows over the entire width of the apartment contribute to that feeling – they make for movement of light and thus enhance the dynamism of the spaces.”

Wetzels Brown design studio has acquired an international reputation as interior specialists in the field of private jets and luxury yachts. Here, on terra firma – i.e. Paris – they have created a striking showpiece of their talents.