An Antiques Dealer's Old-World Paris Apartment
In Paris, connoisseurs Sylvain Le´vy-Alban and Charlie Garnett create an ardently old-world atmosphere in a residence that recalls the glory days of European collecting
What many collectors deem fashionable today holds no interest for Parisians Sylvain Le´vy-Alban and Charlie Garnett. Midcentury-modern furniture? Non. Contemporary art? Absolument pas. Instead, the pair’s two-bedroom apartment, tucked away on the third floor of a large 18th-century building not far from the Palais-Royal, revels in the stratified splendor associated with grand connoisseurs of days gone by—a seigneurial style that Le´vy-Alban, an antiques dealer, regrets “isn’t happening much anymore.”
I feel sorry for whoever has to clean this place.