Sacha Walckhoff is a Designer and Decorator, and the Creative Director for the Christian Lacroix brand since 2010. Pascal Ferrero is an international wig and hair Designer for the film and the theatre industry.
Situated on the Paris right bank, near the place Franz-Liszt in the up and coming 10th arrondissement, their 135 m2 apartment is located in a building built in the 1840’s, typical of King Louis Philippe’s era.
“We moved in just after a famous young French actor left the place, he had actually done a great job on it …So we did not have much to do! We both work a lot at home and wanted to have a place to work but also somewhere to host our clients for a drink and to share our ideas and style with them. It is a multi – functional space where our creations and our collections of art and design are displayed in our own way. It is eclectic, unique but with a strong Parisian flavour and a little bit of humor … ” – Sacha Walckhoff
It is a wide vestibule, slightly dark in order to contrast with the brightness of the other rooms. A high screen, specially designed, is displayed at the end of it and pieces of art and design are placed here and there and might be moved from time to time to keep the energy vivid (moving furniture is a great therapy!)
It is a bright square room with genuine 19th century architectural details. We love contemporary art and design and a part of our collection is displayed here, but we also like to have a few antiques mixed in with the modern pieces. This contrasted mix is our signature and typical of the French decor tradition, going from Madeleine Castaing to Henri Samuel or even Jacques Grange.
Another generous square room, but this time with high, painted wood paneling. I decided to use a bold and dramatic Christian Lacroix Maison wallpaper with a black background. It is a very graphic set up. Everything is black and white with splashes of red and blue, and of course my Lacroix black and withe striped signature fabric “Cabanon” for the curtains and the upholstered chairs.
Facing the dining room, the studio desk is by French designer Alain Richard who was famous for his ” ligne claire” designs in the 60s and the 70s. Surrounded by shelves and archive boxes the studio can be extended to the dining room table for big meetings and projects!
I designed our bespoke “PS Bed” for Savoir Beds London and their ateliers made it beautifully. Shelving units are all around it and upholstered in a dark “Mousse” Green Alcantara. I wanted our “sweet dreams room” to look like a library. We both love to spend hours in bed in the middle of all our books and documentation looking for inspiration and exchanging ideas.
We always loved this amazing light “tilleul” green that was found in 18th century boudoirs. Pascal was very specific about it and we finally found it at Farrow & Ball. It is an amazing colour to start the day with. The Bathroom is facing south so the colour is really radiant. The style of the room is rather simple but sophisticated, like the easy luxury of those small Swedish castles …We are both in love with Sweden, Swedish people have the style genome in their blood!