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Of all the tourists who pass through Paris, few get to dis­cover what lies be­hind its res­i­dents’ quaint shut­ters and ro­man­tic bal­conies, but you’ll be able to count your­self among the lucky ones if you pick up this book, which pro­vides an en­trée into 22 of the city’s most di­vine dwellings. Poke your nose into pieds-àterre, fam­ily homes and bach­e­lor pads in some of the posh­est ar­rondisse­ments, in­clud­ing the Louis XIII-era guard tower owned by fash­ion de­signer Mar­cel Marongiu; ar­chi­tect Joseph Di­rand’s tribute to min­i­mal­ism on the sec­ond floor of a 17th-cen­tury man­sion; and the exquisitely or­nate her­itage in­te­rior of the home of ready-to-wear la­bel Zadig & Voltaire founder and CEO Thierry Gil­lier, a breath­tak­ingly in­con­gru­ous back­drop to his col­lec­tion of mod­ern art. It’s a rar­efied world in­hab­ited by peo­ple who rel­ish liv­ing in style, Paris-style; pre­pare to yearn to join them in it.

TOP Works of art forge a con­nec­tion with the fur­ni­ture and ma­te­ri­als in Bel­gian ar­chi­tect Olivier Dwek’s three-storey apart­ment. ABOVE LEFT At the home of Chris­tian As­tugue­vieille, fur­ni­ture de­signer, artist and cre­ative di­rec­tor of Comme des Garçons fra­grances. ABOVE RIGHT A sculpted min­eral basin in New York-based in­te­rior de­signer Juan Mon­toya’s creamy-toned Paris bolt­hole.

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