Cruising through the portfolio of French photographer Pierre-Jean Verger, I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight of this living room. Stunning architectural details (mantel, moldings) such as these are a perk of many French homes and add instant elegance. But sometimes these features will make a room look more formal than it's meant to be. So, I was impressed with how this room looks simultaneously luxurious and casual. The large, clean-lined, contemporary sofa helps combat the chichi of pricey accessories and art, and the low coffee table, albeit a work of art, makes the room all the more relaxed.
Beyond that, I was drawn to the boldly patterned, chrome frame armchair in the corner, whose palette cues perfectly to that of the massive painting over the mantel. I'd actually come across it before. Where had I seen it? Find out when you