Elite Traveler, March 2017

Source: Elite Traveler

Author: Lauren Hill


Considered one of the world’s leading interior designers, and named the 2017 Icon of Design, Timothy Corrigan is celebrated for the timelessly elegant interiors he creates. Owing to his success, Corrigan’s work has appeared across the world, but the designer divides much of his time between Paris and Los Angeles. And it’s in Paris that the designer finds inspiration for his work. “Creative inspiration truly is everywhere you look in Paris,” he tells us, “I see something new and inspiring every time I walk down the street.”


“To me, Paris is the most beautiful city in the world,” he continues, “I can’t spend enough time here, whether I’m in the museums and galleries, or just walking the streets. An appreciation for culture and history is a part of the DNA in Paris; you cannot help but feel it when you are here.” From the Place de la Concorde and the Place del la Madeliene, to the neighborhood of Nouvelle Athenes, the designer gives us his insider tips on what to experience in the city.

“The covered passages of old Paris, especially Galerie Véro-Dodat, Passage de Panoramas and Galerie Vivienne, are a treasure trove of tiny little shops, which span fashion, art, books and design. These are a must for visitors to Paris.”

Eric Bompard
“Here you can get cashmere in every color and style. I love their ultra-fine crewnecks and cardigans, which are perfect for the mild California climate.”

Le Bon Marche
“A civilized and sophisticated department store set in the heart of the left bank’s high-end 7th arrondisement, Le Bon Marche is far from the crowds of Galleries Lafayette and Printemps department stores.”

“This cutting-edge denim atelier offers ready to wear and custom-made jeans in your choice of fabric, thread color and style. It is located just around the corner from Colette.”

La Bonbonnière
“Go here for traditional hand-made chocolates. My favorite treat is the candied orange rinds dipped in dark chocolate.”

Buly 1803
“Since it opened in 1787, Buly has specialized in fragrances, lotions and potions for France’s leading ladies and gentlemen. The shop is something of a cabinet of curiosities with bottles and packaging that recall the days of Napoleonic France. The on-site calligrapher will inscribe your purchase for an extra personal touch.”

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