It’s impossible to walk inside the house without noticing the incredible puzzled floor that runs through the villa both inside and outside. The idea behind it was taken from the forest home of American sculptor Wharton Esherick. “This floor is the same as the one we used for the Bellerose shop located Rue Jacob in Paris. I tried it out there, and since we loved the results, we adapted it here. It is made of over 2,000 pieces of Jatoba wood, each of them having been laser-cut and numbered. After that, we just had to assemble them.” Talk about a giant jigsaw puzzle!
But Patrick, Laetitia and Derek’s vision didn’t stop at the house architecture: “We decorated the house the way we design our collections, which means following our own style.” Being a fan of Scandinavian, Italian and Brazilian designers, Derek, our artistic director, sourced most of the furniture from flea markets. He and Patrick like these styles for their minimalist design and unusual shapes. “I like being surrounded by things I instantly fall in love with, and it doesn’t matter whether they are renowned or not. I don't care about name recognition. It is the mix that counts.”