Modern and eclectic: inside the Paris home of designer Aline Asmar d’Amman

 16th arrondissement, Paris, France

Architecture and Interior Design: Aline Asmar d’Amman / Culture in Architecture
Photography  ©  Matthieu Salvaing 

The Lebanese-born designer Aline Asmar d’Amman, founder of the firm Culture in Architecture, made extraordinary renovations to her the Haussmannian flat located in the 16th arrondissement, just a short walk from the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower across the Seine.

Aline Asmar d’Amman: “It took me five minutes to decide this was going to be our address in Paris. I fell in love with the building’s extraordinary 19th-century sculpted stone façade, the colossal wood door opening to the ground-floor courtyard, and the dramatic staircase leading with a noble swirl up to the private homes.”

Aline Asmar d’Amman: "With its high ceilings and bright rooms elevated by natural light, the innate classic structure of my Parisian home, bejeweled with a pair of oversize heirloom 19th century crystal and bronze chandeliers, was ready to host layers of textures, libraries, large scale furniture and soulful commissioned art pieces. Many reflections complement the infinite perspectives of the reception area. I like to exaggerate these views with cladded mirrors on the walls and framed decorative mirrors combining old soul with contemporary creations, layered on top of the mirrored surfaces. The magnified repetitions complements the space with a theatrical dimension while adding a sense of wonderment to the eye."

Mineral textures and layered objects define the bones of this versatile space, encompassing the spirit of Paris with a dark and moody interpretation of its legendary grays. Torch cut brushed metals, hand painted boiseries with layers of black on black, patinated bronze and back painted tinted mirrors on the table and on the ceiling draw infinite atmospheric perspectives. Punctuated with the love of art and soulful objects, old and new.

Aline Asmar d’Amman: “It was important to pay tribute to Paris, with its muted colors. In this city, it’s all about textures and the gray sky, which became my theme.”

Soft brutalism in the bedroom. Shades of dark and muted grays balancing between roughness and sensual delicacy. On the wall ‘Alive in Love’ commissioned work from artist Ivan Argote speaks about the vital power of love and words.

Aline Asmar d’Amman: Corners of rest and retreat by the window. Bedroom scenes around the bed elevate the space to a sanctuary of dreams and recharging intimacy. Layered soft textures play with hard stone cut in clouds and grafted with memories. Vladimir Kagan’s daybed is flanked by a sculptural lamp found in Miami, the custom table i designed is a tectonic of crushed tinted metals and concrete round edges that welcomes drinks or writing before sleep.

The boudoir dressing-room unfolds around a whimsical library where books and high heels are balanced with wardrobe essentials and accessories. Femininity and playfulness in a soft pastel cocoon made of literature, stilettos and coziness set the tone of this room of one’s own.

Designer Aline Asmar d’Amman


  1. Designer Aline Asmar d’Amman on Instagram: @alineasmardamman

  2. Photographer Matthieu Salvaing on Instagram: @matthieusalvaing

  3. That looks amazing!

  4. Нелегко утримувати рівновагу в такій квартирі. Потрібна спецпідготовка 😅

  5. SuperB 👌🤌👍