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J ean-Louis Deniot is one of the most sought-after interior designers in the world. The charming Parisian is known for his sophisticated interiors that layer contemporary furnishings with a strong dose of history and a dollop of drama. He has projects around the globe, including a recently completed 20- room townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side and is currently at work on a 40,000-square-foot white marble palace in India, as well as residences in Hong Kong, Moscow, and West Hollywood. Deniot's stylish reach extends beyond interiors into furniture design — his second collection of 40 pieces for Baker will launch in October. He's also busy with his own line of products made in France, including accessories, tableware, paint, and pillows — more details to come soon. His book, Jean- Louis Deniot: Interiors (Rizzoli, $65), features many of his own homes around the world, including a country house in the South of France. Here, PaperCity talks all things design with Deniot. On the design horizon. The world is going in every direction. Look at fashion: It's a blend of hot mess. Minimalism and maximalism all at the same time. But this chaos is really, really fun, as nothing is interdit anymore. You can literally mix everything, and the oddest juxtaposition seems to get the most applause. It is a great time for experimentations. Design is definitely moving toward one-of-a-kind and exclusive pieces, such as great antiques and limited editions more than ever. Chic is … Chic is not about money; it's about style. Chic interiors can be created from something quite understated, something that plays with high and low, colors, textures, styles. It is je ne sais quoi. Another book? Yes, I am very excited about my second opus. The theme is going to be vacation and weekend homes, starting with a private Falcon 2000 aircraft. I'll bring readers with me all around the world to some of my favorite destination jobs. This book will be all about unplugging. Design minds. I admire Kelly Wearstler, because I have the impression that both of our brains are somehow connected in the far universe. She is a fabulous creator, PHOTOGRAPHY: HEATHER HAWKINS, JANE SOBEL KLONSKY BY REBECCA SHERMAN FRENCH REVOLUTION THE HIGH FLYING, RISK-TAKING FRENCH DESIGNER JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT — ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED DECORATORS IN THE WORLD — LANDS IN HOUSTON FOR A WHIRLWIND TEXAS DESIGN WEEK APPEARANCE. "I DO NOT ENJOY SAFETY. RISKS ARE SO MUCH MORE REWARDING."— Jean-Louis Deniot Jean-Louis Deniot 76

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