Rich, romantic, elaborate and….. modern? This design is a perfect example of the blending of two separate decorative styles – in this case, two styles from separate centuries. The striking walls are reminiscent of eighteen century France with its high ceilings, plastered walls and ornate carvings. The furniture is undoubtedly very modern, and includes pieces by Studio Roche Bobois. The leather hide from the Cinephile sofas (Collection Particulière) directly opposes the romantic and grandiose setting. Sleek side table pieces and smooth accessories are used throughout the room, which are in contrast with the traditional carved and gilded motifs in low relief on the wall. A pure white and dark brown palette with silver accents is sure to stand out against the soft pale colours of the wood and plaster surrounding it. The result is a look that transcends centuries and challenges our perception of contemporary.