At Home With: Emmanuel De Bayser

On the Right Bank, a design store owner moves into a new pied-à-terre.

One could say that the area around Parc Monceau in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement is swanky, but that would rather miss the point: The neighborhood is quintessentially Parisian. The park itself is a delightful oasis of 19th-century splendor and the surrounding streets and boulevards have a serenely moneyed air. It is here that affable Parisian Emmanuel De Bayser has just completed renovations on a spacious, light-filled apartment. He makes an animated host. “I’ve been working on this apartment for a long time,” he says of his new place—a labor of love that included a total refit, decoration and, crucially for an interiors collector, furnishing. “Perhaps as long as six months,” he figures. It’s hardly an epoch, but De Bayser is clearly someone who doesn’t wait around.

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