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Publication Date: 2014-02-01


Olympia Le Tan's Paris Studio

We’re not going to lie; we got pretty excited when we saw the magical bubblegum pink cover of World of Interiors magazine featuring the Paris studio of designer Olympia Le Tan.


Olympia Le Tan started out designing embroidered “book bags” (we wrote about them when they first came out, here) and has recently launched a small line of ready-to-wear clothes. Her embroidered recreations of book covers from first-edition novels like The Catcher in the Rye and For Whom the Bell Tolls are all handmade and have become quite the collectible evening clutch. Le Tan has said of her bags, “I was thinking there were all these beautiful books around and they were being forgotten with everybody on the Internet, so I made it so that you can carry them around.” The walls of her playful Paris studio are covered in fabric illustrated by her artist father, Pierre Le-Tan with her monogram. In the alcove below, a painted wood Grand Siecle-style chandelier designed by Pierre.

Le Tan’s clothing line is inspired by the icons of the 1950′s. Her father Pierre created all of the illustrations for the clothing’s prints. Love the father-daughter collaboration!

A clothing rack, also designed by Pierre, in the image of Olympia.

We would love to work in a little jewel box like this. Is it possible to have a bad day in this whimsical space?! We like how the acid green and cobalt blue velvet chairs play off the sugary pink walls to give the space a little kick and keep things unexpected and fresh.

The bookshelves where Olympia displays her book bags.

From left to right: 1. Arteriors Tassle Table Lamp (Add a feminine touch to your bedside table, an at-home desk or even a vanity table) 2. Olympia Le Tan La Dolce Vita appliqued Clutch (Designed to look like an old film canister) 3. Olympia Le Tan Crime and Punishment Clutch (One of our favorites of the titles she recreates) 4. Erickson Beamon Crystal Collar (Part pretty, part punk. A great piece to jazz up a little black dress) 5. J Crew Patent Ballet Flats (We’re going to spend the entire day looking at our feet in these. So dreamy) 6. Horchow Chair (So girly) 7. Painting by Claire Desjardins 8. Isolda Mini Frilled Skirt (I love the combination of the graphic with the floral of this skirt. Isolda makes some incredibly modern prints that require just a simple black or white tee).

What do you guys think of Olympia’s studio? We feel like it’s probably one of those things you either love or hate…


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