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House tour: a New York family's Parisian holiday home: Probably the most striking element in the flat is the wall covered in a panoramic grisaille paper from Zuber (reflected here in mirror above the fireplace) representing trees, mountains, a castle perched on a hill and a viaduct. For Razavi, it serves as the focal point of the perspective that links the front rooms together. For the owner, “it immediately gives a soul and elegance that’s so French”.

Close up view of authentic French shutters. These shutters are built to be used, and are not just for decoration. Most are painted a vibrant shade of blue.