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New Lifestyle collection "Histoires Naturelles"

21.02.2018

This season, Maison Christian Lacroix has dreamt up an imaginary residence for a botanist who loves travelling to distant lands.

Crossing the threshold of this romantic naturalist's home, the "Babylonia Nights" wallpaper in the hall gives us a glimpse of a garden filled with shimmering flora. Further on, the fireplace in a little parlour seems to be submerged in flowery fronds. Armchairs clad in colourful "Geisha"highlight giant and multicoloured lilies.

Next comes the big drawing-room as if by magic we find ourselves floating above the burgeoning canopy of the "Bosquet" carpet. A flock of birds inhabits the walls, their plumage reflecting the sound of their own song, in the "Birds Sinfonia" design, while intriguing flowering spheres clad in the "Herbarium" print lead us to the "Cabanon" sofa.

© Philippe Garcia

© Philippe Garcia

In the library, the stripes of the "Arc-en-ciel" chair seem to be trying to escape the lush vegetation by finding a way through the "Primavera Labyrinthum" maze. It is easy to imagine that, behind the screens covered in the iridescent morning dew of a "Rosée du matin" Jacquard, lies the naturalist's precious collection of plants and flowers.

© Philippe Garcia

But now we enter the conservatory, where he conducts his experiments: in the panoramic dreamworld of "Jardin des Rêves", giant mushrooms and dwarf palm-trees mingle with majestic dragonflies sipping nectar from Gargantuan dianthus, oblivious of the mystery surrounding them as the sun turns Virginia creepers into sculpted golden wood. Sometimes he pauses here, letting his imagination wander, on a little iron bed draped in "Orchids Fantasia" embroidery whose exuberant orchids are beginning to show signs of decay.

© Philippe Garcia

© Philippe Garcia

Finally, as night falls, he repairs to his attic bedroom to sleep, lying down on a sofa clad in a "Pergola Shades" weave that reminds him of the half-light that reigned under the pergolas of his childhood. Through the half-open window a gentle breeze caresses the "Coup de Vent" sheers and wallpaper where young bindweed runs riot. Even more magic, now as the wall disappears, mysterious far horizons emerge.

Dream or reality? Who knows - but our host is already gone, off on his permanent quest for fascinating new plants