Molly Poiset INSPIRED interiorS

Interior Design + Interior Architecture + Home Decor + Custom Finishes + Staging + Project Supervision + New Construction + Historic Renovation

Paris + Telluride

My first design project in Paris was located in the world famous Left Bank of the Seine. I found myself steps from the manicured gardens of the Musée Rodin, under the shadow of Napoleon's golden domed tomb. Upon entering the stone paved courtyard of old world Paris at rue Bourgogne, I knew instantly that I was in my element.
To create a sense of place, I choose for the foyer at rue Bourgogne to be a haven of pure white and light, filtered though the washed French linen gauze window panels, hand stitched on premises by my newfound Parisian seamstress.
The main Salon was decorated as a deliberate study in contrasts. Light and shadow. Old and new. The nouveau Lustre de Verre chandelier was added to accentuate, light and lift the eye to the wonderfully high ceilings, while lending a nod to Parisian Haussmanian classicism.
Blanc et noir progressive design elements are carefully mixed with a circa 1880's antique gray marble French lion's paw fireplace, a Paris Flea market find, newly installed under my design direction, now looks as if it's been in this 7th arrondissement Parisian apartment forever.
A lovingly restored 19th siecle bronze and crystal drop chandelier dresses the ceiling and reflects in the 23 karat gold gilt Louis Philippe era mirror in the master bed chambre.
A pair of French vintage gold patina mullioned doors create a fresh approach, when the original beveled glass panels are melanged with an antique 19th century gold embossed mirror and a contiguous button tufted anthracite linen textured headboard.
The once under utilized, low head-height loft, was transformed into a hang out space, reminiscent of a Moroccan hookah lounge for the adventurous. Using custom made, classic ticking striped button tufted mattress cushions, "Glamping in Paris" is elevated to a new level !
The subterranean cave, with it's arched celling, is now a wine sanctuary with votive candles spiked into the ancient quarried limestone walls, and hosts another Molly Poiset- Paris flea market steal of three rusted patina vintage wine racks with a 450 bottle capacity, to accommodate the new owner's fondness for collecting French regional varietal wines.
Fresh, simple, authentic. Classic Paris. With a twist!
Molly Poiset - Principal Designer.

Telluride + Paris

Provence Inspired Stone Rubble Walls - Mai Residence
limestone corbels, hand colored plaster, river pebble floor and forged iron handrails
Master Bath Vanity - Vaughn Residence

Tinted plaster walls subtly and seamlessly compliment a solid limestone vanity. The single slab stone backsplash was exactingly drilled to accommodate interior designer Molly Poiset's deceptively simple design concept and selection of duo gleaming modernist chrome faucets over deck mounted porcelain bowls.

Dining Area - Burr/Lykes Residence

Chocolate leather arm chairs surround a tree stump dining table base that seems to grow out of the heavily textured wood floor. A wall of steel windows helps frame the spectacular snowy up-valley view corridor. Creme brûlée colored raw silk curtains add softness and balance to the client's personal contemporary art collection.

A Neutral Palette of Saturated Mocha Colored Walls - Burr/Lykes Residence
Bath Design Tile and Fixture Spefications - Georgian Project

Molly Poiset's scope of design projects range from expansive mountain homes to lofty New York apartments, formal Georgian renovations, to coastal lifestyle homes in Florida and California. Known for mindful design innovation grounded in a global and sophisticated knowledge of historic architecture, she is now bringing her design aesthetic to Paris. Along with a deep understanding of modern construction methods and her unique and deft interplays of color and texture, often juxtaposing traditional and contemporary elements with design details that meld thoughtful form into daily function.

I listen to my client's needs, lifestyle choices and design preferences, anticipating what is often unspoken to create personal interiors that exceed expectations, resulting a home that is not only beautifully designed and well appointed, but also comfortable, thoughtful and deeply personal.

Cottage Farm Sink Vanity - Custom Lighting Design - Residential Bridge - Master Closet Corridor
Hand colored plaster walls, antique timber beams and natural linen bedding.
Antique French Limestone Fireplace Facade
Fleur de Lis sconces flank 23 k Gold Leaf motif wall details - Spears Residence
Mining Style Bridge Connector and Industrial Steel Fireplace - Mai Residence
Mountain Modern a New Vernacular

In 1993 Molly Poiset moved her interior design firm and her family from California to Telluride, Colorado. Upon arrival she began exploring the backroads of the region, adventuring into and photographing the abandoned one hundred year old gold and silver mines of the Colorado Rockies.

She explains it like this: "At that time I moved to Telluride, the terms 'Mountain Modern Style' or 'Mining Vernacular' did not exist. I was simply curious about the region and began to explore these old mining structures, they were functional and industrial and deeply fascinating to me in their decaying state and rusty charm. My curiosity of these aging, pragmatic and organic behemoths of a bygone era, soon became the inspiration for my new design style. It was such a natural fit, yet as a newcomer I was surprised no one had recognized this before. With y endeavors and vision I soon became a thought leader in a new style of architecture as I began not only reinventing myself, but raising the bar on design style and construction quality in the region. Inadvertently inspiring a new generation of designers and architects in what is now commonly known as 'Classic' Mountain Modern Mining Vernacular."

Open Floor Plan - Brown Residence
Open Kitchen - Brown Residence
Dining Banquet - Brown Residence
Master Bath - Brown Residence
Zen Sitting Room
Textural, Tribal, Global, Diverse - Colorado Home Design Center
Design Project Publications
It's personal.
Personal Residence
"What would you do, if it was your own house?" - Personal Residence

The answer is "Keep it simple".

When in doubt, go with the classics. But always trust your own sense of adventure. Be daring, be bold, whenever and wherever you can. Have fun and enjoy the process.

Relax and trust that everything will be fine in the end.

Paris: + Telluride: 970.729.1890 + email:

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