It’s not often that simplicity really wows. It’s a hard thing to do. Unlike more opulent and intricate styles, simplicity, by definition, is understated, quiet and straightforward; its wowing potential usually reserved for elegant contrasts, colossal dimensions or defying silhouettes.
The minute you lay eyes on French interior designer and architect Guillaume Alan’s work, however, everything changes. The definition of simplicity changes and so do attitudes toward it. Suddenly simplicity (or at least French simplicity) becomes impossibly desirable for its utterly chic aesthetic and effortless style. Colour palettes are monochromatic, upholstery is tailor-like and the attitude is far from try-hard.