Style maker. Taste maker. Trend setter. From what I’ve read about the eccentric and glamorous antiques dealer and decorator MADELEINE CASTAING, I’m not so sure that she would describe herself that way. After all, history teaches us that trailblazers forge new paths rather than accept conventional wisdom and they don’t compromise their aesthetic for anyone. That’s why we admire them. They march to the beat of their own drum and they inspire us to have the courage to do the same.
MADELEINE was one of the most admired decorators in 1950s Paris, and with no formal interior design training succeeded in creating some of the most iconic rooms in the contemporary, neo-classical tradition with brushes of that trademark CASTAING whimsy and practicality.
Her decorating style which became known as Le Style Castaing featured her trademark blues and greens, black lacquer, and the infamous ocelot carpet, or leopard print, which is still very popular today, not only in fashion but also interiors.
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