Modern Monte Carlo Apartment Equal Parts Residence, Designer Home Boutique

A stunning new apartment in the hear of Monaco is equal parts grand residence and elite furniture boutique. “La Maison Boutique” is an innovative design paradise that shows what a luxurious and liveable space can look like.

The color palette is very sophisticated.View in gallery
The color palette is very sophisticated.
The neutrals chosen are rather moody.View in gallery
The neutrals chosen are rather moody.

The residence is the result of a partnership between a major real estate player and the Jumbo Group, a luxury furniture holding. Accel Concept, is part of the Acceleration Group, active in the real estate market in Monte Carlo and the French Riviera. Jumbo Group encompasses Italian luxury brands such as Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors, Gianfranco Ferré Home, Etro Home Interiors and JCP. Together the two created this super glamorous residence.

The apartment is located in the prestigious heart of the Carre d’Or district, just a few steps away from the iconic Piazza del Casino. The unusual combination of purposes as a boutique and a model home offers a marvelous opportunity to put sophisticated furnishings and home design on display. The styling of “La Maison Boutique” combines Italian charm with French allure. The feeling is very welcoming and at the same time, the property has an aura of exclusivity.

Highly refined custom interior spaces are further enhanced with branded luxury furniture. Throughout the apartment, cutting-edge home technology is included to increase functionality as well as comfort. Aesthetic value is superb, with custom artwork and other luxury details.

A stunning suspension light accents the dining table and area.View in gallery
A stunning suspension light accents the dining table and area.

Done in a palette of sophisticated grays and dark beige, the main living area features a dining area that includes a set with seating for eight. The gleaming tabletop is an ideal pairing for the leather chairs. To the side, double buffets balance the length of the room and the table. In addition, the long, artful suspension light above the table emphasizes the size of the space.

The small seating area by the dining room is delightful.View in gallery
The small seating area by the dining room is delightful.

In the window alcove at the end of the dining area, a conversation area includes two comfortable armchairs and a very functional and stylish occasional table from Roberto Cavalli called Pumpkin.  It’s the ideal place for morning coffee by the window. The modern herringbone patterned upholstery fabric adds a masculine touch to the deep-seated chairs.

A custom screen provides a visual barrier to the living area.View in gallery
A custom screen provides a visual barrier to the living area.

The entryway to the main living space has a number of very attractive features, starting with the mirrored wall that reflects the available natural light. Instead of a plain surface, it features a pattern that repeats a similar design to the screen that sits atop the credenza. The drawers provide extra storage space and the artful screen visually divides the area without closing it in and cutting off the light from the windows in the main room.

The television room features the Cavalli Soho table.View in gallery
The television room features the Cavalli Soho table.

Aimed at top international clients, the collaboration covers the full range of services from interior design, furniture and real estate.

The idea was to develop a space where we could present the skills of our team led by the architect Emanuela Rainaudo for what is concerning not only the concept, design, construction, but also the furniture and accessories,” said Mauro Sipsz, Acceleration group CEO.  “The partnership with Jumbo Group and its brands Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors, Gianfranco Ferré Home, Etro Home Interiors, Jumbo Collection, JCP has therefore represented the natural completion of the work, bringing the right mix between Italian taste and craftsmanship and international glamor, embodied in the fashion brands. Given our unique location, we adopted an unconventional approach with “La Maison Boutique”.

Monaco is the ideal location for this type of elite approach because it is the most expensive real estate market in the world.

The galley kitchen includes a dining area for two.View in gallery
The galley kitchen includes a dining area for two.

A sleek galley kitchen features cabinetry without hardware, appliances that are installed flush with the cabinets and an induction cooktop. The countertop offers seating for two when it’s time for a quick meal in the kitchen. The refined monochrome color palette keeps the space feeling open and unconfined.

The inset headboard makes a cozy bed area.View in gallery
The inset headboard makes a cozy bed area.

The master bedroom features a grand tufted headboard that is set into the mirrored wall. The moody gray palette is both serene and luxurious, ideal for the sleek bed design that is modern and clean-lined. Mirrored doors on the closet and dressing table area opposite the bed help reflect light and make the space feel larger.

Mirrored closets make the room feel even larger.View in gallery
Mirrored closets make the room feel even larger.
The custom closet makes organization very easy.View in gallery
The custom closet makes organization very easy.

The master bathroom is off the closet, which features floor to ceiling custom storage, with both drawers and cabinets for clothing and accessories. Luxe finishes on the drawers add an element of opulence to the closet.

A double vanity is the best choice for a master bathroom.View in gallery
A double vanity is the best choice for a master bathroom.

The serene and sleek master bath features a double vanity with ample counter space on either side of each basin. Drawers and a shelf offer storage and modern fixtures appropriately accent the vanity. The bathroom also features a super luxurious shower that includes a state-of-the-art rainfall showerhead.

The bathroom also has a small window.View in gallery
The bathroom also has a small window.
The rainfall shower may be the most luxurious feature.View in gallery
The rainfall shower may be the most luxurious feature.
The headboard is a unique piece of furniture.View in gallery
The headboard is a unique piece of furniture.

A second bedroom in the apartment features a marvelous woven, thick tufted headboard featuring many different textiles. It’s an unexpected twist that softens the feel of the otherwise masculine and slightly moody feeling space.

The sleek second bathroom has one basin set atop the vanity.View in gallery
The sleek second bathroom has one basin set atop the vanity.
The third bedroom has a spectacular built-in shelving unit.View in gallery
The third bedroom has a spectacular built-in shelving unit.

The second bathroom is also a sleek, monochrome space that has a single basin fronted by a large mirror. The gray wood floor adds a natural touch and keeps the space from having a cold, hard modern edge.

The highlight of the third bedroom is a custom drawer and shelf unit that is as much art piece as it is a functional storage piece. The luxe bed has a studded design along the base that contrasts nicely with the large tufted headboard, also accented with stud detailing. As in the other bedrooms, the color palette is serene, calm and muted.

The bed's studded detailing is an unexpected feature.View in gallery
The bed’s studded detailing is an unexpected feature.
A fur throw is an opulent touch.View in gallery
A fur throw is an opulent touch.

The hallway has several different kinds of molding in a clean and sophisticated pattern and is topped off with a coffered ceiling. The herringbone pattern in the floor also has an interesting pattern, pointing down the hall.

A minimum of art maintains the clean lines of the hallway.View in gallery
A minimum of art maintains the clean lines of the hallway.
A pedestal vanity can be very modern.View in gallery
A pedestal vanity can be very modern.

A small powder room has a modern vanity and basin that is square and angular, paired with a wall mounted faucet and distinctive handles. A pedestal vanity is ideal for bathrooms, where space is at a premium and style needs to be paramount.