GAëLLE PELLETIER, DECORATOR
Projects by Maison Gaëlle Pelletier
Waking up time
7:15 am to prepare my children or to do some sports.
A business school then I left immediately abroad: London, New York, Bali, Hong Kong. Every time I was having a new experience: marketing in perfumes, I set up a subsidiary of communication agency... By living abroad I met people who showed me that everything was possible and that one could live with one's passions.
It was in Bali, in 2006, that I started real estate and decoration. Since then I have never stopped.
I set up my agency when I returned to Paris 1 year ago: Maison Gaëlle Pelletier.
I am an autodidact, although since I was little I was already in this universe with parents antiquarians, in love with beautiful things.
When I was a child, I was dreaming of…
Of being a "nose", working in perfumes.
What I like the most about my job
The flexibility of being independent. The permanent discovery of new things. It is a profession where we progress and evolve all the time. The more we do, the more we refine our style.
I also love the relations with my clients: they have all become friends! I try to have the same interests as them, listen to them and understand - often behind what is expressed verbally - their expectations. There is a lot of psychology in this job.
To work in a duet, to find a partner. It is sometimes difficult to progress alone.
Eclectic, vintage and baroque, if they leave me carte blanche! I like mixing combine eras, exceptional pieces with objects diverted from their original function and playing with those elements. I think I have a real talent for mise-en-scène.
Lazare sofa by AM.PM in bronze green is amazing
A Roll & Hill lamp by Lindsey Adelman
A New Brand - New Works - Discovery at Home & Objects
I would love to do scenography: showcases for brands. I also dream of collaborations.
What I learned from my mistakes
We have resources that we can not imagine. It is important to overcome your fears and to trust yourself.
I also learned that nothing was definitive or fixed: one can have several lives. And that the essential is anyway elsewhere.