It’s in their Normandy country house that Patrick Frey and his family have recently received the American ELLE Décor editorial team.
Since childhood, Patrick Frey use to decompress in the Norman village of Galluis, the absolute favorite place in the world of his mother, the designer Geneviève Prou. Every Friday afternoon, with his wife Lorraine, they leave the bustling city for the quietness of the countryside. At the present time, Patrick Frey’s sons Pierre, Vincent and Matthieu perpetuate the tradition with their family.
Located just 25 miles from Paris, the bucolic setting of the property has all the assets to find wellness and friendliness with its vibrant flower gardens, swimming pool, tennis courts and resident chickens.
Called “La Prairie” the family home was designed by the architect Edouard Albert, famous for the first Parisian skyscraper. But earlier in his carrer the architect dabbled in a more traditional vernacular. For the Freys, he created a Normandy-style property with a wood structure, painted shutters and a rustic redbricks roof.
Patrick Frey has always used his homes as a laboratory for his firm’s fabric, wallpaper, furniture, and rugs.