Famous artists’ private interiors

Elegant, bohemian, accessible and personal: François Halard’s unique photographic aesthetics are unmistakeable.

“Francois Halard’s new book: A Visual Diary” by Rizzoli, is a masterpiece of one of the most famous interior design photographers in the world.

In this long-awaited volume, Halard includes photos from homes of the most important artists and designers of the twentieth century: Axel Vervoordt, Roger Vivier, Richard Avedon, The Duchess of Devonshire, Julian Schnabel, Schiaparelli, Carlo Mollino, Balthus, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and others, as well as photos from his own homes in New York, Paris and Arles.

One of Halard’s first projects was to photograph the apartment of the legendary Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, which established his reputation as one of the most original eyes of our time. Thirty years later, he still captivates our imagination with his amazing photos.