I have found my apartment’s brother from another mother. If I had an actual house with more than one room, I would dress it in the same way as Aubin and Florice’s loft. There would be beautiful things: an old safe, sea fans and antique trunks, mixed with crazy curiosities: mounted beetles, wooden busts and phrenology heads, and topped with strange and borderline creepy oddities: a voodoo doll and kit, a collection of animal skulls and a wall of taxidermy animal horns. But at the core of their curiosity shop decor are modern elements. In the kitchen they have what appears to be a modern white hi gloss Ikea cabinet in addition to the bathroom vanities, the wall treatments and the Ikea dressers. These minimal pieces give their home a blank canvas to decorate on. By using simple furniture, the rooms do not feel overstuffed even with the abundance of vintage accessories laying everywhere. If they would have chosen all vintage cabinets for the core pieces, it would be too much. Though most of the oddities are not chic, it is the balance between the old and new that makes their house elegant. So if you are drawn to weird pieces and love using clusters of antiquities around your home, be sure to also put in some modern elements. Use a modern industrial table, or a chic Mid Century cabinet. Then your space can be “Deconstructed luxury meets a curiosity shop.” Their decor has become a uniquely curated home. Its not just the pieces that they bring in, but the way they tell the story. They way they are presented is inventive and shows creativity. “We scour flea markets, streets and nature for items that can be rebuilt and used or just act as a decorative installation to complement the modern lines of the structure of our home.” So remember that when you are decorating you own space, you are the curator, and your home is your gallery.