Champeau & Wilde
Champeau & Wilde is a French-American design firm, producing a fresh vision of luxury and a revitalization of the French spirit. With great attention to detail in layout, space, furniture, accessories and fabrics, Champeau & Wilde apply the intangible rules of sophistication à la française to their work. Their notable style features the combination of objects that are unique and unmatched, by using the subtle alliance of contemporary and classical references. Through their eclectic style, and by carefully listening to their clients wishes, Champeau & Wilde skillfully build sophisticated and livable interiors.
Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau, each possessing their own skills, tastes and experiences, decided to join forces to bring to life their vision of interior design with an underlying French spirit that is modern and enjoyable. The elegance of their neoclassical style has made the reputation of the couple, paired with their authentic Parisian-chic design taste.
Born in the United States, Kelli Wilde studied Art History and began working in the Parisian art galleries Karsten Greve and Samia Saouma, then joined Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi in 1994 to work on private residences for a variety of clients around the world. She gained a broad knowledge of decoration and interior design, and developed relationships with clients, craftsmen, and suppliers while working alongside Tino Zervudachi. Combining this knowledge with her background in art history, contemporary art and her innate attention to detail, Kelli developed a deep passion for harmonizing art with interior design.
Laurent Champeau, of French and British ancestry, earned a degree in design and architecture summa cum laude from the LISAA IDEA in Paris. He worked as creative director and project manager for luxury hotels and Giorgio Armani Beauty before joining Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi in 2006. While at MHZ, Laurent assisted Tino Zervudachi and was in charge of managing and developing projects in France and internationally, including private residences, boutiques, planes and yachts. Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau met in this prestigious agency and eventually created their venture, Champeau & Wilde, in November 2011.
Past projects of the design duo include a penthouse in NYC, numerous pied-a-terre’s in Paris, among others, all displaying a heightened level of sophistication combined with contemporary glamour. Champeau & Wilde projects are opulent and lavish, occupying predominantly notable, affluent areas and catering to an exclusive clientele.