If I had to use a single interior to demonstrate ‘masculine glamour’ I think it would have to be the Paris apartment of François Catroux.  Husband of Betty Catroux, famed French beauty and muse to both Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford,  M.Catroux’s career has spanned almost six decades and his clients have included the Shah of Iran, King Hussein of Jordan, Marie-Chantal of Greece; more recently he’s been designing the interior of a high speed train for the French Railway.

It’s obvious that Catroux has exquisitely refined taste from the collection of artwork, furniture and objects that fill this apartment, not to mention the colour palette, elegant and understated.  However, what really gives it that ‘je ne sais quoi’ is its warmth, from the abundant use of timber, a library of books that extend across several rooms, framed photographs on tables and shelves, and a blanket across the bed that has seen better days but is no less loved.  It’s the home of a couple married in 1968 (their wedding in Cap Ferrat was considered to be one of the most stylish weddings of the decade; the bride wore Pierre Cardin) who, despite the glittering, fashionable world in which they have lived, have managed to stay together for almost 50 years.  There’s a depth and integrity to such a relationship, albeit glamorous, which really seems to translate to this interior.