Author: Photographs by Gaelle Le Boulicaut

A fashion-forward couple transforms a crumbling castle into a hip hideaway.

Whenever he’s craving some sea air, Paris-based furniture designer Christophe Delcourt retreats to the sweet life in historic Honfleur.

Whenever he’s craving some sea air, Paris-based furniture designer Christophe Delcourt retreats to the sweet life in historic Honfleur.

In 2005, designer Cassandra Karinsky decided to join the tide and move to the city, fully immersing herself in Marrakech’s magic.

Bernt Heiberg and Bill Cummings are partners both in work and in real life, and their getaway in the South of France—a pristine, dollhouse-like residence in the medieval hill town of Haut de Cagnes—is an elegant testament to their relationship. Which might make things sound like the home is a showcase of treasures they’ve acquired together over the years. But it’s more complicated than that.

Bernt Heiberg and Bill Cummings are partners both in work and in real life, and their getaway in the South of France—a pristine, dollhouse-like residence in the medieval hill town of Haut de Cagnes—is an elegant testament to their relationship. Which might make things sound like the home is a showcase of treasures they’ve acquired together over the years. But it’s more complicated than that.