This small pied à Terre is located in the heart of Paris, in one of the most iconic street of St germain des Prés, next to the mythical Café de Flore where poets, philosophers and artistes used to meet. St Germain des Prés district was built in the medieval area, so when renovating an appartement like this one, you encounter very old timber frame structural work and other architectural surprises. This pied à Terre was designed for a single person in search of the romanticism and vibrations of the city. The flat is composed of a single large room that we decided to keep as one and not divide. We accentuated the very high ceilings by having repetitive long curtains from the windows to the bed canopy. The color of the inside walls extends to the outside of the building, while the flora flows as well from the interior to the exterior. Romantic notes with a few contemporary sharp lines bring simplicity and minimalism. The mauve satin accents is an homage to the royale court ornaments and couture of a bygone era and brings life and joy to a neutral background palette. A few vintage pieces from different recent areas adds modernity, like a Bumling light from the 70s or a Pierre Cardin 80’s lamps. Derelict and antique fabrics deliberately left untouched contrast with fine silks and satin which blur the lines of times gone by and where a perfect imperfection can occur.

Residential project: 2017
Category City : FRANCE
Photography : J.WILSON