An apartment in Paris, formerly a carpenter’s workshop, designed by Marianne Evennou. I have featured her beautiful and creative work before and you can read more here. This project involved arranging the various living spaces around a central interior courtyard. Lack of light was an issue and opening up the place with glass so as to give greater brightness was important. What do I love about this space?
Marianne’s work is graphic with solid blocks of colour used throughout; very striking visually. She has used a restrained colour palette and I like the creative use of wall paint which is carried through to the courtyard. By using the lightest colour on the largest surface area, the living room feels more light. The lower band of dark paint makes the walls appear even lighter than they are and also gives the space a solid, contemporary feel. A good idea for ‘camouflaging’ the TV too! The gorgeous pops of mustard in the form of retro-looking armchairs add visual punch. I also like the geometric shapes in the son’s room: the large porthole window with linear rug and furniture.
For all its restraint, the overall scheme introduces strong pattern in the kitchen and bathroom floors (I especially love the latter) and the views to the courtyard with beautiful greenery make the whole apartment a real delight. This home is just a lovely template for city living.
All images from Marianne Evennou. Photos by Grégory Timsitt.