I've been meaning to share these images for a while. And today is the day, my friends. This apartment belongs to an engineer who is passionate about interior design. When he found the 167m2 space, he hired two Paris-based architects to help him realize his plans for it. They reworked the entire floor plan to accommodate a modern lifestyle. Only the curved hallway is still intact. I think they did a great job.
I'm a big fan of the way the extremely white and elaborate, classical style ceiling contrasts the darker and more streamlined elements of the rest of the interior. Just beautiful ... and sort of ying and yang, right? In fact, I'm quite impressed by the use of black walls in this space. It's a bold thing to do, but a great example of how to do it right. I'm also inspired by the the idea of a discrete ledge for displaying art, as is shown in the hallway. No nails in the walls and you can change out and rearrange your art as you please. When an idea promotes flexibility and versatility, you can be sure I will probably like it.
On that note, I think versatility and flexibility in general are essential to keep in mind when designing an interior space. Our spaces must grow with us. They have to be able to conveniently adapt to our changing lifestyles. This is part of good design.
What do you think of this space? Do some of its elements inspire you?
Images via Marie Claire Maison