Discover in pictures the transformation of this Parisian home makeover by interior designer Iris Pointud.
Located on the ground floor, the interior was originally bland and faint. The challenge was to design a comfortable and functional interior, but also a world decor is modern, clean and retro design in Paris. Follow the pro decoration, Iris Pointud in its choice of renovation.
Who lives here : tourists visiting Paris
Location : the Batignolles, Paris XVIIᵉ
area : 45 m²; 1 bedroom, 1 living room with open kitchen, 1 bathroom
In the living room, a section of wall was painted in pale yellow to bring a note of cheerful but unobtrusive color which in particular define this space of relaxation. “Each of the rooms in the apartment was decorated to using a different color in order to differentiate each living space. “The designer used this color like red thread by creating a little reminders everywhere with two pillows, a side table, tea and table lamps. Coffee table tripod light wood inspired 1950s Marseille lamp Le Corbusier sofa with retro lines … The furniture was chosen in a style both design and vintage Scandinavian and enhanced by colorful geometric patterns.
A beautiful Scandinavian row was placed opposite the sofa and is fully consistent with the coffee table. The small industrial grade made in France is provided by the famous chair A Tolix. To mark the French touch , the walls are decorated with original posters of Jean Gabin films. “The owner is a fan of old French films, so it was a great opportunity to showcase this apartment.”
Brigitte Bardot, the Eiffel Tower… Ah, Paris! Above the row, the wall presents these images in black and white, delicately attached with masking tape gray for a stylish result.
The kitchen was visually isolated from the living room with a very soft water green paint on the walls, ceiling and counter. Four highchairs schoolboy style complement the dining space that has been renovated with a warm oak worktop.
In the bedroom overlooking courtyard, Iris Pointud took the existing alcove to create a headboard-niche with a soothing blue oil paint. “The recess was a benefit to decorate the alcove. ” The bed is so centered and highlighted by the colorful setting that stands out from the rest of the room painted in white and brings Moreover, the depth in the small room. The decoration was directed by a set of symmetries. Elegant black appliques are complemented by two white lamps in order to gain light. By their colors, and they respond to black and white frames that show photographs of French films of the 1950s because of the choice of the comfortable size of bed, only tailor-made hanging bedsides were possible. The atmosphere cozy is given by the superposition of three pairs of vintage pillowcases including two small retro pillow cases to spice up the discrete set.
The bedroom window has a nook that the designer has fitted with the famous rocking chair RAR Charles Eames, a beautiful design element to the Scandinavian spirit. Two small gray cushions were added to make it even cozier.
“For technical and budgetary reasons, it was not possible to lay the floor. Linoleum is in good condition, I just warmed up the room by adding a few rugs, “explains the designer.
The apartment is located on the ground floor, white curtains were added.
In the basement, the room was arranged in small friendly salon. Framed by charming exposed stone walls, the plywood bench was designed by Iris Pointud and made-made by a carpenter. “It was the only solution because the space did not allow to pass a sofa,”says Iris Pointud. Big comfortable cushions were covered with a velvet cloth fuchsia Elitis brings pep to this windowless room. The floor is dressed in a graphical African mat that energizes the whole and endorsed the ‘bottles scoubidou’ mottled to give a chic ethnic spirit to the ambiance.