Near the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church, this 25 m2 studio turns into a charming little one-bedroom apartment, with white as the dominant color, by the interior designer Alexandre Deshayes. Alexandre had already worked with the house owner, so he knows that she appreciates white floors and the vintage look of cast iron radiators. Despite a beautiful tiled floor and large openings, it has an atypical layout, the living room being separated into two rooms, one of which is 6 m2.
The interior designer breaks this partition and encroaches on the large bathroom in order to widen the living room and place the sleeping area there. On the other hand, this means renouncing the original floor, since a hole is present at the level of the old partition. This pushes the professional and the owner to turn to a contemporary choice with a patch that looks like white waxed concrete.
It is he who defines the rest of the decoration. Alexandre Deshayes wants to design an interior with finesse, which seems to have always been there as if it were the property’s layout and initial style. The whole must therefore fit naturally into an atypical cocoon, between unexpected recesses and rounded walls, where calm and serenity prevail.
Renovation of a small two-room apartment.
Area: 25 m²
Design: Alexandre Deshayes and Sabine Pronost
photo: Agathe Tissier