From desire to creation, this project came into being in CROIX, in a 100m² apartment, formerly part of the Military Hospital.
Desiring to open up the space, our client gave us carte blanche to redefine the volume of this apartment.
Cosy, functional and aesthetically beautiful, such were the watchwords of our approach to this work. Since the kitchen is now considered to be the vital heart of a house, we gave the architecture of this room a completely new look. The kitchen has been transferred to the room formerly used as the dining room, with the old kitchen becoming the bathroom. As for the former bathroom corner, it is now attached to the 2 bedrooms by means of a communicating dressing room, a clever solution we found to give meaning to existing volume and to create lots of storage room.
The living room and dining room have come together to create an open space, a trick that has enabled better use of natural daylight.
Structural work was necessary to manage the essential points of our work with surgical precision. We also had to adapt our thoughts in terms of furniture, architecture and lighting to ensure that the guidelines for our work were minutely defined. This was necessary right from the entrance hall with its alcove worked like a “window with a view” over the open kitchen, a feature that sets the tone for the rest of the visit.
As for the style, powder pink predominates here, softly supplemented with a few hints of pastel colour, with green featuring perfectly. The furniture is in contrast to all the architectural lines found here. Wenge wood and light matt oak parquet confront raw metal and linen canvas with the trio of velvet, leathers and burnished glass fitting in beautifully.
The work represents a meeting of several, very precisely calculated styles: Scandinavian style entrance hall, trendy Dutch LOFT style dining/living room with accents put on a botanical soul, bearing with it spiritual messages through the panoramic hanging designed by Soraya DEFFAR, enabling us to embrace cubically the whole volume of the dressing room and the pure-lined bathroom where Paris metro-style tiles and colour choices find a pretty place to agree. Technical issues linked to joint-ownership of the building meant that a major challenge had to be resolved by means of dropped ceilings with direct lighting and good soundproofing for the whole apartment.
In short everything needed to feel at home, relax and, above all, receive guests in brasserie type surroundings where everything suggests leisure and enjoyment: mismatched seating, a multitude of objects, a mixture of colours, matching accessories...: Maximum effect guaranteed with a limited budget.