Dotted lines subtly punctuate the 70s architecture of this apartment located in the centre of Lille.
Challenges faced: Articulate the living spaces and find a layout that best combines comfort and modernity.
This apartment was given a metamorphosis, the reflection of its occupants’ DNA. For budgetary reasons we retained the flooring and structure of the walls, allowing a new contemporary style to bloom forth in this apartment which deserved a makeover.
Starting by a redefinition of the spaces, we returned a framework to the functions of this open-plan room.
We defined a line of different areas, one after the other, a living room area looking towards the fireplace, an office space and a dining room located between these two spaces, close to the area reserved for the kitchen. A small central partition was used to create the office space.
In some cases the partitions were refreshed using a change of colour or texture, and in others they were modified to help us to establish the spaces and ensure that the objects retained by the owners found their places more easily.
Ideal positions were found for items of antique furniture with luxurious marquetry: this beautiful cherry wood desk with its leather blotter is now lit up by contemporary lamps designed by TOM DIXON.
In the living room, like a horizon line, a HiFi bookshelf unit is in place, giving the impression of enlarging the space. Relaxation and evasion can be enjoyed at the corner of the fireplace that has undergone a complete makeover. On the other side of the room, the kitchen invites us in to taste its treats: composed from stone and other natural materials it gives a view over both the living room and the dining room. The dining room is decorated completely with personalised textile by Soraya DEFFAR hiding from us a door through the wall; a wonderful, genius idea that shows off the leather chairs designed by KARIM RASHID which are complemented, at the ends of the table, by 2 majestic armchairs designed for this project by Soraya DEFFAR and which frame the space.
This is an exercise in inspired style where bright colours and lights make a good combination. The soul of the place lies in the conviviality of this project, which is full of roundness and openings, both in terms of optimisation of the space and the choice of materials in all their duality: matt ribbed corduroy faces shiny satin decorated with feathers, raw linen is laid on oiled split leather and vintage woven basketwork confronts ultra-modern luxurious marble stone decorated with 3D engraving.
This is a project full of detail, where the sobriety of raw and natural materials has found its place in contrast to the palette of colours which is at the limit of fluorescent vanity.
The living space has been redefined, bringing it into step with the talent and ambitions of its occupants.