Welcome to a 1960s type 100m² house located on the borders in the north of France...
Like real interior decoration reporters, we were tasked here to contrast this space with its unusual, hitherto irrational volumes, by working more on highlighting objects brought back from travels across the world. Everything here is therefore a question of modularity and questioning as to “how to use this space to best advantage?”
Assisted by lovely high ceilings, chromatic cross-overs and structured materials have abolished here the frontiers between design and ethic-chic decoration.
The feeling that reigns here is that of a haven of peace, getting away from it all: pop motifs and trendy colours reflect each other, inviting us to look more carefully at decorative details. This recreation of subtlety and execution refers us on to the rays of gold glinting from the shiny or matt objects which warm up the different shades of green in the living room and the raw cut materials used: marble, concrete, natural wood, suede, leather and other textile forms used to make the surroundings more cosy: tie and dye, embroidered or even printed textiles.
Here is a place with a gorgeous selection of design objects, where the accent is put intentionally on lamps and seating.
The DAR signature can be seen on the printed wall covering in the corridor, on the tiles used in the living room and on all the furniture designed by Soraya DEFFAR and made entirely by our artisan partners: from the furniture units to the seating, including the frames used in the hall, the shade of glasses, etc. … a beautiful composition set proudly amongst other design objects such as the Saarinen table by Knoll or the counterbalance light fitting by Luceplan.
With its warm, dense, deep and mysterious, non-floral fragrance, Russian leather softened with birch oil, supple as precious cloth, and smoke-scented, accompanies us throughout our tour, along with brocade. We glimpse subtle technical details, such as a perfectly balanced acoustic ceiling, a pantry at the back of the kitchen and wall linings which, here again, enable us to hide electricity wires and fixings.
The kitchen at the back of the dining room is worked with marvellous combinations, with mass-produced items placed alongside flea market antiques and objects created by new designers … finely achieved personalisation creating a hand-sewn feel; the vintage and contemporary gems used in the décor are a crossover between oriental and western cultures.
A wonderful travel parenthesis in the heart of town, where it feels good to relax and live!