Sometimes a merging of the centuries just works. This beautiful Parisian apartment full of period details has been brought up to date with a sympathetic restoration and rooms full of retroinspired wallpaper designs and mid-century furniture. It now perfectly suits the lifestyle of a young family and is full of light, colour and designer details.
The colour palette has been kept neutral in the light-filled living room while the warm herringbone floor and blue chairs sing out. Curtains have been kept plain so as not to distract the eye away from the geometric rug and the modern details in the room.
The elaborate marble fireplace and gilt mirror provide quite a contrast against the modern furnishings.
The narrow galley kitchen is not short on impact thanks to the boldly coloured tiles and modern lighting. Whilst a modest breakfast bar provides extra work space and a handy place to perch for breakfast.
In order to get light into the kitchen a window has been inserted between this room and the dining room next door. This also connects the two rooms visually so that the cook does not feel isolated when entertaining.
The colour palette in the dining room picks out the yellow, grey and black from the kitchen tiles in the adjoining room.
The highly polished wooden floors flow throughout the apartment connecting all of the spaces and the retro inspired wallpaper is also another recurring theme.