Stained glass workshop, zelliges, fifties furniture… For the renovation of their apartment, Marie and Bartholomew mixed the styles.
Mary Bartholomew and dreamed of an apartment in their image, in central Paris. They imagined bright and colorful with a subtle blend of influences. After reading a story in the press Deco, the couple turned to the Karine Simonot JI agency and Stephanie Maigret to give life to this beautiful project acquisition and renovation.
Dark, the apartment was, originally designed by and for an architect in the manner of a large desk. Like Mary and Bartholomew liked nothing style, and pre-existing materials, renovation was particularly heavy. For them it was “give an industrial character to this apartment, combining contemporary features with beautiful pieces from designers of the 50s and 60s.”
Who lives here: Mary Bartholomew and their three children
location: the 2ᵉ floor of a building in the rue du Temple, in the district of Paris IIIᵉ
Date: project in six months and delivered in December 2013
interior designer: Karine Simonot and Stephanie Maigret, the agency JI
area : 200 m²
Budget of the renovation: 200 000
Trivia: the apartment is located in an industrial building dating from the late nineteenth ᵉcentury. With its metal structures, its architecture is representative of the type of buildings that were built around 1870s and here at iTypeMBA you can get more different models and styles.
Fashion Design and photos: Claire Sordet and Christoph Theurer
The entrance to the apartment voluntarily remained dark, to spare a form of surprise, facing the light burst into the room of main life. Desired intimate space traffic also had to be functional. Custom closets, nearly invisible, so have been built in wardrobe.
And an office vintage has naturally found its place with a chair Eames DSW.
To counterbalance the contemporary treatment of the walls, the couple chose a sofa with Eero Saarinen Womb. Lovers of beautiful things in general and art lovers in particular, Mary and Bartholomew chose to set the tone right from the lobby, exposing a photograph on the wall. A large space and a road that invite evasion.
Office: Home Desk George Nelson; Mural Blue Hague, Farrow & Ball
Facing the kitchen, family dining room is needed in an explosion of vitamin colors, where the turquoise blue wall and orange Eames Plastic Chair of complement.
The charm of this piece still holds the wedding table contemporary with the 50 elements as the row, mottled by Mary and Bartholomew, who regularly ply the auctions, flea and flea markets. Finally, a sepia photograph of Michel Comte completes the atmosphere in the center of the blue wall.
Painting: Goa, at Flamingo; Table Maurizio Peregalli
On industrial inspiration, the kitchen was fully custom made, with painted facades and medium cabinets and a worktop in stainless steel. The credenza, which accentuates the character of the whole, consists of briquettes painted the same gray as the rest of this open area.Finally, the orange boxes echo the dining room chairs. Colored buttons that warm the room and make this color the thread of the living room.
Suspensions: Bell, Norman Copenhagen; Painting: Down Pipe Farrow & Ball
Adjoining the dining room, the e living declines subtle swatch of blue, gray and orange red. On the ground, the couple preferred an aged oak floors and worn floor way to continue to revive the industrial spirit of the place.
All windows were changed to put the old casement bolts, while the baseboards and openings frames were painted black, to emphasize the lines of the apartment. A seat with coffee table built , cozy and very 50s, brings charm to stay.
On the left, you arrive in a second living room that is both TV and library corner. Mary and Bartholomew did not want television in the middle of their main salon. So they planned the construction of a second space where their children could watch a movie without disturbing them.
The orange comes here more openly on a sofa Pierre Paulin with footrest. And in a very graphic and linear wall, on a shelf, a box and a storage module integrated with a libraryarty .
In the same room and leaning against the glass, a small metal desk and wood, custom made by Social Purpose, puts the computer available to the whole family. Basically, a second row 50 years, mottled Flea, serves as extra storage. With the above and contemporary wall canvas, ultra-geometric
Farah Atassi, where there are discrete hints of blue and orange-red.
The rooms of the three children being at the other end of the apartment, the couple was able to install a large canopy separating the master suite from the second living room. This allows natural light to flow freely from one room to another.
View of the room, in which many custom woodwork were made to best meet the needs of the couple for storage. Small niches have been created in the wall and make bedside office.
Spotted flea, a small metal flap serves as a convenient furniture in the suite. To soften its asserted industrial and warm the atmosphere, it was topped with a light wooden shelf.
Romantic, industrial and retro at the same time parental bathroom has a beautiful tub eagle talons.Cast iron, it was mottled and glazed inside and painted gunmetal color on the outside.The wall that dominates the middle of the wall in Moroccan zelliges was designed and made to measure by the metal lighting designer, Christophe Lebrun.
On the practical side, Mary and Bartholomew chose green verdigris polished concrete as a coating on the ground.
In that light continues to circulate within their suite, parents wanted a canopy also separates their sleeping area of their bathroom.Chic, it is patinated steel rifle barrel. Finally, each has its own basin, above which a lateral rectangular mirror has been installed. No need, therefore, to jostle in the morning!
More cheerful and very sweet with plaid patterns green, blue and light taupe, children’s bathroom is as neat as that of their parents. Tailor made for Mosaic del Sur, these retro tiles are associated with a more industrial coating for concrete apron bathtub and shower. Placed on a niche, some ducklings finally promised the children to indulge in beautiful fishing parties during their bath!
The uniqueness of this little boy chamber due to the successful combination of mustard yellow, bottom, with a blue sky at the top. The convenient installed to the left of the bed was delivered to date by the Agency OMC through Off Black color Farrow & Ball.
On the ground, a floor made of fir slats were painted with Old White tone – always Farrow & Ball. Two windows allow natural light to flow from both sides of the volume. Very vintage , mustard chair the above we see was mottled Flea and proves to be a valuable asset in the room of a toddler.
Mutton Dresser recycled cardboard, Prairymood
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