The apartment is at the 2nd floor (no lift) composed of an entrance, an equipped kitchen opened to the living room, a bedroom area , a living and dining aread, an indipendent toilette room and a bathroom.
It is decorated in the Eighteen century style to respect the beauty of this historical little building located in the Marais.
It’s comfortable for a couple and can welcome up to four people.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need, an oven, an vitroceramics cooking, à refrigerator. You have also a drying and washing laundry machine hidden inside a cupboard and a spacious cupboard to store your personal things.
Two main wishes in our renovation of the flat: the architectural volume and the decoration in harmony with the age of the building: the 18th century.
The architecture of the space is organized around the main idea of flexibility and space. The 18th century style has started with the choice of the old original ‘terres cuites’ tiles, coming from an ancient building of the Marais in a sort of continuity over the time with the style and with the construction period of the building.
Concerning the architecture, how to take advantage of the whole volume and of the light during the day and create an intimate feeling by separating the bedroom from the living room at night?
The importance then of an evolving space which dress itself up according to our evolving needs related to the various functions and to the time during a day.
During the day you take advantage of the surface of the entire apartment. The two sofa beds (size 140x200) transform themselves from very comfortable beds to sofas.
When the need of rest and intimacy absorb us, the bedroom can be divided from the living room with by opening a folding screen.
You will enjoy the perspective of the wooden ceiling, which is a particularity in old historical building in The Marais.
To make the idea of the 18th century style come alive in the decoration, our main guidelines were the followings:
- the search of ancient and original materials, like the tiles of the floor, which has their own history to tell..;
- the choice of working the colours on the wooden surfaces of the customized piece of furniture and on the wooden parts of the flat and reminding those typical of The Marais : the greens, the reds, the greys ;
- the search of original 18th styled objects and accessories.
The decoration aims to remind an ancient luxury lifestyle of 18th century and to maintain the dialogue between the past and the present need of ‘légèreté’ in the modern decoration styles. Thus, every piece of furniture is related to the whole harmony of colours and to the perspective of the wooden ceiling.
The work of colours on the doors of the furniture and on the wooden part of the flat has been made with the manual technique of ‘patine’ , in other words, the idea of a used coloured surface over the time.
To accompany this handcraft /oeuvre work, the colour of the walls propose with the nowadays brightness the colors used during the 18th century rooms.
The ancient piece of furniture come from the personal search in ‘brocantes’ and from Drouot’s auctions, the flowered curtains, the wooden golden decorated frames, the wall lamps, the various objects you will find in the flat complete our theme of 18th century style as a sort of jewel, “bijoux” coming from the past.
We hope you will feel the “charme” of this place and of the area.