Another remarkable project from the talented team of L’agence Véronique Cotrel. This time it’s the complete renovation, layout, and decoration of a 60 m2 apartment in Saint Germain des Prés. From an architectural point of view, the fundamentals were totally restored. The original wood beams were uncovered from beneath layers of plaster. The kitchen, a bit of an awkward space is a total gem with stunning tile and brass accents. It’s odd they chose dark uppers and lighter lower cabinets but hey – in Paris anything goes!
We have been crushing on Paris-based interior design firm Festen Architecture for several years, because designers Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay create magic with their spaces. Unpretentious, creative, raw and honest. They really speak to me so I thought I’d share a smattering of some of their latest works. (Photos: François Coquerel, Benoit Linero)
For more, here is a link to my last feature on Festen
Is it the weekend yet? If your week is going the way my week is heading then we both might need to escape to a coastal hideaway. As much as we feature high end luxury on the blog secretly I love something a little more simple, a little more laid back. This renovation of a holiday home in France’s Cap Ferret by Atelier Delphine Carrère is my idea of the perfect, simple yet chic getaway.
Photographey by Gaelle Le Boulicaut
The Emerald is an Art Nouveau house in the centre of Prague consisting of 13 flats designed in 5 different styles, that are available for short term rentals. The old world feel in these spaces is absolutely magical, and the textured walls are like works of art. How I would love to visit Prague and stay in such a beautiful environment. (Thank you again Bára!)
Interior decorators Carlos Rocha and Vítor Duarte of White and Kaki must have reached into my imagination and made my dream of a Portuguese getaway come true. Neutral tones, texture on texture, an earthy sophistication. Throw the doors open to coastal breezes or escape indoors to the cool of stone and plaster. The perfect marriage of its Mediterranean roots, tribal influences and industrial touches. You’ll find me slumped on a white sofa or soaking in the bedroom tub.
Photography by Luis Ferraz