Large living room, real kitchen, good sized bedroom and bathroom… After purchasing the landing adjoining to expand, the owners of this 60 square meter space in Ternes knew very well what they wanted when they called the interior designer Apolline Terrier: to create a large living and dining room. “It was a close collaboration between us. The idea was to have a lot of light. In all rooms it is highlighted by skylights, like the ones already in the kitchen.” In the newly built part of the living room, two large holes are drilled into the ceilings which must be reworked, an opportunity to perfect the insulation while incorporating the air conditioning grille.
The apartment is upstairs, with several lofts, the space is visually cleaned up by incorporating storage spaces in the lower parts of the ceiling, making it possible to create openings and perspectives, to play on light and volumes. But you also have to think about maintaining consistency between the newly created pieces and the existing ones. Ground connections were made, as was the board; The parquet with small streaks is preserved but polished in oil to better catch the light and adopt a more modern feel. “We created openings, so there had to be harmony between the rooms. The kitchen was the starting point, because it’s open to the living room, it’s a blue that swirls around.” Dark blue extends directly into the library, providing depth to the room and integrating much better than white books, objects, and the big screen TV.
In the bedroom, treated as a hotel suite, beige and gray tones interact with the bathroom’s green waters and green and gray tiles. “We also took care of everything to do with the carpentry, paying special attention to the materials.” In order to respond to the furniture that has been carefully selected and kept by the owners, there are dark stained oak doors and a cane hide, on the left, the storage is accessible from the bathroom, on the right, two wardrobes for the bedroom, and in the middle, the door under the wall hanging leads to the bathroom. As the Apolline Terrier explains, “When you open the door, you look at the bathroom, dressed in zellige and terrazzo tiles, very metallic and very bright. This sequence of strong materials with contrast makes you want to leave the door open.” The architect concludes: “The apartment is well balanced. Each room is coherent, on a scale pleasant to live in as we under the roofs. Everything breathes. “
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