This one-bedroom apartment in Paris, France, was renovated in contemporary style but with a touch of traditional French chic. It was a project completed by studio JCPDR Architecture and it involved making a few structural changes in addition to giving the place a new aesthetic.
The most important change was the addition of a second bedroom and a walk-in closet at the request of the apartment’s new owner. The living spaces are now positioned around the windows and the center contains the circulation areas and also receives sufficient natural light thanks to the new design. Although new partitions were added in order to create an extra bedroom, new openings were also added, allowing the light to reach every corner of the apartment. The architects also played around with different floor heights in order to delineate the spaces, for example, the small built-in kitchen is placed on a platform. The spaces are light-filled and airy, even the smallest ones, thanks to new zone arrangement.
White is the main color used throughout the apartment, complemented by natural wood to make it look softer and warmer. Blue is the accent color, strategically added to some of the rooms for a bold look and a contemporary feel. All the furniture inside the apartment was custom-designed and complement the spaces perfectly. A lot of the big furniture pieces are cleverly blending into the walls to provide much storage space and make it hidden at the same time.