Camille Hermand Architectures’ mission, in addition to bringing the whole ensemble up to date, was to bring life into this typical Parisian volume by optimizing the impressive number of openings to the outside. The result is a very subtle “sweet home” where you move about as fluidly as daylight. First action: move the kitchen into the living room therefore connecting the living/dining room, separated by an old double door. Throughout the apartment, shades of (category) off-whites and pink powder contrast with dark blacks and blues, punctuated with color in the children's corner. The entrance, like a black box, contrasts with the clarity of the bright white living room. The suffocating impression of the long hallway is now only a distant memory: a room has been opened in its center to install a game room. At the very end of the hall, the parental suite communicates with the bathroom, which, turning again, leads to another dressing room which finds the hallway. Photos © Agathe Tissier.