" The apartment gave Camille plenty to work with. “I only had to modernize it with more contemporary and filled-with-character tones,” she says. Imbued with natural light, the spaces were first reorganized. The old kitchen was transformed into an office and the living room into a kitchen–living room. For Camille, the kitchen is one of the most important areas in any home. “It should be designed to host and it has to combine functionality and aesthetic,” she says.
In this project, however, the kitchen wasn’t the only space that gave the architect the opportunity to express her creativity. The three bedrooms became her playground, each one having its own color palette and character, especially thanks to the bold, eye-catching wallpapers.
In the primary bedroom—adorned with Grasshopper pendants by Gubi and made-to-measure linen curtains by Sophie la Tapissière, the Pampa wallpaper by Pierre Frey acts as a headboard in addition to creating a playful yet elegant atmosphere.
In the girl’s bedroom, decorated with pink and turquoise furniture, the Jazz wallpaper by Little Cabari gives a romantic feel. In the boy’s bedroom, the Stardust Day wallpaper by Bien Fait is bright and joyful. “The wallpapers bring dynamism and personalize any type of room,” says Camille, who loves the endless possibilities offered by these decorative elements that make strong statements. “You can put a wallpaper on one wall only, for example with a panoramic image, to create the perfect ‘wow’ effect.”
In this apartment with a classic, reinterpreted style where bohemian and French touches blend, the double living room features a soft backdrop with the Strong White paint by Farrow & Ball that allows the two blue velvet armchairs to pop. “The idea was that everyone had to find [their] own place when the kids are here and when the adults have people over,” says Camille, who found the perfect way to customize a room for each member of the family.
For Camille, telling a story through visual elements is what really matters in a home. The lively wallpapers she used in the most private spaces for this family helped her storytelling in a most outstanding way. "
Projet : Tour Maubourg
Photos : © Hervé Goluza
Texte : Karine Monié