A Haussmanian apartment in Paris’ 17th arrondissement by Atelier Varenne. A luminous space with a gorgeous view needed a very light-handed touch to bring out the beauty of its original features and imprint the space with the minimal Californian aesthetic of its new owners. The couple had recently moved to Paris from their large home in California and missed the immediate access to nature, the mountains, the sea.. Though their apartment has an absolutely enviable view onto the busy Avenue des Ternes and the neighbouring Arc de Triomphe, they wanted their home to have a serenity of the landscapes they were accustomed to.
The designers focused on soft colours and a comfortable and laid back ambiance. However, they couldn’t resist the burst of colour that the velvety blue in the alcoves by the fireplace gives! Between the neutrals of the pale walls, the greys of the living room furniture and the black accents that carry throughout the space, the deep blue is a refreshing and joyous addition to the apartment’s simple elegance.
Photography : Isabela Mayer