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Before / after: a Haussmannian takes colors!

Before / after: a Haussmannian takes colors!

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Little fan of the "ready-to-live", Antoine sought a space to rehabilitate, to transform, to appropriate. The sixty-year-old goes through the real estate advertisements, multiplies the visits, until the day when he sets foot in this 90 m2, between the Opera Bastille and the Gare de Lyon. Man sees beyond decrepit walls. He signs and instructs interior designer Catherine Plumet to rearrange the apartment and decorate it. Visit.

Area, triple exposure, pieces in a row ... The old partitions of this apartment of the 12th arrondissement of Paris contained beautiful promises. Interior designer Catherine Plumet revealed them. Color scheme, renovation, development ... by all means, the expert exceeds the constraints suffered by this interior, erases its defects and sublimates its assets in 4 months of work only.

The project in brief:

Or ? In the 12th district of Paris, between Opéra Bastille and Gare de Lyon

Area? 90 m2

The idea? Renovate the space, redo the bathroom, the kitchen and the toilet. Imagine a new decor that blends with the furniture that the owner already has, attaching great importance to the color green.

Budget? About 90,000 euros

Purify each piece of this Haussmannian

The corner apartment enjoys a pleasant circulation and a generous brightness. It was necessary cleanse the space.

The corridor before work. 2 cupboards encumbered the space. The decorator has filed one and kept the other.

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On-site crews worked hard to remove the unsightly heavier pipes that weighed down the pieces with formwork. "We have kept some apparent, especially in the hallway, we have repainted, because they are typical of the place, as the heaters," says Catherine Plumet.

After cleaning and refurbishing the old cupboard, Catherine repainted it in fine green, in order to blend it into the decor.

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In the bathroom, she imagines a shelter with hot water balloon and dirty laundry.

For the sake of comfort, Catherine prefers a heated towel rail with side opening.

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The bathroom before work

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In the kitchen, she arranges a set of bright and smooth furniture.

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The kitchen before work

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Highlight the perspectives of the apartment

Very attached to the perspectives that are emerging from the corridor, the owner wanted open the living room on the dining room. But the wall being a carrier, it is impossible to bring it down. The interior designer maneuvers differently to meet the expectations of his client. The corridor serves the kitchen, the dining room and the living room in a row. The eye had to go from one end to the other of the space without obstacle. So, Catherine Plumet roller gum framing doors. "Applying this green on the door frame and on the wall has thwarted the problems of volume and made optimum the sensation of space", insists Catherine Plumet.

In the corridor, the decorator made these blinds made to measure. The model gently falls on the windows to sift the outside light, protect the owner of the vis-à-vis and blend into the wall.

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The corridor before the work

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The color modernizes the apartment

"Antoine is quite classic but in a very British style, he likes the green that he asked me to decline throughout the apartment," says the pro. From the corridor, the almond green set the tone; in the kitchen, he pulls oil and in the toilet, he plays the duality. "In total, there are at least six shades of green, very British, in this interior," says Catherine Plumet.

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The painting (Farrow and Ball - Inchyra Blue 289) up to skirting stretches a small kitchen (done by a cook).

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However, in the decoration of these pieces, it is only after the choice of the floor in cement tiles that the paint hues were determined. The bathroom is an exception: there, it was absolutely red! In each room the colors energize the decoration and enhance the details.

Catherine Plumet had carte blanche in the toilet. Visibly she aimed at the mile: Antoine seems to like, he even placed one of his collection statuettes. Farrow & Ball paint: light green: Teresa's Green 236 / dark green: Card Room Green 79. Cement tiles at Popham Design PARIS

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The toilets before work ...

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Distill touches of modernity in this apartment with elegant and classic decor

Although "traditional", Antoine is not resistant to originality. Catherine Plumet perfectly doses her proposals: a chic classic sofa in green in the office, elegant curtains in English style, tailor-made, chairs coordinated with tapestry (Pierre Frey).

Against the light, Catherine Plumet applied a green paint because the configuration of the room allows it. This one brings out the curtains, the chair, the painting ...

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An office / guest room before work. Here, the decorator had to remove part of the ceiling to rework damaged moldings

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And dare more whimsical suggestions. You only have to see the coatings placed on the floor and walls in the bathroom: a textured "herringbone" tiled textile. Standard, the V-pattern, in beige and white, is modernizing and its composition makes it downright innovative. The architect uses it (plain) on the apron of the bathtub and on the wall going to the shower. It delimits an area that it heats up.

In this small bathroom, the interior designer housed a shower and a bath, as desired by her client. She opted for a standard sink cabinet which she customized the handles. Red Farrow & Ball paint: Blazer 212 / Gray taupe: Charleston Gray 243. Textile rendering tile: available at S'tiles Paris 75013

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The lighting also testifies to the contemporaneity of the project: a retro touch in the bathroom, ultra modern in the living room, delicate in the office, more playful in the kitchen ... Catherine Plumet chooses the luminaires carefully. Modern, they marry harmoniously with the atmosphere that emerges from this Haussmannian.

The floor was vitrified, the period fireplace preserved. His large mirror has been repainted. At the windows a rod and only a pair of large curtains, Pierre Frey, to stretch the space and not weigh down the decor.

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The salon before work

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