Light on this 16m2 studio in Paris entirely renovated by interior designer Hélène Paoli, director of the architectural firm Archipelles. Functional, contemporary and easy to maintain, this studio has become a real Paris pied a terre, ready to be rented.
In Paris, in the Daumesnil area, interior designer Hélène Paoli transformed a good chamber aging and poorly arranged in a functional 16m2 studio, with a distribution of perfectly designed space. The wish of the owner: make this small space, a real studio, for both student as an adult working week in Paris; in short, a functional place, contemporary and easy to care for rental.
The bias of the interior designer: achieve a fully equipped studio, with a maximum area of storage and create a real shower and a kitchenette.
The under roof slope has very quickly turned the layout of the room, placing the sitting area under the window. A bias storage wall along the entire length of the studio and work plan of the kitchen spinning at the rest area on the other side, delineating spaces kitchen - dining / work - and night, the play structure. None reported diminishes cabinet space, except the two bar stools / office.
Good to know: For the best up a studio or a small apartment, the interior designer Hélène Paoli emphasizes the amenities right outside the room and avoids as much as possible and furniture reported the accumulation of objects.
To render harmonious, only three different shades - gray, red and white - were chosen. The decor takes simplicity and timelessness, yet assertive, to avoid encountering difficulties in renting the studio.
The amount of natural light has been fully exploited: the creation of a glass picture window between the bathroom and the living room, and an opening in the ceiling of the bathroom.
Materials used: ground, settle parquet floors and existing tiled floor painted gray paint: assured contemporary touch. The walls and ceiling were painted white to ensure clarity in this small space. The red mosaic covers the walls of the shower and bathroom furniture to bring dynamism to the composition. The arrangements of the studio were made to measure red and white laminate.
The work done on the lighting: in addition to having an effect on the thermal insulation of the studio, the exterior woodwork have been changed in order to provide maximum natural light. sub spots face bespoke fittings were integrated. Other spotlights in the ceiling of the bathroom or above the kitchen worktops and "office" multiply the light sources.
The duration of the works: 2 months
The works budget: 29 300 euros HT (careful budget work performed in October 2008) - budget including both the work of upgrading, electrical wall, plumbing, tiling, all supplies, the layout, appliances, change windows and two skylights - Out architect's fees
The surface of the parts on the ground: Entrance: 2m2; Shower: 2.6m2; Kitchen: 2.7m2; Special room: 8m2
Hélène Paoli, director of interior architecture agency + Archipelles design archipelles.com