- 1 A duplex with terrace in Paris, here's something to soften the bustle of city life. Perched on the top floor of a 1930s building, this duplex surrounded by landscaped terraces reveals a free spirit, highlighted in the singular directions of an interior designer. After review of the place, this volume has indeed taken all his breath.
A duplex with terrace in Paris, here's something to soften the bustle of city life. Perched on the top floor of a 1930s building, this duplex surrounded by landscaped terraces reveals a free spirit, highlighted in the singular directions of an interior designer. After review of the place, this volume has indeed taken all his breath.
Fashion photographer Fred Meylan admits very sensitive to scenery and soul of places. With his wife Carol, they chose this apartment in the heart of Paris for its high volumes, accents Art Deco and wide terraces. "We live in this apartment for twenty years and we wanted spaces that could over time to adapt to some changes in our daily lives," said Fred.
Two to five ... an apartment "duplex looms
Since then, the couple had three children and places have changed. Everything has been reconsidered, with the backdrop, the specific desires. "I love the changes, it allows the crossing of all possibilities, says Fred. My job is related to travel. I note or photograph in each location, materials, colors, ideas, tips that inspire me."
With their desires, these mestizo inspiration, the couple is associated with the interior designer Élodie Sire to create a duplex apartment that resembles them, a mirror-space. His style "bohemian chic" whether to list it, his free spirit and eclectic allure Carol and Fred. Together they will bring these two stories to a new destination.
At first, she thinks the floor with bedroom, dressing room and master bath. "The spaces are occupied during the work I considered the developments in four phases, always with the desire to create a unity between volumes, materials and terraces," she said.
Open space of this beautiful Parisian apartment
For the second part of the work, the architect reconsider the office, which is transformed into field for binoculars. "There are a few years, we repurchased this small adjacent apartment to create my office says Fred. And our little boy was born and with it the need to expand, and to provide girls a place for them . "
The idea? Partitioning this piece into two chambers with a wide sliding door. Then comes the transformation of the kitchen Elodie makes functional despite its ten square meters! "The goal was to mix in this small volume, dark shades and raw materials to create a world that is both friendly and contemporary," she says.
And for the last part of this project, the couple and their architect imagined a dining room as a "box to receive." "With a low and the lack of light ceiling, the space was difficult to arrange," they explain.
Particular attention was paid to the colors of each piece. Green delicate, powder pink, plum statement of gray, tobacco and chocolate ... the palette is a reflection of this rich and deep duplex.
Green terraces for this duplex apartment ... A country look in Paris
"The idea was to have a living space in addition, when sunny days come," says Fred. Each room of the apartment with a terrace, the feeling of country living in the city is quite exceptional.
Here, even the kitchen benefits from direct access to the outside. To design the hanging garden, Fred turned to the landscape Sylvie Richardière. Together they planted shrubs, vines and aromatic based scents and flowering they wanted white jasmine, star jasmine, Abélias very resistant and persistent, Mexican orange mixed with a few maple trees, lavender and rosemary to crawling .
"In the spring, it spends a lot of time, he said again, and vis-a-vis are not very annoying because our building dominates those around. The Italian pottery arranged on the parapet of the terrace are screen while letting the light. "
To the ground floor ipe was chosen for its appearance as soft feet as hard to wear. And every night the lights come highlight these points of green views.
Élodie Sire, D.mesure agency. Such. 01 42 02 82 72 and dmesure.fr
Fred Meylan. fredmeylan.com
Addresses Fred Meylan
For its impeccable renovations: TTSM (All Works Custom).
67 rue de Plaisance, 92250 La Garenne-Colombes.
Such. 06 77 33 62 50.
For a great selection of parquet and wooden parts recovery: Atmosphere & Wood.
Avenue Pierre Holoffe, 3, 1342 Limelette, Belgium.
Such. +32 (0) 10 42 10 30 and atmosphere-bois.com
For its lighting and simple furniture: Sarah Lavoine.
9, rue Saint Roch, 75001.
Such. 01 42 96 34 35 and sarahlavoine.com
For his sharp selection of contemporary artists: Galerie Laurent Strouk.
2, avenue Matignon, 75008.
Such. 01 40 46 89 06 and laurentstrouk.com
To its landscaping Sylvie Richardière, florist.
43, rue des Belles Feuilles, 75116.
Such. 01 47 27 98 39.