Marianne is a Evennou specialist design of small spaces "Smart". The cooked remains one of his favorite rendezvous. Storage, lighting, layout, installation, detour to the kitchen with the interior designer Marianne Evennou, which tells us all for optimized case by case kitchen.
You often work in small spaces, how do you approach the case from the kitchen?
Marianne Evennou: This piece has the most vital function: to feed and share! So I do not hesitate to ask often in the middle of the space. It must radiate.
When there is room, you prefer the open kitchens?
Marianne Evennou: If I can break down barriers, I do, but with an opening which lets out the look. I realize now a kitchen designed as a cabin placed in the large living room with a loft. This comparison gives higher awareness volumes.
The appliances, apparent or hidden in the kitchen?
Marianne Evennou: I am very impressed with these wonderful robots, smart tools for pressing, rolling, crush, heat, grill ... The kitchen is such a special place that it seems legitimate to highlight this little laboratory. Do not show the appliances or dishes would be for me as a library without books.
Do you have favorite colors for the kitchen?
Marianne Evennou: I prefer the soft, muted colors, such as shades of gray and blue. But I made up a lot with the personalities that appeal to me. I try to translate what I perceive them.
And preferable materials?
Marianne Evennou: Always simple enough. I often have budgetary constraints that force me find tips, unexpected materials. I choose them easy to maintain and that age well. I like the sideboards in white tiles or cement, soils powdered steel or polished concrete, or even hand-painted, the concrete countertops, marble or granite from Zimbabwe.
For the kitchen, direct and indirect lighting?
Marianne Evennou: I'm not a fan of bright lights. We need an effective light on the work plan, but I then installs small bright spots for the atmosphere, preferably with a dimmer.
The meals in the kitchen, is a habit that you share?
Marianne Evennou: I always preferred the kitchen to live. I live in a large studio with a rather small kitchen, like a glass box where everyone loves cramming.
The creation of storage is always a complicated step. How do you design for a kitchen?
Marianne Evennou: First I ask my clients all out, keep only the useful items. I do not like hanging cupboards, I do my best to avoid them. So I give them as discreet as possible and I cover everything that is not beautiful. I leave apparent that I find fun and can be staged: the dishes, appliances, utensils. Leave them at hand is like an open invitation to take action.
© Jean-Marc Palisse
By Lily Champris, House French Magazine No. 3 March 2014