Floating in time, this renovated 1930s duplex is a marriage of eras and duality of styles — artfully swerving the “total look”. For Parisian interior architecture studio
Dubbed “Sleeping Beauty”, this pied-à-terre is located on the top floor of a building on Lauriston street, near Trocadéro in
Spanning 160 square metres, the existing envelope became the main source of inspiration. While the classic 1980s freestone construction of the exterior gives nothing away, inside art deco woodwork lines the walls of almost all the rooms on the ground floor. Although damaged by the sun, the team worked to restore the panels, applying a darker shade to the oak, creating depth.
Eclectic furniture choices and strong decorative elements were crucial to contrast with the dark panels. Groovy armchairs by
Playing with chiaroscuro, the kitchen acts as a cool antidote to the oak stained walls. Painted walls in blue-grey and white marble benches create an icy polarity with the honeycomb-hued volume. Lighting is maximised by dropping the level of the partition separating the kitchen from the living room, a simple moment that adds warmth to the small dining area.
An extensive selection of artworks complements the material choices. Curated by
Restoring the bathroom to its
Here lies the magic of Hauvette & Madani, through noble materials and an old-world sensibility they have faithfully restored the Trocadero Mansion while not falling into pastiche in a design that feels natural — having us forget any intervention at all.
A design duo taking Paris by storm, Samantha Hauvette and Lucas Madani met on the benches of the prestigious Camondo school, and have been working together ever since. Complementary in their timeless approach to design, from the conception of space to furniture design, they sign elegant and refined interiors, tinged with the patina of modernism.
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