The history of Paris has a unique appeal to anyone who visits, stays, or passes through the city. Interior designer Lichelle Silvestry transformed a nineteenth-century apartment into a functional home that provides contemporary comfort without impair the astonishing architecture of the past. The young couple living here is lucky with a charming property like this.
This apartment is located in the ninth district of Paris and is surrounded by cosy restaurants, lively markets, and nice boutiques. The residents had a clear vision of the type of building where they wanted to end up, and in the end, it were the arched windows that convinced them here entirely. With her eponymous studio, Lichelle Silvestry made sure that the residence became a home with a balance between the traditional building style and modern convenience. This two extremes are not entwined in a steep contrast, but form a harmonious whole in which living equals an inspiring life. In this commission, Silvestry had a surface of 150 square metres to work with. She decided to transform the floor plan into an open construction and joined the open kitchen and the living area. Next to this, she added a spacious ensuite bathroom, as well as air conditioning, a lot of storage space and several walk-in closets. Previously there were already a master bedroom, guestroom, and an office. The key word that continued to return throughout the entire project, was functionality. Another important common thread was the heritage of the residents, considering that one of them is originally from the United States. By incorporating more arches, finishing the bathroom with plaster, and adding a long, wide sofa in the living area, the apartment subtly hints at the background of the residents.
The textures were of equal value, because by incorporating, for example, natural stone and plaster, a warm feel was evoked.
The couple wished that their home radiated a fresh feeling and was cosy. Therefore, Silvestry worked with a light colour palette with earthy tones and creamy accents. The textures were of equal value, because by incorporating, for example, natural stone and plaster, a warm feel was evoked. Other materials include oak, terrazzo, travertine marble, and brass. In this way, the interior designer was able to lighten up the spaces and create some pleasant contrasts. Lichelle Silvestry brought out the best of this building from the nineteenth-century. The light colours, the open floor plan, and the balance between traditional and contemporary ensure that the residents are completely satisfied with this urban top address. Delightful how the charm of Paris is fresh in our minds again! Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Interior design by Lichelle Silvestry Interiors
Photography by Heidi Jean Feldman