“Paris is always a good idea” said lovely Audrey Hepburn. She was far from wrong and this is why I’m sharing here with you another Parisian home residence. This time it is a modern atelier located north of the city. It belongs to interior designer Marianne Evennou and her husband Frank Evennou, who is an artist. Both their identities are reflected throughout the whole place, as art meets design and interior architecture in such a fabulous way.
Marianne believes that houses must somehow have souls. That they are carriers of mysteries and fabulous tales. She is in total love with what she does, which is repairing and renovating, in her professional life and her personal one as well. And I must exclaim, it is so evident in her work!
This loft like place merges industrial with art in an mostly eclectic way. The floors are made from polished concrete and are painted grey. The walls mostly bright white but also pebble grey, as seen below in this magnificent part of the house, which stores plenty of books in various heights. Some built in the wall shelves will be reached via the metallic steps, while most of the books are accessible from the ground floor, which here wears a grey carpet, for comfort I reckon. The living area hosts many of Frank’s limited edition creations, much like the table, effortlessly standing next to the minimal fire place, featuring clean, cubic lines.
In the kitchen, simple white shelving gives shelter to a carefully curated collection of dishware in white porcelain and electric appliances in chrome and white. Labeled jars among everything else, a line of bottles on the top and a white mini radio. Everything beautifully placed, so that they double as functional objects when in use and exhibit pieces when resting.
In the same space, a detail that totally wins me is the vertical chalkboard wall, featuring an artfully drawn tree bark. Playful, fresh and elegant all in one.
The atelier is every artist’s dream studio most probably. Rich, bright light streaming inside form the many large windows, plenty of space and a centrally put rectangular table surrounded by Tolix chairs in chrome, corresponding to what seems to be a large filing / storage system adjusted on the wall to the right.
So what do you think? Isn’t indeed Paris a good idea? How would you like staying in a place like this?