Up, Up and Away
Bois-Colombes is a suburb in the northern part of western Paris, France, about 9 km from the centre of the city. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe and space is at a premium. This new town house was designed both architecturally and interior wise by Camille Hermand Architects, a firm of designers headed up by Camile Hermand and based in Paris.
I think it is an inspiration and I hope you get some great ideas of how to use creative design in a small space. The overall space in which she worked turned out to be 200 m ². Not much, but in this neck of the woods – a fair sized living area.
And a garden and tree.
Three storeys with a basement and a place to sit outside and quaff wine. Bliss.
Nothing is contrived in this home
It all looks as though it has been there for a long time and the eclectic collection of antique and modern furniture and accessories all have a special place in the home. It is not “over-decorated” – a fine line to not step over ever.
Beautiful flooring throughout
Adding to the bohemian atmosphere created in the home.
Old comfy furniture somehow looks great.
Add in some modern mobile lighting and paint the walls whiter than white.
The use of colour everywhere is not overpowering
Rather it adds serious character and a sense of courage.
Classical and refined – yet modern and practical
White floors with luminous marine blue walls in the bedroom
Who would have thought this could work?
Timeless, elegant and put together with a dash of French panache.
Oh for a small place in Paris.
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me