How about this surprising wall effect for a classic environment like this apartment in Paris? At first the building itself is a masterpiece! However, do you dare painting it in such a bold way? I find it brilliant. It made me see the dominant aesthetic in a very different way, it surprised me for this reinvention of classic style and I love it.
This beautiful duplex apartment is placed in a listed building on Place de Colombie, in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. Situated in the 1930’s Art Deco residential complex known as the “Walter Buildings”. The refurbishing completed Ramy Fischler, designer of RF Studio, who combined so cleverly traditional elements with forward-thinking design interventions.
However I have to clear something. Although I love the gradient painting effect, I don’t feel so comfortable with a lot of other contemporary elements like the fake curtains. That’s not so much my style but it’s a complete concept and I present it to you as a whole.
The house is separated in two sections. The living area (living room, dining room, master bedroom) is situated in the front windowed area and the rest of living spaces (walk-in wardrobe, kitchen bathroom, water closet for guests) are at the back. This separation is reflected of course in the design. The existing parquet de Versailles and wall woodworks are preserved while the back section is a full contemporary house!
This difference is happening in a transitional way: Dramatic curtains made of lacquered plaster cover the entry traditional hall walls as the walk-in wardrobe, prints of Baroque era paintings have been applied on mirrors and other surfaces. The floors change material while the new one is copying the pattern of the old one. Also, in the “traditional” section the designer chose to put contemporary furniture, to combine the styles. And my favorite, the white painting that is applied by hand, on the woodwork in the living room and dining area creating a fading out effect, as if it was a mist that keeps the mystery of this past era.