Christelle is back today with such a gorgeous home tour that I will let speak for itself.
This breezy apartment in Lyon, France has got me swooning at the sight of its bright, airy interior. The original house dates from 1852 and its residents stepped away from archetypal design for a modernized, monochrome lit space.
Delicately mixing opposite influences, the home interior preserves a few original features such as: the elaborated mouldings, radiators on a wood floor and the neo-classic references that subtly contrasts with an edited interior. For instance, modern stand-out elements punctuate decor such as a marble kitchen island, an iconic Eames Lounge chair in the living room or the use of of multiple edgy light fixtures.
Understated yet original, the pristine decor feels pleasantly personalized. Several details enliven the chromatic ambiance, noticing the decorative colour palette, restricted to black, neutral blues and metallic, or the abundant contemporary artworks covering the walls. Statement rugs and accent chairs dress up the room in texture and style — I especially love the ingenuity of the separate papasan chairs in the bedroom, the lacquered black pair in the kitchen and the hallway bench used as a coffee table.
While I can’t figure which room is my favourite just yet, I may have gone into raptures for the profusion of decorative crafted objects displayed: from the woodwork and ceramics to the candleholders used as picture frames, they all seem to tell a story. Which element of this home would you take for your own?
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Photos: Felix Forest via Vogue Australia