Jean-Christophe Aumas designs store windows for a living, so it's no surprise that his Paris apartment has a certain drama. In his job as artistic director of the creative agency Voici-Voilà, he's created windows for high-end clients featuring installations with anything from a giant wave made of shredded paper to live sheep and birds, and he brings that same anythinig-goes sensibility to his home.
Upon moving in, Jean-Christophe opened up the space, and remodeled the apartment to exhibit a kind of playful modernism — stripes on the wall! dangly lights! a disco ball in the fireplace! — while also preserving its original character, keeping the original herringbone wood floors and terracotta tiles. Broken tiles were replaced with mismatched new additions, a simultaneously humorous and practical solution.
Clearly this is a space that doesn't take its style too seriously — Aumas insists that he just buys what he likes, no matter its provenance. It's a carefree approach to design that definitely works.
To see more of the apartment, check out the full tour at Dwell.
(Images: Christian Schaulin for Dwell)