Nathalie is a sculptor whose work has a prominent place in the airy, spacious converted warehouse where she lives with her husband Keith and young daughter Emma...
Pieces like Nathalie's giant working light switches are scattered throughout the 230m2 apartment in the 11th arrondissement that covers the ground and basement floors of a converted factory that was an abandoned shambles when they bought it. It's still a work in progress, though all of the major structural work has been completed.
Shots of bold color throughout the largely white space -- red carpet in the living room, bright green paint for the roof in the central courtyard that is visible outside their kitchen and living room windows -- give their sleek aesthetic a shot in the arm.
The minimalist, industrial kitchen is warmed up by an old Oriental rug and a massive stone table from the flea market at St. Ouen in the adjoining dining room is made of pierre de Bourgogne, and surrounded by vintage Gio Ponti chairs.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. If you have an idea for a European house tour, please write to kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com