The Teeny-Tiny Paris Apartment of Your Wildest Dreams
I love tiny apartments and Paris apartments, so a tiny Paris apartment is the best of both worlds. Designer Marianne Evennou has a history of bringing a moody, stylish look to even the smallest of spaces, and this little pied-à-terre in Le Marais is no exception.
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Lofting the bed is a time-honored trick for saving valuable square footage in small spaces, but Marianne takes it one step further by turning the access stair for the loft into a design feature. There’s storage underneath, and the landing turns into a console which also doubles as a desk. (I might ask for a handrail as well.)
Thanks to the space’s soaring ceilings, this loft looks like a not terrible place to spend the night. You might even be able to sit up in bed without whacking your head.
Underneath the loft is the kitchen, painted in a lovely shade of muted blue. One of my favorite things about Marianne’s designs is her brave use of color, embracing moody, unexpected palettes in small spaces.
There’s also quite a bit of texture to this home, which comes through in the oversize basketweave pendants, Moroccan rugs, and contrasting floor tiles. This, together with the color palette, gives the apartment a rich, layered look—proof that a very small space can be just as stylish as a big one.
You can see more of this apartment at Marianne’s website.
*Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 01.05.2017. – AH