Interiors

Inside a Modern, Classic Parisian Apartment

The living area inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring traditional ceiling moldings, large windows as well as a contrasting neon sign and black metal standing lamp.

Facing the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris’s Trocadéro, this Parisian apartment marries classic French décor with sleek and modern design features to create a unique and contemporary space.

Designed by French firm Rodolphe Parente, original features – mouldings, coffered ceilings – have been kept intact to both respect and celebrate the apartment’s rich heritage and intricate design. Walls are white (or light grey in the study), moving these traditional features away from the overly-opulent into a space that’s clean and modern.

It’s the choice of furnishings, though, that bring this apartment into the 21st century. The kitchen is both minimal and eccentric, with clean, angular marble and brass islands and parquet flooring, while contemporary art pieces are given pride of place. The living room uses a mixture of texture and grey and gold shades to add depth to the large, open space, while the use of light pink and grey in the study adds a real injection of personality to the home.

The best part of this Parisian apartment is quite possibly the bedroom, which features a marble bathroom accessible through the large walk-through wardrobe. Tying in the use of grey and brass found in the rest of the home, this room is stylish, effortless and has a touch of the mid-century.

To see more of Rodolphe Parente’s work, please visit their website here.

The bathroom inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring white marble and brown wooden cabinets.

The bedroom inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring large grey wardrobe doors, brown wooden flooring and traditional white wall moldings contrasted by a modern light set into the bed's headboard.

The living room inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring traditional white wall and ceiling moldings with white curtains draping large windows, with modern art on the walls.

A room inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring wooden floors, a large window with a view of the Eiffel Tower, a traditional fireplace and pastel pink homeware details.

A room inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring white marbe walls, wooden flooring and mirrored doors.

The kitchen inside a modern, classic Parisian apartment featuring wooden floors, large, modern paintings on the walls and a white marble sink.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Olivier Amsellem.



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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