Situated in the swanky 16th arrondissement in Paris, this home overlooks the genteel neighbourhood which features stately houses, art museums and leafy parks.
Nestled in a Neo-Classical sandstone building distinctly from the Haussmann era, this apartment already had the makings of a dream home. The owner wanted to enhance the lofty sense of space within the three-bedroom apartment with a white palette, while integrating the family’s antique cabinets, given to her by her father who is a specialist in Syrian antiquities.
To create her dream home, the owner tasked Stéphanie Coutas of SC Editions. Coutas and her team started assembling various tactile textures in white to create a gallery-like yet multi-layered space that draws cues to the neighbourhood’s cultural heritage. “I wanted to give the sensation of walking around a museum—a sense of structure mixed with a cosy and comfortable environment,” she explains.
I wanted to give the sensation of walking around a museum—a sense of structure mixed with a cosy and comfortable environment
Various carpets, furs, leathers and natural stone were thus selected to create a mix of matte, shiny and brushed finishes to form the perfect setting for the antique collection, before the team began designing a complementary set of custom-made furniture.
The apartment’s striking white palette is most prominent in its entry hall, which also functions as a gallery space that showcases the owner’s art collection. Here, the interior designer selected large slabs of chrome-plated white marble for the flooring, enhancing the clean lines and streamlined look of the interior. A full-length custom-made mirror with an engraved sandblasted frame further expands the sense of space.