A New E book Spotlights Compact Paris Quarters Designed by Marianne Evennou

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Inside designer Marianne Evennou, our French doyenne of coloration, composition, and small-space dwelling, has simply revealed her first e book.

Un Intérieur à Soi (free translation: “A Place of One’s Personal”) is a compendium of her signature strikes—inside home windows, uncovered beams, duo-toned partitions, bonbon box-sized kitchens, and black Bakelite gentle switches—that dazzle us again and again.

Marianne might have go-to design methods however she applies them with a freshness and pleasure each time. At this time, we’re spotlighting a favourite Paris condo for a shopper named Sabine, an artist and businesswoman in her forties who Marianne describes as having “une idée à la minute.” At every of their preliminary conferences, Sabine arrived with macarons from Ladurée and their “comfortable however not cutesy colours: pale pink, almond inexperienced, and pastel blue” grew to become the place to begin for the makeover:  “luxurious and carefree,” it’s additionally a pocket condo that, as Marianne places it, “has all the massive stuff.” Be a part of us for a tour.

Pictures by Grégory Timsit, courtesy of Éditions de La Martinière.

set in an 18th century building in the marais, the 35 square meter (approximat 14
Above: Set in an 18th century constructing within the Marais, the 35-square-meter (roughly 376-square-foot) condo was utterly reorganized: “we eliminated all of the small, darkish rooms to open the kitchen and bed room to the lounge due to inside home windows.”

The entry, proven right here, has a wainscot patterned with Antoinette Poisson Buisson de Roses wallpaper and a bleached parquet ground with radiant warmth. Marianne places tight quarters to work: the pink tiled ground defines the kitchen, and the bed room is on the opposite aspect of the glazed wall. Scroll to the tip for the up to date ground plan.

a triptych collage by artist franck evennou, marianne’s husband and 15
Above: A triptych collage by artist Franck Evennou, Marianne’s husband and a frequent contributor to her initiatives, hangs over a linen-upholstered bench with a pleated skirt. The condo’s “underpinning of black,” Marianne says, retains it from “falling into sentimentality.” Serax makes the low metal Black Espresso Tables.

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