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PARIS EIFFEL TOWER APARTMENT

Moments away from the world famous Eiffel Tower sits a large apartment which was oozing with potential. The apartment needed to be reconfigured and updated to recover its full splendour.  I also wanted to bring it in line with modern day living and to fit the brief of an international client.

My first challenge was to tackle the layout, which consisted of two bathrooms, (one with only a shower) and no toilets.  Both bathrooms were old-fashioned and were situated far from the cloakroom.  By extending the main bathroom and removing an unnecessary walk way, which led back to the kitchen from the back of the apartment, I was able to incorporate a large walk-in shower, a slipper free- standing bath, his and hers sinks as well as a bidet and toilet.

Removing the corridor also allowed for a small utility area to be formed which connected to the kitchen. This measure freed up storage space. The kitchen previously had units wrapping around the sides, which meant that there wasn’t space for a table. By creating an L-shape kitchen with an island unit, I created a strong feature to the kitchen, as well as additional seating around the bar. Provisions were also made for a full dining table by the window (eat in kitchen), which the French adore.

The style of the apartment was a play on traditional French glamour with a contemporary twist. Reinstated cornices, chandeliers and mirrors were added to enhance the drama and character, teamed with striking colours and fabrics.

The bathroom is a good example of the contemporary/traditional play. I created the effect through the addition of a contemporary glass vanity unit, with glass bowl basins, and contrasted with a dramatic classical mirror above.

The apartment was also to become a boutique rental apartment, managed by the acclaimed Paris Perfect.