A Madcap Apartment in Paris for a Creative Couple (Plus Kids)

How many patterned tiles is too much? Anki Linde and Pierre Saalburg of Paris-based LSL Architects tell everyone their own limit – and that the couple who own this disjointed Parisian apartment happen to have a higher threshold than most.

These clients – she is a director and screenwriter, he is co-owner of an online satirical newspaper, and they have two children – approached the renovation of their neighborhoods in rue de la Rochefoucauld with a playful spirit, and the architects responded by nature: “each space is designed as if it had its own identity and its story to tell, sometimes indifferent to each other,” explains Linde. And yes, the tile plays a main role, and some painted monkeys, too.

Photograph by Katrin Vierkant, courtesy of LSL Architects.

The apartment occupies the third floor of a large 10th century Parisian building. Linde and Saalburg divided the layout into three separate areas: the living room in the center with the parents and # 8
Above: The apartment occupies the third floor of a large 19th century Parisian building. Linde and Saalburg have divided the layout into three separate areas: the living room in the center with the bedrooms for parents and children at opposite ends: “giving everyone the privacy everyone needs.”

Linde describes the pre-remodeling of the space as “renovated for a banker in a sterile and inexpensive style”, but it was delivered with “point de hongre” floors (solid oak parquet), marble fireplaces and plaster moldings, all repaired. . The painting on the coat is by Swedish artist Orjan Wickstrom. The reading lamp is by Ikea.

The living room opens onto a combined dining room and kitchen. & # 8
Above: The living room opens onto a combined dining room and kitchen. “Even though the owners love to cook, they wanted the room to feel at first glance like a bar rather than a kitchen,” says Linde, noting that Ceramiques Du Beaujolais made 18 shapes of glazed tiles according to LSL’s design for the counter.

The monkey patterned walls mark the entrance to the children’s quarters.

The sink was custom-made by Etains e Lyon, which specializes in classic all-metal sinks and counters. Linde bought industrial brushed stainless steel handles online: Elles & # 8
Above: The sink was custom-made by Etains e Lyon, specializing in classic all-metal sinks and counters. Linde bought the industrial handles in brushed stainless steel online: they are Mass Pull Handles from Eurowale.
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Above: “We designed a wooden structure that the carpenter prepared on which the box was wrapped,” says Linde. The mirrored cabinet on the right hides the refrigerator and other storage: “This is the place you don’t want to look.”
    Ab0ve: The mirrored design is the companion of a glass pantry across the kitchen bar. Customers bought the French glass pendant lights at a flea market.
Ab0ve: The mirrored design is the companion of a glass pantry across the kitchen bar. Customers bought the French glass pendant lights at a flea market.

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