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