Parisian loft with a feminine touch

I am seduced by this charming Parisian loft and its view on old furniture workshops.... Owned by the Architect Odile Veillon, she wrote that when she saw it the first time, it was just a big open space with only an old oak wooden floors and some radiators (lucky her).

So starting from scratch, she decided to make the most of the view on the old workshops and brick building and create a nice, comfortable, open-plan living space. The cobbled courtyard below is from the beginning of the 20th century. At the time, the whole block was occupied by craftsmen, then eventually a furniture trader bought the place, refurbish the bottom part and sell the rest of the building as shell units.

There are some lovely touches of colours in the lounge like these yellow velvet stools from Designers Guild, while the lounge chair by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand seems an invitation to relax.

My parents have an old Singer sewing machine & table like this in France, which Odile is now using to display flowers. You can easy find one on the French Ebay, at flea markets or just enter 'vieille machine a coudre Singer' in your Google search. However much trickier to find, is this fabulous old butcher bench (pictured below). The wall lights are the Tolomeo Faretto by Giancarlo Fassina and Michele de Lucchi for Artemide.

Via Cote Maison. Photos from Alain Potignon


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