This Theater Actor’s Parisian Home Is Full of Drama

The guest bedroom is filled with natural light.

As the actor can always be seen wearing something burgundy, the hue was the starting point for the pied-à-terre’s color palette; oranges and browns were used throughout too. “We wanted to create a soft, warm, and embracing atmosphere through the mix of natural materials such as the oak, limewash paints, checkered floor, travertine, and linen,” Hugo and Maxime explain. “That’s the reason why we chose to homogenize the colors while adding some burgundy with the leather of the sofa, the rug, and the fireplace in the living room.”

In the living room, the Floe Insel sofa by Patricia Urquiola sits on a wool and silk carpet from Diurne designed by Toro & Liautard. The nickel reading lamp is by Christian Liaigre.

Vintage and contemporary furniture combine and populate the space. Custom designed by Toro & Liautard, the rug from Diurne represents an eye’s pupil, which symbolizes human knowledge and brings peace and protection to a home.

One of the interior architects’ favorite objects, a mirror-covered swivel piece (that can rotate 360 degrees and conceals the minibar), transforms the space, and helps delineate the living room and kitchen. Made with oak and brass, the bar is considered by the owner to be a small jewel that is used sparingly, but still contributes style.

Two vases from Laura Fournier decorate the master bathroom where the tap is from Lefroy Brooks.

Designed like a hotel room, the guest bedroom has Moucharabieh closets and a bathroom adorned with a wooden canopy and green onyx from Mexico. Accessible through a hidden door in the living room that leads to a corridor with floor-to-ceiling oak panels, the master suite, which includes a closet and private bathroom, awakens the imagination with walls and ceilings covered in a patina that represents a cloudy sky, and a big retro chandelier that gives the feeling of sleeping under the stars.

This cozy and retro flat is an invitation to discover a visual world that honors the strong and passionate temperament of its owner when the curtain goes up.

⚒ Do It Yourself

Pick one color as the starting point of the whole palette In this Parisian apartment, Hugo and Maxime chose burgundy—a color the owner wears all the time—to ground the rest of the palette. The interior architects then used oranges, browns, yellows, and reds to complement it.

Reupholster iconic furniture to bring more personality Even if you decide to go for pieces created by famous designers such as the LC4 chaise longue, it doesn’t mean you can’t add your personal touch. Here, the iconic chair is covered with a green leather that pops.

Making the most of natural light If you want to enjoy the sun all day long, it is important to understand where your home is facing and to design the different rooms according to that. In this project, the French interior architects reorganized the spaces to have a living room with light coming from the south which makes for beautiful sunsets, while the master bedroom is brighter in the mornings.

A midcentury Lumen Milano pendant light brings character to the colorful master bedroom where the table lamp is by Carlo Nason for Mazzega.

Toro & Liautard played with patterns, colors, and textures in every nook of this pied-à-terre.

🛍 Shop It Out

Meblo Guzzini Bugia table lamp by Giussepe Cormio for Guzzini, $259,

Generation Adjustable Floor Lamp by House of Troy, $364,

Lloyd Chair by Crump & Kwash, $1,350,

Colour Dial Table 01 by Rive Roshan, $4,456,

LC4 Chaise Longue by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, and Pierre Jeanneret, produced by Cassina, $4,995,

Lights and shadows meet in the living room where the side table is from Pacific Compagnie.

A brass sconce designed by Sven Holm Sørensen adorns the wall behind the sofa while the umbrella stand is a vintage piece. 

A final close-up of the incredibly cool floors.

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