THE DESIGNER Albane Collon, interior designer and founder of 131 Malesherbes.
THE PROPERTY An apartment in a 19th-century building in central Paris. There is an open-plan kitchen/dining room that leads into a living room, plus three bedrooms (two en suite) and a utility room.
By mixing paint shades like an artist would blend them together, Albane Collon has transformed a grand Parisian apartment into a home that’s bold, exciting and every bit as creative as its owners. She redesigned the spaces for a couple and their children who were moving to the 8th arrondissement from edgier Pigalle, where they lived in an open-plan artist’s studio. The couple wanted to keep that loft-like sense of flow in their new home, which came with the more formal flourishes of Haussmannian architecture. In short, they loved their new central location but still wanted to feel more boho than bourgeois when they stepped through their front door.
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