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Reconfiguring rooms and unifying the interior elements is something French interior designer François Champsaur does with excellence. This time around, he has transformed an apartment near the Trocadero neighborhood in Paris into a modern and strong living space. In this Paris apartment, we see that the French style is about incorporating the old with the new and letting unique pieces complement the overall decoration. Take a look.
The 500 square-meter home explores volume, materials and a certain form of void which leaves space for light and emotion. In it, high ceilings and long corridors lined with rooms are aligned around a U-shape. Views of the Eiffel Tower can be seen from one side while an internal courtyard is present on the other.
‘I wanted to pull this setting out of the past and transform it into something powerful and timeless. I wanted to strip things back to basics by focusing on strong details which have more in common with architecture than interior design.’ says François Champsaur.
In order to detach the apartment from its turn-of-the-century bourgeois look, François Champsaur removed the false ceilings and replaced the parquet with long pine boards. The resulting design evokes Japanese architecture; it reflects the change in time, light and scent.
The rooms were given a sense of continuity and light was enabled to play with the different shapes. The layout was completely reworked, resulting in a succession of powerful and light minimalist spaces. Curved walls and doors are introduced all around the apartment, soothing the lines and enveloping those who visit it.
François Champsaur is a French interior designer, whose work is influenced by his Mediterranean roots. From his earliest projects, François has displayed his ability to transform any space, considering each and every aspect from an architectural angle to the last detail. He intelligently reworks space, playing with light and volume, and completes the set with both elegant and contemporary furniture and fabrics. He has transformed luxury hotels (such as The Royal Evian and the Vernet Hôtel in Paris) and private homes using his own unique vision.