Cosy, convivial, stylish, Art Deco, flowing and soft: these are just a few words that come to mind as we explore this flat located in the 18th district of Paris, entirely renovated by Atelier Tyzon and Charlotte Féquet in 2021.
After 10 years spent in their 2000-built 130 m2 duplex with balconies and terraces, the owners, parents of two girls, decided to redesign their home to gain in storage and harmonise the decor. Charlotte Féquet and Maud Tyzon, (Atelier Tyzon), both admirers of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, succeeded brilliantly in bringing soul and harmony to this modern apartment.
The interior designers, who became friends during a shared experience at a Parisian interior design agency, have turned this apartment with square volumes and classic edges into a paradise of softness, playing with curved lines and arches, the true stars of this space. These ornaments give real fluidity to the decor and a peaceful atmosphere is created, helped by the light hues on the walls and woodwork that hides numerous aesthetic storage solutions. In the beginning, the designers had to change a few things, but their proposals convinced the owners to do a complete renovation.
A pink kitchen, a decorative jewel visible from the entrance
The kitchen is visible as soon as we enter the apartment. “It was essential to make a truly decorative jewel”. A contemporary kitchen has been created, with a gorgeous sliding Art Deco glass door. “The owner wanted warm colours, so we first chose terracotta, but this pretty dynamic pink - Corail Rose S64 by Ressource - got the final approval”. This colour has been paired with a bespoke oak work surface, a beautiful floor in terrazzo (Salmon TB by Mosaïc Factory), a ceramic kitchen sink, a white back board (Normandy Ceramics) and a brass tap. The Art Deco opaline glass ceiling light (Modeco de Nordic Tale at Nedgis) is the fancy finishing touch to this feminine kitchen.
A contemporary and stylish living room in hues of ochre
A piece of made-to-measure furniture has been created to meet the essential storage needs. It begins in the corridor and ends in the living room, with two heights to adapt to the space. In the living room, it becomes a bookcase. The shelf of the low furniture and the bookcase are both painted in India Yellow by Farrow & Ball, to match the touches of brass and the light oak wood floor.
In this big room, which is simultaneously a dining room, a living room and a small office, our bespoke panoramic wall mural Dream Forest has been chosen for the main wall and echoes the surrounding vegetation on the terraces. “This panoramic wallpaper, fresh, bright and airy, perfectly suits the space”. The discrete and elegant brass and opaline glass wall lights - Leaf by Atelier Areti - appear as jewellery.
This main wall plays a big part in the room’s decor : “It is a curved and central wall, which invites people to climb the stairs. We designed the room starting from this wall. We drew an Art Deco claustra which represents the sun and the two-coloured mirror above the fireplace, to echo the curved lines and the painting”. The decor follows suit, with a ceiling light by Tom Rossau and an alcove housing a statuette, a souvenir from a trip the owners took.
Three desks in the house for remote working
Leaning against the claustra, an oak shelf allows the family to do some research on the computer. This apartment is a Covid project - it was designed in 2020 - and caters for new ways of working. On the first floor, another larger desk, with the same Art Deco claustra, is a perfect place to work quietly while enjoying the view of Paris’s rooftops.
A zen, elegant and ultra-functional master bedroom suite
In this 26m2 space devoted to the parents, everything has been designed to offer privacy and complete independence. The bedroom itself is not so big at 14 m2, but it is airy and gives the feeling of truly having space. To get this result, Charlotte Féquet and Maud Tyzon have given everything careful consideration : the doors have been changed for curved ones to respect the harmony of the house, like most of the angles of the room. “Angles and edges are unpleasant in everyday life. In small spaces, the best is to curve them; it improves the space’s flow”. The bed headboard, curved of course, creates a cocoon and stands out as truly unique. Our tropical bespoke panoramic wallpaper Aloes and its tropical plants invite us on a journey. The blue paint - Bleu Nuage by Ressource - complements it perfectly. To accommodate some ornaments and books, two shelves have been installed discreetly, so as not to interfere with the wallpaper.
The third desk of the apartment is in the bedroom and is an understated quiet space to work or use the computer. The walk-in wardrobe is just behind the bedroom. Entirely made-to-measure, it has been painted in Strong White de Farrow & Ball. It also contains the washing machine and the tumble dryer. “The ultimate goal is to hide unsightly things''. A job perfectly well done!
At the far end of the master bedroom is the powder pink bathroom. The vanity top and the shower floor are in waxed concrete (Pompadour by Mercadier) and bring an extreme softness to the room…. The mirror is playful and has been made to measure. The cement tiles come from Mosaic Factory (VB 100). Blue zelliges (Bricks 1011, also from Mosaic Factory) echo the style of the bedroom. The height of elegance: a waxed concrete cupboard with an integrated CVS, inspired by the famous clothes horse designed by Billie Blanket x La Redoute, allows the user to hang washing discreetly.
A refined and neutral teen bedroom
In the eldest daughter's bedroom, the beautiful bespoke furniture is multi-functional, serving as both a bookcase and wardrobe. The interior designers have pursued their guiding principle by drawing a curved junction between both elements. In the alcove hangs the Dead Salmon by Farrow and Ball.
Atelier Tyzon, the love of curved lines
Curved lines, arches, volutes… Maud Tyzon, founder of the eponymous Atelier, loves them. Softness, sobriety and contemporary elegance define the work of this interior designer, who favours pale, neutral and soft colours, a palette that echoes her personality. “I also love perspective and symmetry” tells this lover of Art Deco style who is proud to make a point of creating spaces inspired by existing architecture”. Before creating her agency in 2020, just before the Covid pandemic, Maud Tyzon graduated from her course in ‘Arts Décoratifs’ and worked for a few small agencies. Then she joined a Parisian agency where she worked for five years; this is where she met and worked with Charlotte Féquet. Instagram Atelier Tyzon
Charlotte Féquet, feminine interiors
Art Deco and Art Nouveau make up Charlotte Féquet's credo. Every new project is an opportunity to express her passion for both of these styles and colours. Sometimes vivid, sometimes soft, but most of the time associated with wallpaper or a wall mural. Brass, one of the major elements of Art Deco style, is present in almost all of her projects. “What is often said is that my projects are feminine, soft and colourful, and it’s true that I do like colour! I also love being inspired by a place and creating a personalised design which brings a strong feeling of identity”. Charlotte Féquet created her agency in 2016, after having worked alongside Maud Tyzon in Paris. Instagram Charlotte Féquet.