Jorge Almada of Casamidy in San Miguel de Allende recently overhauled a Paris pied-à-terre in the Marais, which he shares with his wife and design partner Anne-Marie Midy and their children (and rents by the week when the family is not in residence). Here's what Jorge says about the remodel:
"The apartment is located in the former servants' quarters of the Hôtel d'Hallwyl, a national historic monument and the last hôtel particulier built in the Marais. It was designed by the architect of Louis XVI, Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, in 1760. When we first saw the space, which had been renovated in a very generic way, we fell in love with the exposed framework and the terrace. In order to tone down the dry-wall effect, we painted the walls with Farrow & Ball London Stone. And instead of refinishing the floors, Anne-Marie had sisal carpets made to the largest possible dimensions. Throughout the apartment, we used shades of grays in order to accentuate the bits of color."
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Above: Casamidy's Simi Lanterns illuminate the stairway.
Above: Antique hardware adorns the entrance.
Above: A mix of vintage furniture appears throughout the project.
Above: An eclectic mix of pieces (rough-hewn dining table and benches, giant yardstick casually propped against the wall, ornate silver-toned chair) animates the dining area.
Above: A dash of lime green suggests spring.
Above: The living room is anchored by Casamidy's Altamura sectional sofa covered in a utilitarian waxed cotton.
Above: A vintage ladder serves as a base for a clip-on lamp.
Above: An 18th century Venetian headboard paired with modern industrial reading lights.
Above: A child's desk with battered vintage Tolix chair.
Above: On the balcony, a Hospicio Lantern with leather strap provides evening illumination.