Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

Search

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

September 1, 2014

Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of four never seemed so airy and spacious as in this Paris loft renovation by Septembre Architecture. With the perimeter of the space lined with multi-functional cabinetry, there’s a place for everything, leaving the open quarters super organized and clutter free.

Photography by Maris Mezulis courtesy of Septembre Architecture of Paris.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 1.jpg 122

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_12

Above: The loft is in a former manufacturing warehouse that sits in a Paris alley. The apartment has one large, open, multi-functional space for living, cooking, and dining. The bathroom is behind the black kitchen wall, and the bedrooms are situated off the other end of the room.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 3.jpg 124

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_13

Above: Floor-to-ceiling open and closed storage along one wall is accessed by a library ladder. See 5 Favorites: Library Ladders in the Kitchen for more.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 04.jpg 127

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_14

Above: The kitchen wall and appliances are all in black to contrast with the white island, which, in addition to providing additional counter space, creates a separation from the overall space.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 15.jpg 129

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_15

Above: The library ladder hooks onto a rail that runs the length of the cabinets.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 2.jpg 131

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_16

Above: The planks of the whitewashed wood floor run lengthwise, giving the illusion that the room is longer than it is. (Learn about wood floor patterning tricks in Remodeling 101.) A long window bench extends for the length of the room; it incorporates underseat storage and becomes a desk at one end. On the other side of the room, mid-height cabinets demarcate an area for a wall hanging and the television.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 4.jpg 134

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_17

Above: The ribbon bench and desk are designed to take advantage of the views. Meanwhile, a projector suspended the ceiling takes advantage of the opposite wall for movie screenings.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 08.jpg 136

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_18

Above: An Eames Molded Plastic Rocker does double duty as a desk chair.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 12.jpg 139

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_19

Above: A detail of the desk shows a pull-out keyboard tray and ventilation holes for heat from a radiator.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 6.jpg 141

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_20

Above: Glass-and-metal partitions and doors allow natural light–and the sense of openness–to flow into the bedrooms.

Maris mezulis septembre architecture paris 5.jpg 143

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_21

Above: Curtains provide privacy and sound absorption between the bedrooms and living space. A window in the wall between the two bedrooms allows natural daylight from the children’s bedroom into the master bedroom.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 07.jpg 145

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_22

Above: An Eames Chair provides comfortable seating. Read more about The Iconic Eames Lounge and learn why it’s the chair of choice for readers, psychiatrists, afternoon nappers, and writers (it’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon’s work chair).

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 11.jpg 150

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_23

Above: A walk-through closet area outside the bathroom provides efficient wardrobe storage.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 09.jpg 152

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_24

Above: The wood bench and desktop detail in the living area are repeated in the white-tiled bath. See creative uses for white subway tiles in Remodeling 101: White Tile Pattern Glossary.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 10.jpg 155

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_25

Above: A small window between the bathroom and the main space brings in natural daylight.

Septembre Kabinett Paris Loft Photos Maris Mezulis Remodelista 16.jpg 157

A Place for Everything A 900SquareFoot Loft for a Family of Four portrait 4_33

Above: The remodeled loft floor plan by Septembre Architecture.

Interested in more chic Parisian living? See Designer Visit: Paris Meets ProvenceA Scandi Furniture Designer at Home in Paris, and A Minimalist (and Soulful) Loft in Paris.

Curious to see more of novelists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman’s quarters? Go to The Mysteries of Berkeley: A Literary Couple at Home.

Product summary  

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0