Interior designer Marianne Evennou, our French doyenne of color, composition, and small-space living, has just published her first book.
Un Intérieur à Soi (loose translation: “A Place of One’s Own”) is a compendium of her signature moves—interior windows, exposed beams, duo-toned walls, bonbon box-sized kitchens, and black Bakelite light switches—that dazzle us over and over.
Marianne may have go-to design tricks but she applies them with a freshness and excitement every time. Today, we’re spotlighting a favorite Paris apartment for a client named Sabine, an artist and businesswoman in her forties who Marianne describes as having “une idée à la minute.” At each of their preliminary meetings, Sabine arrived with macarons from Ladurée and their “soft but not cutesy colors: pale pink, almond green, and pastel blue” became the starting point for the makeover: “luxurious and carefree,” it’s also a pocket apartment that, as Marianne puts it, “has all the big stuff.” Join us for a tour.
Photography by Grégory Timsit, courtesy of Éditions de La Martinière.
The entry, shown here, has a wainscot patterned with Antoinette Poisson Buisson de Roses wallpaper and a bleached parquet floor with radiant heat. Marianne puts tight quarters to work: the pink tiled floor defines the kitchen, and the bedroom is on the other side of the glazed wall. Scroll to the end for the updated floor plan.
Three more Marianne Evennou projects:
- The Ultimate Starter Apartment in Paris
- An Inventive, Postage Stamp-Sized Apartment in the Center of Paris
- 12 Small-Space Design Ideas for Compact Quarters
Frequently asked questions
Who is Marianne Evennou?
Marianne Evennou is a French interior designer who specializes in small space design.
What is the name of Marianne Evennou's new book?
The name of Marianne Evennou's new book is 'Small Spaces: Stylish Ideas for Making More of Less in the Home'.
What kind of design ideas are covered in Marianne Evennou's book?
The book covers small space design ideas for various rooms in the home, including bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. It also includes tips for storage and organization.
Are the design ideas in the book specific to French style?
No, the design ideas in the book are not specific to French style. They are applicable to small spaces all over the world.
Is the book only relevant for small spaces?
Yes, the book focuses specifically on small space design ideas.
Does the book include DIY projects?
No, the book does not include DIY projects. It mainly focuses on design ideas and tips.
Where can I purchase Marianne Evennou's book?
Marianne Evennou's book is available for purchase online from various retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
What is the price of Marianne Evennou's book?
The price of Marianne Evennou's book varies depending on the retailer. It is generally priced around $25 to $30.
Is the book suitable for beginners in interior design?
Yes, the book is suitable for beginners in interior design. It provides practical tips and ideas that can be easily implemented.
Are there photos included in the book?
Yes, the book includes photos of various small space design ideas.