“I see in each project the possibility of bringing out a poetics of space: through light, materials, and circulation,” says interior architect and designer Olivia Massimi. After starting her Paris-based agency in 2012, Olivia has created many subtly elegant interiors with her careful eye and ability to bring elegance to any space.
In the chic district of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Olivia designed apartment that has a feeling of both sophistication and warmth. In Olivia’s words, “the style of the flat plays with Haussmanian bourgeois codes and contemporary lines.” The goal was for artwork to be a pronounced theme throughout the space, which led Olivia to work with a soft color palette that places emphasis on the displayed art. In remodeling the interiors apartment, Olivia shifted the layout (the dining room became the kitchen), redesigned the stained glass windows, and worked to create a family-friendly yet glamorous atmosphere.
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Photography by Yann Deret, courtesy of Olivia Massimi.
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