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Sophisticated Charm: An Elegant and Artistic Paris Apartment

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Sophisticated Charm: An Elegant and Artistic Paris Apartment

January 8, 2021

“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.

revolving around a center island, the kitchen incorporates walnut, marble, and  9
Above: Revolving around a center island, the kitchen incorporates walnut, marble, and metal into the design. Tall glass doors open up to the space.
a closeup of the stained glass windows in the kitchen; they were redesigned wit 10
Above: A closeup of the stained glass windows in the kitchen; they were redesigned with the Absoluverre Vitraux workshop.
the kitchen was originally the dining room, but olivia decided this new layout  11
Above: The kitchen was originally the dining room, but Olivia decided this new layout made the most sense for her clients.
with the goal of illustrating sunlight after a storm, redfield and dattner pain 12
Above: With the goal of illustrating sunlight after a storm, Redfield and Dattner painted a mural in the main bedroom. Olivia says the idea was to “make colors vibrate by creating subtle ethereal effects.”
the multiple shades of white in the bathroom make the space feel like a serene  13
Above: The multiple shades of white in the bathroom make the space feel like a serene oasis. The wall light on the mirror is the Versailles 250 LED from Astro and the faucet is from Neve Rubinetterie.
filled with neutral tones, the living room draws the eye to the oversized arche 14
Above: Filled with neutral tones, the living room draws the eye to the oversized arched windows that let natural light fill the space.
a closer look at the arco floor lamp by flos lighting. 15
Above: A closer look at the Arco Floor Lamp by Flos Lighting.
a view of the entryway. 16
Above: A view of the entryway.
the hints of gold in the pendant lights and around the mirrors give the apartme 17
Above: The hints of gold in the pendant lights and around the mirrors give the apartment a sense of elegance, and the large mirrors open up the space to make it feel even more spacious.

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