A few years back, Paris interior designer Marianne Evennou worked on a family house in Neuilly and along the way became friends with the owners. When their now twenty-something-year-old daughter and son, Lola and Joseph, went in on Paris apartment together, Evennou was again summoned. Having bought what the designer describes as “the rare gem at the end of a cul-de-sac in the 11th arrondissement,” the siblings—Lola is a medical student and Joseph is a musician— wanted to make the place their own. The request this time was decidedly more complicated than tackling their teen bedrooms: “They wanted to each have their own private space and bath, a common living area including a new kitchen, and a laundry and guest toilet,” says Evennou—oh, and they asked that it all have what she describes as a “holiday spirit.”
Able to commission a reorganization and remodel, the lucky duo enlisted exactly the right person: Evennou is a specialist in using space, color, and light in mood-elevating ways, and her work is always about joie-de-vivre with an underpinning of order. Join us for a look at one of the nicest starter apartments we’ve ever seen.
Above L: A little sitting area and garden flank the entry. Above R: The building is located down a cobblestone passage. “The only sounds you can hear are birdsongs,” says Evennou. “The traffic and the hectic life feel so far away.”
Before and After Floor Plan
We are longtime fans of Marianne Evennou’s work. Here are three more projects: