Sabine’s home – 25m2
Paris 1e, 2020
marie-claire maison, février 2022
When I first visited Sabine’s little flat on rue de la Paix, it had nothing glorious about it apart from the name of the street. It looked like a sad studette with big, cluttered cupboards and hardly suggested its potential. Sabine, having given me carte blanche to restructure the place, I wondered what I could do with it.
In the end, this 25 m2 studette turned out to be generous and clever. It has been reinvented with a space that revolves around a bedroom with a dressing room hidden by its glass roof and opening onto a small bathroom. The entrance hall with its small desk, the living room with its two benches and the kitchen with its work surface worthy of a large one, take place around this room.
Once the false ceiling was removed, the flat gained in height and the play of perspectives pushed back the walls. In keeping with the principle of marking the different living spaces with different colours, 4 shades are used side by side to give the sensation of wandering through a lively and multiple space.
As a wink to Monopoly, we gave this interior glamour with the small fringed sofa in a revisited Napoleon III spirit, the artworks on the wall, the loaded textiles and some graphic touches for a mix that suits Sabine so well.
Photos © Grégory Timsit