Bold Wallpaper Gives These Parisian Rooms a Personal Touch
Located on the fourth floor of a Haussmann building in the French capital, this 1,920-square-foot apartment owned by a young family has everything that’s called to mind by the phrase “Parisian home.” Traditional elements such as parquet flooring, ceiling moldings and cornices, and classic fireplaces were combined with contemporary furniture, lighting, and decorative details thanks to the trained eye of Camille Hermand, who leads Camille Hermand Architectures.
The apartment gave Camille plenty to work with. “I only had to modernize it with more contemporary and filled-with-character tones,” she says. Imbued with natural light, the spaces were first reorganized. The old kitchen was transformed into an office and the living room into a kitchen–living room. For Camille, the kitchen is one of the most important areas in any home. “It should be designed to host and it has to combine functionality and aesthetic,” she says.
In this project, however, the kitchen wasn’t the only space that gave the architect the opportunity to express her creativity. The three bedrooms became her playground, each one having its own color palette and character, especially thanks to the bold, eye-catching wallpapers.
In the primary bedroom—adorned with Grasshopper pendants by Gubi and made-to-measure linen curtains by Sophie la Tapissière, the Pampa wallpaper by Pierre Frey acts as a headboard in addition to creating a playful yet elegant atmosphere.