19 June 2015 |

French interior designer Florence Deau has turned the former city planning office into a wonderful coastal apartment.

The modernist 1,300-square-foot building was constructed by Yves Salier in 1952 in Royan, France. The apartment is located on the third floor of it.


Deau decided to preserve original elements like the doors made of an African wood that was popular in France in the 1950s as well as the limestone fireplace. She also got rid of the linoleum flooring and a separating wall between the kitchen and the living area.


In the interior Deau opted for vintage style and new furniture.


The kitchen features nice dining table by AM.PM., the shelves by Tomado Holland and the lighting devices by Him + Her. The rug was purchased in IKEA and interacts with geometric patterns in the entire flat.


As we said before, the designer kept some original elements. For instance, this limestone fireplace with the lamp by Jean Prouvé put on it in the living area. The neutral sofa and chairs are revived by the Moroccan rug and bright pillows by Nathalie Du Pasquier. We’d like to note vintage coffee and occasional tables at the center of the room. The space is accented by designer’s décor.


The bathroom features a radiator by Italian manufacturer Tubes that serves as a rack for towels. The mirror and cabinet were bought in IKEA, and the stool was found at a flea market.


This is one of the bedrooms featuring yellow wall painted with Farrow & Ball’s Babouche.


Another bedroom with the wall painted with Hague Blue by the same Farrow & Ball. Next to the bed the designer mounted a 1970s-era sconce.


The third bedroom has custom-made cabinets and desk.


The graphic curtains here are by Gastón y Daniela.


In one corner of the living room there is cozy place for reading with Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance chair, the wall sconce by Charlotte Perriand, and the floor lamp by Greta Grossman. The side table was made by Deau herself.


The entry hallway features nice shelves, pendants, a rug by Pappelina, and a vintage chair. The designer preserved original wooded doors and frames.


Like Deau said, the interior had to be inspired by the 1950s, it had to be fun but not too insane and had to have a soul.


Before the designer discovered the space, it was totally uninhabited for 20 years.


Deau found all the furniture at flea markets, antiquarians, design fairs, and online boutique shops having achieved a great mix of furnishings. Great job, Florence!

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