Lille Apartment

  • Drawing striking lines of minimalism, this Lille apartment designed by Isabelle Stanislas cultivates the amalgamation of classicism and modern eclecticism. Stanislas’ design represents a mutual language of poise and contemporary living expressed through the conservation of traditional mouldings, wall panelling, ornate ceilings and cornices. Parquetry flooring mixed with time-worn urns and modern, minimalistic style furnishings combine to reflect a contemporary scheme with a nod to traditional style.

    WORDS Nicole Johnson | DESIGN Isabelle Stanislas

    The apartments new design scheme shows a strong sensitivity to the original architecture – which in turn has ensured the preservation of the homes historical elegance. Here dominant archetypal features of the heritage apartment mix together with furniture and modern art to create a lasting dialogue of aristocracy and modernity.

    Opening to a moody foyer, the entrance is doused with subdued tones and dramatic lighting with the black stained, wooden lined walls and timber panelled doors taking on an ombre affect that beckons from within.

    The galley style kitchen with dark upholstered banquette seating compliments the shadowy hues of the kitchens granite splash back and island bench. The potted tree that stretches up to the ceiling adds a further sense of scale to the room while also working to effectively soften what could have been a rather masculine looking space.

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