When it comes to the elite homes of Europe's megalopolises, finding a parity between the new and the old comes in all types of decor flavors. While London is undoubtedly partial to the super-dark-wood-and-white-walls effort, Paris goes about it in a much more diverse way: some meld midcentury appeal with Versailles-like grandeur, others create origami exoskeletons, and still others bring in three real-life Napoleons to get that taste of historic dissonance. And then there's Belgian designer Ramy Fischler of RF Studio, who arguably trumps them all. For Place de Colombie, a Parisian pied-à-terre spotlighted recently by Yatzer, Fischler covered closet doors with Baroque prints, in-laid smoky bronzed mirrors into the molding of the dining room, and gave the entirety of the living rooms an ombré treatment that, despite the fact that gradients have shown up everywhere, manages to be unexpected.
In the duplex's top floor, the living room, dining area, and master bedroom highlight the original parquet de Versailles floors, with a paint-fade that makes it seem like the house's architecture sits under a layer of fog, an effect that emphasizes the crispness and clarity the minimalist furnishings that Fischler designed for the space.
While elsewhere in the home, 17th-century art got applied to mirrors and doors, smudging a bit of low-simmer color into the otherwise chroma-less spaces, the woodwork in the dining room got inlaid with bronze mirror.
As one explores the back-most rooms, which include the more utilitarian spaces like the kitchen and large closet, the techniques get more modern and experimental. Such is the case with these lacquered "curtains" made out of plaster.The photos, including some of the slick bathroom and master bedroom, are over at Yatzer.
· Ramy Fischler Transforms An Art Deco Apartment Into A Contemporary Pied-à-terre [Yatzer via Domaine]
· All Paris posts [Curbed National]