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Parisian Studio Looks Both Half-Finished and Totally Perfect

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Fashion photographer Fred Meylan recently transformed a decrepit former upholstery workshop in Paris into his new studio and office, keeping the chipped paint and old wallpaper—proof that the atelier has been untouched for four decades—just as it is. Meylan's restorations were sparse and deliberate—for example, a rough wooden table once used to cut fabric was only updated with a metal plate on its top surface. Furniture like Eames DSW chairs were chosen to match the original design of the space. Meylan also left the weathered wooden floors intact, charmingly mixing the atmosphere of old Paris with more modern elements, such as a desk as crisp and white as a fresh sheet of paper.

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