Sometimes all you need is a singular pop of color to make a space shine, whether it’s a sunny yellow or, in the case of this renovated apartment in a historic neighborhood of Lyon, France, a jewel-toned green that highlights some of the space’s best features.
Rather than totally transforming the old apartment, the design team at Studio Razavi opted to play up its history by restoring the exposed oak-beam ceiling and stone fireplaces, while adding some minimalist modernity via curated furniture, colorful accents, and playful geometric details.
A deep blue-green hue is a theme throughout the home, showing up on kitchen cabinets, doors, walls, including arched recessed pockets, which are meant to soften the otherwise rectilinear layout.
“The main space is almost square in proportions, therefore choosing curves was also a great play on perception and overall balance,” the studio told Dezeen.
The overall effect is rich but subtle, aged but enlivened. The apartment has just enough style to catch the eye, but ultimately, the stellar bones shine through.