Packed with a punch of personality and fantastic design, this is the pied-à-terre for the habitual traveler. The young woman who owns this apartment is frequently working around Europe. During her time in Lyon, she stays here where she can feel at home away from home.
The designers were given a complete carte blanche to create a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. So, the result is a mix of playful interiors with plenty of wild elements.
There’s a mix of patterns and shapes throughout the house that blend together for a great final result. There is a wild theme going on, with jungle and tropical patterned wallpaper by La Petite Friture found throughout the apartment.
Moreover, the gold hues pair well with the silvery blue tones of the furniture, and the extravagant foliage of the wallpaper. The rich tones match well with the grand red of the curtains too.
The central living room area is a welcoming room, with plenty of sharp attention to detail. Besides, the walls are covered with wood veneer panels in black and white, setting the monochrome tone to the room. Despite mostly using black and white colors, there is still an embracing warmth to the decor because of the mixed use of patterns and textiles.
Also, the gold velveteen of the sofa, gives off a richness and sumptuousness to the room. It’s great to see the way it opens out to the balcony, really extending the room on a warm day to bring in a lot of fresh air and create some circulation.
Interlocking chain links on the rugs, dip dyed style sheer curtains, and the fantastically modern chandelier with its different bulbs; all point towards ways of blending patterns together in a cohesive way.
Outside we get to see the Patricia Urquiola Fat Sofa in place, with its comfy rounded seat and woven back creating quite a sumptuous feel to the area. Just as there are plenty of trees and leaves on the wallpaper indoors, the exterior is given plants and palms to continue the wild-fauna-of-the-tropics feel.
Tucked against the red skirting, the white and black dining set really pops!
I absolutely love this part of the house. The work desk looks chic, with plenty of space to get things done and different lights to help you see what you’re doing. But not only that, the bookcase columns are on swivels, with the backing blending in with the wallpaper behind it. Paperback camouflage.
Concrete beams are covered with wooden paneling and also combined with subtle lighting positioned along the joint. It creates a halo feel that helps with the ambiance and general delicateness to the room’s lighting.
Showcasing some great style mixes, this is great bedroom inspiration. The arabesque patterns in the light shade bounce around the ceiling with pretty silhouettes against the deep blue of the wall. The shibori indigo color is tied together with the rug, Baxter Paris Slim bed’s soft leather headboard and skirting, and accessories to go too.
Also, the wallpaper is the perfect finishing touch, with different animals and birds being highlighted.
A second bedroom also features blue, with softer tones and more of an oriental feel. The bold circular art pieces form a unique and custom headboard; a great focal point to the room.
Just because it isn’t a primary home, doesn’t mean it can’t be full of plenty of style and personality. With wild patterns and a plethora of personality and textures, this home away from home is a space you will definitely look forward to spending time in!