European interior design has always been incredibly thoughtful, practical, and progressive, because it has had to be. Small spaces, and historic buildings demand design musings.
This is why I applaud the above project. Designer Diego Delgado-Elias took this Parisian apartment and made it new while preserving the old. I love that the covering for the rad's along side the windows have now become extra bench seating for guests, and that the kitchen can be hidden behind beautiful floor to ceiling cabinets, hiding the utilities and the prep space from your visitors. It creates a natural visual flow from room to room, and adds uniformity.
All of this comes from understanding a space. If you listen to your space and truly live in it, it will tell you what it needs.
Inspiring indeed. -tM
Photography: Yannick Labrousse