Studio, Saint Germain, Paris

Studio, Saint Germain, Paris

A small eighteenth-century studio in Paris, in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, turned into a pure minimal white box with a fine choice of furniture and artworks.

Best known for its literary and artistic life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 6th Arrondissement is still the meeting point for intellectuals, booksellers and antique dealers. The studio is 20 square meters of pure French elegance and includes a tiny all-white kitchen and a floor to ceiling sand-colored marble bathroom with a spacious rain shower.

The choice of materials is reduced to a minimum: light oak flooring, white chalk walls and ceiling with simple plaster moldings, bathroom completely clad with clear and slightly veined desert stone, completely white kitchen, built-in wardrobes.

The room houses a large custom-made sofa bed around which are a few precious objects: an antique black and white Azilal Berber carpet, a fifties small table with a vintage Jean Prouvè Standard chair, a large oil portrait of the supermodel Alek Wek. All lamps are Italian from the 50s.

Despite its extremely small size, the studio is an example of comfort and refined elegance.