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The 5 keys of a decoration where I feel good

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In the living room, orange leather sofa, Minotti at Silvera, carpet, Ikea, Marcel Wanders white "Big Shadow Lamp" floor lamp, in front of the fireplace, Pucci de Rossi's "Dondola" rocking chair and black lamp.

Nicolas Millet

An architect and interior designer give their 5 keys and decorating ideas to create a house-cocoon. Materials, lights or colors, everything goes to warm the space, humanize and personalize his "home", to feel good to live better. Review of details.

Feeling good at home means having your bearings. Its corners to itself. His favorite objects. It's also not going backwards after a day's work. For this, you have to appropriate spaces, rooms and volumes, to better create your home-cocoon. The one where we will love to relax, take the time, relax, unwind. Here are the 5 keys of a decor where you feel good, with the architect Charles Zana and the interior designer, Adra Bataille.

1. Cloister without isolating the space for more privacy

"One of the first questions to ask when investing a place is knowing what you want to see and not see." The interior designer Adra Bataille shares, in fact, the principle that we must work the partitioning. Without imagining separations from floor to ceiling, but rather to give rhythm and warmth to an interior. "A mezzanine can soften a high ceiling," she explains, "and a piece of furniture with storage space can be used as a partition between a living room and a dining room." bedroom and bathroom can both recreate intimacy and bring warmth ". Even work on volumes from the architect Charles Zana. His priority: "remove asperities to restore fluidity". What he has just materialized in the Parisian hotel Le Marianne, which he imagined each room "like an apartment", so that travelers "feel good".

A cabinet with storage space can serve as a partition between a living room and a dining room, "says interior designer Adra Bataille.

Adra Battle

2. Betting on colors to warm up the atmopshere of your decor

"Colors have a soul and they warm up an atmosphere," observes Adra Bataille. So, she puts ... everywhere! And she dares to mix: "I do not forbid strong shades, like a hard blue or a coral, if I can soften them with more neutral tones, like a gray for example". More measured, Charles Zana puts more on the timeless and "colors not too involved" not to attack, do not oppress. If personally, the hues that go to the pink inspire him, for Le Marianne he opted for "hot gray". The chic of the classic.

Nicolas Millet

3. Play with light for a very warm decorating cocoon

"I like adding windows in a hallway, even if it's just a bull's-eye, it brings more natural light," says Bataille. Because, according to her, the warm aspect of a cocoon also passes by "this mixture of outside which returns inside". As for lighting, she treats them as much by favoring sources of indirect lights. A bias found in the apartment-rooms of the Hotel Marianne, where Charles Zana off the ceiling, put a lamp on the bedside table, another on the desk. As for the living room, he wished it with an illuminating library with bright spots, "to avoid the spots that are too store".

In the hotel Le Marianne, in Paris, architect Charles Zana favored indirect lighting.

Charles Zana

4. Give priority to beautiful materials for a cocoon decoration

Fabrics, wallpapers, velvety paint ... all these textures bring a real "plus" to an interior. "Always in order to create a cocoon, warm up an atmosphere, it is necessary to bring back matter, explains Adra Bataille.This can be done just with a throw of bed, a ottoman in fabric, curtains or a carpet". Opinion shared by Casa do Passadiço, Portugal. For the three interior designers at the origin of this agency, a room, for example, is not considered without "carpets, wallpapers, fabrics and Egyptian cotton sheets". At the Marianne, fabrics with different patterns but the same chromatic have been mixed, mixed, "to scramble the tracks," says Charles Zana. In fact, to avoid the formal, the copy-pasted from one room to another, the uniformity that dehumanizes an apartment or a house.

In each room of the Parisian hotel Le Marianne, the architect Charles Zana chose leathers and velvets, carpets and curtains that come in shades of mustard or petrol blue, to contrast with the sobriety of the walls. .

Charles Zana

5. Customize to give a soul to its interior

"Finally, I am against a total look in an interior, says Adra Battle, because you have to personalize to give a soul.But this customization will be done with mixes, contemporary furniture with antique objects, a designer chair with a family buffet ... Do not hesitate to compose, not to end up in a cold, impersonal world, where you do not find yourself ".

Interior designer Adra Bataille plays on volumes and spaces to give or give warmth to a room, personalize it, humanize it.

Adra Battle

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