In a bourgeois building in Lyon, a chineuse had fun playing oppositions. A great success guided by an omnipresent sweetness that inspires us. Visit Marie-Lise's apartment in the photo gallery ...
In her big apartment, Marie-Lise Dulac-Féry is active. After a few years of exporting antiques and charming objects to the United States, the young woman jumped the pace of personal adventure: her shop, A Castle In Spain, has just opened its doors near the Place des Jacobins . There are craft furniture, curiosities, ancient crafts, but also glassware, faience and works of contemporary artists.
Not to mention the textiles that Marie-Lise particularly appreciates. From ancient cashmere to convent aprons, raw linen and other hemp vintage tablecloths that the chineuse revisits with dyes and monograms. When she doubles with a sure eye, imagination is a great tool! A tool that proved invaluable when, with her husband, she decided to transform the top floor and the attic of a nineteenth building nestled near the Golden Square into a living space.
The haunt of an antique dealer
Obsolete, unattractive and cloisonné of cramped rooms, the building is transformed under the guidance of their friend architect François Juillard. Corridors and partitions are removed in order to penetrate the light and create a fluid circulation. The large windows bring character to the whole, while the unit created by oak parquet with large and long slats accentuates the impression of space. In the living room, the staircase without risers, with its oak trays and stainless steel racks, seems suspended. An effect of lightness that is taken up in the kitchen where the central island, also in oak, is raised on feet.
"When an object has a soul, it always finds its place!"
All these elements reflect the modernity just, sharp and never superfluous work of the architect. A modernity that fits perfectly with the old elements that have been rehabilitated and diverted from their original purpose, such as the doors of the - many - original rooms recovered to adorn the closets and dressing rooms of the rooms and bathrooms.
For the walls, Marie-Lise favored the muted and powdery shades. Dyed in mauve or in deep pink, the curtains of her room and those of the bathroom cut nicely by bringing pep and color to the sobriety ambient. Contrasts and shifts can be found everywhere in thread, from the lion's footed bathtub associated with a very design faucet, to the eighteenth-century balusters enhanced by the work of a contemporary artist.
The objects answer each other and fit perfectly into the general atmosphere. "When an object has a soul, it always finds its place!", Likes to say Marie-Lise, thus repeating the adage of her mother, former stylist, who transmitted to her the love of the beautiful objects and the art of to know how to associate them brilliantly.