Living in the middle of it all
In addition to choosing a simple colour scheme, their choice of neighbourhood was also an important deciding factor. ‘We prioritised location over size when we bought this flat, because it’s in such a cool area,’ says Florian, an architect. ‘But we also like this kind of space, having an open-plan yet cosy living area.’
When it came to designing their dream kitchen, the guys knew instinctively they wanted an open layout to suit their sociable tendancies. ‘We both grew up with big kitchens, and our grandmothers taught us to cook. Having a friendly kitchen was important to both of us,’ says Florian. Read the full story about Florian and Fabien’s kitchen makeover here
Store up, under and beside!
The duo also figured out how to make maximum use of their bedroom storage. ‘We keep a lot of things in our bedroom – paperwork, books, bedding – although there isn’t a lot of space. To stop the room getting too cluttered, we try to keep all our stuff inside cabinets and in the drawers under the bed,’ Florian explains. The vibrant colour scheme continues here too. ‘The yellow cabinet’s a bit eccentric, like me!’ laughs Florian.
Take a look around Florian and Fabien’s apartment in the centre of Paris.
Back to basics
Functional furniture is key to Florian and Fabien’s home; with a little bit of rearranging, the same space can easily accommodate two – or 10. There’s plenty of room for all their clothes in the built-in wardrobes in the spare bedroom, and for cooking ingredients and equipment in the floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets.