Vivid colors, sculptural furniture, and Graphic Design transformed this near Antibes, on the French Riviera. This house belonged to the owner’s parents for 15 years and at that time he looked very different.
As she recalls: “It was very neoprovenzal”. In order to transform it, they call to the interior designer based in Paris, Charlotte Biltgen, who worked as creative director of India Mahdavi before establishing her own office.
“It’s very graphic and I think it helps to give a feeling of the sea,” she said. The designer also created an modern open space, and appreciate the stunning views.
“You could not see out, which was absurd, because the view from the house is magnificent,” said the owner. “For me, it is an integral part of the architectural vocabulary of the French Riviera. ”
Other recurring elements include niches, which were integrated into many of the rooms. “These give a feeling of protection…and are a good way to add visual impact to the room.” There is also an interesting interaction between the motifs, whether, in the fabrics, the modern furniture or the rugs, and the touches of bright colors are all over the house.
One of the most peculiar characteristics of the project is the use of certain materials. Several pieces of furniture include wicker, which is frequently used in the south of France. “It gives a relaxed and rustic feel that makes it suitable for holiday homes,” Biltgen said. The straw marquetry in the master bedroom is exquisite. “I chose it because of the way it reflects the sunlight,” the designer explained.