If you have ever longed to live in an art gallery, this Parisian townhouse renovation just might be your ideal inspiration.
When Amélie du Chalard purchased a 19th-century townhouse in the city’s 9th arrondissement, she was confident the home could be an idyllic place to showcase her extensive artwork collection. Yet due to the building’s dilapidated state, the space was in dire need of a gut renovation.
After seeking help from Rebecca Benichou of Paris–based Batiik Studio, the townhouse has completely been reimagined into a luminous gallery, now known as Amelie.
In order to create a gallery which would easily flow and allow visitors to imagine how the works of art could look in their own homes, Amélie wanted the space to feel like an actual house.
The formerly dark, crowded apartment was opened up and brightened with the help of crisp white paint, which was used to cover everything including the floors. This, along with a lighter material palette, now provides the perfect backdrop for a phenomenal collection of art.
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