This Paris apartment’s previous owner had lived here for many decades. It was essentially a time capsule (check out the before photos here) when the new owners came into its possession. Agence Véronique Cotrel understood the importance of trying to maintain as much of the history as possible (bless them for doing “God’s work”) and removed carpet to uncover original hardwood, restored doors, hardware, cornices, windows and bathed the main spaces in shades of white. The result is so much fresher, and open and airy and gives an air of modernity to the otherwise historical space. What a beauty!!! Photos: Amaury Laparra.