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A loft while transparency

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A loft while transparency

Jean-Marc Palisse

The loft, imagined by Santillane de Chanaleilles, brings together through a controlled game of transparencies, perspectives that open and compartmentalize the place, at will. Visit of a city setting where the sky and outside invite each other in each room.

The interior designer Santillane de Chanaleilles welcomes us at her home, in a superb loft of 210 m2 in Boulogne-Billancourt. It took him two years to make this old factory a comfortable townhouse. Entirely turned outward thanks to the many openings, the loft was thought while transparency. A few touches of color and designer pieces picked by the owner dress up the volumes of this dreamed space ... Discovery!

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The renovation project in brief

The idea: transform an old factory into a family loft in the heart of the city.

The place : Boulogne-Billancourt

The surface : 210 m2.

Works: 2 years.

A faultless journey for this young interior designer

Exit Camondo school in 2000, Santillane de Chanaleilles starts with a small project and creates his agency in the wake, from 2001. It multiplies the achievements between Paris, Corsica, Los Angeles. A golden triangle that allows him to sharpen his intuitions and cultivate his sense of listening. "You can not do this job without looking at people and their way of life."

The central patio is the green lung of the house. Low armchair "Round" by Christophe Pillet for Emu.

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Here, the approach is a little different, we are at home. Santillane, however, operates with the same conviction, principles that are dear to him, such as the use of glass, the games of transparency, the work of perspectives, dialogue in-out and all that gives to see or breathe better. Originally, this building looked like an old factory. Santillane has made these three hundred square meters in the industrial past a creative playground. Blow of heart for this hidden treasure transformed, today, into two separate apartments, one of which, two hundred and ten square meters, for her and her family. Two years of goldsmith work to carve out the contours of his place of life. Two years to make a dream come true.

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The floor is served by a walkway made to measure in white flat iron and glass, which recovers all the zenith light of the living rooms on the ground floor.

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The kitchen, at the end of the loft, enjoys a second patio arranged by the landscaper Grégorie Fieux, Caracterre. "Bertoia" steel bar stools by Henri Bertoia, Knoll, custom-made pearl gray lacquered kitchen and worktop, Corian® Designer White.

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210 m2 that breathe thanks to the many openings

For the whole, Santillane knew how to preserve the structure by simplifying the circulation and erasing the borders of the "box" of origin. To meet her desire to escape, she brings all the necessary light and creates air locks using glass hanging bridges, interior patios and zenith openings by depositing roof parts. "Nothing here makes you feel locked in. It's impossible for me not to see a piece of heaven!" Air and light are therefore the main actors of the place. Santillane has voluntarily used a white ironwork and quartz concrete for the floor, creating a natural link between inside and outside. His optimistic and generous spirit is added to his simple and functional style which necessarily results in a decor in his image.

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Out of sight, the green patio has a black painted wall. Ipe bench designed by Santillane Design and outdoor fabrics, Dedar and Elitis.

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The parental suite under the roof is like a cocoon. Custom headboard, Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli, bed linen, private and society linen; Appliques, Lampe Fat by DCW Éditions. The adjoining bathroom is separated only by a sliding door. Vanity top, Corian® Designer White, and beauty products, Narciso Rodriguez, Tom Ford, Memo and Completely Nuts.

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Under a zenith light, the lounge, even very clean, keeps a warm atmosphere. Canapés, Gilles Nouailhac, covered with linen, Elitis, carpet, Limited Edition, table in whitened oak, Catherine Memmi. Walnut stools by Charlotte Perriand and armchair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Cassina. Rosalie Ballester painting at Art Generation Gallery, Taler bronze and library in American Walnut designed by Santillane Design and directed by Didier Bré.

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To dress the "boring" passages, such as corridors and partition walls, she installs, by keys, color or patterned wallpaper. Beautiful objects from which she has the secret punctuate the whole, but also selected pieces of design, such as furniture Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Florence Knoll or Charlotte Perriand. From the writing of volumes to the drawing of the arrangement, to the orchestration of the decor, Santillane de Chanaleilles installs a clear and coherent narrative where transparency is lived daily.

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A blue wall, Little Greene, dresses the part occupied by the children. Wall lamp, The Deun Luminaires.

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The dining room is hidden behind a wall that separates it from the living room. LED pendant light, The Deun Luminaires, and vintage kilim rugs, Kilims ADA. Mirrors and indiscreet seat padded Napoleon III, covered with velvet, Elitis, all flecked at Puces de Saint-Ouen.

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Under the mezzanine, the dining area, "Tulipe" table by Eero Saarinen, Knoll, and iconic chairs such as "Superleggera" by Gio Ponti, Cassina, and the "DSR" Eiffel Tower by Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra .

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The addresses of Santillane de Chanaleilles

For this company (carpentry, coating, painting ...) that accompanies all my achievements. ADM RENOV. 13, rue de la Victoire, 93150 The Blanc-Mesnil. Such. 07 61 81 26 26 and 09 82 50 70 96.

For the know-how of this craftsman on my building sites. DIDIER BRÉ. 1 bis Avenue du Capitaine Thuilleaux, 78170 La Celle-Saint-Cloud. Such. 06 07 67 36 16 and joinerybre.fr

For the talent of this landscape gardener specialized in city gardens and terraces. CHARACTER, GRÉGORIE FIEUX. 57, Escudier Street, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Such. 01 46 05 36 22 and caracterre.org

For its selection of new floors, old or rough. PARQUETRY NEW. 141, rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris. Such. 01 40 30 55 55 and laparquetterienouvelle.fr

For this marbrier, always looking for new materials and technical solutions. SPIMA. Impasse Danton, 78190 Trappes. Such. 01 30 50 02 83 and spima-marbre.com

For this supplier of fireplaces and old materials recovery. CHIMNEYS EDDY AND SON PARIS. 78, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen. Such. 06 11 29 17 80.

View of the office from the suspended glass walkway. Desk in American walnut designed by Santillane Design and directed by Didier Bré. Armchair and stool "Tulip" by Eero Saarinen, Knoll.

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Santillane Design. Such. 01 45 05 48 95 and santillane-design.com

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