Intimate Spaces

All designers need some inspiration and for us one of those point of references is Christian Liaigre, We therefore refer to 'intimate spaces' as part of our month of love as well as showcase some our favourite spaces that embodies and illustrates our definition thereof.

Definition: "A friendly, inviting, cosy, loving, devoted, yet special place in which to escape. A Dream"

Study with book lined walls and deep window cills

The first example we refer to one of one of the projects Christian Liaigre refers to in his book called, Maison.

"This is a former art studio in a neighborhood of Paris where all the major avant-garde artists of the first half of the twentieth century were born. It was renovated by Liaigre at the behest of the owner, who grew up in it, restoring the feel of the original." CL

"The central focus of the apartment is a large library that stretches all the way to the ceiling of the double-height main room. The solid steel beams and outsized spaces are reminiscent of the Maison de Verre, a veritable monument to modernist architecture built in 1932, also on the Left Bank, by Pierre Chareau for private clients" CL

The narrow window seat with streaming afternoon sun perfect for a lazy read and a nap

Some showing some texture and use us of materials to create privacy and connection to the outdoor.

A bay window enclosed in dappled greenery - views onto rolling lawn

Library with a map table

Bath in a niche

Candle lit with smells of crisp linen

Outside shower and rock wall organic projections for soap, foot wash, seat

Courtyard textures and scale variations, crunch of gravel scent of lavender, Jasmine, Whisteria, laughter, clink of glass

The first two images below found in the book by Christian Liaigre called Maison

Low cellar and tasting room, narrow views out to heavy greenery. Deep quiet of the earth around

Kitchen with fireplace and casual seating