for those of you longing for something other than chair before & afters, here is a unique makeover. d*s reader lily of les carnets du design in paris opened a restaurant, le louvre ripaille, with her boyfriend three years ago. their parisian makeover was done on a budget and entirely by hand. they repainted the walls (in a lovely eggshell hue), took their own photo of logs to create a wall photo mural, painted the bar walls with chalkboard paint for easy menu and wine listsings, and bought a book of bird drawings to decoupage onto the bathroom stalls for a wallpaper effect. the pictures are a little less than perfect (my apologies, we couldn’t get new shots) but the overall look is still pretty clear- a chic, modern update that makes me long for a trip to paris. thanks to lily and her boyfriend for sharing!
[images above: bar (with chalkboard paint) "after. bottom image via laurence thurion]