Two years ago, Elodie Laleous and her boyfriend bought this 650-square-foot flat in the 18th arrondissement in Paris. It was initially a raw space, and Elodie channeled her childhood in the countryside and love of all things Scandinavian by utilizing wood as the main decorative element. The limited square footage means that Elodie makes sure that each room is used for at least two activities. She started lab. because she couldn’t find high-quality furniture with customizable options at relatively low prices. The flat still functions as her laboratory, and she’s continually testing out new colors and ideas. — Amy A.
Image above: Bench & accessories by lab. The bench is inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian design. This season, my main colors are red/orange/coral, so I’d like to change the bench mattress in red and paint some coral lines somewhere . . . I’m still thinking!
Image above: Handmade lamp with 40m of rope & stool by Piet Hein Eek.
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Image above: I wanted a quiet feeling, but I couldn’t live in a white room: colors are so important to me! So I chose six very strong colors mainly inspired by the 50s and painted blue and light green squares or stripes on the wall and designed colorful furniture: yellow, red, light blue on the doors of the shelf and indigo blue with the Kvadrat fabric for the sofa and cord of abat-jour. So I got a nice balance of minimal beige & wooden flat with a touch of energy brought by nice colors. The blanket is by Brun de Vian Tiran & sofa by Habitat.
Image above: The couch is by lab in Kvadrat fabrics.
Image above: On the desk is a picture that I painted when I was 15 — it’s a picture of the backstage of a Christian Lacroix fashion show.
Image above: Home accessories by lab.
Image above: Accessories by Habitat. The suitcase is by Merci.
Image above: Handmade light with wooden blocks and white paint for swimming pools.