sneak peek: elodie laleous of lab. boutique


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.


CLICK HERE for more of Elodie’s Paris flat!



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.

  1. Angela M. says:

    So lovely. I am dying to know where that gorgeous polka dotted rug is from. Any hints?

  2. becky z-dub says:

    Where is the rug in your living room from? LOVE!

  3. Muriam says:

    Where is the carpet in the living room from? Love it!

  4. These sneak peek posts are among my favorite things on Design Sponge. I absolutely love reading what other people love about and take pride in about their homes. Thanks!

  5. just magnificent! Love the use of primary colours!!

  6. Leslie says:

    Love the bathroom, especially the handmade light. The whole place feels light, airy, big!

  7. Kelly Oshiro says:

    Love that rug and that staircase! Too fabulous!

  8. kristina says:

    yep. I need to know where the rug came from too.

  9. fraise says:

    Pretty sure the rug is Habitat too, I recognize it. It’s a great store, love their furniture designs.

    And “only” 650sq.ft is huge in French cities :) Especially in Paris, and for a couple. I have a 45sq.m (485sq.ft) place in Nice and that’s considered very big, in France our real estate prices are the second highest after Paris!

  10. It’s all about the natural light in these shots for me, plus that vibrant blue thread running through…simple yet striking…

  11. Belly B says:

    Such a beautiful, cosy home!!! :)) Love it

  12. Bre says:

    I loooove this flat. The colors are brilliant, bold, and amazing! Love them all! :) Thanks for sharing.
    xxx

  13. Suncool says:

    I like this.I absolutely love reading what other people love about and take pride in about their homes.

  14. Suncool says:

    i like this flat bucus it is su nice & so beautiful.

  15. melanie says:

    modern and cozy. so great!

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