Home Tour: Colourful Converted Paris Factory

Welcome to the home of movie set decorators Etienne and Clorinda Méry, who live in the Bastille district of Paris. Isn’t their home a wonderful riot of colour? It was just the hit of hue I needed to colour me inspired on this dreary November day. The home sits within a converted fire extinguisher factory and the colour schemes that run throughout were inspired by the bright colours of baroque colonial cities like Cuba and South America. Personally, I love how the home uses colour to highlight the building’s best features – as well as it’s shortcomings. For example, the beautiful architrave is painted in shades from golden yellow to dusty pink to make it a feature of the space, whilst in the dining room, peeling plaster is painted in a refreshing mint shade to compliment to pastel pink of the exposed brick wall behind. Using colour in this manner to create interesting and quirky features out of the home’s existing ‘shell’ is truly inspiring, don’t you think?

// Marie Claire Maison | Photography by Vincent Leroux | Time Machine


  • Reply Una November 27, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Wow! Awesome!

  • Reply susan November 27, 2012 at 12:44 am

    those colors…whoa!

  • Reply Elements November 27, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I think I have decided a Morocan Tea Table is a must buy now. I love the eclectic Chinoiserie vibe going on in the living room.

  • Reply Pinecone Camp November 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Happy, happy, happy pics! Love the daybed, and I have to say, I have a room that's festooned with Chinese lanterns as well. Love them!

  • Reply Gild and Grace November 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Sch a fun and happy space Will! Just loving those pink floors 🙂

    Abbey x

  • Reply Ferren November 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I'm so in love with pink right now!

  • Reply Leslie-Anne November 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I love this house. It is happiness with a couch.

  • Reply Hollie@MiaFleur November 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Wow, wow, wow! So much more than just colourful decor, like you say, it's been so cleverly done and the true magic of it is actually in the finer details!

  • Reply Lindsey November 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    WOW, that IS colorful! Great find 🙂

  • Reply My Scandinavian Home November 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Wow! What a burst of colour for these dreary November days. Makes me feel I should be braver with colour! /Niki

  • Reply Hege November 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    As much as I like it I couldn't live in a place like that.. too many colours! Love that sofa though! hx

  • Reply Maureen Stevens November 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    so much eye candy! Literally!

  • Reply interiornovice November 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful! I especially love the lanterns surrounding the disco ball.Bet they have a lot of cool party's in that room!

  • Reply Anya adores ☆ November 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Absolutely brilliantly mad place 🙂 J'adore indeed – certainly brightened up my day.
    My fave space is the daybed and the picture of the beautiful lady:)

  • Reply Style Studio by Anna Mård November 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Very sweet home, made me happy! And thank you for the comment! 🙂

  • Reply Camilla Salem Dugonjic November 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Oh my goodness, color everywhere! Love this! So fun. Would be so great to do a shoot here with a model.

  • Reply Danette Dillon December 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    That is an incredible home. I love all the color so much.

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