“I see in each project the possibility of bringing out a poetics of space: through light, materials, and circulation,” says interior architect and designer Olivia Massimi. After starting her Paris-based agency in 2012, Olivia has created many subtly elegant interiors with her careful eye and ability to bring elegance to any space.

In the chic district of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Olivia designed  apartment that has a feeling of both sophistication and warmth. In Olivia’s words, “the style of the flat plays with Haussmanian bourgeois codes and contemporary lines.” The goal was for artwork to be a pronounced theme throughout the space, which led Olivia to work with a soft color palette that places emphasis on the displayed art. In remodeling the interiors apartment, Olivia shifted the layout (the dining room became the kitchen), redesigned the stained glass windows, and worked to create a family-friendly yet glamorous atmosphere.

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Photography by Yann Deret, courtesy of Olivia Massimi.

Revolving around a center island, the kitchen incorporates walnut, marble, and metal into the design. Tall glass doors open up to the space.
Above: Revolving around a center island, the kitchen incorporates walnut, marble, and metal into the design. Tall glass doors open up to the space.
A closeup of the stained glass windows in the kitchen; they were redesigned with the Absoluverre Vitraux workshop.
Above: A closeup of the stained glass windows in the kitchen; they were redesigned with the Absoluverre Vitraux workshop.
The kitchen was originally the dining room, but Olivia decided this new layout made the most sense for her clients.
Above: The kitchen was originally the dining room, but Olivia decided this new layout made the most sense for her clients.

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