Project Paris Makeover

January 23, 2018

Hiya !!

Well … it has been a while ! Woooh !
If you look at the last post, it was all the way back in October – which seems crazy to me now -, when the work was supposed to start on this new project. First of all my apologies ! Things got postponed a bit due to issues with the building, but I’m happy to say we’ve officially started and I’m back to share the progress (after some major camera snafus last week, because life can never be simple!!)

While I was waiting on the go-ahead for the work to begin, life kept me super busy and unfortunately that meant neglecting you lovely people. Althouuuuugh if you followed me on Instagram you’d know the reason I was so busy is I got a fantastic and exciting new job at Havenly, the e-design platform, and we wouldn’t be in this mess ! Just kidding, I know you already do.
Except you Linda. I see you. If there’s anyone else, come on, hop over there and follow me, m’kay ?
I’ve worked with wonderful clients and made some pretty, pretty rooms come to life and it’s been a total blast so far !

(Shameless plug time : If you guys are interested in working with me you can follow this link and enter my promo code MARIEL for 25% off on your first room !)
Here’s a little peak at the kind of projects I’ve done so far :

These rooms are all different and reflective of each client’s particular style, but I always try to infuse a little of my craziness in there, and I’ve been getting clients who are super open to it which is very fun !
I’ll keep showing you guys my client work while the project moves forward if you’re curious, since I’m juggling both !

Alright, enough of this international bragging, let’s get back to Paris.

Last time I took you through a tour of the place, and a quick look at my plans for the redesign.
Well we’ve officially started demolition, which is my favourite thing ever – as a person, I’m unable to get angry in life so I like to watch things get destroyed, it’s a totally sane outlet. Right?

So as a reminder, this is the entryway, for which I have big plans, namely a luxurious and dreamy walk-in closet type thing! The workers took out the existing built-in structure that had sliding doors, and we’re going to create a L-shaped open closet, with curtains, instead… Now you see it, now you don’t !

This new design will bring in a more thought-out space for smart storage and really fill the space more, visually.

On the other side, we have the bathroom which is actually the most annoying piece of the puzzle and the room demanding the most work. The tiles were pink and the layout was less than perfect, so first up : getting rid of the evidence ! (One side is on hold until a meeting tomorrow – more red tape !)

And the workers also took out … half a wall ! What !?

This just makes me happy.

So basically we’re going with atelier-style steel french doors everywhere in the apartment, to have a nod to industrial vibes throughout the space. So for the bathroom my contractor suggested we create a sliding door that goes into the wall, which is better for privacy since it closes all the way, and that means we have to make a whole new wall !
I almost wanna leave it like this… So inviting ;D

Demolition wise, we stayed within the confines of the entryway-bathroom side for now, because a lot of the big furniture pieces are getting picked up next Monday, so we have to wait it out.
Tomorrow the kitchen is getting ripped up and later on this week, the electricity is going to be set up along the ceiling. So far the living room is a mess… Can’t wait for these big pieces to go so we can get started on this side !

Alright so these are the long overdue updates on the apartment makeover !!

I’ll swing back on site at the end of the week, and hopefully with no technical difficulties this time, make sure to have new pics for you guys next Monday !
I’m going to start buying the furniture and tweaking last minute stuff so I’ll have plenty more to document along the way.
We’re going from complete halt to full speed on this project, so keep you eyes peeled !
Follow along on Facebook so you don’t miss an update, and on Insta for inspiration and fun stuff!
See you next week !

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