With the holiday season fast approaching, finding the extra room to accommodate family members and close friends is a luxury by itself.
I came across these wonderful photos of an attic, which was used as a residence in France, designed by Christian Badin. Aside from using the attic for storage in a house, converting an attic can be quite an investment.
In this living room, light was nicely provided by the windows. The crisp white walls and ceiling made it look more spacious. Bookshelves were built around the door, providing color, storage, and interest, in addition to creating charm for the connecting room (the bedroom).
Notice the staircase on the right side; it leads up to a bathroom. Because of lack of space, symmetry was created by adding more shelves on the slightly upper level, which made it look cohesive.
As for the elegant bedroom, it was covered with paisley, as you can see above. Its continuous pattern on the walls, drapery, and upholstery helped harmonize the traditional bedroom.
The collaborative approach between the designer and the architect led to an effective use of the space for occupants, creating a comfortable and chic attic.
Photography by Roland Beaufre