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A Classic Paris Apartment Gets a Color-Blocked Update for Two Graphic Designers

Fresh out of architecture school, Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann of Heju Studio in Paris made their mark by coming up with clever, well-designed DIY projects, such as a Brass Wall Organizer and Homemade Terrazzo Table. These led to boutique designs and the couple’s own kitchen upgrade using materials from the French equivalent of Home Depot: see Two Young Paris Architects Completely Redo Their Kitchen for Under $4,300. Their pleasingly clean-lined, pale-wood-meets-pale-pink style, in turn, earned Heju residential commissions, including this project for a young couple, both graphic designers, who have a one-year-old son. Set in a classic Haussmann-style building in Montmartre, the one-bedroom apartment—775-square-foot—needed a new kitchen and bath, plus an additional bedroom—hence a layout rethink. And while the...

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