Living under the roof

Living under the roof

Prisca Pellerin Architecture & Intérieur
Ivry-sur-Seine, France | View Map
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Private Houses
Hugo Hébrard photographe d’architecture
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
PuppyMagis spa
Toilet bowlVilleroy & Boch AG
WC structure - gain de placeGROHE
White mirror - Hemnes, Round pouffe - Alseda, Low table - Lack, White whool cushions - Environ, kitchen furniture - Abstrakt, Combined fridge / freezer - Rakall, Ceramic hotplates - Möjlig, Corridor white ceiling lights (white glass) - BasiskIKEA
Radiator - EtroitAtlantic Electrics
Mosaic - Salvadore 15carrelage-mosaique

Product Spec Sheet
Toilet bowl
WC structure - gain de place
White mirror - Hemnes, Round pouffe - Alseda, Low table - Lack, White whool cushions - Environ, kitchen furniture - Abstrakt, Combined fridge / freezer - Rakall, Ceramic hotplates - Möjlig, Corridor white ceiling lights (white glass) - Basisk
Radiator - Etroit
Mosaic - Salvadore 15

Living under the roof

Prisca Pellerin Architecture & Intérieur as Architects


This project is a complete renovation of an apartment 2-room attic. To enhance the quality of light of that “cocoon” housing, the bias has been to open up the spaces (decompartmentalisation, amplified perspectives, transparency of Parisian artist window frame... ) and playing on different shades of white and grey, specially thanks to different textures : glossy lacquer, matt and satin paint, polished concrete, leather and suede, linen, brick , white wood stain... The choice of white color does not exclude the warm and welcoming character of this small space : clean and simple, the decor is complemented by the plant, which takes pride of place in the apartment, bringing freshness and a key outside.

Initial state

The apartment is full of defects and very damaged by time and the carelessness of former occupants : dirty floorings and black beams, low ceilings, levels differences, outdated coating, badly-planned bathroom and tiny kitchen area... The challenge was to convert this small and unhealthy attic into a worthy housing of the name !

The project

To offset the low height under sloped ceilings, the architect chose to decompartmentalize maximum space to let circulate the look and light. From the bedroom to the living room, the eye finds no obstacle in its way, thanks to the effect of "funnel" of the central corridor, which is the point of convergence between all the functions of the apartment. The walls, the floor tile design and the kitchen bar depart from the axis to accentuate the perspective, creating a space larger than it actually is. Increased printing with the choice of lowheight furniture. In order to create a warm and cocooning place, walls and sub-slopes are clothed in white and light gold grey. According to the path of the sun, the choice of textures (brick, gloss, matt and satin paint, polished concrete, leather and suede...) creates a dynamic play of shadows and lighting throughout the day, and strengthens the feeling of space, highlighting the sculptural structure.

Behind the Parisian transparent frame and door metal workshop, the bathroom is the centerpiece of the apartment with his old clothier table. Winter garden with its plants the day and light box the night, the bathroom becomes an intimate space where the linen curtain is deployed. In the back of the bathroom, another curtain hides the washing machine. Opposite, the cuisine is discreet and minimalist. But no question of losing in comfort : 2 meters away, a large combined fridge / freezer secretly took his place next to the hall closet .

Small but practical, the suspended toilet bowl even welcome a small green sink for hand washing, thanks to a low height support frame (H.82cm ), in which an extra flat siphon is integrated. The toilet is the only blind room of the apartment, painted in a dark gray paint to chalk. If the apartment is white and clean, the toilet is the place of all fantasies for guests ! Finally, the bedroom is a cocoon space specially created customized with a wooden platform welcoming the bed and cupboards covered by leather and suede.


If the floor of the living room has been kept after cleaning, sanding and vitrification, elsewhere the floor was substituted because of its poor condition. On the joists, a wooden waterproof flooring was laid to standardize the floor except under the stage of the room, to get deeper storage under and around the bed. The insulation was completely redone (mineral wool + thin insulation). Each square meter has been designed for optimal occupancy : in addition with the customized storage, the hot water tank is hidden in sub-slope. The front door is at the bottom of the stairs.

Material Used :


- flooring : EMILCERAMICA_”On Square”_couleurs “Sabbia” et “Avorio” - 60x60cm – 45,50euros/m2

- wall and sub-slope paintings : RIPOLIN_blanc satiné et LUXENS_“gris doré n°6” satiné

- lasure beams (after sanding) : LUBERON_Badigeon “blanc coton”

- kitchen worktop : customized wood medium covered by polished concrete

- kitchen furniture: IKEA_”Abstrakt”_white lacquered

- combined fridge / freezer (entrance) : IKEA_”Rakall”_379euros

- ceramic hotplates : IKEA_”Möjlig” (L.29 x P.52cm)_179euros

- sink and faucet : CASTORAMA

- wall light “accordion” inox : LA REDOUTE INTERIEURS_”Kiyo”_89,99euros

- corridor white ceiling lights (white glass) : IKEA Basisk (diam.12cm)_12euros

- filament bulb whose base is equipped with a button (created by the architect)_about 40euros

- bar stools : BRICO DEPOT – 55 euros/lot 2 stools


- original oak flooring (after sanding and vitrification)

- wall and sub-slope paintings : RIPOLIN_blanc satiné et LUXENS_“gris doré n°6” satiné

- low library paint : LUXENS “gris doré n°4”

- lasure beams (after sanding) : LUBERON_Badigeon_couleur “Blanc coton”

- white bricks : LEROY MERLIN_MODULO_”Manhattan”_L.18 x H.6cm x Ep.10 à 15mm_bricks : 29,90 euros/m2 + corners : 30,90 euros les 14 pièces

- convertible sofa : CONFORAMA_”Toast”_500euros

- white whool cushions : IKEA_environ 12euros/unite

- green carpet : HEYTENS (125 x 170cm)_environ 99euros

- low table : IKEA_”Lack” (55 x 55 x H.45 - customisée H.24cm)_9,99euros

- floor cushions : LEROY MERLIN_”Clea”_“Gris galet” et “Blanc ivoire” (40 x 40 x 10cm) _9,99euros

- round pouffe (banana fiber) : IKEA_”Alseda”_39euros

- square pouffe (banana fiber): IKEA (ancien modèle)

- white mirror : IKEA_”Hemnes” (60x90cm)_50euros

- white floor lamp : CASTORAMA_”Architecte” (H.180cm – 60W) – 96,95euros

- dog sit : ME TOO PUPPY_designed by Eero Aarnio (taille M : 56,5 x 34 x H.45cm) plastique blanc_95euros

- glass ceiling light : LA REDOUTE INTERIEURS_ ”Ephel”_ 89,99euros

- wall light (above the sofa) LA REDOUTE_AM.PM_”Tornade” (3 bras)_99euros

- low height radiator : NOIROT_”Bellagio” (modèle Plinthe L.133 x H.30 x P.14cm) 1500W_ 680euros


- flooring : EMILCERAMICA_”On Square”_couleur “Sabbia” - 60x60cm – 45,50euros/m2

- mosaic : CARRELAGE-MOSAIQUE.FR_”Salvadore 15” (1,5x1,5cm) – 8,90euros/plate

- painting : RIPOLIN_blanc glycero et LUXENS_gris doré n°6” satiné

- lasure beams (after sanding) : LUBERON_Badigeon “blanc coton”

- clothier wooden table : LA REDOUTE_AM.PM_”Agreste” (L. 171 x P.54,5 x H.75cm) – 579euros

- washbasin LAPEYRE_”Quattro” blanc (40 x 40 x 12cm) – 115 euros

- washbasin mixer tap : HUDSON REED_QUE001 – 187euros

- black metal mirror : LEROY MERLIN (40x60cm)

- wall light : LA REDOUTE_AM.PM_”Tonnelle” – 139,00 euros (les 2)

- wicker baskets : IKEA_”Byholma” (25 x 29 x 15cm) – 6,99euros

- wicker baskets: IKEA_”Byholma” (36 x 51 x 17cm) – 15,00euros

- bath LAPEYRE_”Neo” (170 x 75cm) – 389euros

- bath mixer tap : HUDSON REED_QUE002 – 225euros

- synthetic grass : IKEA_”Fejka” – 5,99euros/unite

- radiator : ATLANTIC_”Etroit” 300W (L.40 x H.80cm) – 180euros

- little washing machine : CANDY AQUA1042D1 (H. 70 x L. 51 x P. 46) – 450 euros

- curtains : IKEA_”Blekviva” (L.145 x H.300cm) – 39,90euros


- flooring : EMILCERAMICA_”On Square”_couleur “Sabbia” - 60x60cm – 45,50euros/m2

- black mosaic : CARRELAGE-MOSAIQUE.FR

- dark gray paint to chalk : MAISON DECORATIVE_“Gribouille”_couleur “Noir”

- lasure beams (after sanding) : LUBERON_Badigeon “blanc coton”

- WC structure : GROHE “gain de place” (L. 50cm x H.82cm)

- Toilet bowl : VILLEROY & BOCH_399euros

- Green washbasin (glass) : LAPEYRE_”Evasion” (diam. 27cm) – 55euros


- flooring : EMILCERAMICA_”On Square”_couleur “Sabbia” - 60x60cm – 45,50euros/m2

- parquet : LEROY MERLIN_ARTENS largeur XL chêne blanchi huilé – 45,95euros/m2

- painting : LUXENS_”Gris doré n°6” satiné (sous pentes), ”Gris doré n°4”(mur) et RIPOLIN blanc satiné (murs)

- lasure beams (after sanding) : LUBERON_Badigeon “blanc coton”

- bed metal structure (integrated in the wooden platform) : 3 SUISSES

- storage covered by white leather and light pinked beige

- dark mirror : IKEA_”Mongstad” (L.94 x H.190cm)_couleur “brun noir”_100euros

- integrated light behind the wall (to the left of the mirror)

- bedside lamp: IKEA_”Forsa” – 17,99euros

- radiator : NOIROT_”Bellagio” (modèle Bas L.90 x H.40 x P.14cm) 1500W_620euros

- Bed textile : IKEA_“Vinranka“ (240x220cm – 65x65cm) gris_59,90euros

- White cushions : IKEA_“Ofelia Blad“ (60x40cm)_12,99euros

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