Located in a 17th century mansion, this Parisian apartment on the Ile de la Cité was completely remodeled in the 19th century in a somewhat “bourgeois” style: small cloisonné rooms, dark corridors, false ceilings…?CM Studio Paris decided to totally reinterpret the space by modifying access to the flat. The kitchen (accessible by a second, more glamourous staircase) was converted into an entrance, and the living room doubled in size by combining an adjoining room.?They removed the false ceilings, cleared the beautiful 17th century beams, installed an old monumental stone fireplace and old Versailles parquet floors. 18th century stone floors were laid in the entrance and kitchen, a 17th century marble wall fountain in the guest restroom and Gothic railings were installed in the entrance hall.?The entire apartment was completely upgraded: impressive 17th century masters paintings, antique furniture and fabrics, subtly in line with the collector’s mind-set of the owners.?By restoring consistency between the exterior and interior, CM Studio Paris created the perfect illusion of French Grand Siècle, which has since hailed by critics worldwide!