Positioned in the Jardin Public quarter of the historic centre of Cognac, South West France, this Cognac home renovation is reminiscent of the quintessential Paris apartment.
Created by Sydney based interior designer, Andrew Loader Design and completed in 2018, the house dates from before 1850.
It was the subject of a complete back to bones restoration beginning with the total strip out of many years of cosmetic changes. The design is characterised by the typically French wall mouldings, architraves, corniches and panelled and French doors, as well as the cleverly designed hidden kitchen which incorporates a chic cocktail bar. The original chestnut floors were sanded and stained ebony, their ancient rustic appeal the perfect foil for the precision of the mouldings pattern.
The project scope included the complete restoration and renovation of the entrance foyer, salon and cuisine on the ground floor in addition to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.
We chose a highly light reflective white colour scheme which is complimented by powerful impact of the ebony floors, luxurious fabrics for window drapes and furnishings, custom joinery, accessories and an interesting artworks collection including framed black and white photography.
This gorgeous home is both elegant and chic and brings together many classic elements of beautiful French interior design in the magnificent setting that is the world famous city of Cognac.