This week we went to Nantes to visit Delphine and Nicolas Imbert. Former Parisians, they escaped from the urban chaos to change their...
Aurelie Lecuyer and her husband have made their home in a former school near the city of Nantes. They entirely rethought the architecture and the codes of the old building with a surprising result. The space looks like a country loft with an emphasis on raw materials. As soon as we walked through the front door, our heart began to beat a little faster: from the color of a wall to a ceramic, we wanted to discover it all at once! As in a dream, everything is a source of inspiration. Everything is soft, refined and comfortable in Aurelie’s universe, who expresses her imagination at will. She was expecting her third child when she welcomed us into her very personal universe.
Aurélie, how long have you lived in your home?
One year and a half.
Do you have a philosophy of life?
Enjoy the moment. (The most difficult thing for me to do)
In which room do you spend the most time?
In my office when I’m alone, and in the kitchen when the kids are at home.
Where do you go when you are looking for a piece of furniture?
Maison Simone and Emmaus.
Who is your favourite designer, artist?
The furniture or object of your dreams?
Is it easy to reconcile nice decor and family life?
The two must be linked when you become a parent I think. So I would say yes and you must!
Your favourite motto?
Tomorrow is another day.
How did you choose the names of your children, their history?
By elimination I think. We wanted first names that were both classic and timeless.
Your current favourite thing?
The Ivy Diptyque candle or moving to Brussels tomorrow for a year or two.
The restaurant that you recommend in Paris, Nantes or elsewhere?