Playing with contrasts, using existing volumes to invent new ones, experimenting with curves and rounding… these are the inclinations of Adeline Hémonnot. Born in Troyes and graduated from the Ecole Boulle in 2015, this young interior designer retains a taste for collaborations with fine crafts from her studies.

In 2020, after a first job at Hermès Parfum (she designed the stands for stores abroad) and freelance projects in various Parisian architecture agencies, she created her agency at barely 28 years old. However, the young woman does not seem in a hurry, rather calm. She says she takes the time to explore the history of a place before embarking on its restoration and giving it a contemporary touch.

His first projects focused on the renovation of apartments, then extended to the development of offices. His work develops on the creation of perspective, the care given to the finishes. “I use games between colors or materials to give depth, to structure the space. “The matt of a light terracotta reveals the shine of a black marble, an electric blue redefine the kitchen area in a studio or a red ocher highlight a niche … “The color, in my opinion, must be at the service volume. »

A principle that she applied to the letter by signing her first store for Maison Matisse, the decoration brand launched in 2019 by the descendants of the artist. Opened in the spring in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, it offers pieces of ceramics, textiles and designer furniture inspired by the work of Henri Matisse. It was necessary to highlight objects without the decor seeming anecdotal. The light oak furniture, the fluid shapes, the rounded ceramic counter like the yellow painted ceiling take up the challenge with tact. “I like cheerful and warm interiors. I’m more Italian design than Danish! “, admits the architect.

Currently, she is working on an art collector’s pied-à-terre, intended to become a guest house, where she has played with two sliding doors on either side of the bed. Because a project is successful, according to Adeline Hémonnot, when “everyone is having fun doing it. And still has fun when he finds out.”