The clients wanted to modernize an apartment in a bourgeois building without canceling its architectonic peculiarities. Around the original fixed furnishing a more modern design takes shape, unusual and contemporary materials (felt, folded sheet, biscuit…) play down the impact of original style and create neutral scenic backdrops, that melt harmoniously belle époque building decorations and minimalist furniture (requested by the owners). The colors are deliberately flat, toned and enlivened only by the materials texture; a neutral color links all the apartment rooms, each of which, depending on their function, are characterized by slight specific monochromatic accents.