Summer In The Chateau Garden: 11 Vintage Ideas To Steal From Cafe Ineko In Paris

Summer In The Chateau Garden: 11 Vintage Ideas To Steal From Cafe Ineko In Paris - Remodelista

Photography By Alison Engstrom For Remodelista. The Cafe That Has Us Wanting To Book A Ticket To Paris Looks Surprisingly Very Little Like Paris: Café Ineko A Laid-Back Tea House With Cane Furniture Spigots Set Charmingly Into The Wall And Cool Stonework Feels More South Of France Than Where It Is On Rue Des Gravilliers In The Capital’S Third Arrondissement.

Owner Ines De Villeneuve The Former Merchandising Director At Luis Vuitton And Her Life Partner Interior Designer Francois Champsaur Wanted To Design A Place In The Middle Of The City That Felt...

...Like Champsaur S Native Marseille And Provence A Place With A Mediterranean Touch Cabanon Spirit Full Of Light And Authentic Materials Like Plaster Wood And Furniture From The Flea Market De Villeneuve Says

1. Make A First Impression. Consider Curb Appeal: To Invite Passerby Into Café Ineko De Villeneuve And Champsaur Transformed The Facade With New Wood Trim.

2. Mix And Match Garden Furniture Indoors. The Front Terrasse Room Has The Feel Of A Laid-Back Garden In A Generations-Old Family Estate Thanks To Mix-And-Match Vintage Garden Furniture That De Villeneuve Sourced From Flea Markets And Brocantes In The South Of France.

3. Take Cues From Greenhouses. For A Respite From The Heat Add Elements From The Garden.

4. Curate A High/Low Mix Of Tableware. On A Vintage Cafe Table Ceramics By An Italian Artisan Living In Belgium Mix With Japanese Wooden Trays And “Classical Glassware For French Bistros.” Simple Shapes Keep It Cohesive.

5. Evoke Vintage Summer With Caned Furniture. Vintage Caned Chairs Brought Indoors Convey Garden Ease. Similar Styles Are Available On Etsy.

Brass Spouts Set Into The Wall Water Plants And As Shown Here Also Serve As Impromptu Holders For Cutting Boards. 6. Add A Well-Placed Spout Or Two For Intrigue.

7. Nurture Good Bones. De Villeneuve And Champsaur Took Cues From The Feel Of Each Section Within The “Atypical Long Space.” Here A High-Ceilinged Area Was Left Bright And Open Beams And Archways Become Niches For Dining And Vintage Cafe Furniture In Muted Hues Doesn’T Compete With Room’S Light And Simple Lines.

Renovate With Respect To History. Beams Are Left To Show Through And A Bench Set Under A Sloped Ceiling Makes A Charming Seating Area.

8. Forget Gallery Walls: Make A Statement With Small Details. In A More Polished Streamlined Section Of The Cafe (With Furniture By Champsaur) Statements Come From Small Details Like A Bundle Of Greenery Hung Above A Table.

Another Small Statement: A Single Brass Ship’S Light From Paris-Based Shop Inédit Lighting.

9. Stack Rather Than Lay Out Tableware. For An Impromptu Table Setting Stack Napkins Placemats And Glassware On The Table And Set Out Vintage Baskets Heaping With Flatware.