Restored homes are amazing because the exterior often stays the same – stylish, old, and charming, and the inside becomes modern and cozy. Michael Herrman, director of the French atelier Michael Herrman, renovated an 18th century building on Place de la Madeleine in Paris. Partly the charm of the old interior remained – original limestone walls and oak beams, but some modern features were added – transparent glass floor, super modern fireplace and cool furniture like wrapped coffee tables, mirrored tables with lighting and chairs. White was chosen as the main color to expand the space and let in light. Chic minimalism and the charm of the old architecture – that’s a success!