Anxious to get away from the stress and fast pace of the city of lights, this Parisian family was in dire need for a luxury retreat home, in a secluded location, so when this opulent private residence in Cannes presented itself, it was like a dream come true. The only thing left? To transform it into a modern oasis, fit to accommodate a family in need of some rest, something they entrusted in the hands of the interior designers Humbert and Poyet.
With an interior design palette inspired by its privileged view of the Mediterranean, this luxury home‘s architectural design allows it’s owners to soak in a 360-degree view of Cannes and the Lérins Islands. Designed by young interior architect design duo Humbert and Poyet, the summer house is the perfect expression of indoor-outdoor living. Founded by Monacan Christophe Poyet and Parisian Emil Humbert in 2007, the creative studio has been creating modern design projects from Monaco to Hong Kong, Dubai, London, and Mexico City, to name a few.
When Humbert and Poyet signed on to the project, the private residence was merely a concrete shell. The owners, who began the projects several years prior, had decided to halt construction for a period of time. The house—whose 13,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, are connected by a four-story central staircase—was designed to offer its occupants stunning views through every window.
The designers, given carte blanche for the interiors since the owners didn’t plan to bring many of their previously procured items, sourced and designed everything. Also characteristic of their work is the attention to precise details and the use of textured materials like marble, brass, wood, and caning. The bold designs on the floors, bright colours, and sleek bathrooms are all Humbert and Poyet signatures.
For a project that took a little over a year, both Humbert and Poyet say they are delighted with the outcome.
“Color is a part of our DNA; we love to mix colours, natural stone, textiles, and fabrics,” Humbert notes, summing up his and Poyet’s trademark aesthetic, before adding with a laugh, “We also like flamboyant!“