Conversation avec Atelier Tyzon - Le Monde Sauvage

In Conversation with Atelier Tyzon


You are a decoration addict,

but once you’ve closed aside your favorite magazine,

how to adapt the precepts of the experts at home?

Here are some of our favourite personalities who have

been kind enough to share this vision of interior design.

With generosity, they indulge you with their choices,

share tips and inspiring advice.

Today we talk to

Maud Tyzon


Maud, can you introduce yourself?

I’ve been an interior designer for the past ten years. I worked for a number of different studios and finally founded my own, Atelier Tyzon in 2020. I always loved creating interiors, evenas a child. Every time we moved house, I was hugely excited by the idea of discovering and creating a new space. I was able to finesse my understanding of the interaction between texture, light and colour when I attended the École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris. This has become the signature which characterises my work today.

Your decorating 


Live in colour! Know how to take risks (and assume the responsibility for them) so as to imbue a space with the personality of each client. I love it when the client can really see themself in the designs that I create. It’s the moment where the project starts to take shape and the client can relax.


What do you think of the concept of good taste?

It’s a question of perception, of personal experience, culture and era. There is fashion, and then there isgood taste, which is unique to each of us. And it can evolve over time, as we grow older and experience different things.


If you were a room?

I’d be the sitting room, a place to welcome people and to talk. For me it’s the room that tells you the most about someone’s personality, a place that inspires you to share, to talk. There are always fascinating things to be discovered in someone’s living room and it’s the room I like to design the most. When clients fill the room with their treasures and heirlooms it comes alive and the ‘showroom’ effect disappears.


The top 3 things on your bucket list?

  • To discover the Mongolian Steppes on horseback
  • To learn how to make tufted rugs*
  • To turn thes ketches in my notebook into reality!

If you were an artist?

Bartabas! I’ve always been fascinated by his scenography. 
He is always reinventing himself without losing any of the poetry in his productions.

Your dream project?

To make my UUU sideboard a reality. It’s currently in the prototype phase. I’m making it in Bancha green with brass hardware. It’s something that’s really dear to me and I love the idea of making something limited edition.

Your current obsession?

Anything made by hand in ceramics. The more irregular and imperfect they are the more I love them.There’s something very poetic about them.



Maud’s interior design tips


The architectural movements that most inspire you?

I would say a combination ofthe strong lines of modernism and the elegance of Art Deco curves. There isa great mix between decorative and functional elements. A wooden ‘claustra’ isa great way to illustrate the idea. Wherever you place it, it provides anamazing perspective. It can be a protective screen, a way to create an officewithin a room and it also decorates a space like a painting would.

Keep what’s already in place or start from scratch?

I try to keep as much as possible, depending on what is pertinent. More than anything I like the dialogue between existing heritage and the modernity that renovations bring.

Your preferred palette?

The deep greens that you find in nature. They can be all enveloping or work in small amounts, and they look great in every type of room. I have found greens to be deeply inspiring over the years. I frequently propose them to clients, even if they are not always convinced.


How do you reveal the unique nature of a home?

If you are dealing with a large space with strong character, it’s important not to introduce too many imposing elements; it’s better to pick out detail with colour for example. Adding detail is what allows you to create different worlds within a space:beautifully texture curtains for example, or bed linen in contrasting colours, or patterned cushions.


Working hand in hand with craftsmenand women

The team is one of the most important things on a project. Each person individually is an expert in their field and can bring their expertise to bear on a project. As an interior designer my aesthetic ideas grow and take shape thanks to the technical expertise of the craftsmen and women I work with. Joiners, marblers, upholsterers… It’s all about teamwork and they each make the details perfect. It’s one of the most enriching things about what I do and you never stop learning a seach project is different.

From concept to creation

I tend to design bespoke furniture for each project. I love being able to propose new shapes and new ways of mixing textures and materials. Creating bespoke furniture is an amazing way to breathe new life into a space and make it truly unique.

Can beauty and function make good bedfellows?


If you give it plenty of thought in advance, the technical and aesthetic aspects of a home can be combined perfectly. The practical aspects are the first things I look at in a project in order to be able to fulfil the needs of a client. Once that has been covered you can start to look at the aesthetics of a space and think about how to hide the ‘ugly’ day to day necessities. For example, a clothes drying rack can be close to hand yet hidden behind a beautiful wicker screen.

What is your guiding light when creating an interior?

I try to use little‘reminders’ to create a link from room to room and a sense of harmony as you move around a house. So, for example the shape of a glass window can be used asa motif on a mirror or the material you use for a door handle can be used for taps.



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