Morgane Sézalory is the founder of the Paris clothing brand Sézane. Together with her husband and 2 daughters she recently moved to this apartment in Paris. Her great sense of style results in a beautiful light and colorful family home with the occasional black touches.
I love these large wall map illustrations by Marin Montagut that he created in collaboration with A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson. In the illustrations you see three iconic Parisian gardens: Luxembourg, Tuileries and Jardin des Plantes. Marin has made the original drawings of the plans of each garden as they are today, while respecting the spirit of the engravings of the eighteenth century. The wall maps are available in black and white and there are a limited amount of maps in colour.
Lily of the Valley in Paris, designed Marie Deroudilhe, is quite possible the cutest little café I have ever seen. An overhead garden is created by the flowers and greenery that hang from the ceiling. Thanks to the mirrors on the wall the overhead garden feels even bigger than it is. The ceiling isn’t the only place for flowers, there are also floral patterns on the benches, the curtain and the wallpaper in the bathroom. Yet despite the vast amount of floral patterns it doesn’t feel like it is too much because of the combination with the white painted brick wall and the original tile floor. I wouldn’t mind sipping some tea in a floral garden in the middle of Paris.
This 135m2 apartment on the Rue Bonaparte in Paris is an example of classic and elegant French design. Beautiful high ceilings, parquet de Versailles floor, refined wall moldings and a stunning oak panelled dining room make this Paris apartment a dream come true for everyone that loves French design. Thanks to the large windows every room in this apartment is flooded with light making every architectural detail stand out even more than usual. I love French apartments, they’re so elegant and classic. Want to see more Paris apartments? Just click here.
You’re going to feel very cheerful today after seeing the pictures of this 240 square meter apartment in the 16th-arrondissement of Paris. The apartment has everything you love in French apartments; herringbone floors, original stucco and French balconies but on top of that the apartment is decorated in this amazing mixture of styles, where colours and patterns are easily combined resulting in a very fun, colourful and family friendly home. My inner child is extremely jealous of the kids bedrooms in this French home, so spacious and fun! I don’t think it’s possible to be moody in this fun eclectic Paris apartment.
That living in a small space doesn’t mean comprimising on style is something we’ve learned very well from the Scandinavians where studio apartments are quite popular. The studio apartment I’m showing you today is quite different from the Scandinavian design I usually post about. Designed by Elodie Sire of D.Mesure this studio apartment is located in Paris and decorated in earthy colours with a stone floor and rustic wooden elements. It’s and absolutely stunning Paris apartment and perhaps the size doesn’t really matter when you live in Paris!
This Paris apartment is a big contrast to the house I posted yesterday which was decorated in very light colours. The main colour in this apartment is, as you can see, black. When I think of Paris apartments I certainly don’t imagine them to be black which is why this home is so unique. The home is the creation of Irina Dzhemesyuk and Vitaly Yurov who wanted the apartment, that is situated in a historic building, to become more modern and stylish. I found this apartment on the creative website Behance (an amazing website to find work of many creative individuals in all kinds of creative fields), so I’m fairly certain these are 3D images, but I truly love the dark moody colours of this apartment and thanks to the large windows is doesn’t become a dark hole. I don’t think I have the guts to go entirely black, but this black Paris apartment is certainly the example of how to do it right.
In the 13th-arrondissement of Paris, on the Rue Édouard Manet, stands this beautiful blue coloured C.O.Q Hotel (C.O.Q stands for Community of Quality). The thought behind the hotel is that it is a club run by and for it’s members. Clients, friends and visitors can all use the hotel’s city guide ánd they can contribute to it so you can share your experiences and finds with other travelers to the wonderful city of Paris, such a nice idea!! The C.O.Q. Hotel is designed with a special attention to details and the desire to value the modern French know-how. They created a boutique hotel that feels like a personal home, the rooms are so elegant and comfortable decorated in these fantastic blue tones and antique artwork. And to make the hotel even more perfect, it has a winter garden, lovely to sit back and relax after a long and hectic day in Paris!
Hotel Le Pigalle in Paris is all about the local neighbourhood. Pigalle is an area in Paris that certainly isn’t boring, named after sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, it is a neighbourhood that has always attracted thugs, artists, musicians and adventurers. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec lived and worked here. The owners of Le Pigalle found that the neighbourhood lacked a spot that really reflected the vibrant energy of the area, so Le Pigalle was born. It is a very local hotel, the croissants come from a local bakery, the books are selected by a local bookstore, the music is chosen by local DJ’s and the hotel team makes sure you will truly experience the places, people and stories that make Pigalle such an interesting Paris neighbourhood. If I have to choose one word to describe this hotel I will go for ‘cool’. The hotel is mainly furnished in neutral colours with the occasional pop of red (a nod to the Pigalle reputation no doubt). The hotel rooms aren’t big but they are decorated with interesting artwork and great furniture. It doesn’t really feel like a hotel room, it could easily be a bedroom from a local (I certainly wouldn’t mind having a bedroom looking like this), which is exactly what the hotel wants you to experience, it’s all about embracing the Pigalle neighbourhood.
It is award season in movie land. The BAFTA’s, Golden Globes and SAG Awards have all been awarded and in less than two weeks it’s time for the Oscars. Now this blog isn’t about films or actors so I won’t bore you with my predictions for the most important film prizes in the world, but there is one thing I can blog about when it comes to films and that is the set design. I have already posted my favourite film/tv interiors a couple of weeks ago but that was before I saw the set of the Oscar-nominated The Danish Girl. For those who don’t know, The Danish Girl is a very inspiring movie about artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) who begins transition into Lili Elbe in 1920s Europe. The set of The Danish Girl is created by production designer Eve Stewart, who had to create a set for the richly layered world of Lili and her wife Gerda Wegener.