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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Paris Apartment


Found in an old issue of Marie Claire Maison is a profile of a luminous Paris apartment...


My favorite details: The painting of the woman in the yellow dress over the mantel in the pink salon; the mirrors and art in the kitchen; the red painted bookshelf (with books facing forward); the deco vase filled with knitting needles; and the cat perched on a stool.

The article -- a bit tattered from hanging on one of my inspiration boards -- appeared in the May/June 2008 issue of Marie Claire Maison. Photography by Adrien Dirand.



Anonymous duet letterpress said...

how fabulous! i adore the lilac ceiling!

June 24, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Basht said...


June 24, 2009 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

I agree with you on the details and all the unexpected angles and preserved moldings make these old Parisian flats so wonderful--that and the fact there's always at least one lovely big window.

June 24, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Sofia said...

"Clutter cool", that's how you do it:D

One question. I've been thinking of this quite often: what about dust? I mean, with a house full of objects it's quite hard to keep the cleaning part balanced with the style... Or is it like high heels? Just suck it up and walk?:P

June 24, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger The Clever Pup said...

cette appartement est fantastique!

I just bought Marie-Claire for the bus ride to my mother's. It's a great magazine.

June 24, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Tracy Lorna Nors said...

It's just so lavish, with gorgeous things!
Love it!

June 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger aileen said...

i hate clutter...but this is pretty clutter. i would love to live in a place like this.

June 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...


June 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Anonymous P. said...

This is so beautiful - I could be so happy there....sigh. Have you seen the latest House Beautiful? I think there is a Brooklyn apartment in it that you'd flip for - it's stunning.

I love my new ad! Thank you so much, Tina. How lovely of you to create it for me.


June 24, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Clutter at it's most fabulous!
**The painting a huge favorite **

June 24, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Jen @ said...

Yes, yes, yes! You're so right about the painting of the woman in the yellow dress. I love it and that too caught my attention. Reminds me of a Modigliani. Is it? Thanks for dragging our your old magazines :) I love to do that too!

June 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger GinaTricoteur said...

I love the way the dear old Mac just blends in with all the other fav. objets d'art, because macs are of course.

June 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger - Renée - said...

It looks nice, but I could never live in an apartment like that! For me, it's too busy on the eyes! And like Sofia said, it would be hell to clean/dust! lol!

June 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Shaddy said...

I must agree with Renee. Way too busy for me.

June 24, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

Talk about a gorgeous set of! I love that workspace with the computer, so much fun!

June 24, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What great details all throughout the apartment!

June 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Anonymous automatism said...

Oh, I loved this apartment when I saw it in Maison Marie Claire! I'm more a minimalist myself, but I loved this apartment — so lovingly put together, with fascinating little vignettes everywhere. The home as a work of art.

June 24, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger orange sugar home said...

wow!! the light fixtures, the textiles, the antiques....incredible.

June 24, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

How wonderful. I love when the apartments are decorated in such a way that when you enter it you don't know when to look first, you're overwhelmed. This is such an apartment! I would tell you what I liked, but I don't know where to look first! I'm totaly overwhelmed. I'm trying to make my apartment overwheliming, too, but huband objects. Sometimes too much stuff is too much stuff. Not in my book!

June 24, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

Bohemian splendor darling...I smell the sweet scent of Shalimar perfume somehow....

June 24, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger taryn said...

I adore!

June 29, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

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