There’s a lot that has been said about the Parisian style at home. People around the world try to bring the spirit of the french capital inside their homes but sometimes they don’t find it easy to accomplish. However, Parisian apartments show us that the french interior design can be narrowed dowm to a few elements. Here they are.
Ironwork, mantels, and ubiquitous ornate moldings… Parisian apartments have architectural details like no other homes in the world as you can see in this living room designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, where an antique Venus de Milo poses on a Régence marble mantel.
Evidence Of A Well-Cultured Life
In Paris, there’s an obvious appreciation for things that further the mind. Books and pianos aren’t considered clutter or just decoration objets. Here, the study’s bookshelves in Diane von Furstenberg’s Paris apartment are overflowing with books by her favorite writers.
A Postcard-Worthy View
There’s no such thing as a “bad view” when you have a Paris apartment with a beautiful balcony. Even when an apartment faces another building, that building is likely to be a charming historic property worth staring at. Also, in Paris, one’s home life extends to the outdoors in any way possible. So you simply must have a petite balcony (complete with intricate wrought-iron ledge) on which to sip a café au lait.
Antiques That Have Outlasted Multiple Generations
In a city that champions its rich history there are magnificent flea markets and brocantes. It would be a crime not to have at least one century-old piece in a Parisian home. You can bet the giant portrait in this flat was certainly not mass-produced (it is actually 17th century).
Usually without curtains, to best take advantage of all the glow the City of Light has to offer — day or night. The huge windows of the living room in the Paris duplex of antiques dealer and interior designer Jean-Paul Beaujard has beautiful big windows.
Wood Floors Full Of Character
There is no such thing as wall-to-wall carpet in Paris. The French are diligent caretakers of their hardwood floors, and this place is no exception.
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