Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sumptuous Spaces / Paris










A beautiful combination of new and old world.

With its exquisite herringbone oak flooring, vast windows, plasterwork, and high ceilings, the beautifully appointed details of this historical building itself lends to such character and grandeur. I truly appreciate and enjoy the care and attention that architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty took in the design and modernization of this home. They wanted to create a grand space space that was grounded, and never ostentatious. That is exactly how it feels... I want to curl up on that glorious, velvety–gold sofa (from B&B Italia) with a cup of coffee and relax. The only thing missing, for me at least, are some fabulous open–weave linen and/or silk curtains to grace the main windows and puddle on the ground. I could just pack my bags and move in an instant!

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images: Elle Decoration, UK, by Gaelle le Boulicaut, also {this is glamorous} + the diversion project

31 comments:

  1. I could move right into that home. Truly the perfect mix, and I love the colors.
    Have a ice evening, Sarah.
    Teresa

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  2. beauties.

    http://ddianakangg.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this. My friend lived in Paris for a few years and had this fantastic apartment. You could put anything in it and it looked great.. The lighting is beautiful!!

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  4. Those lamp shades are to die for. I love the black & gold. Swoon.

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  5. Awesome Pictures. I really like them. In which country were they shot?

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  6. Love the rich texture of this space, so luxurious!

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  7. Absolutely love that gold dominates each room. Lovely find, Sarah!

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  8. Love this Paris style!
    The walls boiserie is fantastic and the colors, so light.
    Beautiful!
    Tereza

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  9. Oh, so dreamy!! I love black and golden details!!!! Have a lovely day!

    Kristin xx

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  10. Totally in love with this space!! And love the underside of the light fixture - fabulous!!

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  11. this is one of my all time favourite spaces, just stunning. thanks for the link sarah - v.sweet of you! jxxx

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  12. What a gorgeous apartment! Thanks for great inspiration :)

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  13. The high ceilings and black and gold lamps are something I'm dreaming about...
    Beautiful place & pictures. You did it again, Sarah!

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  14. Sigh...gulp. Those colors are so glam! Thanks for the email!!

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  15. Gorgeous! I adore the leather chaise (among other things).
    -Jordana

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  16. Christina -- lucky lady, your friend!

    Eigentumswohnung Wiesbaden -- it is in Paris

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  17. This apartment is divine! Thanks for sharing it.
    XO,
    Sara Kate

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  18. Just looking at these images made me feel luxurious! The touch of gold makes all the difference--LOVE!

    xoxo Mary Jo

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  19. WOw :) so beautiful and luxurious :)I adore the neutral pallet!

    Marta from With Love...

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  20. Beautiful & chic style!

    http://www.young-sophisticates.com/

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  21. I would move there in an instant too, Sarah! It's utter perfection!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :) xoxo

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  22. Oh! Herringbone floors and extensive millwork on the walls...I die!!
    Nancy xo

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  23. love the dome black & gold lights - a stunning house

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  24. I want to jump in that 1st photo!!!

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  25. oh Sarah, such an exquisite house! love everything. but what I love the most is it's lack of ostentation. hope you have a wonderful weekend, darling! xo

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  26. Mary Jo -- I completely agree -- the gold makes all of the difference!

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  27. I am in love, you have completely transported me straight to Paris and into this house, thank you xx

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  28. Oh, so elegant! he golds and the dark browns make those spaces so sumptuous and regal!

    xoxo,
    Julz

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  29. Gorgeous! I love the image of the spiral staircase and chandelier. Absolutely a dream.

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  30. ♥ -- regal is a great way to put it :)

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  31. Great interior, i like this beautyful mirrors and this high rooms. Thank you regards

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