ELTE posted this picture with a question on facebook a few days ago asking "How would you decorate this stunning space?" and you know I am a total sucker of architectural details from the bygone era (not to mention this room is all white and check out that killer Juliet balcony!!), so I decided to take on the challenge to decorate my dream home in Paris!
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My jumping off point is this sensational chandelier by Bocci. It indulgences me with elegance and colors, the perfect element to give my period space a modern edge. Then I started sofa shopping and ended up with emmanuelle from Montauk for the ultra soft down filled cushions and its gracious curves/ profile. The soft dove grey upholstery also offers me the ideal neutral backdrop for colors and patterns via pillows, drapes, artwork.
Inspired by Jen of Made of Girl (see this post), I want a Barcelona daybed in black for an instant hit of drama and a sharp contrast in this serene white room. It is also going to be the ultimate sweet spot the moment you entered the room (yes my plan is to put it a few feet in front of the door) + maximizes seating capacity when entertaining. I also love how this Tall Dixon table lamp by Thomas O'Brien pair with the Barcelona daybed: two instant classics from two different eras.
A pair of chairs in front of the romantic balcony is what I have in mind, and the Coco High Back by Sarah Richardson is my go-to choice for its elegant curves and fashionable profile.
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With the big ticket items out of the way, it is time to pick the fun stuff. To ground the space and add a touch of softness and luxury to the floor, I am going with this hand tufted cowhide rug in a super chic blue + white chevron motif from Rug USA. It is called Serendipity ... now how perfect is that!
My vision is to get a Carrara marble block coffee table and have searched everywhere over the internet for one. No one is selling at the moment so I went with a pair of these stunners from 1stdibs. I can put two of them together to form a long rectangular coffee table or left them as two square ones: loving the possibilities.
Looking to add a touch of fun and whimsy to the space, I totally scored when I came across a pair of these gilded tassel side tables with marble top at 219. LOVE THEM!
Now for patterns and colors, I am obsessed with this contemporary floral from Caitlin Wilson Textile for a perfect blend of masculine & feminine quality (this will be my drapes), while the Les Touches in ink + cream from Brunschwig & Files offers me another shot of bold, graphic pattern (probably be using this to upholster the pair of Coco High Back). Last but not least, I am once again drawn to Goldie by Jen at Cocoa & Hearts for its energy and I particularly love the hints of black and bright turquoise.
Just as I thought I was done decorating the space, one more thought came to my mind: how about that wall with the door? Here is what I come up with for the space to the right of the door. I know I have a bit of patterns and colours in the room already, so I opted for light and airy for this vignette. A subtle yet fluid geometric number by Cole & Son, a pair of meurice wall sconces by Jonathan Adler, a white feather headdress from Snob, and the showstopper here is definitely this art deco lucite beauty from 1stdibs. Divine? yes. Spectacle of grace and style? DEFINITELY!!
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Here you go, my approach on how to decorate this beautiful space. Love to hear what you think and please do tell me how would you dress this stunning flat!