Interior Design Inspiration: Paris Apartment in the Latin Quarter

This will be our home away from home

in a few months when we visit Paris.

The apartment is located in a typical Haussmanian building

one block from the Seine and just across the river from

Notre Dame in one of Paris’ oldest districts.

I also wanted a balcony, and in this apartment

there is a little one which is just fine for me.


One of the important requirements for me
was LIGHT! I need lots of glorious light!


The bedroom is tres jolie, isn’t it?
It overlooks a quiet street, and the
lavender tones are soothing.

Will we be watching TV?
The true test will be summoning the willpower
to not rearrange these shelves in a more
appealing manner.

A small but efficient kitchen
with everything we need.
(and more light!)

And a casual dining space.

Yes, please.

I thought the towel warmer was a great perk.

We will be walking 4 flights up.

We booked the apartment through
Haven in Paris,
and of course I will share
more of the Paris experience
after our stay.

Peace to you right where  you are.




  1. June 25, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    Looks and sounds absolutely divine! 🙂

  2. June 25, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Michele. Lucky you!
    I know that you are so excited.
    Happy Monday.

  3. June 25, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    dreamy michele!

    gorgeous views on which to sip champagne and toast yourselves for being in such a fabulous city!

    never saw a cornered commode before…
    let us know what those kitchen floors are made of when you arrive, looks like navy glass

    sweet dreams

  4. June 25, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    You'll have an amazing, amazing time! Not sure if you noticed by reply to a comment of yours way back when – just in case you have time on your Helsinki stopover, do get in touch, x

  5. June 25, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    You aren't excited are you Michele? It all looks so wonderful and atually large for a Paris apartment. I have several American friends who live there and their apartments are tiny!


  6. June 25, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    yeah, not excited at all!

    how incredible will it be to possibly see you in helsinki? if only for a cup of tea, i would love that!


  7. June 25, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    Looks wonderful, have the time of your life!

  8. June 25, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Are you freakin kidding?!??! That is one divine abode!!! Wonder if they house/exchange?? Can'twait! franki

  9. June 25, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Oh Michele! This is just perfect! I love everything all the way down to the side table in the bedroom. That towel warmer .. pure luxury, and I agree, you won't have time for much t.v. 😉

    I'll look forward to hearing more about your adventure ahead!


  10. June 25, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    Wow lucky you!! Its beautiful!!! Have a great time and maybe someday I will do the same!! Have fun! Leslie

  11. June 25, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    I will take it….bloggers conference perhaps? Just gorgeous…and that view, oh my!
    Did I mention how I love the view? Ahhh the city of dreams and beautiful digs:)

  12. June 26, 2012 / 5:47 am

    This is so beautiful! I'm in love with the headboard… and what a perfect, quaint little dining rm! So lovely… you'll have such a great time! x

  13. June 26, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    Mon Dieu! You will not be coming back…!

    Michele, you are going to have the most wonderful time. It is Paris Baby! I am so happy for you and hubby!

    Did I tell you that my best friend Stacey and her family are also going to Paris? Leaving July 3rd. And they are renting an apartment downtown! Wouldn't that be fun if I could put you all together!

    Hugs to you lovely friend.


  14. June 26, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    You are going to have the BEST time! The apartment is gorgeous and looks like the perfect place to unwind after a full day soaking up the sights and sounds of Paris!

  15. June 26, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    Lovely!!!! That blue door is so chic – the whole place looks great. We rented a lot of apartments during our travels in Europe vs. hotels (much easier with kids). I LOVED it. I felt so much more like a local but yes, it was hard not to rearrange everything on shelves, etc. 🙂 So excited for you!!!

  16. June 26, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Oh that is just a GORGEOUS space! How lucky are you!! Go and rearrange those shelves, they need the 'Michele' touch of magic! 😉 xxx

  17. June 27, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious! A balcony in Paris with lots of light and a view…! love the bedroom with the soft lavender, and the shell prints over the bed. Everything looks so clean and bright and uncomplicated… the perfect backdrop for your Paris experience…


  18. June 30, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Goodness…..aren't you just special…..that place is like a palace. When do you leave and how long are you staying???im terribly jealous.

  19. December 22, 2012 / 2:05 am

    I love the blue door. It has such a nice polish.


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