Autumn in Paris Inspiration

Bonjour! While we could not work a side trip to Paris into our current trip, while still in Europe, I thought I might as well share fall lovely from days gone by in France. Pictures from London will be shared soon, but I am too busy BEING in the moment to stop and post (not to mention that would steal time away from my wonderful companions!). So this was prepared to air while I am away.

Merci in Paris by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio.
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.

Let’s peek at Paris when the leaves were falling.

Rich Autumnal Palette

Black-converse-in-fall-leaves-in Paris-by Hello-Lovely-Studio
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.

To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary a few years back, we split our time between the pretty, posh, and palatial Park Hyatt Paris Vendome and an apartment near Notre Dame…see it here.

Bonjour Pillow: FIND HERE.

Our hotel suite boasted an inspiring mix of warm, autumnal hues and finishes, including a mahogany headboard, bronze sculptures, sconces and hardware by Rosaline Granet, gold silk window dressing, cognac and mink toned velvet cushions, and beautiful gilded moldings and mirrors.

(All of the guest rooms have fabulous French windows overlooking the most peaceful courtyard!)

Park-Hyatt-Paris-Vendome-bedroom-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.
Seitz Stunningly Trimmed End Table
End Table: FIND HERE.
Jardin de Tuileries in Paris in the fall with golden leaves and green chairs
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.

To bring a similar fall palette to your home decor: reach for warm metallics, toss a pumpkin-toned velvet pillow on your favorite chair, and paint a tired vintage dresser or side table a sophisticated shade of cognac.

Of course you can’t go wrong with quiet neutrals when they are this French-inspired and lovely like this bench:

Apple of My Eye

What is the season of fall–anywhere–without delicious, orchard-fresh apples? Here’s a simple, healthy, and hospitable gesture for the guest room should you be entertaining this fall. Three delicious apples lined up on a simple white porcelain tray. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Park-Hyatt-Paris-Vendome-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Beautiful fall cheese and charcuterie board with vivid fall color by Hello Lovely Studio
See more of my Beautiful Graze Boards here. Let Martha Stewart pick your wine RIGHT HERE.

Fragrant Bakery Goodness

We consumed more baguettes and pastry than I care to recall, and if you find yourself far from Eric Kayser (my favorite Paris bakery below), bake something sweet and comforting. This boozy pear apple crisp recipe is straight out of my Chicagoland kitchen, not Paris, but don’t you just love the aroma of a baked apple crisp bubbling away in the oven on a cool, autumn afternoon?

Paris-bakery-by-Hello Lovely-Studio
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Hello Lovely Studio.
Paris breakfast by Hello Lovely Studio.
My Paris breakfast! Hello Lovely Studio.

My favorite comfort food in fall is a crisp or cobbler, and the Paris-loving, Ina Garten shows us how to make a delicious apple crisp here:

Here’s mine, and I used gluten-free flour so the whole family could eat it.

Pear-Apple-Crisp-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Hello Lovely Studio.

Changing Colors

The opera is wonderful, French pastry divine, but what we enjoyed most in Paris was wandering the boulevards, allowing ourselves to be surprised around every corner by artful design, architecture, history, and nature showing off its October glory.

Pavillon de la Reine’s exterior was fiery beautiful! Swept up in fall rapture, it was breathing with voluptuous reds and greens (can you see the delight as my beloved beholds the spectacle below?).

Red-vines-on-Paris-hotel-exterior-by-Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Autumn in Paris Inspiration.

How scrumptiously autumnal brown is this Paris chair, and can you even imagine how the patina will EVOLVE?

Climbing red vines on Pavillon de la Reine in Paris in fall by Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Autumn in Paris Inspiration.

More Handsome Leather Chairs

Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Eames Style Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman: FIND HERE.
Annessia Top Grain Leather Swivel Armchair
Swivel Leather Armchair: FIND HERE.
Cotner Lounge Chair
French Club Chair
French Club Chair: FIND HERE.
Fall-trees-in-Paris-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Autumn in Paris Inspiration

Garden Walks

Musee-de-Carnavalet-Garden-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Autumn in Paris Inspiration. Musee de Carnavalet- Hello Lovely Studio.

I am too often immersed in social media and need to be intentional about discovering soulful beauty breathing locally. That beauty may be blooming in a garden or gracing the walls of a gallery.  Just for a day this fall, be a tourist in your own town or city!

Paris-Musee-de-Carnavalet-red-walls-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Autumn in Paris Inspiration.

Can you believe the shocking red on the above walls? It’s Musee de Carnavalet, which houses an incredible selection of historic Paris treasures. We had the place to ourselves on a rainy fall day. It is closed for renovations, but I cannot wait to get back within its walls when it re-opens. Speaking of vivid red…

Beautiful pond at Luxembourg Gardens in Paris in fall by Hello Lovely Studio
Luxembourg Gardens – Hello Lovely Studio.

I wish you all the colors and wonder autumn brings, and…

Red-Japanese-maple-and-garden-by-Hello-Lovely-Studio
Hello Lovely Studio. Autumn in Paris Inspiration.
White Slipcovered Sofa
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Milagro Heart
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Shaw Daybed
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Duvet & Bedding
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Marble Column Lamp
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Round Marble Side Table

Can’t wait to share highlights of my London adventure with you soon!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing