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.
Hello Lovely Studio
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.
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Leather Club Chair
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Magnus Table Lamp
Marble Column Lamp
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Black Tray Table
French Country Wood Mirror
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table

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

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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