Saturday, August 15, 2009

Home sweet home in Paris

For its September issue, the French edition of Marie-Claire magazine has a special "kids book" with pretty fashion and decorating pages.
In the fashion pages, you can discover the trends of the season (post to follow)
For the kids' interior section, the journalists visited the apartment of Valerie who lives with her three children, Rose, 18, Simon, 14, and Ella, 10 years.
In this Haussmann-style apartment near the Place de la Republique in Paris, she moves the decoration according to their age while keeping some basic principles: vintage beds, hand-made furniture and walls colors who remain in the same tone for a harmonious interior.

I love the little details such as,

the lights garland that warms Ella's teddy bears,

the hand-made storage customized by the small bazaar.

I also like her shopping ideas such as the vintage bed from the parisian shop Serendipity and the post office desk ( la redoute New Collection),

the Tolix chair and the black wardrobe painted in black to be able to write on it with chalks.
That's the children part of the apartment.

For common parts, Valerie warms the atmosphere with trays of different candles,

and gathers her little family in a countryside style dining room, which mixes harmoniously family furniture and modern lighting.

Une jolie réussite !