Posted on March 24, 2015

Design Inspiration | The Transformation of a Classic Haussmann Apartment

Design & Décor

I love perusing the online pages of Elle Decoration, viewing the beautiful Parisian apartments and stunning architecture and often dream of living there.  A girl can dream, can’t she?  To design a Paris apartment would also be a dream.

Classic Haussmann apartments consist of small rooms, mouldings, wood flooring, and fireplaces.  Most designers/architects today are opening the floor plan while respecting the classic architecture, such as the moulding, fireplaces, windows and flooring.  In my opinion, those are the best features and removing them would be a crime.  When in Paris, we always rent an apartment and I spend hours admiring each detail, inside and out.  They are truly remarkable.

While keeping with the classic architecture, the style is combined with contemporary furnishings to fit the client’s personality.  By juxtaposing both periods together, a perfect mix is created.  It’s my far my favorite and if I had to pick a signature style for myself, this would be it.

Thala sofa from Caravan and Charlotte Perriand bench.


Philippe Hiquily console and Fadia Haddad drawing.


Blue lacquer walls, Fred Brouard table, Jeff Koons champagne bucket, “Ultrafragola” Ettore Sottsass mirror and chair by Vincent Dubourg.


Paul Evans signed bureau and Ettore Sottsass lamp.


John Dickinson tables and David Hicks pillow.


Custom Madeleine Castaing carpet, 1950’s desk, Vincent Dubourg chair and Michel Boyer steel stool.


A spacious bath filtered with natural light, claw foot tub and shower.




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