Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bare Bones Lovely in Paris










Originally a haberdashery built in the 1800s, this beautiful structure residing on Paris's Left Bank is now home to a young married couple. They've chosen to let many of the original, quirky spaces remain intact instead of refashioning the building to suit a more modern lifestyle. I love the beautiful floors, volumes of space, and the charming vine covered exterior.

18 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

So lovely and warm. So Parisian and yet it almost feels like the countryside. Man those French have got it goin' on.
Nighty-night, Alcira

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A Perfect Gray said...

Nelya, that kitchen took my breath away. What about those sliding glass doors on the uppers? wow. and that dining space? the light in there and the mirror? wonderful. thanks for that look...

Uncle Beefy said...

Now *that's* a mighty lovely way to start a Tuesday morning! Beautiful! Le sigh. :)

Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

my favorite and my best said...

i love it!! let's buy it!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I've seen this one somewhere before but can't remember where- it's so so ridiculously fabulous. The place is so romantic and has such an artsy feeling- you can just imagine a writer and a painter living there- stunning!

Geisslein said...

LOOOOVE THIS! Very inspiring for me - wow! Wish you a great start in the new year!

abby jenkins said...

Wonderful!!! J'adore it all! Especially the kitchen....ahh....

classic • casual • home said...

Beautiful..so clean. But when that young couple has a baby...I bet a railing will go upstairs! Following you now!
Mary Ann

MANDY said...

I love this place sooo much ... and that it is in my favorite place in the world makes it even better !!!

nkp said...

Hello Mary Ann! I have to agree, as a mama to three kiddos, once the babies arrive everything changes. ;0)

Thanks so much for following, I'm flattered.

nkp said...

Hi Geisslein, wishing you a wonderful 2011 as well. Thanks for visiting!

Raina Cox said...

Spiral staircases are the Robert Downey Jr. of decorating - very good-looking yet wildly unpredictable.

nkp said...

Ah, but that's what makes him, er, I mean them, so exciting. ;0)

Christina said...

I'm SO glad I came across this post. I am so inspired! This home is just lovely... especially the stairwell leading to the little library nook. It's a dream, honestly! Thanks for sharing.

nkp said...

You are very welcome, Christina. Thank you for visiting!

Vanya Wilkinson said...

how incredibly beautiful, breath taking!

designstiles said...

Oh, that pink chaise lounge. Delightful!

nkp said...

Indeed it is, designstiles! Welcome and thanks for stopping by!