Wednesday, May 4, 2011

En Francais





It all seems so effortless, doesn't it. That something French, that je ne sais quoi, that not quite definable, elusive, can't-quite-put-your-finger-on it quality. I don't think I'll solve the mystery in a blog post, but let me just note the key elements; the gorgeous herringbone floors(!), the original beams and fireplaces, the spectacular lighting, and the deft mix of modern furniture housed within this classical framework. Nothing short of ooh la la!

{images from Cote Paris via Belle Vivir, more here}

{p.s.-can you spot the t.v. cleverly hidden in that art wall...sneaky}

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11 comments:

ModFruGal said...

The velvet..and the most sly TV "hiding in plain sight" I've seen in ages...nice!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

oh dear lord.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Couldn't be better- that red settee/banquette....le sigh.

erin@designcrisis said...

Oui oui!

J'aime tous les!

Design Junkie said...

Spectacular beauty! LLUVIT! All of it.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

TV's as part of art walls are my favorite.

Oh and the red settee... divine. I do like when they are built into bookshelves.

Thanks for filling my inspiration files again and again :)

meenal @ maison marigold said...

what a gorgeous gorgeous home!! those herringbone floors!! and the red sofa in the first image..the chandelier..just too much!! and i couldn't spot the t.v. until you mentioned it! you've got a lovely blog and i'm following it now. do visit my blog when you have a moment..you may follow it if you like..have a lovely day! xx meenal

susie q said...

Oh, oh, oh. This might be the best interior I've seen in a long, long while. That lighting. The ceiling beams. The furnishings. So very fabulous. And, yes, effortless.

nkp said...

Hello Meenal, thanks for visiting and thanks for following. So glad to hear you like what you see!

Daniella said...

Love those floors!

Cassie said...

OMG!

They had me with the floors alone.