Thursday, May 27, 2010

decorating Aline's

This is Aline's place in paris. She has done a marvellous job decorating her small 'pied-a-terre' into a bright open home. In aline's kitchen find yellow joy, happiness and optimism. Decorated with a sense of childish enthusiasm and fun.

Fluro ceiling and canary walls compliment and exaggerate the brilliant sunlight streaming through the large windows. It invokes such imagination doesn't it?!

An eclectic mix of old and new. And old new. The antique crystal chandelier is stunning.

a palette of colour DIY wall shelf. Coffee anyone?

Toning things way down in the dining area. Is this the same apartment?

Breakfast is served. Note the beautifully selected beige chaise beyond with the polka dot cushions. and the art deco chest topped with silver antiquities; silver tea and coffee serving set, photo frames, a flask, a lamp candelabras and other interesting bits and bobs.

fancy a view? The terrace is spacious and panoramic.

Aline's home is in the 13th arrondissement - on rue du Chevaleret directly facing the Bibliotheque Francoise Mitterand library and close to Cour Saint Emilion and the latin quarter.

Ornate, intimate and highly decorative bedding in the guest bed room with a plush pillow extravaganza in burgundy, purples, gold and creams; in satins and velvets and floral print sheets. Aline is a perfectionist with style and uses Kenzo and Sonia Rykiel linens.

Light apple green walls and a complimenting ornate stained glass mirror in greens and yellows. A wooden panel behind the bed and a 1930's antique lamp.

Sheer red drapes for the large French doors opening onto the terrace creates warmth.

There is enough room for a grey pier-table with a beautiful lamp and a chair to sit and enjoy the sun with a small lamp so you can read.

Aline loves pillows. You find them popping up everywhere.

The terrace is protected by a white and green window blind which gives it a mediterranean appeal. Equipped with a table and 2 chairs for you relaxation and breakfast of the weather is fine.

A fantasy theatrical looking pier table.

sits beneath this circle mirror on le mur

More pillows...bien sur

I adore this living room. Its got that certain pizzazz!! Aline has done a fabulous job creating this homely cosy atmosphere using art deco furniture - a style Aline loves - mixed with modern pieces of furniture as well as a few african and colonial art pieces. Its a festival of design and culture. So much to see and admire.

My eye keeps falling on the dainty petite seat next to the TV - upholstered in cream polka dot fabric and matching polka dot pillows.
The one red apple perched atop the green ornamental bowl on the small coffee table.
And the 2 matching chaise seaters and of course more pillows in emeralds, leopard prints, damask and more.

In summer there is a lovely rose-tree that blossoms as well as geraniums and pour-pier flowers. A deck chair and cushions are added in summer for you to enjoy this petit floral oasis.

There she is!! Hi Aline, we love your paris apartment!!

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