Who has not dreamed of living in an apartment in the heart of Paris? The French capital is an exciting and vibrant city teeming with cultural activities, fine restaurants and fabulous shopping. Of course, not everyone is able to find a comfortable and affordable home in this city where the average rental cost per square metre is €30 (more than €8000 for sale!).
Today on homify we dare to daydream a little bit by having a look at this dream apartment, located in the heart of the chic sixteenth arrondissement. Besides daydreaming, you may also find yourself also some good ideas for decorating your own apartment, whether you are in the City of Light or anywhere in the world. Enjoy!
Decorated by the creative interior designer Barbara Sterkers, this apartment is both fresh and bright, far from the dusty clichés that are normally attributed to Parisian interiors. Taking advantage of the high ceilings and large windows, the walls are covered with bright colours, creating smooth surfaces to allow the light to reflect and diffuse.
The furniture gives life to the spaces and allows for a pleasant and effective environment. Here we see a children's room—complete with a bunk bed, a desk and a wall shelf—that opens with a sliding wall in the family room.
We have now turned halfway around with respect to the previous picture, and we can see another corner of the family room holding a private dining table, wisely installed near the patio doors. We also note that the apartment has a comfortable balcony with green plants all along its railings. It is important, especially in the heart of an urban space, to provide green spaces and decorations in order to create a friendly and natural feel, which will allow you to stay in a good mood throughout the year. In addition, we observe that the dining room furniture is marked with grey shades, sober and elegant, that blend perfectly with the light blue walls and pale grey floor to create a light and timeless design.
Yet another turn allows us to enjoy the rest of the family living room, which feels very contemporary. The creator of the project has used a strong accent colour in this room, a very dark blue wall that hosts a classic and rustic fireplace. A decoration tip: if you can not use your fireplace or chimney for logistical reasons, why not place candles inside, which recreate the atmosphere of a warm fire without the hassle that comes with firewood and cleaning the chimney?
At the end of the room, near the fireplace wall, are the kitchen and informal dining room, which are separated by a subtle and elegant glass wall. Here we find that same dark shade of blue, here creating a warm and intimate atmosphere worthy of a romantic Italian restaurant. On the wall, a neon sculpture inscribed the words a tavola—
table in Italian—which helps to create a unique atmosphere in a contemporary setting. The kitchen is designed in a simple and efficient way, taking advantage of the window at the end of the room to illuminate the space.
In the bathroom, we discover an elegant minimalist atmosphere. All elements of the decorations—except the splashback—have a uniform white surface that opens the space and reflects light. The splashback, meanwhile, is covered with a slate grey mineral coating, which gives style and character to the room. The contrast between the dark and light elements is dazzling.
We conclude this tour with a hint of the master bedroom, which allows us to appreciate the creative interventions of this comfortable and contemporary space. The headboard, decorated with a border of bright red, is both simple and casual. Moreover, the contrast between the small, rustic bedside table, and the industrial reading lamp is very successful and gives depth to the décor. This is complemented with a cute little cactus in a brushed metal vase.
In sum, this is an inspiring project that gives us very good ideas for organizing an apartment, even if its not in beautiful, elegant Paris!