An Haussmannian apartment with eclectic vibes

The allure of simplicity lies in its purity of lines and clean aesthetic.  Hausmannian buildings are known to be chic and elegant: impeccable crown moldings, white walls, high ceilings, original chevron parquets to die for. It is my hope to one day own a beautiful Hausmannian Pied-à-Terre, but until that moment arrives (I have no doubt it will), I will settle by drooling over unfairly gorgeous apartments to keep me motivated. I believe in visualization and manifesting my reality and this beautiful Parisian apartment does not lack charm. The living room itself sets the tone for what’s to be found throughout this apartment. I’m still swooning over the salon’s global charm. It definitely has the boho appeal I love but without looking Instagram staged.  Did you notice how that glass partial divider adds dimension to this room, creating a clever and unobtrusive separation between the eating area and living room?

No crazy mix of colors, but check out the cool posters and artwork, and the most obvious star of this room: the majestic peacock overlooking the room. Although beautiful, I have strong reservations about this and this blog post no way endorses taxidermy!

Now that I got this out of the way, my eyes are fixated on this imposing built-in bookshelf. I love books and I’m floored by how jaw-dropping this book corner is.  By the way, those colossal french windows are impossible to ignore and can be found throughout this darling apartment.  Accent pieces and colorful pillows add a measured touch of character without going overboard. I also appreciate that from this angle, the dining table on the other side of that glass divider is barely noticeable. How ingenious is that?

By the way, the splendor of this apartment is not solely confined to the living room. The bedrooms are just as opulent and captivating and wait until you see that unforgettable bathroom.






My infatuation deepens with those enormous lanterns. I mean look at them! What are those? Wow! Stunning to say the least. I have not seen quite anything like this before, but interestingly enough the soft sheer fabric of those lamps do not take away from the rest of this hallway where gorgeous Morrocan rugs adorn the beautiful chevron parquet found throughout this place. Simply breathtaking!

This beautiful Emmanuel Peacock chair found at the end of the hallway is undoubtedly majestic, GOAT to say the least. It’s also on my bucket list! Those chairs aren’t cheap either and will run you for a good $500 and up here in Los Angeles, but they are such an enduring testament of status. I can see myself sitting there, bare naked (no shame!), unbothered, sipping on a sparkly flute of Veuve Clicquot. Ahhh la belle vie.. Now that’s what we French folks call la Joie De Vivre! What’s your Joie De Vivre?


The rest of the tour can be accessed here.

Photo credit: Adélaïde Klarwein

xx, Kenza


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