Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

9.04.2006

An Apartment in Paris


Taschen publishing selected the dining room above for the cover of their book, Paris Style. If you like the design too, it can be yours for a week or so. The room is part of the sixth arrondissement "Gigi" apartment, one of many furnished Paris residences available for rent through Chez Vous.

I love how the dining room seems somehow grand and comfortably casual at the same time. All of the contrasts here -- light with dark, delicate with heavy, electric chartreuse with somber grey -- really work. And those neoclassical style dining chairs have such beautifully curved backs.

To create a similar look in your own home, Anthropologie's hand-carved, mahogany Basel dining table, shown below, has an ultra dark finish and very bold, sculptural legs.

1 comment:

jen said...

I LOVE that room! It reminds me of a deck on one of the great steamers of a bygone era…