• In this new feature, our European correspondent, Kristin Hohenadel, will tackle your biggest problems and answer your hardest questions! Fire away, expats and travelers!
Dear AT Europe: My husband and I are buying an apartment in Paris in the Bastille and really need a great, modern sofa bed. Do you know anywhere in or around Paris that might have something, other than Fly or Ikea? Many thanks, Caroline
You have plenty of options, and now is a good time to buy with the bi-annual sales on for the next month offering up to 50% off.
If you're looking for a modern and well-designed quality sofa bed (canapé-lit ), start with new couch emporium Autour d'un Canapé showroom in the 2nd arrondissement, which has a large selection of stylish sofa beds for daily or occasional use. You can check out options on their website, including the handsome modern canapé-lit "Flip" from Norberto Delfinetti pictured on the front page or the Canapé Casper from C+C above.
If you're interested in sleek modern convertible couches that are built into custom-designed wall units, remember to take a look at the chic murphy bed armoires at La Maison du Convertible.
And if you need an extra bed more than a couch, don't forget the incredible disappearing ceiling bed from Espace Loggia.
Finally, check out the Scoop! Round couch/bed from Guido Rosati below that's available from Saba Italia.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. If you have a European design question, email kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com