Great Ideas from a Gorgeous Parisian Apartment

This St. Honoré apartment by double g has much to recommend it. First, it's in Paris. (And let's be honest, does there really need to be a "second," given that?) Second, (in case Paris isn't actually enough for you), it's got fantastic light. Third, (yes, there's more), its design strikes just the right balance between lots of white and vibrant, luscious color. All of this on its own would be enough to make many a decorista swoon, yet this gorgeous design doesn't stop there...

If you look closely, beyond the chic, beyond the budget-busting furniture and accessories, you'll see this — ideas you can use in your space.

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1. Keeping furniture in the same palette allows one to mix styles, without appearing chaotic. In this case, the rumpled slipcovered sofa, the sleek modern side table and the vintage armchairs create a singular backdrop for the beautifully saturated rug and a wall full of personal treasures.
2. White walls and bedding play nicely off of a wall of sooty shelves. The contrast between the two also emphasizes the brightness of the books, toys and clothes housed within. Adding a loose canopy over a bed creates a spot of soft seclusion.
3. Wallpaper and bright splashes of paint (seen in the previous image) can create moments of whimsy within a shelving unit. Adding paper lanterns ups the quirkiness factor even more.
4. A tight color palette in an open plan bedroom allows the details of each area to shine. Here, the bedroom is separated from the bathroom with a teal-colored wall and a pair of floor length curtains that block the light on one side and act as a soft divider on the other. Visible just beyond, the vividly patterned tiles of the bathroom continue the color scheme.
5. The pure white palette of the workspace establishes a mental as well as physical separation from the main bedroom. Built-in desks and wall-mounted sconces maximize and streamline a space.

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