Sophia’s Rooftop View Over Paris

updated Feb 20, 2019
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Name: Sophia Hansjacob
Location: 11th arrondissement, Paris, France
Size: 355 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years

Sophia Hansjacob lives in what might be the perfect Paris apartment. This little flat has it all: beautiful details, huge casement windows, wood floors (in the bedroom), and the very best part: a balcony with a view over the rooftops of Paris.

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Sophia, a stylist and jewelry designer, has filled her small apartment with just the basics: a bed, a desk, a comfy chair for reading, a low sofa that doubles as a spot to take tea. The flat has a cozy feel, but there’s still plenty of room to breathe. Colorful touches abound, from the striped blanket on the Togo sofa to the bright green refrigerator. The overall effect is cheerful and colorful, eclectic but airy. And just a step outside, there is all of Paris at your feet.

To see more of Sophia’s designs (she’s wearing one in the photo below!), you can check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. And if you’re planning on being in Paris and want to experience the apartment (and the view!) for yourself, it is available to rent on AirBnB.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Pop art, street style, cocooning.

Inspiration: Everything and everywhere.

Favorite Element: The ray of sunshine which crosses the window and wakes me in the morning.

Biggest Challenge: Create several attractive spots in such a small space.

What Friends Say: That it’s a very quiet and bright place for a city as big as Paris.

Proudest DIY: The curtains in the bedroom, which form an attractive gradation of warm colors when they are opened.

Biggest Indulgence: My Togo sofa by Ligne Roset.

Dream Sources: Books, art, culture, music, film.

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Resources of Note:


  • sofa : Togo by Ligne Roset
  • big mirror: my grandparents’ attic
  • totem : Sylvia Calmejane
  • little mirror: my mother’s attic


  • b&w photo : Sara Imloul
  • Lithography with orange point is a photo of NYC : Tony Soulié
  • Birds picture : Violette Nouailhac
  • a lot of jewels from all around the world (Africa, Brazil, Vietnam, etc.)
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Thanks, Sophia!

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