Oversized black pendant light and copper coffee table in Paris living room via @thouswellblog

In a gracious townhome in Paris, Joseph Dirand extends his sophisticated style yet again to create a simple, understated space that places emphasis on its furnishings. Using the ornate architecture as a backdrop, a dramatic black and white palette strikes a contrast in the living room, with an oversized pendant setting the center of the room above a copper coffee table. Floor to ceiling French doors open to the patio (take a peek outside below), one of my favorite ways to create a light-filled and open living space. In many of the rooms, striking pendants create a motif of focal-point lighting.


Modern living room with contemporary artwork via @thouswellblog
Modern black and white living room with copper table via @thouswellblog

I love this simple copper coffee table, which I recently found in Sarah’s (A House in the Hills) living room update. It looks beautiful in both a warm, bohemian room as well as this contemporary, modern living room.

Gray walls and large fireplace in French home office via @thouswellblog
Modern dining room with modern art via @thouswellblog

In the dining room, modern chairs with cane backs sit around a large black dining table with modern color-blocked paintings lining the walls. I can imagine the room may be much cozier at night with the lights spotlighting the table.

Modern white bathroom in French apartment via @thouswellblog
Modern white bedroom with abstract art via @thouswellblog
French patio with wicker sofa and potted boxwoods via @thouswellblog(via Yatzer from AD France, photography by Adrien Dirand)

I love seeing the outdoor spaces for the home tours I share, and this chic patio doesn’t disappoint. I’m working on a patio makeover with Home Depot (I’ll be sharing some inspiration later this week), but I love the wicker sofa and potted boxwoods on this terrace. The beautiful exterior of the townhome isn’t too shabby either!



  1. Quite possibly one of my favorite dining rooms that I’ve seen – gorgeously done!

    Posted 3.14.16

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