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Playful & Sophisticated Paris Apartment

Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/
The tufted chesterfield sofas are elegant and inviting, the midcentury pop of yellow in the armchair is friendly, and the contemporary bubble chandelier is fun. The balance of formality and mix of styles in this Paris apartment of Sandra Benhamou creates a unique environment that truly reflects its owner. I love how every room has moments of rest, with a solid neutral rug or curtains, and of course the bright-white walls. It doesn’t hurt to have beautiful crown moldings either!

Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/
The ultra-cool and super simple mod armchair and ottoman create a great pair with the comic-style poster on the wall. They also match the sunny pendant over the dining table below!

Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/
Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/
I really love the combination of finishes in the kitchen – the subway tiles set a subtly contemporary backdrop for rich wood cabinetry combined with stainless steel appliances. The floor brings in a busier pattern and finishes the bistro-esque feel in the dining area. In the bedroom below, warm wood and magentas warm up the room with a midcentury-bohemian vibe, complete with softly crumpled bed linens.

Playful & Sophisticated in Paris | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/
(via Elle Decor España, photography by Montse Garriga)

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7 Comments

  1. I love the warm pops of yellow! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 12.3.14
  2. Gorgeous! Those sofas are absolutely amazing!

    Posted 12.4.14
  3. I absolutely love the tiles in the kitchen and the dresser in the bedroom. What style would you say the dresser is? It’s funny you mention the crown molding as a lot of old apartment here in Bulgaria have it, and in combination with wrecked old furniture and bleak wallpapers it looks so outdated, but in this chic apartment it adds sophistication to the overall playful vibe.

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    Posted 12.4.14
    • Sounds amazing, I love the idea of taking an old apartment with good bones and repainting to really bring out the architectural details! Also, I think the dresser in that bedroom would be considered midcentury style.

      Posted 12.4.14

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