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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Home Tour: Palm Springs on the 5th Arrondissement

In a week where I've been longing for a trip to Paris - tweets from the front row of Paris Fashion Week haven't helped - you can imagine my delight upon discovering this visually arresting Parisian apartment. Colour blocking. Fifties furniture. Herringbone floors. Hello, interiors heaven! Jean-Christophe Aumas' space is created with a mix of muted neutrals, poppy brights and intriguing artworks.
The fireplace alone makes a dramatic statement in the main living space, but Jean-Christophe's addition of theatrical-style lighting, pillar candles and the over sized glass dome vignette only adds to the mystical atmosphere. As for the painted logs, well, they were made for Mr. Bazaar, no?!
Each of these four snapshots demonstrates the excellent level of execution that the interior of this apartment delivers. A mirrored, brass sideboard gently tans the reflection of the herringbone floor as it dances off into the distance. The artwork, effortlessly placed upon it, echoes these decedent hues. Meanwhile, in the shower room, a block of sea green turns the most basic of shower fittings into a striking statement.
To me this is apartment is a lesson in how to use brights: make a statement of an otherwise straight forward feature, table legs and shower fittings for example, and then block out parts of a main wall to add your accent shade. Stick with calmer shades in the surrounding furniture and collections and you'll be onto a winner. So, folks, if I disappear I think you'll know where to look first...

28 comments:

  1. I love the dark violet color of the wall... so rich!!

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  2. How fun is this - longing for Paris...

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  3. mmm... i love the color blocked logs by the fire place. too cute! :)

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  4. DE-lightful! The rawness of those herringbone floors in the first photo is heavenly!!
    Nancy xo

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  5. Will, I love these! Okay, here's a thought to chew on.. A Bright.Bazaar mini magazine! Yes yes. Mini magazine. Because these well styled & designed posts are so fun, so well laid out, it's like scrolling down pages of a magazine. And I know my magazines, I'm a certified mag-hag. Mini mag, mini mag!
    The only thing that freaks me out with this gorgeous interior is.. the scary drawing thing on top of the shower. Like a scene out of the Grudge. lol. Great post Will..

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  6. i saw this post and then it got me thinking about a trip to france next summer...

    deadly images...

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  7. I want to move in now! Fantastic find, as usual, Will! Love the pop of yellow, and the fab mix of furniture.

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  8. Great post...I'm lovin your layouts Will..there killer.

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  9. Always love, love love this space - love the contrast with the herringbone floor.

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  10. Well H E L L O haringbone floors!! I DIE!!!

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  11. Well, first of all you are going nowhere! (: We need you here - as our inspirational design mentor.

    And secondly, this wonderful apartment has your name all over it! Tons of style (and those Parisian floors, sigh...) and personality and some unexpected fun design twists. I can understand how you would want to disappear from us!

    A warm hug to you,

    Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  12. oh wow, the floor is quite impressive here! And love how this place is nailed to perfection concerning popping details and colors (adore the plum in the 1st image!)

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  13. Goodness, Will, you should have posted a mega-eye candy alert first! ;) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous space, I love the industrial/feminine vibe.

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  14. Talk about a fusion of different periods and genres! Love it when rules are chucked out the window.

    And a mirror in the shower? Like it!

    xx
    d

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  15. Awesome apartment! I love the unexpected places for hits of colour (table legs, shower fittings) and I just can't get past the beauty of that floor! :)

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  16. Wow Will, this has got to be one of the best apartments I've seen in ages! Love the colour, floors and quirky accessories. It's absolutely incredible!

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  17. Oh my goodness I am dying over this apartment! Palm Springs meets Paris indeed...wow! Loving all these detailed bright colorful pops, and the way you have so beautifully layed everything out! Makes me want to get my childrens art project paints and get to work on some firewood...at the very least!

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  18. that apartment is the most yummy thing ever...

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  19. I can't get over the floors...everything juxtoposed against those is just awesome. THANKS!

    --Gretchen O.

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  20. Just found you...
    What a fantastic blog, love the inspiration!
    I´m your newest follower!
    Tina

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  21. wow i LOVE how all the walls have different colors on them! and those colorful logs, too cute!!!

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  22. I see exactly why you love this home, it's full of so many happy colors, and you can't overlook all the details.

    www.chicmodernvintage.com

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  23. Oh, I love these floors and the painted wood logs!

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  24. A lovely and sophisticated post Will. So very Parisian et tres chic. I would love to explore what it is really like to be in any one of those rooms, walking in and hearing those incredible herringbone floors creaking underneath each footstep. Sigh. Such perfection, merci!

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  25. The painted logs are so fun!!! What a chic home! And yes I adore detail shots. How come it always looks way better up close?!!!

    Luvs!

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  26. loving your blog!! another thing to keep me away from my work lol x

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  27. Looks like we're all set for a fabulous party in Paris, then!

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