The apartment of Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay, two young and talented interior designers, in Paris's 4th arrondissement, is not only the place they call home, but the place they call work. An incredible attention to balance permeates their space as their home must not only inspire them to create amazing spaces for others, but it must also relax them at the end of the day.
Clean, bright and quirky. This apartment is everything I associate with a Parisian way of designing a space. It is old enough to have amazing bones and character, as demonstrated with the wood flooring, intricate crown moulding and floor - to - ceiling colonial windows, but has been modernized through the marriage of old and new design elements Charlotte and Hugo have integrated throughout their space. I love a minimalist aesthetic. There is just something so calming about sleek lines, minimal clutter and having everything be in its place. But I am also a traditionalist. I love old architectural details like flooring and crown mouldings, arching doorways and turn of the century appliances. I want my space to not only feel like it's mine, but also as if it has been lived in (and loved) for centuries before me.
This space does all of that, and only makes me more and more excited to see how my life turns out so I can someday create a space like this of my own. In Paris.
Oh and for any of you who caught it, the title of this post is a nod to a book called "The Paris Wife" by Paula Mclain. Really really awesome book if anyone wants to check it out! It's a historical fiction chronicling Ernest Hemingway's early life during his marriage to his first wife while they lived between Paris and Toronto.