Take a look at this dreamy Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Emilie Bonaventure. Hidden away in Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement, the feminine space offers a discreet and elegant refuge from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant French city.
The high ceilings, marble fireplaces and herringbone parquet flooring creates a calming sanctuary, whilst retaining a sense of French simplicity.
Give your home space a dose of Parisian chic and opt for designs with calming neutral hues and blends of white, ivory, cream and caramel tones. Offset with geometric patterns and lighter textures to make your scheme work for the summer season and beyond…
Update your home with autumn colours. Choose shades of gold, red and orange, add rich chocolate-brown and compliment with cool colours such as blues, purples and greens. Use autumn displays to create a big impact and warm up rooms with layers of earthy tones.
Whether you’re creating an office environment in a small nook or you have the luxury of having an entire room, Be Creative. Source original furnishings for maximum impact. Industrial shelving works well in this space against the bare brick walls. Don’t be afraid to add green plants, stylish shelving, comfy chairs and vintage boxes for storage.
Introduce overhead lighting if natural lighting isn’t an option. Consider angled floor lights that don’t steal desktop space. Personal your space with family photographs and personal artifacts to create a homely environment.
Set a desk under a window to take advantage of natural light. Keep the space neat and tidy. Use white furnishings to reflect light and keep the space airy.
Or set a desk against a wall, add stylish shelving to help organise paperwork, a mood board for inspiration, a few personal items that make you smile and you instantly have a functional home office environment.