Friday, March 25, 2011

A Paris retreat...


Located on one of my favourite Paris squares, Place des Vosges, is this beautiful feminine and romantic apartment. Once home to a famous mistress to nobility everything about this residence says 'you are in Paris'. This is an apartment I would escape to for the weekend....

Beautiful fabrics, wonderful textures, antiques and books fill the apartment giving each of the rooms the most wonderful character and detail.


The exquisite bedroom with its views over the blue slate rooftops of the square.

Looking down the hallway to the powder room...I love the contrast of the dark wall and the timber parquet floor.

I would invite you over for some afternoon tea and macaroons.

Just step outside to explore the fashionable galleries surrounding the square or just stop for a moment and enjoy the beauty of the gardens....Ax

{images via Pavillon de Madame}

32 comments:

meenal @ maison marigold said...

what a gorgeous gorgeous apartment...the most beautiful i've come across in a very long time...so quintessentially parisian..thanks for sharing , amanda and welcome back..you were missed!!though you were always on my blog-roll now i'm your latest follower too..hope you'll drop by my blog..and maybe follow it if you like! xx meenal

First House on the Right said...

Nice to see you back Amanda :) Hard not to be envious of this beautiful abode! Happy weekend, Nicolex

Lorraine said...

Amanda I would love to be invited for afternoon tea and macaroons!
Heavenly.
xox

chateaudelille said...

Oh wow, I had such a good time! Thanks for the post. I hope one day... Fiona

design elements said...

gorgeous home! love Place des Vosges. glad to see a new post of you :-) have a wonderful weekend!

Renée Finberg said...

oh please......
i want get away to paris so badly.

and this is a magnificent apartment.
xxx

Splendid Sass said...

Such a beautiful place. I could spend some time here.
Teresa
xoxo

classic • casual • home said...

So divine. I can imagine myself on the sofa sipping rosé Champagne. Merci!

Jenna@simplybonvivant.com said...

This time last year this was my reality...oh how I want to be there again walking the square and the gardens...the parks in Paris are just something else! Thanks so much for sharing and taking me back! XO

A Casa da Vá said...

Hi Amanda just found your blog, I was really captivated by the "Paris retreat" title since I am planning to visit there on the next few months. Probably staying in a cheap hotel thou so I will only dream to experience such a luxury like this apt! Following you, come visit some time!

hugs and kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

Mez said...

A beautiful apartment!

I particularly like the armchairs in the second picture - we only see the back of them.

Can someone tell me what this style of armchair is called?

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh yes, I gotta stay there sometime!

Ann said...

Truly a beautiful apartment.
I could move right in and be very happy!

-annie

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Amanda!
Drop everything! Let's just go now!!!! My favorite restaurand is right across the square!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful place.....And I think you should virtually stay longer than a weekend, it will TAKE lyou a wekend to get there! xo Maryanne

Jones said...

Gorgeous. This home makes we want to become a traditionalist! Chic Rooms

VictoriaArt said...

Dreams do come true!!!!
What a wonderful space!
LOVE everything, the library ladder is special.
And the soft colors! And that gorgeous parquet!
And....
Thank your lightening up this day!

Not Perfect But Nice said...

I LOVE La Place de Vosges. It really is my favourite place in Paris. Not many touristes know about it and it 's tucked away and oh so romantique. One of my first dates with my husband was there. That appartement would suit me 100%!

red ticking said...

hi dear friend... this is soooo gorgeous... and i want you to know that you are in my thoughts... and i would love to go to paris one day together... wouldn't that be amazing???? xoxo

Trove Interiors said...

Incredible! A beautiful apartment in my favorite city. Thanks for posting.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous apartment!
Love your pics!

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toves sammensurium said...

hmmmm.....didn´t I see just this apartment in my dreams??????
tove,Norway ;P

college papers said...

No wonder if any one want to shift on these apartments.

david miller said...

This apartment is truly superb. I lived many years in Paris in Neuilly but always dreamt of living on Pl des Vosges. The area has several gems like this one - I agree with a previous poster about macaroons - strawberry flavored are my favourites. What a fabulous set of pictures - makes me nostalgic for Paris. Interior design is very different where I now live in Finland.

red ticking said...

hhhmmm thinking about wholesale with you... thoughts? xx

Millie said...

Off to try & convince Management to have our next Sales Meeting in Paris with my accommodation in this exquisite apartment! Beats the wilds of North Ryde hands down.
Millie x

david miller said...

Ater looking at this blog the other day I have since bought 2 fabulous candelabras (lustres) ceiling lamps in auction. They are originally from Sweden but look very similar to the ones illustrated here. Can't wait ti put them up.

Exquisite Accessories said...

Ooh wow I would love to have tea in that apartment please can I :)) gorgeous picks glad you had fun Amanda!

Thesis writing said...

Lovely Windows:)

L'univers de Swann said...

Really sublime, bravo!!

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

That living room is the epitome of feminine perfection. Absolutely sublime! :)

Valesca Bender said...

I love this blog! Amazing windows. Congratulations.

traveltrufflesandtartetartin said...

I stayed near here recently! Such a beautiful area.