Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

The apartment is layered with vintage Berber Moroccan rugs collected by Caroline Gayral, owner of Fragments in Paris—a shop known for its exquisite selection of preloved Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs. Over the restored 19th Century parquet, the colorful carpets add a worldly flair to an otherwise perfectly European home: marble fireplace, modern heirlooms, family antiques, and a discerning art collection.

It was after her daughter’s birth that Gayral and her husband transformed this period apartment into their family home, which may explain the touches of dusty pink throughout—offset by midcentury chairs in tan and burgundy leather, and touches of pitch black. The kitchen is a wonderful blend of muddy peach walls and glossy navy cabinets with patterned cement floors and glazed ceramic tiles. The bedroom is deceptively simple with only a Vertigo pendant lamp acting as a focal point showstopper. The result: a chic, layered Parisian home that’s not too feminine, but soft, family-friendly, and lived-in.

 

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Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Inside a Chic Layered 19th Century Parisian Home ± on @SavvyHome

Photos: Nuevo Estilo

Gab Loves: Back At It

Gab Loves: January 2017 on @SavvyHome

 

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Clare Vivier Le Grand Départ Sweatshirt ($88) | Céline Cat-Eye Plastic Sunglasses ($286) | Rag & Bone Division Gloves ($250) | Pepper & Mayne Cross-Back Performance Bra ($50) Sarah & Sebastian Face Ring ($380) | Hay Slit Table ($530) | Faris Large Pendo Drops ($278) | Cinq À Sept Leona Flare Dress ($385) | Artilleriet Oyster Print ($52) | Petra Bindel Home | Topshop Maggie Suede Ankle Boots ($140) | & Other Stories Classic Silk Shirt ($65) | Arne Jacobsen Charlottenborg Lounge Chairs ($10,000) | Adidas Originals Stan Smith Leather Sneakers ($69)

The Weekender: New Year

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Photo: The Fashion Guitar

Happy new year! As you may have noticed, I took a little time off over the holidays—to disconnect and get the creative juices flowing again. It was nice to be in Florida for two full weeks away from emails and responsibilities. I got back to snowy temperatures in NYC but I have to say I like it—New York winters are definitely less harsh than in Montreal (so far)—and we’ve had a couple of beautiful sunny white days. It seems that nesting (and hygge) is the trending word for 2017—with no exception, I’m fully embracing spending time at home, making it as cozy and comfortable as possible, and getting back into cooking. Other resolutions for 2017: find a better work-life balance, get back into playing tennis, and be on time! What’s yours?

 

WEEKEND SALES

Get 20%-30% off furniture at West Elm! Their new collection is beyond good.

Save up to 60% clearance items at Bloomingdales (a.k.a. time to get some Sferra sheets).

 

WEEKEND READING

29 restaurants around the world that you must try before you die. —Refinery29

How to escape winter (really, really well) with Lucy Laucht. —J.Crew

I want to bake: an old fashioned orange cake. —One Kings Lane

Coziness is trending for 2017 (we need it). —Man Repeller

The healthiest restaurants in the world. —Mr. Porter

I want to go to: Le Grand Bellevue. —Park & Cube

Lessons in imperfection. —Fashion Me Now

 

ON MYDOMAINE

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9 genius décor hacks a fashion insider knows (and you don’t).

These are the coolest things to do in New York.

The chicest kitchens on the internet this year.

7 genius storage solutions that clear the clutter in style.

No one is decorating their home with these items anymore.

Go on, spend all day in bed—here’s how to make it count.

Successful people share their one trick to beat a hangover.

8 easy ways to make your living room extra cozy when you’re bored.

These stunning entryways will make you want to welcome the new year in style.

The only clutter hacks that actually work, says a professional organizer.

The #1 decorating mistake everyone makes in their living room.

If you follow these Instagram accounts, you don’t need a decorator.

11 ways to make your home even better in 2017 (that don’t involve redecorating).

A NYE Cocktail Party in a 350 sq. ft. Apartment? It’s Possible

How to Host a NYE Party in a Studio Apartment • on @SavvyHome

This post is in partnership with World Market.

 

I never imagined entertaining in my 350 sq. ft. studio apartment. My sofa is five foot long and squeezed between my bed and my kitchen counter. I can barely turn around without knocking over a wine glass or bumping into a corner of my bed. But last month I finally got to a point where my apartment felt decorated enough. It’s not entirely done (is it ever?), but my studio went from feeling like a work in progress to an actual home. It also happened smack in the middle of Thanksgiving—and my festive spirit was flying high. So I decided to host a holiday party for my co-workers. There’s only four of us on the MyDomaine editorial team in New York, so I figured it was manageable.

It went really well! So well, in fact, that as soon as it was over, I was ready to host my next gig—a Christmas Eve soirée, perhaps? Or a New Years Eve party! Because I’ve learned a thing or two from entertaining in my studio apartment ready—here’s what you need to know when throwing your own studio session.

 

DON’T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

How to Host a NYE Party in a Studio Apartment • on @SavvyHome

Keep everything simple: the guest list—keep it under 8, the to-do list, and the menu. I know, you’re probably dreaming of over-the-top oyster platters and croquembouches, but trust me when I say—the simpler, the better. When you have a studio apartment, stick to the items that can be eaten while standing up: small bites, cheeses, crackers, olives, nuts. No one likes carving a turkey with a plate on their knee.

MAKE IT EXTRA COZY

Stock up on fur throws and floor pillows to make everyone comfortable. I’m a fan of the kitchen parties, but there comes a time when everyone’s over eaten and want to lounge around. If you don’t have enough seating for everyone, create it with accent chairs, poufs, floor pillows, or even your bed. On that note: make your bed—and make it well: hotel corners, ironed sheets, fluffed pillows, and all.

USE SERVING TRAYS

When tabletop space is limited, trays are a lifesaver for serving nibbles and drinks. While you may want to arrange a buffet station on your kitchen counter or console table, it’s handy to have the trays to move around the room as needed.

DECORATE WITH FESTIVE FLORALS

How to Host a NYE Party in a Studio Apartment • on @SavvyHome

Set the mood with low lighting, a scented candle, and festive florals. I loved this arrangement I got from The Bouqs—it’s varied, festive, and it smells amazing because of the pine leaves. It’ll make up for the fact that you don’t have a tree, a mantle, a collection of wreaths, or a hundred balloons stuck to your ceiling.

DON’T RUN OUT OF BOOZE

How to Host a NYE Party in a Studio Apartment • on @SavvyHome

This rule comes last, but it should really come first: whatever you do, make sure you have enough booze for everyone. This include (but is not limited to) a welcome cocktail, a signature cocktail mix for the night (with all ingredients and garnishes), beer, wine (red and white), and copious amounts of champagne, because—New Years Eve.

SHOP ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

 

Photos: All photos for Savvy Home | Florals by The Bouqs

This post is in partnership with World Market.

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