paris when it drizzles
what to do when it rains? play house!
bonjour guys! hope all is well in your world. here in paris it’s been a study in duality, both quiet and hectic, raining and sun, lonely without claudia II and busy with rearranging the apartment. i’ve been working with lorraine to freshen it up but my shots aren’t great. still i hope these will give you an idea of how much is going on in a small studio. really it couldn’t be more perfect. i love all her little details and with some of my flea finds it was fun to stage a bit and shoot it. she always has little flowers and surprises in drawers like these silk ones which i loved with the yellow glass.
a friend of mine told me about taking wide shots and then in tighter and tighter for close ups. sounds reasonable but it’s something i never thought to do so i’m giving it a whirl. hope these aren’t too repetitive.
anyway you may remember lorraine’s apartment (claudia II’s mom) from a couple years ago. not much has changed but a little rearranging really opened it up. the windows have been wide open for days. no screens and no ac. and not a mosquito in sight. just geraniums as far as the eye can see!
lorraine got new deschamps sheets and i’ve been busy getting bulbs, shades, a throw and new pillows. i’ll be renting it for her on the off months so if you need a place when you’re in paree, let me know. it’s the quintessential pied à terre and feels like home with everything you need. well, actually i haven’t been able to figure out the tv, but then again, haven’t missed having it at all!
the bed is a double which is nice and roomy. the carvings are mind boggling.
i love the mirrored vanity and all her pretty things she shares with her guests.
i’m taking you around the room…this is out the window (obviously). an adult school is across the street which is great cause there’s never anyone there except some evening classes once in awhile.
the view is of the street is of course, gorgeous. it’s in the heart of the marais on the very tiny rue des tournelles.
and the artwork is magnificent.
even in such a small place there’s room for everything including a chair to lounge in by the window.
a makeshift mantle (i light the candles and pretend there’s a fireplace)
lorraine found this intricately carved piece which fit perfectly over the window. it’s just another point to ponder when waking up slow…not to mention the glorious chandelier!
so the guy who installed it was a hack…it’s still pretty ;p
around the other side is a marble top table for 2 to 4, perfect for working or having an intimate dinner party.
and of course, all the comforts of home with the tv and phone. i haven’t even shown you the kitchen and bath which are equally adorable but the sun just came out so i best get it while i can! bonne nuit and suite dreams!
ps: miss you, claudia deux, it’s not the same without you. you really made this house a home!