so glad we made it

thanks for all your support yesterday, it meant so much to me and i can’t even read it without crying. i can’t wait to visit you soon too. another day in ny then back down south. where it’s calm. (i just got back from a vegas weekend and NEED to zero out)!

leaving town forces you to do things that have been on the back burner…today was the Kips Bay Show House. needless to say i had a good time taking illegal pics. if you’re in the city, do GO dahling!

on another note, i’m excited to have been asked to donate to the ARTrageous Gala Dinner and Auction, so i’m giving away a trip to paris in the fall with our group. it’s for foster kids, a cause close to my heart. and it’s a good reason to go to Cipriani :)

Cipriani, 55 Wall Street


May 13, 2008. Decorating, Design, Dreams, Fleamarkets, Furniture, Marie Antoinette, Paris, Paris Trip.


  1. melissa lewis - off the wall replied:

    Oh my goodness, with each picture I was drooling. That turquoise headboard… oh my heart skipped a beat. These are gorgeous!

    Great post:)


  2. Karen from A`Musements replied:

    Welcome back!!! So sorry that your faith in friends was tested. Glad you have come up for air and decided to stay ;-) Love the tubs you have in your post… both are calling my name. Your trip to Paris will be an incredible prize for some lucky bidder at the ARTrageous Auction…. How fabulous!


  3. Emily replied:

    I like all the blue touches, including the dresser with the vintage Vogues! And the headboard!


  4. Alkemie replied:

    Gorgeous Gorgeous photos Claudia!! Thanks for the inspiration. I love it!



  5. alyssa replied:

    Glad you are back! Yay! We were supposed to be in Paris right now! Boo!


  6. Charlie replied:

    Claudia, I am so happy that you are back! I am so happy!



  7. Cindy replied:

    Love~Love~Love your pictures!!!

    Happy Tuesday Claudia!


  8. stinabear replied:

    I just recently found your blog and I have to say, all of the images are magnificent. I could sit here and stare at them all day. Keep up the lovely work!


  9. theredvelvetshoe replied:

    Ooo la la! So glad you snuck your camera in! That bed is divine!!



  10. Easy and Elegant Life replied:

    Not to get all 70’s on you, but like the man sang “Welcome Back…. your dreams were your ticket out…. who’d thought they’d need you? Back here where they teased you?…”

    Nice couple of posts these! I’ll look forward to reading more (and some tips to help my mom redecorate my room, 25 years after the fact….)


  11. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    Welcome back Claudia, I’m so glad you are still blogging away! Decorator show houses are the best! I’m glad you broke the law and took those fabulous photos. What would we (in bloglandia) do without you?:-)

    Have a fabulous day!


  12. My Mélange replied:

    Love all the photos!! I especially loved those mirrors in the bathroom shot. They remind me of Venetian windows ;)


  13. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    You are back and I’m so happy to be abble to see your wonderful shared pictures , shared inpiring photos and ideas


  14. Mina replied:

    Absolutely gorgeous pics. Makes me want to clean my house and re-decorate!! : )



  15. rochambeau replied:

    Just beautiful! Have fun in NY.
    Glad your back on board!


  16. Tara replied:

    So glad you are blogging again Claudia. Your posts always take me off into another place and a sweet escape from the daily grind. You inspire so many and we need you! Sometimes it’s good for the soul to stop (for however long it takes)and take a deep breath, reflect and clear the mind.~xo


  17. apartment finder replied:

    Woot! Woot! I like what you did to those books. Yep they are more suited as ornaments.


  18. Meredith replied:

    Hi Claudia:
    I just returned from Paris and was absolutely inspired. I hadn’t been back for almost 30 years and to my delight, it was so similar to my memories. There is truly something magical about the cite des lumieres. I am refreshing my French at the local Alliance Francaise…that is how moved I was. This college French Degree holder is BACK! Thank you for being here and I’m going to stay around to see your beautiful photos and to share your love for all things French! Merci Beaucoup, Meredith


  19. Octavine Illustration replied:

    seems you were most inspired by your travels….that blue nightstand makes my heart stop–the colors, the shape. just jaw-droppingly gorgeous….(i suppose we don’t know the effects a turquoise nightstand can have until we see one for the first time–a bit dramatic, maybe–but i can’t stop ogling it!~).


  20. Di Overton replied:

    Welcome back – your were missed


  21. gabriela replied:

    These rooms are so beautiful! I love the bed in the second picture!


  22. Ro replied:

    I too missed you. Was so happy to see that you peeped in. As usual, the pictures (and you) inspired. Merci.

    – Ro


  23. Fifi Flowers replied:

    What a wonderful surprise! I clicked the link “the paris apartment” on my blog this morning wondering if you had returned to “blogland” and voila! Fabulous treasures from you popped on to the screen! C’est magnifique! Long live Claudia and The Paris Apartment!


  24. The Peak of Chic replied:

    I’m so glad you took photos at Kips Bay- “officials” were hovering around so I couldn’t take any. But, I’m so glad you showed photos of the Kondylis Design room and that of White Webb- LOVED those rooms. Welcome back!


  25. Luxury Bedding : Arietta replied:

    I love the bedroom photos’s



  26. simplygrove replied:

    Oh my goodness!! ALL of these photos made me drool! Amazing!


  27. jennnifer ramos replied:

    FANTASTIC IMAGES…that bath tub shot looks so relaxing and glam.

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’


  28. GÅRDSROMANTIK replied:

    Such a lovely “home”!
    I just love your blogg – will soon be back!

    Best Regards Maud from Sweden


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