waking up in haven


good morning! it’s my first in this glorious apartment. i honestly feel like a princess, it’s so bright and open and just gorgeous!



the mouldings, the doors, every detail has been considered from the colors to the furniture, marble baths, parquet floors, technology, and the linens!


did i mention the linens? the closet is full of the softest sheets, fluffy towels and down comforters.


i haven’t met the owners but their collection of art, books, cd’s and music is incredible. there’s everything from art books and guides to jean moreau films and all sorts of series.


this is definitely an apartment that can satisfy both a man and a woman’s taste. i took tons of photos and will add some more later as i have a bunch of meetings all day.

outside it’s a new hood for me, the 2e. it’s one of the more understated areas but has so much going on.




this apartment is on an absolutely silent street but the house colette lived in is right around the corner.


there’s a pedestrian area right nearby and you can see the old and new converging seamlessly.


even though i walked for miles yesterday i’ve only touched the surface of course.




i’m headed out now for something to eat. there’s a fantastic passage down the rue called Vivienne. it was full of life last night but i was too tired to enjoy it. now i’m about to meet with audrey and anthony to talk about photographing the apartments, starting with this one. this book is an enormous undertaking but i’m up for the challenge.


rue montregrueil


passage vivienne


park around the corner


this is what i mean about mixing the old and the new. i love the sense of humor and efficiency of these window boxes! ok well i have to get ready, so more to come! i’ll bid adieu for now!

April 13, 2009. Design, Dreams, France, Paris, Paris Apartments, Paris Trip, Real Estate, Travel.


  1. meg manion silliker replied:

    what a great idea to change apartments every couple of days – very clever!! this one looks lovely. so happy you are having a great time. your new book sounds wonderful!! can’t wait. enjoy your day! (oh and to answer your question those shots were taken with a nikon d70 – 50mm 1.8):)


  2. Stephanie replied:

    This is right by where I stayed in October. I went to that park, the Galerie vivienne and saw a lot of the things in your pictures. I really liked the area, especially Palais Royale and the vintage stores within. Oh gosh, you are bringing it all back!


  3. Isa replied:

    Oh Claudia, that apartment sounds so dreamy, and your photos are gorgeous. Your book is going to be wonderful – I can’t wait! I love seeing the old and new converging, too. Thanks for the window into what you are seeing as you see it!
    Enjoy the day!
    xo Isa


  4. theparisapartment replied:

    hi guys! so glad you’re enjoying the tour, it’s inspiring me to keep on pushing to get more info and dig deeper. there’s something special about every apartment and neighborhood, the past and the present. this one is definitely magical!


  5. a. replied:

    Looks great – can’t wait to arrive!


  6. cityfarmer replied:

    girl, you’re making me weep…..is Chicago your next stop, eh????


  7. moggit girls replied:

    FABULOUS! We are with you in spirit!



  8. Pamela replied:

    Oh I am so enjoying this. Not nearly as much as you are, but still! Thanks for sharing this wonderful escape!!


  9. betsy replied:

    Thank you for sharing your day with us! The book is going to be awesome!


  10. Cindy replied:

    Bonjour Claudia~
    So glad you are having such a marvelous time. I hope every day is even more wonderful than the day before. May this visit be filled with blessings around every corner.

    Thank you for these gorgeous photographs ~ they are just incredible!!! I love every single one! Is this apartment quite expensive? I’m sure it’s worth every penny.

    Bonne journee~


  11. theparisapartment replied:

    hey a, can’t wait til you get here! and city, chicago is on the roster but next month is all about nyc. i’m glad you guys are getting into it with me! truth is i’m exhausted trying to do it all and keep my notes straight!
    as for the apartment cindy, it’s not expensive when you compare it with a hotel. you can cook which saves mall meals and snacks that i usually grab. and if you’re a family, keeps you from getting two rooms or more. i’m starting to think hotels are dinosaurs compared to the convenience and luxury of having your own place with all the trimmings.


  12. my favorite and my best replied:

    i would be hard pressed to leave that place.
    so jealous. drink some good wine and eat french butter slathered over an entire loaf of bread for me.


  13. rochambeau replied:

    Such beauty you share Claudia!
    You’re in Haven! And I get to see!!

    love and hugs!


  14. theparisapartment replied:

    i swear it will be really hard to leave this apartment, it’s indescribable. i’m going to talk with the owners next week for an interview and hear about their experiences putting it all together. i’ve never been in a place where every single thing is so perfectly orchestrated. this is one wonderful couple!


  15. lora replied:

    Oh Claudia, that apartment is a dream come true. And I’m sure you don’t mind that the bedroom is your trademark turquoise. ;-) I love that you’re going to be putting these images in a book. Please reserve one for me. I don’t have a coffee table to display it, but I’ll build one!


  16. Bonnie replied:

    Oh la la!!! Magnificent! It’s so great to see your excellent photos. The place is really beautiful and I love seeing what the neighborhood looks like too. Im so glad everything is going super well for you! Its absolutely fabulous!!!


  17. Hope replied:

    I can’t tell you how delighted I am to have discovered your lovely blog. I am new to the blogging world, and it has been such fun to follow the rabbit trails from one unique blog to the next…I am totally inspired! I am definitely living vicariously through your Paris trip; I visited Paris for the first time two summers ago for just three short days and I simply can’t wait to return. The pictures you’ve been taking are so beautiful…I eagerly anticipate your book!


  18. Judith replied:

    Bonjour Claudia! So pretty! I love the idea of staying in a gorgeous apartment with character! I can’t wait until I can get back to Paris! You are making my heart ache with the longing of being there! I hope your trip continues to be a huge success and this book sounds marvelous! Have fun!


  19. josephine replied:

    have fun exploring the neighborhoods; that’s one of my favorite things to do in paris! can’t wait to see more photos.


  20. Liz replied:

    Your blog is daily inspiration and daily escape. XO!


  21. renee finberg replied:

    love the double pedestal sink .

    and the street scenes make me miss paris sooooooooo much .


  22. Carol replied:

    Il semble que vous ayez le temps de votre vie!
    Je suis si heureux pour vous!
    Envoyez s’il vous plaît plus de bonbon d’oeil!
    Les vœux de vous seulement le meilleur!
    Chanter joyeusement


  23. Di Overton replied:

    Looks like you are having a ball. Wish I could have made it this month:(
    The 2e is a great area which never seems to be mentioned. Maybe the best kept secret in Paris.
    Enjoy it all!


  24. FrenchBlue replied:

    I am so homesick… having you there and me here…I want to be there so badly with you… your photos and posts are mAgNiFiSiQuE! btw..I sold those green chairs you liked on my site.. I think from my new add on your blog! THANKS! You are my number 1 source of hits again! The add is working and I am so grateful to YOU!!


  25. Nadine Bouler replied:

    Your photos are amazing– I enjoyed walking through them several times– audibly gasping in fact. Quite generous of you to share– best, nadine


  26. a la parisienne replied:

    Bonsoir, Claudia!
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos! I love the sink, the black and white floors, and the moulding on the outside of those buildings-sigh! I am so excited about your new book. I can’t even imagine how wonderful it will be. I actually mentioned your old book on today’s post on my blog. I am ready for a new Paris Apartment book!! Keep up the hard, dreamy work!


  27. theparisapartment replied:

    i can’t tell you how much your comments mean to me! i have so much work on my plate and you’re what’s keeping me going!


  28. stilettoheights {Jennifer} replied:

    how breathtaking, I really don’t think I would be able to bring myself to leave.


  29. Karin KLazes replied:

    I love reading your inspiring blog. Everytime when I feel like walking through the streets of Paris I enter your Paris apartement. Hope you’ll visit the Netherlands through my blog. bye for now,
    Klara & Kapucine


  30. robyn pope replied:

    Paris is just so flipping beautiful… amazing photos hope you are enjoying it all!


  31. Lisa replied:

    I love that black and white tiled floor!


  32. Noel replied:

    Claudia! You are the best for all these updates! I love all that detail and character. I can feel so much good energy through your posts! You must be having a blast.


  33. HiP Paris Blog » Knowing Your Parisian Neighbors replied:

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