i needed that


hi everyone~as promised, we got our correspondent shots from madelyn of paris perfect who made it to the maison objet and took these wonderful photos for us. thank you, madelyn, you are my heroine, i felt like i was there!


this woman is another super power (like erica) living an incredible dream in paris.

and her coverage of the show was superb. she said there was a lot of violet, black and orange.

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i feel relieved.

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she also mused it was ‘Hard to think of a whole theme – some retro 60’s, but that is a French thing. They grew up with Louis XVI and love the American modern. So you’ll always see some of that in France and Italy’.

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she also tells me she’s meeting with erica for coffee this afternoon. i introduced them. (big smile)

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we met last spring when i was researching the chicest paris apartments. she’s an american who has two kids and a hubby, and still has time to look at swatches on montmartre, a tour de force you will be very happy to know when you’re in paris.

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i feel satisfied now, that was a real treat.

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love the tied books

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so that’s it pour le moment. mille grazie encora madelyna!

have a great afternoon guys. i’m about to embark on a 90 day adventure at home so i’ll be back soon with the goings on!

ps for a little more on the show, check out la times’ blog:



yes, that’s needlepoint!

and if you still haven’t had your fill, this is pretty wild! http://www.google.com/hostednews





September 9, 2009. Design Show, France, Maison et Objet, Paris, Paris Trip.


  1. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    There………I feel better now! Love that Chartreuse chest and all the colors. XO


    • theparisapartment replied:

      right? (sande and i were supposed to go together but both got caught up in business we had to take care of). anyway there’s always janvier!


  2. Barbara Jacksier replied:

    Sounds like around the world in 80 days but 10 days longer. Will wait patiently for the next installment.


  3. Cynthia Maniglia replied:

    Lovely. Daydreams are made of this.


  4. FrenchBlue replied:

    There there now…. Thanks Madelyn! And Thank You dewdrop for sharing with us!! I want to crawl into that first photo, looks full of curiosities…


  5. Trish replied:

    Thank you, Claudia (and Madelyn), for arranging a back up plan for us all. Still love the gray…plum is growing on me. Thanks, Trish


  6. Linda Donahue replied:

    I want to redo my entire apartment now. I must go in Janvier!


  7. Bonnie replied:

    Thank you Claudia and Madelyn for taking the time to share the fabulous photos with us. I love it all! I can’t even decide which photo is my favorite… There are so many treasures in the first two photos and the lavender rooms are done in a very nice way! Marvelous!


  8. Judith replied:

    Oh my gosh!!! I’m trrying to pick my jaw up from the keyboard right now! Stunning pics! I feel better now too! :) It’s almost as good as the real thing. No jet lag, no airport, and all of the beauty! Thanks girls! You just gave me a perfect dose of the show and the photos were perfect!


  9. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    Thanks for sharing them. I hope to be able to go to Maison et objets in January


  10. Passementerie replied:

    Fabulous! The 2nd last picture fits my style and aesthetic aspiration so well… I wish I had been there.


  11. Dad replied:

    I checked out one of Haven In Paris’ Montmartre rentals and was intrigued by a reference to a neighborhood vineyard! Check out these pix:
    After all these years, Paris still surprised me!


  12. Pamela replied:

    A treat to see these photos!
    I have been noticing a lot of violet and orange around lately. Must be world wide!


  13. Elise replied:

    Hello, I love this post. You have the most beautiful and perfect site here. Thank you so much for sharing it … & best wishes


  14. Kelli replied:

    These are gorgeous photos!! I love so many of the looks and decor items!


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