Hi and bienvenue! I’m Claudia, owner and founder of The Paris Apartment. After a few years in the corporate world of New York, I decided to go it on my own and opened a small store in the East Village.

The store was great fun and inspired a decorating book entitled, The Paris Apartment, Romantic Decor on a Fleamarket Budget. It’s my baby and I’ve had a great time creating a company focusing on the things I love. My latest book is Paris Flea Market Style and it’s of course about the Paris markets, where to shop and what to look for. I shot the photos and it’s full of color pics. I created an iPhone App called Keys to the Fleas so it’s easy to take the info on the go if you’re in the city and need to know how to get there on the metro, maps of the markets and general tips.

My business is evolving every day and I’m working hard to build the brand, produce heirlooms and provide personal, top quality service. My business, brand and reputation mean everything to me and I will go out of my way to make my clients happy.

I’m an Aries so there are lots of irons in the fire. For inspiration watch 20s and 30s movies, read books on everything from design to the study the history of women as flappers, early decorators and hostesses. I collect tiny things; fabrics, vintage trinkets, love letters, & satin ribbons, and am fascinated by 1700s France in the ‘Age of Enlightenment’, when all things were works of art and philosophies were flowing. A fairy tale world, now just fairy dust, but the objets left behind are magnifique! Even a tiny scrap of cloth can be exquisitely intricate and I love to get lost in things like that!

On the other hand, I adore the fairy tale we’re living right now, building a civilization as incomprehensible as the pyramids or Versailles. I love knowing there are mysteries we can’t conceive of that  will be here to amaze us next week. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Mostly I’m happy we’re all going green and I try to create very little waste and recycle wherever I can. I visualize world peace and hope that we’ll get a grip on harnessing solar and wind energy any day now. I believe we have the power to shape and change the world to our image.

Above all, I’m glad you’re here. So much of my inspiration comes from other bloggers, creative photographers, readers, writers, armchair travelers, crafters and your passions. Thank you for your beautiful blogs and generous, sweet comments. They mean so much to me. Please say hi when you can and share either your blog or one you adore!

With lots of love, Claudia

p.s. If you got this far: feel free to use any of my images, just credit and link to it, s’il vous plait et merci beaucoup! If you follow me I’ll follow back.

p.s.s. if you ever wanted to know why i write the blog in all small letters, i’ll tell you now: it’s cause all day long i have to be miss meticulous with letters and emails and articles and and and and! this is my little corner where i can just write freely without worrying or having to be perfect. et c’est tout! ok, back to work!


  1. Gypsy Purple replied:

    Hi Claudia
    Love your website and blog. I`m a bohemian at heart that loves all things french…..
    My blog:
    Would love for you to visit and give some critique, as I only just started

    Gypsy Purple (Chamara)

    • Paris Montana (Heidi) replied:


      You were one of my original gypsyflies who continues to inspire me since leaving the corporate world to live this incredibly rewarding crazy quilty creative renaissance life some of us have chosen!

      Glad to hear you have found a soft place to land in Florida. Heidi

    • Veronica replied:

      Dear Claudia,
      My sister Andrea and I opened a life sized dollhouse boutique in South Miami, Florida. We have gotten so much inspiration from your blog. We are in love! I can spend hours looking at all the beautiful things you post. They are all things we LOVE as much as you do. We hope to one day be able to travel the world in seach of amazing treasures, and share them with other people that have the same passion. Thank you for keeping our minds full of creativity!

      p.s. we would love for you to visit our lovely little shop if you’re ever in the area!

    • Michelle replied:

      Wow, I have just fallen on your page and I’m utterly inspired! Your life sounds like a dream and it’s so lovely to read how you were in NYC and now you get to collect shells by the sea! I am London based so the sea is far far away…. you have just taken me out of the city for a moment though so thank you!! Michelle x

      • Lily Gardner replied:


        I love your blog. I just discovered while doing some logo research.
        Have a quick question which you might be able to help with? In your experience have you ever seen a logo like mine ( see ) I know I have seen something like it from 30s 40s Paris either couture or perfume but cant remember? I am scouting sites! Now I am off to have a good look through all your postings – just for fun. Well done, absolutely beautiful!
        Lily Gardner, London

  2. cityfarmer replied:

    I know I have things you would love…..

  3. Daisy Cottage replied:

    So very nice to meet you! Loved visiting your blog – and will be back!!

  4. parisapartment replied:

    Hi kim,
    Love yours too, got lost for a good long time!! Welcome and thank you!

  5. Anastasia replied:

    Just found your blog – wonderful!!!
    will be back for sure!

  6. Susan Tuttle replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I came upon your wonderful blog via Chamara’s blog (Gypsy Purple)–what a beautiful find your little nook on the Internet is!! I will be visiting often.

    If you would like, you can visit my blog, Ilka’s Attic, at I would love to exchange links with you–no pressure.

    Have a wonderful week!


  7. Fiona replied:


    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. Your beautiful images are for the heart as music is for the soul – uplifting!

    Question for you – My sister, who has been living in the UK for the last few years, will soon be visiting Paris before she returns to Australia. When I visited her in July last year and we went to a shop called V V Rouleaux which was filled with ribbons, braids and trims. Do you know where there might be similar places for her to visit in Paris?



  8. Elizabeth Wix replied:

    What wonderful pictures on your blog!
    I contacted your blog via mymarrakesh my friend Maryam’s blog. We both live in Marrakesh.
    You might enjoy “Life in derb Djedid” – not at all stylish and more comic.
    Marrakesh is wonderful visually -much more lush than our apt on 23rd st in NYC.
    You should come to visit sometime!
    I will keep up with your blog.

  9. Tammy replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I’ve been lurking around your blog for sometime, and am happy to have clicked over here to “meet” you. Love your blog, love your style! I’ll lurk around here a bunch! Best of luck to you as you entertain what comes next…exciting stuff! Cheers…tammy

  10. Lily replied:

    Remember me? I used to live downstairs. Now I’m in La Jolla. Absolutely love your blog!
    How’s your dog?

    • Kathy replied:

      Good morning Claudia-I, too, am a bohemian at heart-loved your blog and I love Paris too! Would love to live there at some point-You have great style, and I will visit this site often-thanks!!!

  11. megan replied:

    what a great blog. it has all of the great design elements but from a completely different angle. i will be back often!

  12. Priscilla replied:

    I love Marie Antoinette and I’m happy that there are people out there who love her as much as I do!

  13. Sasha replied:


    The Little Bookroom has published several unique Paris travel guides, ranging from fashion boutiques to patisseries, all catering to the sophisticated traveler seeking an authentic experience abroad. We have recently put out the first English version of Pudlo Paris, the renowned Parisian restaurant guide by Gilles Pudlowski. Additionally, Literary Paris profiles thirty writers who famously made Paris their home, and provides the traveler with itineraries based on their preferred cafés, salons, homes, and haunts, as well as the scenes and settings of their literary works.

    If you are interested in receiving either of these two books, or any other Paris books by The Little Bookroom, I would be happy to send you complimentary copies. I would advise browsing our website (, as you may be intrigued by our extensive “France” section.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at, or simply reply to this post.

    Thanks and happy blogging.

    Sasha Mann
    The Little Bookroom

  14. Heather replied:

    Hi Claudia.
    Great site. Next time you’re on the west coast and need a Paris fix, please come visit our shop, TROVE, in Laguna Beach. I think we share a similar aesthetic. Love your images of the “neutrals.” Where can I find that linen-wrapped soap?
    Best of luck to you!

  15. Mélanie replied:

    You have a great blog , i’m very happy to have found it .
    I will come again .

  16. cheryl replied:

    fell in love with your story and your site. no matter how rich/poor you are, there are always wonderful asthetics you can surround yourself with. thanks for yours.

  17. Madeline replied:

    I love your website, I also have your book – LOVE IT! I go to your website every day – just to get inspired. I just saw your chaise lounge – I wouldn’t mind having that chair in my room. I’m looking forward to your next blog!

  18. Cheryl Ekstrom replied:

    how kind and generous of you to include me in your blog. thank you. cheryl

  19. Angelina replied:

    Love your style and your blog. I will be visiting often. Thanks,Angelina

  20. Lucy replied:

    You live in beauty!

  21. Dara replied:

    Wow, pure elegance! Everything is just gorgeous!!

  22. Jackie replied:

    Just found your blog and I love it. I’m a designer and author also. My first book comes out in 3 weeks from Gibbs Smith Publisher. I am now working on my third. I love anything Parisian and it’s one of my favorite places on Earth. Can’t wait to see what you find next.

  23. amy replied:

    I have been reading backwards through your blog. if your trips and invites to maison objet are a yearly endeavor i would certainly like to sign on for next trip. i was registered last year for the show and we hit a glitch in the sale of our house up north. in the 2 weeks it took to sort out, the show was history. it would be great to go the first time with a copain in the know!


  24. Cheryl Dack replied:

    I love your book, by the way! :) hugs, cheryl :)

  25. Lorraine replied:

    Your blog is lovely and elegant – thank you for sharing your world! I love,love,love Paris!
    Here is my blog, hope you have time to visit:
    tchin tchin! -Lorraine

  26. Julie replied:

    I’m so glad I found your fabulous blog! I just ordered your book and I can’t wait to receive it! I LOVE French style and I will be a regular visitor to your blog.

  27. Ro replied:

    I have been following your site from probably day one. I bought your book when it came out. I’m so glad you’re in Paris and passing on your experiences there. I’ve been a francophile for most of my life (even before I knew there was such a word). I’ve been to Paris once and it was all I imagined. I’m tweaking my life so I can spend month-long holidays there. Glad you got your luggage. I’m sure its a challenge missing your aunt. Bon soir from a silent but faithful fan. – Ro

  28. Mary Beth Towery replied:

    Sweet Pea! I’m a Claudiophile from way back! I love and miss you. I looove the blog. Won’t miss a day ever again. Check you email for further chat w me.

  29. Lisa replied:

    Yours is my favorite blog.
    I placed you on my myspace page under ‘my fave design blogs’
    LOVE your pretty pictures of treasures from Paris.
    Next time I’m in the city I am checking out your store straight away.
    I suspect you & I have the same hair too.
    Rock on!

  30. Lara Berch replied:

    Hi. My name is Lara Berch. I have just launched a new website with step by step art tutorials. I was wondering if it’s possible to exchange links with you.
    Thank you very much for your time.

  31. parisapartment replied:

    Hi! you all are so sweet! please keep on coming, i love to hear from you and discover your worlds!!!!!

  32. Jonathan Spooner replied:

    Wow excellent work! Finally a blog that makes me feel like I am back wandering the streets of Paris! great photos and writing.

    Also love your penchant for covering the dogs of Paris. If you ever have a chance to photograph some of the dog park signage (eg pick up after your dog) the graphics are really quite cool.
    Also in the dog realm please take a peek at our site
    all about high end design and fashion for dogs.

    best of luck-


  33. Bhavna replied:

    Your blog is a virtual treasure trove, Claudia! Glad I stumbled to it!


  34. cara replied:

    What a fabulous blog and site you have! I love The Paris Apartment-everything is gorgeous! I wanted to ask you when you are planning your next Paris trip-we are going to Paris and wanted to book a day or two of flea marketing with you when you do your next shopping trip. Talk soon!
    P.S. Just added your very inspiring blog to our favorites on our site!

  35. Yvonne replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    You have a wonderful eye! I have come across your blog and enjoy it very much. I live in New York City as well but am spending two months being inspired in Paris. Great images though,you really captured Paris as it is! Look forward to your posts!

  36. Yvonne replied:

    Also please take a look at my new blogs…. and


  37. Hope replied:

    My name is Hope and i’m 14. after i read your book i was inspired to turn my own room into a elegant and timeless getaway. i have always felt i was born in the wrong era. i adore the classics like Barefoot in the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany’s! anyway you have done a great job on your blog and you live the life i crave. i have never been out of the country and i want to see the world before i die. you are talented and fab-u-lous! lol

  38. Hope replied:

    p.s. Please write another book!!

  39. Sherri replied:

    I love your Blog – Style, Book…everything!
    May I add you to my Favorite Links Page?
    What a beautiful woman you are – such a nice photo!
    Your Blue Silk Shawl is gorgeous!!!!
    xoxxo Sherri

  40. Georgia replied:

    Your products are truely beautiful! I am a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology and am doing a project on mirrored furniture and accessories. The project is based on its trend cycles. My friend Molly Findlay referred me and I was hoping you would know some history on it! Thanks for the help!

  41. Julie Neill replied:

    I’ve just discovered design blogging, and I have to say that your blog site is truly fantastic.It shows your fabulous personal style and is truly inspiring!
    I’m not quite sure how this whole thing works, but I wanted to invite you to visit my website which shows my line of fabulous lighting and some home furnishings.
    Each piece is designed by me and is created in our New Orleans studios. I think you’d love the look, so check it out if you get a chance.

    And I’ll keep on enjoying your really gorgeous blog.

    Thanks again.


  42. Alexios replied:


  43. Amy replied:

    I love the “Dior” chair illustration on the main page, where can I find more images?

  44. jennnifer ramos replied:

    I just came across your blog, and first i am so jealous you live in NYC….I used to live there for 15 years in Manhattan…the best city ever!….Anyhow I’d love to exchange links with you, i will add you now. Your blog is quite a read, and all the wonderful items you place on here…LOVE that chair from the palm beach VINTAGE shop wow!
    Please consider and take a look at my shop:

    Jen Ramos
    ‘Earth Friendly DESIGNER Cards’

  45. Julie Swanson replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I just found your blog from the Firefly Hill Blog, I have added you to my favorites. I Love your style and I am a business owner as well. I started a childrens clothing line 6 years ago “Stella Jane” after my grandmother. I design Inspired Classics. I crazy Love what I do and feel blessed every day. Thanks for sharing on your blog I it’s simply wonderful. Looking Forward…. julie

  46. Robin Mynatt replied:

    Hi Claudia~! I somehow stumbled upon your great blog and was so excited to find it as I have been a fan of yours~ I have read your beautiful Paris Apt Book and have admired your style for a while…I design and sell vintage style fabrics. Can we exchange links pretty please!?!? You are on my favs~ :)

    Thanks for considering,
    your new friend :)

  47. Bebe replied:

    Hi Claudia!

    Greetings from the sunny Georgia coast! I’ve had your blog in my faves for awhile, but was unsure how to leave a comment (I’m new to blogging, so am still unsure how to do everything ~

    Absolutely love your French-inspired site ~ so many wonderful things and ideas! I’ll be popping by from time to time to see what goodies you’ve found and posted.
    Happy Holidays to you!!

    Amicalement, Bebe :)

  48. All Things Bright and Beautiful..... Creativeflairchic replied:

    Dear Claudia – Hello:-) I just started reading through your blog backwards and realised you’d posted on Marie Antoinette – I just posted on her recently and I’ll add you to the post :-).
    Your blog is beautiful – it makes me smile

  49. alkemie replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    This is my first time to your blog. I have read articles on your store and I own a copy of the book you published. What a wonderful way to spend your time doing the things you love. It’s an inspiration and I am now trying to find a way to do the same. Your blog is lovely and I will certainly be back. I just started blogging last month and have found that it has opened a whole new world. Very addicting and a lot of fun.


  50. alkemie replied:

    P.S. Claudia thank you for coming to visit and leaving such a nice comment. I would love to trade links and have added you to my blogroll. I look forward to visiting your blog often. Happy Holidays!

  51. ewix replied:

    Claudia (my daughter’s name too!)
    I’m loving your blog and see you have discovered mine.
    I wish you a very happy healthy and prosperous new year.
    All best wishes from Marrakech.
    We will be in New York in Febuary.

  52. kay ellen hammar replied:

    My name is Kayellen so glad to find your sight!Oh my gosh… I have your book sitting on my shelf.I love it.
    I am a seasoned designer but a new blogger:)
    So happy to connect with you.

  53. C. gustavia replied:

    Je suis avec beaucoup d’intérêt votre blog
    et je vous souhaite une bonne continuation !


  54. rosehavencottage replied:

    I am so glad I found your blog! I’ve been a fan of your website for a few years now as I used it for inspiration in creating my master bedroom suite, literally, from the studs up! Your website and photos were always in the back of my mind as I hung sheet rock and everything. Now I can visit you blog! I’m thrilled!!!!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  55. Jo Takhar replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Hi I just descovered your blog this morning and was lost in the archieves for better part of the day. I love your style which I have to say is truly inspiring,and I loved your book. Will definately keep visiting your blog from time to time for much needed inspiration.


  56. Catherine replied:

    I love you Claudia and I loved The Paris Apartment. I’ve read it 100 times. I love Paris too and cry when it is time to go home!

  57. Courtney replied:

    I am loving your blog! I just discovered it while stumbling around the blog world and it’s fabulous. Thanks for your generous offer to have us post our own blogs too! Check out my design blog, nesting instincts, at . Thanks for sharing the beauty!

  58. parisapartment replied:

    Thank you all for writing such sweet notes! What did i do to deserve it? I feel like the luckiest girl alive. I promise to write back to everyone and visit all your sites. can’t wait! xoxo c

  59. Vangelis replied:


  60. Marija replied:

    Hello Claudia!
    I was just searching for some photo of Tamara Lempicka’s work to put as my wallpaper and I ran to your page. I sooooo loved it! I am an artist, recently moved to Montreal, preparing to take the big jump into the artistic society of this continent. In 2004 I spent six beautiful months in Paris, doing a semester at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and I totally fell in love with that magical city. I am so glad I found you and so much more people that have the passion for beautiful things, Paris and all its refined details, art and an artistic, free way of living. I thought it might be interesting to show you my work inspired by the women of the 20’s. No one in particular but the images in my head just made me paint these faces. The idea is continuing to grow in my head and now I am making something new…I will soon put it on my page  So there it is, if you have a minute to visit my blog, go to the FACES album. I think you might like it ;)
    Thank you for sharing a bit of your beauty with us!!!

  61. Rosemarie replied:

    Hi! I am really inspired by your blog. You should post more often! I have just started blogging and hope to have a following one day too!
    Thank you!

  62. Mercedes replied:

    What a delight to suddenly discover your blog! I live in New Zealand and found your wonderful book in my local library a few years ago and it’s become an absolute favourite! I have been slowly transforming my house over the years and it warms my heart no end when someone walks in and says,”Oh, it looks so French in here”!
    Thanks for blogging, I have a feeling now things are going to get a lot more French around here!

  63. maitresse replied:

    I just found your blog and it is astonishingly beautiful– I’m so glad to have found it!

  64. Mina replied:

    I love your blog. It’s inspirational and unique. I’ve never been to Paris, but have always dreamed of going flea market shopping there. That must be amazing! Thanks for sharing your story. You inspire me so. : ) Check out my blog… I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed yours.


  65. Sheila Earhart replied:

    Hello Claudia! I adore your site and your blog. I’ll take more photos this weekend. I have several things from Sally Jean’s day still in progress!

    Mt. Angel, OR

  66. Cindy Yi replied:

    Hello! I’m going to Paris this summer for the first time … and I randomly stumbled onto your blog. I couldn’t leave without saying thank you! I’m getting more and more excited to go and looking at your blog has just made my day and I can’t stop smiling. Your pictures are beautiful and hopefully I’ll see all this when I go.


  67. Ruth Harsham replied:

    OK…just spent an hour on your blog! I’m a Paris Apt. “fan” since you started in the ’90’s. Have your book and have given copies as gifts over the years. I’ve purchased several things from you via ebay in years past and even saved the cute biz cards you always enclosed in my purchases…of course, I can’t throw any bits or pieces away! The cards have been adorning mirrors/vingettes for years in my house! Crazy. Thanks for always providing inspiration and beauty. One day, my big dream is to have you style my home! WISH! Thanks for being out there so some of us can live vicariously through your travels! :)
    – Ruth

  68. Sherwin replied:

    Hi Claudia, I love your new site.
    I love what you did for me….I love you!…..
    Any person who dreams of Paris will hire you…I am so grateful to have you and your work in my world.


  69. Paul replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I had a visit on Hemingway from a woman in France who is a decorator. here’s the link:
    Good luck with the show!

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  71. madameamethyst71 replied:

    I love your website!!! It is sooo beautiful

  72. Christina replied:

    Hi, i just stumbled across your Blog, and I love it. It hits the spot. I too have a love for all things french and the 20’s. Speaking of the 20’s you should check out Nell Brinkley, she was an artist during the early 1900’s. She illustrates all the trends during the 1920’s. Love it- Christina

  73. Lisette Anne replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I love your blog and your pictures.
    I live in Montmartre on top of the hill and if you come to Paris, I will be happy to guide you for a visit of the Secret Montmartre.
    Also, if you are looking for something special, let me know…

  74. Catherine replied:

    I don’t know how I found your site, but I LOVE it! I’ve never seen anything like it and I’m loving it. I just started my own site that I think is amazingly complimentary to yours – I think people who like your website will love mine, also. Please let me know if there is something I can make for you – I’d love to!

  75. Flo.L replied:

    Dear Claudia, I discovered your page after having read a page concerning Paris and his 17 district, where I live. I like very much your pages and photos, full of dreams… of lifes… of pasts… of futures… of presents…
    I have to say that if you come to Paris, I will be happy to share a drink with you…
    So, don’t hesitate to contact me… Have a nice day,
    Flo.L –

  76. The Deco Detective replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    I got up early and found your blog by coincidence – and what a great way to start the day… Absolutely lovely! You’re on my blog roll! I’ve recently started blogging, so I’m still experimenting, trying to find my “inner blogger”!
    I’ll definitely come back to your blog. Have a lovely day! T=)

  77. sofia replied:

    Hello Claudia,

    I have just come across your wonderful collection of thought and images and am totally inspired!I also love anything French and cant get enough of it!Its so great to come across you as I am sure I picked up ur book in the book store a few weeks ago,I must go and find it again!I am a jewellery designer from South Africa and will definately be making regular trips to stop by and browse and be inpsired with a cup of jasmine or green tea in hand!

    Hope u have a wonderful Sun day!!

  78. reine replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    I found your site and quickly looked through it. Totally spectacular. Can you send me more info on where I can buy the sparkely paper featured in “daily grind’?

    Bless the Planet,

  79. Fifi Flowers replied:

    Hello Claudia… I hope it is ok that I used a couple pictures from your blog…
    Hope you like it… Fifi Flowers

  80. Yvette replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    This is the best web site ever – I absolutely love it. I had your book THE PARIS APARTMENT as a gift and its one of my favourite books – so much inspiration from the book, your web site and all the other linked sites – fantastic.

    Thanks for so much creativity.


  81. sugargossip replied:

    J’adore your blog! I’m officially head over heels in love and will be visiting it quite often! Thank you for sharing your passion and talent with us! You are truly inspiring! I’m just starting my own blog, but you can find my past blogs & goodies on myspace for now! (Hey, it’s all I’ve got at the moment)


  82. zecourlis replied:

    I discoveretd it this morning, and just wanted to thank you very much for the link you did on my blog “L’oeil du Courlis”
    Your blog is interesting and nice too, I think I’ll come back often here …
    ze courlis

  83. Maria replied:

    Hi Claudia

    I forgot to tell you. And I have just been reading about copyright etc at all things b and b. So I took it away but the again I remebered you said on your blog it was ok, so now I have put it back again. I also just found out that I am now among your friends! Thank You, I am thrilled!!
    It is heaven to fly around the world in cyberspace among all lovely blogs. Again thanks, see you around.

  84. Ben replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Love reading your blog. As someone who has spent considerable time in France, I can truly connect with some of your insights. I’d like to introduce you to a rapidly growing site of which many designers have taken note. Your feedback and comments would be sincerely appreciated.

  85. Francois Covillard replied:

    Congratulation Claudia
    you proved that the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ is not over.

  86. Delphine replied:

    BEAUTIFUL BLOG I like it !! thanks a lot. All is so beautiful.
    Sorry for my english

    Delphine from Normandy (FRANCE)

  87. Mark replied:

    like your site very much!!

  88. Ro replied:

    Bonjour Claudia,
    Is there a way to subscribe to your blog and get automatic emails when you post?
    Merci, Ro

  89. Stephen Lagan replied:

    Hi Claudia!!
    I just had to come by and tell you how much I’ve just LOVED coming to your wonderful blog. I’ve just helped start up a new online company called that’s a online gallery and a social network for people that love art and design. Anyway, one of the great things about my job is that it’s forced me to go scour the web in search of like minded creative souls, and I can’t tell you how many wonderful people I’ve found in my travels… and I consider you to be one of those people, Claudia!! Keep up the GREAT work!! I hope you’ll check out our site sometime, and look forward to hopefully corresponding with you sometime, too… but until then, thanks again… and keep up the great blogging!!!

  90. Cece replied:

    Very happy for you and your transition. I’m a beach girl, Malibu to be specific and we’re the same age…so I get where your coming from. Congratulations on where you are now – it’s looks like a great place for you.

  91. Sofia replied:

    Hi Claudia!
    I just love your blog.
    There is something that I would like to ask you in private,can you please give me your e-mail address?

    Thank you so much


  92. magdalene jeou replied:

    hi Claudia,

    I have stumbled upon your website and blogs couple of days ago. I must tell you that I really enjoyed reading your blog very much. Presently living in Sydney and own a little jewellery shop. The furnitures used in my shop are all shabby chic & frenchy style. I love visiting antique shops and always find interesting treasures and took them back to my shop. I will keep visiting your lovely blog. I have just started a new blog, please visit when you have the time.

  93. Christina Garcia replied:

    I happened to come across your site and I absolutely love your style and your creations. I read that you are in Miami. I also live in South Florida. Are you by any chance designing still? I would love to work for you and learn from you.

  94. c.enns replied:

    I love your blog full of beauty and inspiration! Stop by anytime!


  95. c.enns replied:

    forgot this! –

  96. Gemma replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    thank you for living me such a wonderful comment on my blog.
    I would be flattered to working with you shooting some interiors.
    If you like, send me an email to your convenience and will be in touch.
    Beautiful work you have !!
    Take care!

  97. Milda replied:

    hi! First and foremost, am obsessed with your book, and now your blog!! Such beautiful, creative images you conjure to kick up my imagination in redecorating my apartment…..anyhow, on the back cover of your book, there is a black and white striped curtain in the background which seems to be of a luxe fabric like silk moire taffeta. I have searched the entire garment district in NYC, but haven’t been able to find anything even vaguely similar. All i have been seeing is tiny vertical stripes or a wider stripe on a thick cotton canvas. Any tips?

    Thanks again and keep up the beautiful imagery!!!

  98. Vincent replied:

    Nice site! You’re a lady with taste.

    I also note you’re a movie buff, so I invite you (and your readers) to visit my blog, “Carole & Co.”, dedicated to classic Hollywood in general and Carole Lombard (my all-time favorite actress) in particular. You’ll find a huge archive, plenty of rare photos and some intriguing discussion. Please check us out at

  99. Linda replied:

    I am glad to read you liked ‘A Woman of Paris’. Also, while using an image off my site, thank you for linking me on your site. I have found other bloggers over the years to not be as kind.

  100. Paris Tannish replied:

    bonjour claudia
    just cleaning out some of emails and came across some correspondence we had in the past … are you still coming to paris from time to time …
    i moved here permanently last year with my husband and two little dogs and we live up in the north near sacre coeur …
    let me know when you are in town next and perhaps we can have a little chat …
    a bientot,
    paris tannish

  101. Michelle Parker replied:

    My name is Michelle Parker I come & visit your blog & site EVERY week its one of my favs!! I just wanted to say that your passion & design is BREATH OF FRESH AIR, …I know tres cliche…BUT had to stop & write you a message anyhoo! You have totally inspired me….I myself am an Art Director/Designer that is trying to get into the world of Interior Design! So if you have any more inspiration or want a creative pen pal! Please write moi!

    Au Revoir for now…I hope…
    Your new creative friend!

  102. Valarie replied:

    Thank you for the kind remarks on our blog. We too love your blog and website, think your book is a “classic”, and have considered you an inspiration for years. Thanks for sharing your talent and wisdom. I hope you are enjoying your dear ones in California.

  103. Chauncey Zalkin replied:

    I just love the pictures on this site. How ironic to me that you live in Miami now. I think Miami is antithetical to all things subtly lovely like your pictures. I’m from there originally and I lived in NY 15 years and now I live in Paris. I spent a year a few years ago in Miami again working at an ad agency there and it drove me to move to Paris. (Went back to NY one year before). All very confusing and why should you care but anyway I moved here to write a book and I was googling around to get some architectural detail terms for my book. Still trying to find the word. I think I have a copy of you Paris Apartment book. Did you publish it a long time ago? I think my mother bought it for me when I was in high school or college? Where is that book now.. I would love to have it again. Anyway, I have a blog that I update not as often as I used to with which was how I started my career in brand strategy and trend research but it’s to honor creative women and female leaders globally. I’ll add your blog. Would love to be in touch. Want to hear what you’re up to in Miami and what you think of the place.

  104. wanda replied:

    I stumbled upon your site looking for old vintage pictures and I love your blog, and the fact that vintage brings inspiration to you same here.


  105. marie replied:

    gorgeous images and fabulous taste!!! i love putting a contemporary spin to historical references and have a strong affinity to anything art deco. i love the flapper, the Gibson Girl, Vionnet, Chanel, old Dior and anything old and beautiful. Will definitely be a regular visitor to your site :)

  106. kasey replied:

    just found your lovely, lovely blog thru my friend Sonia

  107. zelda replied:

    Hi Claudia ,
    i realy love your blog, At first I was confuse, no way this blog is American in America , there is a French spirit every where , how can you be so European and fine the little or big angle to full me … the Chateau was a complete bleuf , I had no idea ! That such property existed there. So voila ! j’ adore your little twisted touch, your positive attitude , and the name of your blog that I linked in mine the first day I made it .
    Have fun et bonne chance dans votre nouvelle vie …de joie

  108. Chris replied:

    I love your blog. I just came across this French inspired furniture site and am sure you are familar with it, but if not…it’s great for inspiration.

    They have GORGEOUS furniture.

  109. Monica replied:

    I saw that you have some great thrift store finds in Miami. I live here (in Miami) and am new to decorating (first time home owner) and have no idea where to begin looking! Would you be able to e-mail some of your favorite haunts? I am lost in the world and need some help =) Thanks!!!

    P.S. You have an amazing style

  110. Carla Coulson replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I just wanted to say love your blogspot, I have just discovered it and it is full of beautiful drawings and images. I live in Paris so it is fun to log and see what you are into.

    Keep up the good work


  111. Ingela replied:

    Dear Claudia, truly wonderful passion of yours, the french.
    It is hard not to like it, it has it’s own dimension in many ways.
    I have to try and find your book here in Sweden or elsewhere.
    My passion for the french life started over 25 years ago, living there, studying. I, still today frequently tend to keep on finding french treasures, when looking for antiques. Very often I am not even aware of it being french, my eyes just catches them and I get carried away. Many things shown on my blog are french finds.

    So, I will keep myself updated, reading your inspirational blog, thanks for sharing……Ingela

  112. Jon replied:


    I have fallen in love with your blog and I love France. This is my favorite website at the moment and my second favorite is

  113. Christina Fernandez replied:

    Hi Claudia, I love, love, love your posts and your wonderful photographs you put up. Thank you for your generosity! I’ve been a huge admirer of The Paris Apartment for quite some time and am just so happy to have found your blog.

    I’m decorating an add-on studio to our house and am decoupaging sheet music (tea-stained, of course!) from Verdi and Haydn all over the walls, and am going to be plastering inspiring images everywhere. It’s a bohemian space, full of color, and I’m going to be pulling so much inspiration from you! So many, many thanks :)


  114. Gina replied:

    Just stumbled onto your blog!! Love your blog- love your spirit- love your HAIR!!! You’re a curly girl like me and I love how natural you wear it!! Beautiful!!!
    I look forward to reading more about your adventures- and being inspired to live my own!!

  115. theparisapartment replied:

    have i told you all lately that i AdOrE you?? i haven’t been able to answer all your notes but will i promise, can’t wait to meet you all and btw gina, my hair is truly the bane of my existence. in my next life i’m insisting on pin straight. maybe blonde!

  116. MB replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Thank you for your comment on MBeze! I’ve been in your shoes so many times when it comes to finding clean products that work! Your site is very pretty and so inspirational – I’m glad I checked it out and will be back!

  117. Marin replied:

    Hi! My name is Marin and I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE you blog! It is listed among my favorites on my own, J’adore Decour . If you have time I would love your opinion.

    Take care – keep blogging!


  118. mary dauro replied:

    i live on long island..n.y…i work in manhattan in the garment center..manufacturing evening’re a very intresting person..with a great sense of style..happy to see it…makes me feel good about life aain…thx…m…xxoo….!!!!!

  119. Cheryl replied:

    finding your site was like finding a treasure chest! It is amazing! thank you!

  120. brooke Giannetti replied:

    Hi Claudia.

    It is a pleasure to meet you.
    I have just discovered your blog. I’m hoping that you will visit mine and let me know what you think.


  121. Carolyn replied:

    Your blog is wonderful!

  122. Sean replied:


    I’d appreciate if you can give me some feedback on our site:

    I realize that you are home decor-Modern design connoisseur :) I’d like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it’d be swell if you can place our link on your blog.

    Thank you,


  123. stripedcat replied:

    hello Claudia,

    what a nice blog…when I saw that you love the 20s and the 30s and having lived for years in Paris, I told myself I had to leave a comment!

    I’ve just started working on my 20s flat in Berlin and here I record the steps…

    so at the moment I’m commuting between two cities…

    Bon courage avec the Paris apartment!!

  124. rochelle replied:

    You blog is beautiful, I have enjoyed it many times over –I am also sic for Paris and this helps me contain my wanderlust a little bit. I would love for you to check out my own blog (a design blog as related to landscapes) and let me know if you enjoyed it too.

    my best.

  125. rochelle replied:

    my site is at….forgot to mention that….Rochelle (again)

  126. Christine replied:

    Hello again, Claudia!
    Just how does the ultimate French Decor Maven decorate for the December Holidays? DO you have any photos or ideas to post on your site? I have been searching this morning on the internet, and can’t find anything funky/glam/hollywood, etc to inspire me for decorating my home for the holidays!
    kiss kiss-

  127. Raquel replied:

    I absolutely adore your blog and look forward to reading more about your adventures in Paris. :)


  128. ella replied:

    hello. i hope you do not mind i’ve added your blog to my links to blog i enjoy reading.
    it is difficult to know how to stand out amongst the sea of strangers who would like you to return the favour and link to spread the word, but i would venture to say that you would appreciate reading my blog as i do yours if you gave it a glance. thank you. :)

  129. laurie replied:

    I am just loving going back and seeing all the beauty on your blog. As a new blogger, I just have to ask how in the world you ended up visiting my humble little blog. I would invite you back, but my blog will never be as pretty or interesting as it was when you stopped in, because I was featuring a room from my friend, Vanna’s, home. We both knew who you were immediately, and we were both so honored that you had left such a lovely comment about her room. So glad you visited, so we could find your wonderful blog. laurie

  130. Kathleen replied:

    I am enjoying your blog, I enjoyed your book also!I’ll be back often for the visual feast! I’ll be linking you on my blog as well. Please stop by and say hello!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  131. Chessa replied:


    I’m thrilled to have found you! I love it here. I have had a long love affair with Paris for 10 years and I am so happy when I meet people who love it as much as I do.

    I’m linking to this wonderful place on my blog:)

  132. Stacy McCallum replied:


    Thank you so much for your comments over on stylecourt. I was so thrilled she included me. It is one of my favorite stops on the web. Now I have another. I’ll enjoy stopping by Paris Apartment in my travels as well.

    All the best,


  133. Diana replied:

    Hi Claudia, I am almost ready, after 8 years, to get an apt. in Manhattan (own) and I was hoping to finally meet you and work with you to make it as beautiful as your pictures. Do you come back to NYC and still have your store here? Or am I too late? : (

  134. desiree replied:

    My first time here, I will have a goof look around
    bonne Noel;)

  135. laura replied:

    Nice !

  136. amanda replied:

    Having literally just discovered your website and blog, my head is swimming and my heart is just swooning! I have never seen such beautiful and inspirational things all together like this! It feels like I am seeing every little bit of my heart’s desire articulated before me in the gorgeous imagery. I can’t wait to explore your blog and links provided more. I will be back regularly. Thank you!

  137. fatal replied:

    So enjoyable…..thank you for sharing your adventures and artistic eye.

  138. Jamie replied:

    Hello! Just found your blog, along with all the others.. ;) Love your design sensibility, if you’re ever looking for artwork to feature on your blog check out my website , you may like my husbands
    drawings of fashion icons and historical beauties, chic and elegant- would look wonderful in many of your interiors!
    Will be following your blog with interest in the new year! Am just getting my own started, you can visit it at

    hope to post great artworks on it (including my little cat drawings)

    all the best!


    ps I would love to escape to Paris anytime!

  139. renee finberg replied:

    unreal, what are you a witch ?????
    you commented about 5 min after i hit ‘ publish ‘!!!
    you made my night !

    and i like your furniture much , much, more.
    and what’s up with that wing chair of his ??????

    no, no, don’t even think about it ….YOURS IS BETTER !!!

    send me your real email, maybe we can meet at starbucks. i may be working in miami soon.

    xxx renee

  140. Cristine Perry replied:

    Love your site!!!! Am I able to subscribe to get it emailed to me daily?

  141. maureen replied:

    Hi! I just came across ur site after looking for the lucite chair featured in House Beautiful’s Feb 09 issue.I’m sure u get tons of e-mails & requests. But I want to say, ur style truly resounds with me (just like with so may others out there). I go to small towns to scour flea markets (and change the stuff I found a bit)and such and I agree with u that the home of your dreams can be anywhere, any size & perhaps any budget (?).Your journey is an inspiration. You already have a long list of blogroll but I would be truly honored if u can consider mine… oh & I’m checking out Amazon right now to get ur book.

    My blog:

  142. Kris replied:

    Hi! First time at your site and OH MY…I Love It!!! I am new to blogging since finding Villa Anna in, I think August, looking for a designer Ginny Magner and never knew all these French Loving Blogs existed and since then I am in complete heaven! Thank you so much and congrats to your move to sunny Florida. It’s in the 20’s here today and it feels like a heat spell.

    I can’t wait to see what you write about next.

    Kindy, ~Miss Kris~ Its new and I’m just finding my way around.

  143. Joan replied:

    how do I subscribe?

  144. theparisapartment replied:

    You just did, thanks Joan!

  145. Molly Mackey replied:

    Hi Claudia-

    I do not know if you remember me…I met you at the New York Gift Show a few years back. I create French and Italian decorative tiles from my own photography.
    I love your blog and frequent it often. I just started a blog myself and would love it if you added it to your friends list. My new blog is and website is Thanks so much- Molly

  146. R Ward replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Found your blog through another blogger and just love your shop! Now I can’t stop trawling…


  147. theparisapartment replied:

    molly, i was just thinking of you the other day, we so channeled each other! and rina, glad you’re here. i’ll come to visit you too!

  148. Deb Milne replied:

    You are living the life I wish I could, but don’t know how to jump start it.I so admire those who have the strength & fortitude to realize a dream. Your blog brings back memories of visiting Versailles. It’s a feeling that is hard to recreate but forever in you. I love France & your blog brings pieces of it into my daily life. Many thanks & look forward to being a follower.

  149. Sophia Erik replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    what a beautiful site and webshop. I am absolutely fascinated by your choice of pictures and colors. A perfect choise and Potpourri of gorgeous images.

    Just wanted to leave my compliments and warm regards.

    All the best from Augsburg in Germany tonight,


  150. theparisapartment replied:

    hi sophia
    thank you so much! you are wonderful to say those sweet things and have really made my day.
    I hope you’ll be back to visit often and say hello. I’ll stop by your site too!
    lots of love,

  151. pam robinson replied:

    hi claudia… so happy to finally be blogging and to find you… i look forward to catching up with what yo are doing etc… the beach sounds wonderful and well shells… what can i say… the wonders of the world… love them. be happy…
    sincerely, pam robinson

  152. Noel replied:

    Hi Claudia!
    I love your new site! Check out my latest entry.. it’s about you!

    Baby Moon Drop :)

  153. Heather replied:

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but never read your about section.

    Too fabulous! :)

    Your book is always on my nightstand…and always in my hands when I need some inspiration.

    If you are ever in Jacksonville, I’d love to take you to lunch!


  154. Mandy replied:

    I have loved your look since I bought your book about 5 years ago. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am so thankful to have some daily inspiration. I was a French teacher and now I stay at home with my little girl. I love Paris and especially the look of the Paris Apartment. I have started my own blog à la parisienne within the last few days and would love for you to add me to your blog list. Although my blog is new and my style has yet to be polished as yours, I hope that you will risk adding me to your outstanding list of bloggers!

  155. Mandy replied:

    I am not sure if I was supposed to leave my blog address in the comment box or not, but here it is:


  156. Stephanie Cheng replied:

    Just wanted to let you know that I follow your blog posts and truly enjoy reading them. It’s a great break from the busy days in New York!

  157. Conrad Froehlich, Museum Director replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    Thank you for including Osa Johnson’s 1941 book “Four Years in Paradise” (the first edition with the giraffe spotted cover)on your blog. Usually it’s Osa’s 1940 autobiography “I Married Adventure” with the eye-catching zebra cover that appears in publications like domino.
    Check out the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum’s website Also, American Eagle Outfitters’ new clothing brand and stores, Martin + Osa, are inspired by the Johnsons. See
    Keep up the great work!

  158. Katina replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I am new to the blogging world and stumbled upon your website. Anything Paris attracts me. I’ve been fascinated since I was a young girl and I want to visit Paris someday. Your pictures and furniture are a dream. It’s like I’m visiting Paris. Very lovely site.

    Take care

  159. thebluepearlgirl replied:

    I love your blog! Please feel free to check out mine… its still new but I have big plans for it!

  160. christelle replied:

    Wonderful blog ! I love it, keep up the good work! Christelle

  161. clovergirl replied:

    Hi Claudia!
    I remember reading about your Manhattan shop in a magazine a few years ago… and just looked you up. Had no idea the shop had closed!? Anyway… I love all the unfinished pieces on your site. I have been looking for a piano bench! I’m so very happy that you offer one, and will start shopping for fabric immediately.

  162. Lisa replied:

    Great Boutique and Blog! I have checked in with you over the years, I love everything Parisian as well. I too am a New Yorker, now overlooking the ocean in South Florida. I would love to exchange blog links…please visit us…and our sister site

    PS. Love your music selection…

  163. Paloma of La Dolce Vita replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for visiting my blog. You are too kind!

    Your blog is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read through it and look at all of the beautiful pictures.


  164. Emily replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    Words could never adequately express how much I adore your blog! In the words of George Gershwin… S’wonderful S’marvelous!

  165. Elizabeth replied:

    Hi Claudia!

    I love your new site! (Well, new to me, at least.) I hope your new Southern life is going well and I look forward to catching up and sharing your adventures in your growing company – growing in the sense that it is growing in the direction that YOU choose, not how IT chooses. I always admired your spirit and business sense as well. Enjoy life, be happy, and keep sharing your talent in ways that make YOU happy. Don’t worry – whatever and however you decide to share your talents, we (your admirers) will always be glad to receive it in whatever form it is given.

    Many hugs,
    Elizabeth House

  166. Stacey replied:


    A friend of mine just told me about your blog today and right away, I had to see it. It’s inspiring and beautiful and I can’t wait to see more!


  167. theparisapartment replied:

    wow, i am really humbled by your comments. but then again, you’re bloggers and that means VIP to me. i can’t tell you what you mean to me and if i can ever do anything for any one of you from add you to the blogroll to promote your cause, just let me know. thank you for being there!

  168. J.A. Getzlaff replied:

    Every time I look at your blog I fall in love with Paris again … and I live in Paris. So thanks.

  169. Vitania replied:

    What a peaceful escape this blog is. It’s beautiful to look at it, and a pleasure to read.

    Nice to meet you,

  170. Fotocaffe replied:

    Hi Claudia, you have a beautiful blog,
    full of inspiration for my next trip to Paris, thank you.
    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes,

  171. karen laCombe replied:

    Hello Claudia,

    Thank you for your lovely blog from Paris. It is cold and rainy here in Michigan today and these photos are refreashing for my soul. The floral window shots are gorgeous.
    Only in Paris can you walk into a hardware store and find such beautiful door and window trim (in stock!) ah Paris

  172. Ilene replied:

    Following some links came to this and wondered….I met you in your shop a while back and we chatted on the addiction to textiles (i was working in india then). I took a break for a while also down by that florida ocean, very healing and peaceful. So just wanted to say hello. I’ll spend some time on your blog. It’s very beautifully done, you’ve created a unique, personal voice, one that I haven’t come across in a blog in a long time.
    all best

  173. Ilene replied:

    Following some links came to this and wondered….I met you in your shop a while back and we chatted on the addiction to textiles (i was working in india then). I took a break for a while also down by that florida ocean, very healing and peaceful. So just wanted to say hello. I’ll spend some time on your blog. It’s very beautifully done, you’ve created a unique, personal voice, I haven’t come across this in a blog in a long time.
    all bests

  174. Janet replied:

    hi, read your website in an article, thought i check it out….its inspiring and superb ! would be great if i would be place in your emailing list…..

  175. theparisapartment replied:

    bonjour and a million times thank you~
    i’m traveling right now but intend to visit all your sites and add you to my mailing list. i can’t wait to stop by to say hello. glad you took the time to do the same and see you very soon!

  176. robyn arouty replied:

    hi claudia,

    my name is robyn arouty & i’m a big fan of your blog! i write a dog-related blog, which can be found at

    project71 has designed a dog bed for shelter dogs…they will be available soon through an online donation program at the dog beds have a removable waterproof cover with a soft pillow bed inside, so these gifts help smooth the transition from shelter to their new forever homes. we are very involved with rescue & volunteerism for several animal welfare organizations and enjoy writing daily about all things dog.

    please visit my blog to see if we might be a good match. if so, i’d absolutely love a mention or listing on your blogroll.

    best regards,


  177. Gabriela replied:

    Hello! I usually read your blog, but I never read this about page before. I don’t think nowadays world is like a fairy tale: there are too many ugly things. So, when I need to run away from them I come to your blog where all the things I love are brilliantly displayed. You are a fairy. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  178. PAOLA DE GIOVANNI replied:

    Bonjour Chere Claudia! I have just discovered your utterly gorgeous and informative blog. Like you I love Paris, I also love vintage, interior design and flea markets.
    I think I am already addicted to your blog!
    With best wishes et au revoir! Paola

  179. coco91 replied:

    Are you still looking for a web designer?

  180. cindy espinoza replied:

    Hi Claudia! You have a beautiful blog! It really made me smile after a reading your profile to learn that you are the auther of the Paris Apartment book. I bought it probably 10 years ago. I cant tell you how many times i have flipped though it. I have been to Paris many times and love it! It feels exciting to “meet” you. Ill be back for more! Thanks for your inspiration over the years. Cindy

  181. Leah replied:

    How do I subscribe to your website?

  182. Teri Reynolds replied:

    I just found your website, and I love it. I discovered Paris 3 years ago, and my husband and I have been going once a year since.
    We will return for 2 weeks in the fall, and we plan to haunt the flea market in Saint Ouen, but I have a question. How does one go about shipping things home? We live in Tampa, FL. Just as an example, I would love to buy an old rattan cafe’ chair. Do you have any idea what something like that would cost to ship? Just curious… any help would be most appreciated.
    Again, love your entire website!

  183. Vermine replied:


    It’s “joie de vivre” not “joie de vie”. (end of your first paragraph)


  184. Mandystarr replied:

    Hi Claudia! I love your site & you have me even more in love with Paris! Here’s my post about your blog,

  185. keepfeelingjoanna replied:

    You are lovely, as is your blog! Thank you for creating such an inspiring site – your passion for life and creativity really comes through in your writing and in your selection of photos.

    Looking forward to what’s next…

  186. Cécile replied:

    Cherie Claudia,

    I just love your blog. I love the colors! One of my favorite and grace Kelly’s too, acqua blue…turquoise,,,

    I live in South Florida too. Are you on the Gulf or the Atlantic? It is nce to break and go for a walk in the sand every so often… Good for you!!

    Enjoy your home and surroundings and keep the good work…


  187. Aliaena replied:

    Salut Claudia!
    I’ve just come upon your blog and am enchanted. We must be kindred spirtis as I have made the big plunge a couple of times and changed lives and countries. I live now in the Paris area – came here to do my art about 15 years ago and have never left. I’m sure you understand! I am new, however, to blog-land, having just started a fledgling blog myself with my artwork on it, and I am fascinated by this incredible collective being that is the internet! Who wudda thought we would all be able to be in touch with each other so easily and the world would end up like this? Anyway, I wish you absolute happiness and tons of fun and fulfillment as you make your transition. I can’t wait to get some time to peruse your blog in detail – and if you get a minute, take a look at mine. Bisous from Paris, Aliaena

  188. Leigh Chandler replied:

    Oh Claudia, I’m so happy you found me! What a great compliment to have you comment on one of my offerings. I too, started my business in 1993 and traveled to Paris and all over France at least five times a year. I was importing all things French and even went on buying trips to Maison d’Objet before it moved to Villepinte. I was the first to import the Boutis, I’m sure. I miss it so, but since I have married a Belgian, I at least get to travel all over that country. I identify with so much of what you write about yourself – I am an Aries, as well;-) One of the first products I imported was all Belgian and Italian Linens from Muriel Grateau, embroidered pillows by Jean Francoise Lesage, linens from Olivier Desforges, etc. (sorry about my French spelling, it has been too long). We’ll have to chat sometime as I had so many fabulous experiences with the top textile designers in the 90’s!

  189. id 810 design group replied:

    Hi Claudia –

    We want to thank you for the kind words you left on the Papillon Linens blog about our work. The feeling is mutual – we love your blog! Merci beaucop!

    With much appreciation,
    Jessica and Virginia

  190. Deb Milne replied:

    I hope you don’t mind that I wrote a post today about you & your new sponsor FCL Style? I just wanted to make sure that all my info is correct, etc. Thanks Claudia & again, congratulations!

  191. spnfury replied:

    Good work! Please go to my site and check for some interesting proposal of Paris apartments thanks!

  192. tish jett replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    What can I say? Your exquisite taste, your wonderful blog, your generosity…

    I want only blogs on my favorites that I really love (with the occasional exception of blogs just because they’re written by people I love). Yours is going up the second I finish writing this paean to you. In every way you’ve captured that elusive, beautiful art de vivre, joie de vivre esprit that is so quintessentially French.

    Do you ever shop over here? If I lived in the States I’m sure I would be ordering wonderful finds from you all the time.

    On the weekends I’ve started talking about decoration because it’s the other area I love so will definitely mention you therein.

    Also, I have such admiration for women who have the courage to completely reinvent their lives.

    Best regards,

  193. Mojtaba Abdolzadeh replied:

    Dear Sir,
    I have visited your site and since I am in the market of furniture in IRAN, so I thought I maybe able to cooperate with you in this regard. I know so many stores whose managers may be interested to buy your products and I can relate you to them,
    if you are interested to work in the market of IRAN ,our cooperation process would either of these two :
    1) You send me your full documentation; using it, I will market your products here; if successful, I receive some amount as commission;
    2) I introduce you to some shop keepers as your partner to sell your products.
    Please don’t hesitate to contact me .
    Best regards,
    Mojtaba Abdolzadeh

    Flat-17,N-10,The 5 Boostan Estakhr Tehran pars-16649 / 78181
    0098 912 398 64 23

  194. Ian replied:

    I recently purchased some furniture from Ivory Pearl Interiors. You should have a look at their website. They have stylish French furniture and modern furniture too.

  195. Suzanne de Cornelia replied:

    Greetings from Carmel-by-the-Sea!

    Love your blog, which I’ve added to my blog-roll, and also frequently post it on Facebook to my 1515+ friends there:

    I previously hosted my site on IWeb and have just moved to Blogger to the domain I’ve had & unused since 07.

    ‘French Heart’, the novel that I wrote in the UCLA Writing/Film program will be out in late August. Associated products will include charm bracelets & organic cotton spa clothing. I am seeking a few like-minded ‘Dream Team’ partners. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please email me.

    All best, Suzanne
    Twitter @SuzanneDeC

  196. Diva replied:

    Hi ! I am new to the blog world. I saw your book and have just ordered it. Next year
    I´m coming to Paris as my cousin is getting married and I hope to be able to visit your shop for more inspiratio !

    I had intended to send you two photos of my own vanity table, but didn´t know exactly how to go about it, so I´m sending you my blog adress instead. You will find my pictures there. All the best. Diva

  197. Nicole Meintjes replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    Have just come across your beautiful blog in the last few days and am really enjoying it. So many interesting posts and gorgeous pictures.

    Kindest regards,

  198. Eliana Tomas replied:

    Hello Claudia.

    First of all let me tell you that you have a beautiful blog. Trully beautiful.

    I’m new in this virtual world, but after a career break I’ve decided to get back to my interior design and interior styling. To promote my work in London and back in Portugal I’ve decided to have my blog.
    My design is a bit more bold than your paris apartment, but I’ve posted “the orchid bedroom” which i believe you would like. It would be fantastic if you could pop in my link to let me know.

    Thank you very much.
    Keep inspiring all of us!


  199. gypsyrosewrites replied:

    I love your site and link to it alot…really inspiring!
    I’m a stylist and florist living on a boat in London.
    Would love some feeback!

    Have just started blogging too

    tamsin x

  200. Carsten Sprotte replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    Your world is sumptuous. It has been a delight to browse through the photos. I love Paris so much that I decided to live there.

    Thanks to your recent book, many will discover the secrets of Parisian interiors. Wouldn’t it be magic if we could actually live in such interiors, even if only for several days ?

    This is the dream I have with my new venture, The idea is to make it both simple and secure for Parisians to rent their apartments while they are away.

    Well, I’m not the only one in the world to have thought of such a thing, but the website I will be launching will focus on building a social network for people to be able to build trust before entering into such transactions.

    I was wondering if the owners you met for you book would be interested in this project. I would be happy to promote the sale of your book on my website.

    Do write if you see potential here.

    Best regards,

    Carsten Sprotte
    blog :

  201. Sandra replied:

    The 40’s woman in the photo is I believe actress Ann Sheridan. Thought I would pass that on, take care,


  202. Erika replied:

    Hi Claudia!

    Just wanted to let you know i’ve listed your blog on my site as it is truly inspiring to me. You’ve done a beautiful job. I’ve just started my blog so I only have about 15 days of posts, but any constructive criticism or advice would be embraced!

  203. Erika Morrison Bunda replied:

    I`m in love with your blog Claudia
    and J`adore Paris,
    of course
    Best Wishes

  204. Cynthia replied:

    We are big fans of your blog and I like to introduce our new blog.

  205. Julia replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog – I stop by as often as I can to see what new things you’ve shared.

    I would also like to introduce you to my own newly-started blog, “File Under Lovely” ( and hope that you will visit often!


  206. Nick replied:

    I was curious what it would take to get a text link on your blog saying something like “Tungsten Wedding Bands” or “Tungsten Wedding Rings” with a hyperlink to our site (  We are a relatively new company and we are currently trying to improve our page ranking on Google.  We operate on a small budget, and we would be more than willing to give you a tungsten ring from our site in exchange for a link.  Let me know if this would be something that you would be interested in.  Thanks for any help you can give us.
    Thank You
    Tungsten Rings Online

  207. Eliana Tomas replied:

    last week i went to paris… many things i saw reminded me your blog. i feel i’m still there, as i feel so much inspired.
    i posted a few shots and i believe you would love the first one.

    thank you so much for sharing with all of us just beautiful blog.

  208. Julie replied:

    Hi Claudia
    Long time no chat. Just wanted to say hi, see how you are. Also, I don’t really follow blogs on feed…do you offer new posts by email? Finally, send me your email address again…I can’t find it. I’d love to meet you when I come down for SoBe in February, if you have time.
    Until then, best wishes and hope all is well.

  209. Will replied:

    your blog is beautiful…my new daily read…so sweet!
    Will RAFUSE Artist Inc.★
    Montréal Quebec CANADA

  210. Tasha replied:

    I love your blog!!!! I like the title, it`s very creative :) I will for sure be checking back…I love what I`ve come across so far…and it`s a whole of stuff, but all good stuff. why did you pick the name `the Paris apartment` I don`t think I came cross the reason behind the name.

    take care,

    ps. check out my blog if you fancy:

    • theparisapartment replied:

      Hi Tasha, Great to hear from you, sorry it took so long to get back to you, it’s been a crazy week! Glad you took some time to say hi, I’m happy you’re enjoying the blog :) As for the name, it was inspired by an a apartment I stayed in in Paris on a trip with a friend. We stayed in her aunt’s Paris Apartment and the phrase came back to me the day a few days after I opened my shop. It was inspired by all the frenchy furniture I was collecting. Up to that point it was Claudia’s Clutter so you can imagine how focused I became! Hope you have a great Sunday night! Claudi

  211. elizabeth Maxson replied:

    Hi Claudia!

    Just felt like a “visit” as my southern roots say when one wants to chat. My good friend, Bob, a New Yorker, just loves that term “a visit” whenever I use it for some reason…he thinks it is quaint. Well anywho, so glad you stopped by my blog which led me to yours for a visit. It is SO LOVELY by the way. I love your opening page – I can relate so well. Thanks so much for just being “you.” I loved your book, long before I had the pleasure of meeting you via cyberspace and now I know we are kindred spirits.

    wishing you all the best – and I so AGREE with your lower case writing – I find myself doing that in a lot of emails for the exact same reason – I get so tired of the shift key! :-)


  212. Karena replied:

    Claudia, I loved learning more about you!!Write to me when you have time, I have questions I would love to get your advice…..Karena

    • theparisapartment replied:

      Hi Karena Great to hear from you! What can I give you my two cents on? Have a great Sunday! Claudia

  213. Brandy replied:

    Love your blog! C’est magnifique! I am thrilled to have found it.
    Anxiously awaiting your new book because I am in love with the 30s Hollywood boudoir!

    Happy Holidays,

  214. Red Lipstick Style replied:

    I thought I had visited your blog, but I guess I was mistaken. Well, it is wonderful. and I plan to purchase your book next year, if I have any money left from the holidays ;-)

    ..I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  215. Joyce replied:

    Hi Claudia!

    I love your book, and I’m so glad I found your blog… thank you for sharing your passion!

  216. Kitty replied:

    Hello Claudia what a beautiful blog and inspirational profile about yourself. I too own a business (recruitment Zzzz) and am just in the process of setting up a cupcake company, as if I didnt have enough to do and absolutely love escaping to my blog :-) I’ll look forward to reading your future posts. Kisses Kitty xxx

  217. MK replied:

    Hello Claudia,

    I’ve just come across your blog via “The HiP Paris Blog” and realized that your NYC shop has been staring me in the face from the wall above my bureau. It is an article titled :”Obsessed With: Paris Glamour” and it appeared in the Elle Escapes column of Elle Magazine. I love reading your blog and have bookmarked it in my Paris folder.


  218. liz replied:

    we’d like to contact you about your blog and our network

  219. Carmie of the Single Nester replied:

    Just found your blog through Fifi. I love it!

  220. Tawa Moonbloode replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I came across your website and blog and it is just gorgeous! I feel like I am in Paris going through all the pictures here. I will definitely be coming here often. I wish you continuous success. Until then, take care.


    Tawa Moonbloode

  221. Sandra replied:

    pix of our central fla house (thanks to you and other bloggers for inspiration!!!)-Paris Apt, Hooked on Houses, Cote de Texas et al

  222. sundaygirl24 replied:

    Hi Claudia, loving your posts as always! I need your proffesional opinion please?
    I have just picked up the most beautiful Antique French Baguette basket from a flea market, I think it is turn of the century but I’m no expert.
    I have never seen one like it and cannot find anything close to it on the web. Would you mind having a look at a pic and telling me what you think? big blog hug from your friend at alltheprettythingsuk xxx

  223. Claudia replied:

    hey sunday! i don’t know much about it but just saw a post that joni from cote de texas did on the subject along with a giveaway.
    hope that helps. great blog you have by the way!

  224. susi replied:

    Hi Claudia, what a wonderful place to be, your blog…

  225. zoe bywater replied:

    please could you tell me (if anyone happens to know!) where the lamp came from in the photograph below the comment “but the other is up for grabs.” on the paris apartment page? i just love that lamp!

  226. zoe bywater replied:

    sorry i meant on this page of the blog:

  227. Lucia replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I loved you blog, magnifique! I do jewellery in Paris and discover your blog by accident and I thought I should mention that it’s wonderful.

  228. Dora replied:

    Greetings from Greece. There is so much beauty on your blog that it leaves me breathless. Reading about your thoughts and enjoying these wonderful images are the most peacful and precious moments in my everyday-busy-mother-of-two life. Thank you for existing.

  229. Lena replied:

    Hi Claudia and anyone else who is reading this,
    i love you site and your book. i made a blog a little while ago and i just wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Its called Diary of a Student and it features things i find fun to look at and things people might enjoy. I thought maybe i could make someones day =). So check it out!

  230. meghan Greenidge replied:

    Regarding Public Relations,
    We are updating our contact list and we would love to have your email address. Can you please reply with it to the above email?

    Thank you,
    Sally Fischer PR

  231. John replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I would love to use some of your images. Could you please email me on the email above so I can advise what my wife & I would like.

    John & Ann

  232. meanmagenta replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    I check your beautiful and inspiring blog daily, I must say I was blown away when I read about the love letters you found at a flee market. I think it is amazing that the letters survived two world wars,who knows how many times they have been moved about, were they hidden away in a bourgois home? Who took care of the letters and how long have been around on flee markets, waiting for you to spot them? What a marvellous story! I do hope you can put the lovers story together, who knows, perhaps you can write a book about it! Many thanks for sharing all your beautiful finds! Paola XX

  233. Tania Kazi replied:

    Dear Claudia!

    I absolutely adore your website and your blog.
    Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.
    I too am a fanatic for antiques, and old world charm. I am setting up my online store with all things beautiful, including diamond jewelry, art, antiques, bed linens and chandeliers.
    Do write to me. Would love to connect with you. I live in NYC and would love to feature some of your store goods on my website.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Tania xxx

  234. Jacqueline replied:

    I used to spend a lot of time in Paris with my favourite Aunt who taught me the art of dressing. Even though I’m from England I seem to gravitate to the Parisian style, probably from my wonderful memories with my Aunt who’s now deceased.

  235. meanmagenta replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    many thanks for sharing all your beautiful Parisian shots, ah! The poetry that can be found only in gorgeous Paris! Love the shot of the courtyard and details of the balcony in bloom, awesome! I will swoon for hours!
    Best wishes, Paola

  236. Candice Frederick replied:

    Hi Claudia! Lovely blog!

    I was referred to you by another Francophile–Vicki Archer, author of MY FRENCH LIFE. This October she’ll be coming out with another book that’s wonderfully devoted to all things French called FRENCH ESSENCE. Is there any interest in covering the book on your site as well? Please feel free to emial me at or call 212-366-2803. Would love to speak to you!

  237. Going-Paris replied:

    Wonderful Blog! Good Work!
    Thank you for everything.

  238. Kalyn Johnson replied:

    Hi Claudia –

    So glad you liked the post I did on Possess Your STYLE about shopping Paris’ flea markets! Thank you so much for including me on your blog roll.

    Merci, merci, merci

  239. Denise Fike replied:

    how do i subscribe?

  240. Yim replied:

    Hi Claudia-

    Lovely inspirational site. Both my husband and I are former New Yorker’s and visit Paris as often as we can. Your images remind us of it all!



  241. Lee replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I’m a fan of your blog and had to smile when I saw your photo of the once-grand theatre that was turned into a parking lot.

    I know that building well. It’s the remains of The Michigan Theatre, one of Detroit’s grand palaces. Sammy Davis Junior first met Frank Sinatra there and, before the theatre was built in the 20s, it was the original site of Henry Ford’s carriage house where he experimented with the first designs for cars.

    Would you like to see a photo of how the theatre once looked? Click here:


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  243. thisunfaithfulwatcherawoke replied:

    Hi Claudia! I have been a fan of The Paris Apartment forever! I have your book too! I was so excited to see you on Tumblr! I started mine in August and even posted some of your pictures on it(and listed the link to your blog of course). If you get a chance, please take a look at my Tumblr…it is my new addiction too! And by the way…I followed you!

  244. Eddy replied:

    Love it Claudia,

    Just found your blog and love it!

    Have a look at they do French Furniture, you might like it!

  245. Sylvester Jalnaiz replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I am contacting you from a leading online marketing company in London.

    I am looking for excellent quality websites such as yours to place adverts on, is this something you may be interested in?

    The placement of our adverts are contextually matched to the content on your webpage and therefore are relevant.

    We feel the positioning of your website will have excellent benefits for both parties involved.

    Please contact me if you are keen to discuss any partnerships with us or ask any questions and I will be happy to help.

    Kind Regards

  246. Kim Henneke-Singer replied:

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to tell you that I just discovered your blog, The Paris Apartment, and am enjoying exploring! Your photos are beautiful, and I am looking forward to buying your book! Paris is so beautiful…a place I want to visit someday! xoxo Kim

  247. Hannah Fleming replied:

    claudia, truly a beautiful site. i enjoy visiting. i would love you to know that i have pinned several of your photos to pinterest. i agree that inspiring photos are meant to be shared. as i continue to scroll through all of your lovely photos, they take me places (as i am sure why you posted them to start with). much thanks. happy saturday, hannah

  248. Elizabeth Jaime replied:

    So nice! You and I did a switch….I just moved from S.Florida to NYC!

  249. sigal replied:

    Simply wishing you a good new week ;)

  250. Tatianna replied:

    Hi Claudia, I found your wonderful site and many other beautiful blogs through Tara Frey Book. I love it so much. I am new to blogging, and I wish my blogs were as beautifully designed as yours. My blog is fitness, so I am not sure how creative I could really get. Thank you for making this beautiful place. :)

    • Tatianna replied:

      Hi Claudia :) Thank you so much for your reply, you are so sweet. I am still new at blogging, but I hope that I will get more creative with it. Im going to do more pictures. What I love about your blog is all of these amazing pictures. I am a lover of anything antique or French. If it was up to me, I would keep my whole house with antiques but my husband hates it. But now I am going to visit your blog all the time, it’s so beautiful. I have this dream of living in France. I always tell my husband that I hope he gets a contract to work in France so we can move. He works for Cirque Du Solei and I am keeping my fingers crossed, some day we can go there. Thank you again, for replying, I will be back all the time :)

  251. Karena replied:

    Claudia I could not find your email. If you do not sell the chandlier earrings on Ebay do you want to do a giveaway on my site?

    You can email me at

    Art by Karena

  252. Olga replied:

    Hi, Claudia!

    Just want to thank you for your blog. It’s just so wonderful! Endless beauty, very inspirng. Would be my favourite book if it was published)

    And I know a blog you could find interesting:

    Thank you again!
    Kindest regards,

  253. Jenna replied:

    Thank you for your wonderful blog-it provides so much insight, beautiful photos, and prettiness! My husband and I visited Paris 3 years ago and I fell in love!

    I’ve just started my blog chronicling my inspirations, likes, dreams of what I’d like my home to be like and would love for you to visit:

    Merci Beaucoup!

  254. Christina Johnson replied:


    I just have a quick question about your site. Would you mind emailing me back @ when you get a chance?


  255. Cory replied:

    Hello. I really like your blog. Just wanted to let you know that you made some spelling errors in your French. “N’est pas?” should be “n’est-ce pas?”. C’est tout.

    • BILL BOURRILLION replied:



  256. Sara replied:

    Dear Claudia,

    I stumbled upon your Blog while researching on Paris and Maison et Objet.
    Your blog is rather interesting and I hope your book / shop / vintage collections are manifolds now!

    I would like to connect with you regarding the 2011 Maison et Objet show. If you are visiting, please do connect. We are exhibiting there in the Now! section.

  257. Marketa replied:

    Hi Claudia,
    I´d like to ask you if it´s possible to buy some of your photos. As I am workin for the French coffee company, we´ve created a microsite where we put interesting articles about french design, fashion, culture, etc. And I love your two photos – and Please, can you write me if we can buy your pics?
    Thank you, Marketa

    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Hi Marketa,
      Thank you for writing.
      Those two photos are from the internet and I’m not sure where they came from!
      If there’s a link on the page it’s probably the original website I took them from.
      So sorry I don’t have more info!

  258. Megan replied:

    I came across your blog and was very interested in your home design articles. I just had a couple of questions, so if you could e-mail me back that would be great! Thank you for your time.

  259. Lily replied:

    love your blog, love your style, love everything French! merci beaucoup!

  260. Diddie Mercedes replied:

    I am in love!!! where do I begin?

  261. BILL BOURRILLION replied:


  262. jacasu replied:

    Thanks, bon boyage

  263. chichi furniture replied:

    Love your site, adore all things French, French film, French furniture and especially French food.
    Good work!

  264. alistair archer replied:

    would be grateful to receive your email address,so that we can send you some info on our rather unique product range.

    Seeing is believing.

    Best wishes


  265. Consolata replied:

    Hi Claudia!
    I love your website, it’s so genuine and tasty!
    I have an apartment in Paris, you or your friends can be interested if you are planning a trip to the most wonderful city!
    Take a look

  266. Mary Lonergan replied:

    Hi Claudia! Your story is very inspiring! I am heading to Paris on Monday next week to participate in an art show and hope that 2012 will be the year I can transition into full time artist!

    If you have family/friends there would you share this link? The opening is Tuesday 11/22 ~ SO excited!!

    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Hi Mary, Best of luck with your show, your work is fantastic! Happy Thanksgiving! Claudia

  267. Emily replied:

    I so enjoy your blog that I put it on my list of favorites on my blog I admire you for striking out on your own and climbing down the corporate ladder! I am a corporate gal myself who loves all things aesthetic. My creative juices flow like the Mississippi so I started a blog two months ago to let the ideas flow!! Looking forward to visiting your store next visit to NYC.

  268. Sarah @ chevrons & stripes replied:

    Hi Claudia,

    I recently moved from NYC to Miami Beach as well so it’s inspiring to hear your story of starting over. I think I’m really a New York gal at heart but the slower pace of life at the beach is definitely so nice. Is there anywhere on your blog where you share some of your favorite South Florida spots? We are looking for some cool little haunts (design stores, restaurants, etc.) and are finding them a BIT hard to come across.

    Love your aesthetic and looking forward to reading more!


  269. Leslie replied:

    i love this! i stumbled upon your website, always looking to vicariously get away this was a nice little trip. visually appealing and fun to read, nicely done!

  270. Elina Kauppinen replied:

    Bonjour from Finland!
    I fly to your blog from Pinterest-link-to-link surfing, and mighty glad that I did :) I read few newest pages and sighted quite many times, so my curiosity just rose and rose.
    After reading your “biography” I’m even more glad I found here; I agree with you on many points like making it green and, of course, the love for Paris! We went the on 2010 for family vacation, so our trip to Paris was actually just for the drive from and to the air port and a sight-seen bus drive on evening/night time. Tho, even that was enough for me and my hubby to realize, that we should go there again, with better time (and without the kids ;) ) so could really enjoy the city.
    Sorry about the long writing on comment box – this blog just made me on The Mood… :)

  271. Paris Rendez-vous replied:

    Claudia…I loved reading this…you have such a direct, lovely way of communicating…and your comments about ‘fabric’ really drew me in. I too have a passion for art, fabric and Paris. I’ll be following your blog ‘cos it’s great! I’m only very new to the world of blogging…but what an extraordinary way to connect – j’adore!

  272. Lisa replied:

    Love the Blog… I Feel like a kindred spirit. Thanks and keep blogging!

  273. BILL BOURRILLION replied:



  274. Janet Bernosky replied:

    Hi, Claudia! I just found your blog and have spent the morning reading your posts! I live in Maryland, have been in the antiques business for some time. I had a brick and mortar shop for a bit, but now do shows. I have been wanting and dreaming about going to France for a while, to “pick” the fleamarkets to be able to just take my inventory to another level. So, my question is, being a newbie to France, do you yourself ever take people through the markets with you when you go, or know of someone who does that you can put me in touch with? I would most appreciate it! Janet

  275. Sylvie Michel Bilger replied:

    Bonsoir Claudia….I am french decorative painter leaving in NYC for past 25 years …worked at the chateau de Versailles for 2 years …et oui ?
    so glad I run into your blog while surfing Pinterest (my new recent addiction) you can follow me on ” Sylvie’s bric-a-brac” . Really looking forward to read more your blog and your “joie de vivre”.

  276. franceska luther king replied:

    What a wonderful blog! So glad that i found you….its a pleasure to follow and an inspiration…
    franceska x

  277. Amy replied:

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! So so beautiful! :)

  278. Tristane de la Presle replied:

    Bouche à oreilles + les copines… once again proves to be my favorite source of inspiration! Love your imagery and selection. Bravo. Merci et à bientôt, Tristane

  279. replied:

    Hi, Claudia,
    I listed your blog on my One Lovely Blog post as a favorite of mine.

  280. Sarah Carter replied:

    I love your blog. If you want… follow my page in pinterest:

  281. Valarie replied:

    I love your site and read it daily, sometimes more than once, seeking new ideas and inspiration. It is beautifully written with the most divine photos. I am a journalist by profession (nominated for a local Emmy three years ago!). Now I’ve turned my talents to penning blogs for others. If you need a ghost writer, let me know! In the meantime, my other passion is scouring local flea markets for furniture and fixtures to rehab. I’m having fun.

  282. Christine replied:

    Bonjour Paris Apartment! Love the blog, and you do an absolutely beautiful job conveying your love for all things French! I did have a question regarding your family trip to Provence. My large French family is planning a family reunion and I am very interested in the place you stayed on the 17 acre converted farmhouse. Would you mind sharing the name and location? Merci and keep the beauty coming!

  283. Rick replied:

    I love your blog but hate the amount of time I spend perusing all the beautiful and interesting images/.stories.

  284. Susan P replied:

    I just found your blog and feel tragically late to the party! I’ve spent all morning reading all the previous posts and am looking forward to many more in the future. So beautiful, peaceful, and such a source of inspiration. Merci!

  285. Kevin replied:

    Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.


  286. debbie replied:

    Hello Claudia. i am in Phoenix, AZ planning my very first trip to Paris. I have so many questions and wondered if you offered advice/consultation on everything Paris such as: Hotels, best time of year to go, restaurants, planning tours; Versailles, wine country, London, Normandy,etc. I know nothing, but want to plan enough to have the BEST experience for this trip that I have dreamed of my whole life! Please let me know any info you can or direct me to how to find out more info. Thank you so much. I have been a fan since the first book and am looking forward to the new one.


  287. Kim Klassen replied:

    You are so beautiful, thank you for being you.

  288. The Paris Apartment replied:

    you are so sweet. thank YOU for being YOU and making someone feel special!

  289. Quillan replied:

    claudia… was looking for dark paintings of unmade beds to post with a poetic piece, and ran across your collection of photos of the same, your work? …anyway, it was interesting, my compliments……..


    peace is always a choice.

  290. Rebecca Harkin replied:

    Claudia, just made the connection that you were behind the irresistible shop I used to walk by in NYC when I lived there. I once indulged in a fancy little lamp. Love the blog and have a link to it on mine.


  291. BERNI Olivier replied:

    Hello Claudia,

    It is always with pleasure that I read your blog.
    I am a French interior decorator located on Paris. My achievements may be of interest to you. I invite you to visit my website or my professional Facebook page

    Best Regards,

    Olivier BERNI

  292. The Psychology of Blogs that Rock replied:

    The Paris Apartment  is written by lover of all things Parisian, vintage, and glamorous, Claudia Strasser. She is an avid flea marketer, and often features images of beautiful vintage, flea market finds.

  293. cgraceh replied:

    Hi Claudia, I love your blog and your first decorating book (and can’t wait to get my hands on the latest one!) I love French and vintage decor and am totally inspired by you! I have opened my own booth at an antique co-op and maybe one day i’ll be able to go over to the Paris fleas! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us all.

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  295. Barbara Hoep replied:

    Hello Claudia,
    Just found you on Pinterest and my jaw is still hanging open at the sight of rolls of table and towel linens that I have been searching forever to find. Do you sell them on your store or can you direct me to a wholesale vendor so I can bring them to my small boutique in Cape May, NJ. I will be check ing in on you from time to time and hope that you have a good response for me. Enjoy life,
    Barbara Hoepp
    Lavender Cross Studio

  296. The Paris Apartment replied:

    hi barbara! those are from france. you can get them at the maison et objet in paris twice a year in september and january. i’ll be there if you want to meet up!

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  299. Catherine Hamrick replied:

    Beautiful blog. What a New Year’s gift!

  300. augustehill replied:

    The Paris Apartment is such an enjoyable curatorial project that is so evident of Joseph Campbell’s adage “Follow Your Bliss”.

    As a creative outlet I’m starting a blog ( and will gratefully use the inspiration and organizational ideas I’ve gotten here. The theme of my work centers around women and dress as a symbol of creative expression.

    By the way, I’m in Paris every summer and will download your flea market app when I’m there; excellent idea!

    Thank you, Thank you!



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