|Image via Elle Decor.|
If you asked my hubby, he'd tell you that I've been longing to own a Paris pied-à-terre (a small, vacation flat) of our very own. With the conversion rate of US dollars to Euros, that probably won't happen anytime soon.
I love to look at photos of fabulous apartments and visualize what type of pied-à-terre I would put on my wish list. Both swoon-worthy spaces above are typical of lofty Parisian flats with floor to ceiling windows and wood chevron-patterned floors. Images via An Indian Summer (left) and from my photo collection at right (sorry, I don't have a photo credit for this one).
The formality of Coco Chanel's flat (above) is lovely, but I think I would prefer the transitional feel of designer Juan Montoya's personal pied-à-terre (below.)
Photos of our rental apartment living room (above) and dining room (below) via A La Carte Paris.
Even if that day of pied-à-terre ownership never comes, I will be content to rent my little piece of Paris and feel like les habitant du quartier!