The Apartment

I guess I could have titled this The Paris Apartment like a blog I read. I wish I had the money to buy fabulous French antiques-and we do have a couple-but mostly our furniture is a mix of his and hers from our former lives. One of these days I will put up photos of our kitchen but I haven’t reached the point where it is all clean and I remember to take a photo. Right now there is something cooking on the stove and the sink is full of dirty dishes, not the most photogenic of rooms. I am happy with how it came out though.

This room is what we call the living room. There are two rooms side by side that have a door between and the other one is our dining room although there is a couch in it that can be made into a bed, thus we have two bedrooms in a way. As you can see, we bought a piece from IKEA for the TV and some of our many books. The rug was in our bedroom in Provence.


The dining room with the couch. I brought the framed scarf and couch cover back from Provence.


This is what you see when you come in the front door-a very typical set up for a Paris apartment. On the right are the two doors which lead to the living room and the dining room. There is a door on the left that goes into the kitchen. Our bedroom is at the end of the hall.


Our bedroom with the rug that was once in the living room under the bed. To the right is our armoire which takes up a lot of room and doesn’t leave enough room on the other side of the bed for a bedside table. We are still trying to decide how to rig one up. When Maurice’s daughter came to see our apartment she said we should get rid of the armoire and put in floor to ceiling, wall to wall storage in our bedroom which I would love to do but Maurice doesn’t want to get rid of it so we are going to try and find matching armoires for either side with cabinets also up above. We discovered that they don’t seem to make this size anymore, they are an inch shorter and and inch less deep so I’m not sure what we will do. We have to do it though.


We have a fireplace in our bedroom. I don’t know if it works or not. I like it but it is one more thing, along with the armoire, which limits where furniture can be placed. I’m sure one of these days we will get it all worked out.

10 thoughts to “The Apartment”

  1. The blue rug looks good in your bedroom. Was the big mirror in your dining room when you moved in? That looks like it would be hard to move.

  2. A fabulous apartment … and in Paris .. what more could you want .. maybe a little bit more space in the bedroom. I think I would go with Maurice’s daughters idea .. not sure about cupboards above the bed though ,… I always rip them out .. don’t like sleeping with anything above my head ..:-) I know what you mean by mix and match furniture 🙁 .. would get rid of loads of mine. I also had one of the tv stands like yours Ikea .. long gone .. but it does have its uses.

  3. Fabulous apartment; must be fun to give dinner parties…. All wishes for great happiness in your new home.

  4. I love your apartment Linda. I like the rug and the couch cover (never seen those!) and the colors you have on the walls, but mostly I love that it’s in Paris! DH and I chose to do other things when we were first married that kept us from acquiring much so we too have some IKEA and buy a nice piece here and there. Now we’re also downsizing so we may never get it all done! I hope you’ll be very happy in your new place and make a lot of great memories there.

  5. Thanks, I love seeing your new place. I belong to the school where I need to live in a space for a while to see what I want to do – ‘tho I admire those who can move in and decorate everything so it looks like it was meant to be, from Day 1. What you’ve done looks great!

  6. Appears you are settling in – bet you are exhausted from all the renovating followed by a huge move. Know you will miss Provence in many ways, however, settled right in Paris you are living the dream of many of us!

    Know it will be fun taking your time to find the right place – and I bet it will be big enough for the armoire and much more!

    Happy Spring Linda – bet April in Paris will be awesome.
    Hugs from us both –
    Mary

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