Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A slice of boudoir heaven...



If I were Samantha the good witch and could wiggle my nose and create the ultimate boudoir for myself this pretty much would be it!

Claudia Strassers The Paris Apartment book was first published 16 years ago, but to me it NEVER gets old. I've mentioned on many occasions this book has been my bed companion for a long time and even travelled with me to Europe as I couldn't bear to part with it. Pages 74 and 75 are almost permanently open on my dressing table and often when passing I find myself wishing I could dive into those glossy pages.


(please click images to enlarge)


I love absolutely everything about this room, from the parquetry floors to the 12 foot high ceilings, The recessed shelving for books and treasures complete with pelmet framing. The sheepskin rugs, the painted Louis furniture, the tufted tub chairs, the silk sumptuous fabrics, the turquoise vases and the grand sparkling chandelier! I know swags and tails in most bedrooms can look completely over the top but in a room this grand how could you have anything less? Ok perhaps I would hide the speakers.




This room is feminine and sexy and romantic but without being sickly girly. I think a man might even enjoy sleeping there ;)




As a studio apartment it triples as a living room, bedroom and office. I adore the use of the three seperate spaces with the sumptuous inviting bed taking centre stage.



Oh I need to find me a tall set of drawers like that!


I thought I'd finish with another one of my favourite images from Claudia's book. Would you feast your eyes on this treasure trove?! You would have to call security to force me to leave such a place. It actually reminds me alot of Vintage Glamour in Enmore, Sydney. I could spend hours rummaging through that store :)
If you haven't already bought this book you are missing out! It truly is a slice of heaven :)



p.s I received an email today from one of my idols that lifted me to new heights......Thank you so very much! :)








36 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

I want to fall into it all and hide under the covers just coming up for a peak between zzzzzzzzzzzzz's!

Fabulously french said...

Love the images they are "tres belle".

I agree about wanting to dive onto the page. What fun this would be....

Leeann x

vicki archer said...

I love Claudia's blog but don't have her book as yet...off to Amazon Anna, xv.

Time Worn Style said...

Claudia is the bees knees, just love her book, blog... I actually finally found my lounge suite inspired by her book too. It took a long time but I found it!!
alicia

Viera said...

Thank you for the tip.Looks like very interesting book.
Have a nice day, Anna
X
V

Mélanie said...

I love Claudia's blog, claudia's book, Claudia's style !! I'm a fan

the paris apartment said...

Hi Anna and friends!
I had quite a few visitors from your blog today and thought I'd stop over. Imagine my surprise to see this post! God the book is old! But it's great to see it through your eyes. Really makes me melt that you love it so much. Funny how at the time I thought showing the speakers was cool! What was I thinking? One thing I never mentioned in the book is that the curtain jabot was found the day we shot in the trash by an old theater!
Thanks for keeping the love alive for the old gal! I promise to come out with a new one this year!!
xoc

Time Worn Style said...

oh my that mirror in the first picture is very drool worthy.
alicia

NataljaOblonskaja said...

You show a lot of lovely picture´s.
//Camilla

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

What a great book the photos are bueatiful.. Thanks for shareing..

NataljaOblonskaja said...

I just love your blog.
//Camilla

belles choses said...

Sleeping in such bedroom every night must be just bliss!
Great book, very feminine style.

Angelika

Renee Finberg said...

not that this is news to you....
but, you are such a romantic.
maybe even born in the wrong era.
like me.
x

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

Emma said...

loving your blog. Just found it & will be following. Happy Easter.

Blissitydoodah said...

I got my copy of PA at a yard sale really cheap!
I've enjoyed Claudia's blog for a long time. She is one talented girl, isn't she?!

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A 2 Z said...

Its my first time here. I love those pictures of boudoir "z"! It would be nice to all live like Marie-Antoinette! I will be back!

Antje Kral said...

hi! Your pictures are very nice, and i will be back to your blog ...but my english is bad ;-(
I will set a link to my blog.

Greetings from Germany, Antje

Gerrie said...

I saw that mirror and was in love, but have not found another. The cute bedside lamp I found in a 2nd hand shop in pieces. I paid $2 for it, painted and put together.

Renee Finberg said...

incredibly yummy rooms.
the first image is fabulous!!!

lighting said...

I love it too. I love the different textures and color pallet. I agree it is beautiful, and sexy. I think my husband would live there though.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i think The Paris Apartment has inspired pretty much everyone! i love her work...and her blog is a delight!
xox alison

Olivia~ said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous...you would have to force me to leave too! LOL!
Hugs,
Olivia

Fifi Flowers said...

I soooooo LOVE that photo via Paris Apt!!! I hope life is treat you FAB!!!

chateaudelille said...

I love it when i find Aussie blogs that are beautiful! I'm from WA and its exciting to find you! I love all things french and so I enjoyed this post. Many thanks Fiona

La Petite Gallery said...

This is such a gorgeous post. I loved everything I saw. a new visitor. Thanks

yvonne

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

So so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing I will have to keep an eye out for this one xox

The French Maid said...

I, too, am a huge fan of Claudia's and now I am a fan of yours!
--Lee Ann

Katie Kirby said...

It's so so beautiful. The textures of the whole room look so plush and cozy

Heidi von Weitzer said...

Moving from a house into an apartment made me feel a little sad. I am here to say, that after I delved into this post I am happy to move and I even feel excitement. Thank you so much for this inspiring post.

Heidi

bedroom chandeliers said...

can I live in this book? amazing environments, just so fairy tale like. love it

Carolina Elizabeth said...

Your blog is absolutely lovely! It is such an inspiration! Carolina Elizabeth

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