I’m back from Paris and sick as a dog. I guess its mostly because my body is run down and overtired. Paris was a wonderful experience but now its back to the real world. I am also in the midst of moving. We have to be all finished and moved out by Saturday so that we can paint the old place back to white. Its a little bitter sweet to be moving. I have the process of moving and living out of boxes for a few weeks, but I love having a new place to call home where I can paint and redecorate. This new place is also larger than our current apartment. I’ll be posting the process because before and after photos are always the best. Took some color inspiration from Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon. There was this room with these soft, pale almost grey greens that I had to put in our living room. The color I show is Benjamin Moore Morning Dew. Its beautiful. Subtle as Jack said, because he couldn’t tell it was green at first. When he finishes the molding, I’ll paint the molding a darker shade called Vale Mist.
Monthly Archives: June 2009
I’m sitting in my friend’s sister apartment in the Latin Quarter on Boulevard St. Germain using her internet. This apartment is beautiful with the fire place and terrace. I haven’t been able to use the internet since we changed from the dorm to the hotel. Since I last posted we visited the Grand Palais, Trend Union, Didier Ludot (little black dress store), Marais (for shopping), Musee D’Orsay, Alsace, Kenzo, The Pompedou museum, the Luxembourg Gardens and Versailles. I have so many pictures to post so I’ll put the best ones up from each place.
A Hotel called Caron . . . (the woman told me not to post the name on the internet but I liked the key)
Roses outside of Notre Dame
A motorcycle that burnt down
Musee L’Orangerie – Monet’s Waterlillies
A cute little Border Terrier
Fountain at the Luxembourg Gardens
The Luxembourg Palace
Alley looking down
Alley looking up
Didier Ludot The Little Black Dress shop
This woman was fabulous
Trend Union Coat Rack
Textile showroom that carries vintage and contemporary fabrics.
Actual fabric that is in Louis XIV bedroom.