Bright and Open Living Room

The apartment’s high ceilings, natural light, and elegant details won the heart of Thuy Tranthi Rieder. Designer Eric Lysdahl opted for a patterned fuchsia fabric from Manuel Canovas for the windows. Vintage Louis XV fauteuils that Lysdahl found at Paris’s famed Marchés aux Puces flea market flank the ornate fireplace.

See more of the living room on the following slides.

Wall and ceiling paint (“China White”); wall accent paint (“Elephant Gray” #2109-50): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Decorative moldings; fireplace mantel: original to home.
Mirror over mantel: antique.
Large vase on floor in front of mantel (“Bubba Blanc”): Moia Gallery, moia.fr.
Pair of chairs flanking mantel (vintage Louis XV fauteuils): Marché aux Puces Clignancourt.
Chair fabric: existing.
Drapery (“Charlotte”/Rose Indien #4764-04, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Drapery hardware (custom): BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Sofas (custom): Eric Lysdahl Inc., 212/717-5121, ericlysdahl.com.
Sofa fabric (“Teddy Mohair”/Flint #26131-11): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
White wool pillows: Flokati, 800/844-5345, flokatirug.net.
Patterned pillows (silvered leather): Dovecote, 866/999-2241, dovecote-westport.com.
Tribal-patterned pillows: Lelievre, lelievre.eu.
Area rug (silver-printed natural cow hide): Dovecote, 866/999-2241, dovecote-westport.com.
Coffee table and end tables (“Peekaboo” tables): CB2, 800/606-6252, cb2.com
Large round glass vase on coffee table (1930s Lalique): Marché aux Puces, Clignancourt.
Tea service (“Loya,” design by Jean Puiforcat, c. 1927): available at Puiforcat, Paris, 011 33 1 4563 1010.
Sculpture (antique): owner’s collection.
Floor lamp (“Lamdadaire Giant” #81174922): BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Photograph behind sofa (by Stephane Kossmann): Stephane Kossmann, stephanekossmann.com.
Convex mirror over photograph: Kaolin, 011 33 1 4271 5127.

Rich Mantel Details

A vignette of coral and seashells lend texture along stacks of books on the mantel.

Lamps on mantel: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Coral collection (antique): from Marché aux Puces, Clignancourt.

Antique Living Room Console

A silver bulldog from Moia Gallery in the Marais district of Paris adds an element of surprise from its position beneath a 19th-century console.

Console table; mirror over console: antique.
Lamp on console: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Silver bulldog: Moia Gallery, 011 33 1 4274 5510, moia.fr.
Chairs flanking console (“White Nova Dining Chair”): Modani, 800/606-7319, modani.com.
Pillows (patchwork leather): BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.

Elegant Molding Details

Ornate plaster molding adorns the living room wall panels, which are painted “China White” from Benjamin Moore.

Portrait

Homeowner Thuy Tranthi Rieder.

The City of Light—and Luxury

A diplomat’s daughter who lived in Paris as a child, Thuy Tranthi Rieder was drawn back to the city by the irresistible offer of a top position at Lancel, the luxury accessories brand. The company was born in 1876, when Angéle Lancel opened her first shop in a bustling neighborhood near the Opéra Garnier. Initially selling pouches and small bags for smoking items, the company quickly found its true calling—creating women’s accessories and decorative objects.

In 1927, the iconic bucket bag (rechristened the “Elsa by Lancel” in 1987 and the “Premier Flirt” in 2006) was born, becoming an instant classic that has since enchanted such Parisian femmes fatales as Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, and Brigitte Bardot. Today, more than 135 years since the firm’s inception, Lancel’s craftsmanship and elegant magnetism remain evident in every alluring handbag.

Drapery: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Daybed (“Barcelona Couch”/white leather, by Mies van der Rohe): Design Within Reach, 800/944-2233, dwr.com.
Wool pillows: Flokati, 800/844-5345, flokatirug.net.
Purse: Lancel, lancel.com

Contemporary White Dining Room

The Manuel Canovas drapery fabric echoes the living room’s hot pink version of the window treatment, and its color adds a dash of cool to the sleek dining room décor.

See more of the dining room on the following slide.

Wall and ceiling paint (“China White”); wall accent paint (“Elephant Gray” #2109-50): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Drapery (“Charlotte”/Ciel #4764-03, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212 647-6900, cowtan.com.
Flooring: original to home.
Dining table and chairs: Modani, 800/606-7319, modani.com.
Floor lamp: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Candelabra: Kaolin, 011 33 1 4271 5127.

Dining Room Mantel

A marble mantel, original to the home, is lined with a trio of bright blue vases that echo the tabletop’s nautical palette.

Mantel: original to home.
Mirror over mantel: antique.
Painting to right of mantel (by Arielle Rieder); vases on mantel: owner’s collection.

Textural Tabletop Details

The dining table and chairs are from Modani. The china, a nod to Thuy’s love of sailing, is from Puiforcat.

China (“Voiles,” by Puiforcat); flatware (“Chantaco,” by Puiforcat): Michael C. Fina, 800/289-3462, michaelcfina.com.
Crystal (“Celeste”): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Placemats: Chilewich, 888/851-7130, chilewich.com.
Tureen (antique); napkins; vases: owner’s collection. 

Hardware Details

Details throughout the apartment allude to its rich history and the timeless beauty of the city.

Master Bedroom in Serene Neutrals

In need of a piece of art to hang over the bed and with no time to find one, Lysdahl created a do-it-yourself tribute to artist Cy Twombly.

See bedroom details on the following slides.

Bed (“Cavana”): Modani, 800/606-7319, modani.com.
Bedspread and pillows (by DKNY): Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Painting above bed (Hommage a Cy Twombly, by Eric Lysdahl): Eric Lysdahl Inc., 212/717-5121, ericlysdahl.com.
Chandelier: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Wall paint (“Whale Gray” #2134-40); ceiling and trim paint (“China White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Flooring: original to home. Bedside table (“Bureau Galuchat Gris”): Maison de Famille, maisondefamille.fr.

Chic Antique Chest

The mirror over the antique chest is from Kaolin in Paris.

Chest of drawers: antique.
Photo on chest (Parisian street scene by P.J. van Sandwijk): P.J.V.S. Photography, pjvsphotography.com.
Mirror over chest: Kaolin, 011 33 1 4271 5127.
Lamp: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Horn sculptures: flea market find.

Bedroom Chest Details

A black-and-white photo of a Parisian street scene adds a touch of romance behind a pair of horn sculptures and bouquet of fresh roses.

Cheerful Child’s Bedroom

Pink appears again in Arielle’s pattern-filled bedroom, where a mod fabric from BHV mixes playfully with stripes and florals on the bed.

Wall paint (“Horizon Gray” #2141-50); ceiling and trim paint (“China White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Drapery and hardware: BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Bed; armoire; desk: IKEA, ikea.com.
Bedding; patterned pillows: owner’s collection.
“Lips” pillow (“Lips Coussin”): BUT, 011 33 1 5381 1690.
Lamb pelt rug: Overland Sheepskin, 800/683-7526, overland.com.
Pink trunk (“Flash Fuchsia Porte Manteau”): BUT, 011 33 1 5381 1690. Houses in front of window: LEGO, lego.com.

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Colorful and Romantic Paris Apartment

A fashion designer's beautiful Paris apartment

Written and produced by Jenny Bradley
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Bright and Open Living Room

The apartment’s high ceilings, natural light, and elegant details won the heart of Thuy Tranthi Rieder. Designer Eric Lysdahl opted for a patterned fuchsia fabric from Manuel Canovas for the windows. Vintage Louis XV fauteuils that Lysdahl found at Paris’s famed Marchés aux Puces flea market flank the ornate fireplace.

See more of the living room on the following slides.

Wall and ceiling paint (“China White”); wall accent paint (“Elephant Gray” #2109-50): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Decorative moldings; fireplace mantel: original to home.
Mirror over mantel: antique.
Large vase on floor in front of mantel (“Bubba Blanc”): Moia Gallery, moia.fr.
Pair of chairs flanking mantel (vintage Louis XV fauteuils): Marché aux Puces Clignancourt.
Chair fabric: existing.
Drapery (“Charlotte”/Rose Indien #4764-04, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Drapery hardware (custom): BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Sofas (custom): Eric Lysdahl Inc., 212/717-5121, ericlysdahl.com.
Sofa fabric (“Teddy Mohair”/Flint #26131-11): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
White wool pillows: Flokati, 800/844-5345, flokatirug.net.
Patterned pillows (silvered leather): Dovecote, 866/999-2241, dovecote-westport.com.
Tribal-patterned pillows: Lelievre, lelievre.eu.
Area rug (silver-printed natural cow hide): Dovecote, 866/999-2241, dovecote-westport.com.
Coffee table and end tables (“Peekaboo” tables): CB2, 800/606-6252, cb2.com
Large round glass vase on coffee table (1930s Lalique): Marché aux Puces, Clignancourt.
Tea service (“Loya,” design by Jean Puiforcat, c. 1927): available at Puiforcat, Paris, 011 33 1 4563 1010.
Sculpture (antique): owner’s collection.
Floor lamp (“Lamdadaire Giant” #81174922): BHV (Bazar de L’Hôtel de Ville), bhv.fr.
Photograph behind sofa (by Stephane Kossmann): Stephane Kossmann, stephanekossmann.com.
Convex mirror over photograph: Kaolin, 011 33 1 4271 5127.