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.

Rich Mantel Details

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

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.

Elegant Molding Details

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

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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.

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.

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.

Textural Tabletop Details

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

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.

Chic Antique Chest

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

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.

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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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Francis Hammond

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.

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