[style]: Beautiful and Colorful but Expensive Paris Rental

6.01.2015

Ever since I booked a rental apartment on HomeAway for our trip to France a couple of years ago, I love to troll the site for beautiful and affordable accommodation.  We stayed in hotel during our first visit to Paris back in 2009 which was in great location but could barely fit the bed we slept on. We did not mind it though as we literary only spent time there when we went to bed. During the second visit we paid about the same as we did for hotel room for better location and got much more space - extra bedroom and kitchen. We also gained on charm, we lived like locals and by using kitchen we were able to save on food as we would have only one meal a day in a restaurant.


I found this apartment located in the heart of St Germain and minutes from the Luxembourg Gardens, Boulevard St Germain, the St Sulpice church, and the Seine, on HomeAway under the featured list. Typically I don't go for featured spaces as it means that they are more expensive, and this place certainly is, but I just love how it looks. Would I rent it? At $1,300 a night, sadly no. Moderate hotels in that area go for $220/night with more expensive ones going up to $500/night. This space is big and gives you that authentic feel of living in Paris at 160m2/ 1720 sq ft, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms but I'll just enjoy the images.


Apartment is housed in a classified 18th century building, and it has been fully renovated by its American and French owners and their talented interior architects, the Paris-based ‘double g’. It features Popham Design tiles and Danish furniture from the 1960s.


The d├ęcor is an eclectic mix of the classics and the contemporary, featuring art from such notables as Candida Hofer, Saul Leiter, and Alexander Calder. 


There are four marble fireplaces, and the striking hardwood floors are original 18th century parquet, featuring the classic ‘Versailles’ motif.


Designers of this space are definitely sticking with bold colour choices throughout the space.



Look at this view:


Beautiful way to make the cabinetry pop.


Another bedroom mimicking the other one in color and style.


There is an elevator to the apartment, albeit a tiny one, and a really stylish entrance.


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