Snapshots from Paris

It’s hard to believe that through all of my travels in Europe (Venice, Berlin, London), I have yet to blog about Paris. Artists have been flocking to Paris for centuries seeking inspiration for their work. I have always found trips to Paris to be uniquely inspiring. Everything in the city is so effortlessly chic – from the food to the fashion to its iconic architecture.

On a recent trip, I took in many of the popular sights – L’Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, to name a few. However, having visited many of the sites before, I found myself looking beyond the typical attractions. By simply changing my perspective – looking up and down – I found new inspiration.

Parisian design really is in the details. Thoughtful attention is paid to each architectural element – the ceilings, columns, gates, doors, signage and flooring. Below are some snapshots I took that I think highlight the beautiful detail in Parisian architecture and interior design. Take note of the symmetry, repetition and linear pattern.

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L’Arc De Triomphe

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L’Arc De Triomphe

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L’Arc De Triomphe

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A gate near the Champs-Élysées

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The Louvre

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Floor detail at the Louvre

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Floor detail at the Louvre

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Floor detail at the Louvre

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Floor detail at the Louvre

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Ceiling detail at the Louvre

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Floor detail at the Louvre

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Building detail on the Louvre

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Building detail at the Caisse des Depots

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Musée d’Orsay

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Floor detail at the Musée d’Orsay

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Floor detail at the Palace of Versailles

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Floor detail at the Palace of Versailles

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Palace of Versailles

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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