in my dreams, i live here: paris.
well, you probably knew it was coming sooner or later. i mean, just about everyone wants to live in paris at least once in their life, n’est–ce pas? some people with real gumption, like jordan ferney of oh happy day and her sister gabrielle blair of design mom, actually did it — they packed up their families’ belongings and moved to france for a year! so today, in my dreams, i live in paris! i think of this as Amélie’s paris. bright, happy, and oh so carefree.
i imagine my living room will be like erin fetherston’s apartment and will have high ceilings and a weathered old fireplace mantel, and it will be quite eclectic, displaying many treasures from my world travels. because you know, when you’re living in paris, you just hop on a train to just about anywhere, and you’re very cosmopolitan, much like the swan house, as photographed by petra bindel.
i’ll no doubt have a tres jolie little bedroom like this one from lonny, with lots of beside reading, like the seven faces of love to inspire my romantic adventures, from paris hotel boutique and this sweet idea for a book by artist jacqui lee, les quatre cents coups. i like the idea of stacking them on a bentwood chair, like this one in family living magazine, via emma’s design blogg; and, oh ouí, i plan on eating lots of pretty macarons in bed completely guilt free, via tina danut.
naturally, like a good parisian, i will ride my bicycle everywhere around the city, especially to pick up my morning crossiant and fresh fruit. this vintage turquoise one will do nicely, from pony_tail; i’ll bring back my breakfast goodies to enjoy in my little breakfast nook before i begin my day, perhaps leisurely perusing an old issue of holiday magazine, via kate spade. vive la france!
• top photo via artistlanas.