in my dreams, i live here: paris.
by victoria comment

2/9/12

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.

36 responses to “in my dreams, i live here: paris.”

  1. Well, it does help to have major connections there, you know. Some ppl do have it “easier” in that regard. But it is possible. Yep. Don’t forget about apt/house trading. It happens & esp. from city to city. (Go!)

  2. Beautiful collection of images. Its always been a long desired dream to live in Paris, those fabulous ladies made it a reality. Give us all some hope, doesn’t it! xo

  3. just last night i was watching rick steves europe he was in paris. and i was mooning about our time there. and now you! ah, rue cler and place des vosges. my favorite place was the picasso museum in the marais.

  4. I spent a week in SF this summer, and I have a VERY difficult time imagining swapping your fair city for another…but Paris? Umm… I am afraid so. Oh how I love the city of lights. Once you visit, Paris it is with you for a lifetime, no?

    The first pic (balloons) is so sweet. *sigh*

  5. oh, to be able to pack up and live in paris for a year! if i did it, i have a feeling i’d wake up in my lovely paris apartment some morning at 89 years of age and think (in french, of course), “hmmm, i remember when i had the idea of spending a year in paris!” :)

  6. So beautiful!!! You have single handedly made me adore+appreciate pink for which myself and my preschool students are grateful. Thanks a bundle.

  7. That shade of rose on the settee is really cool. So is the stack of pillows. I want to dream of Paris. Thanks for the ride and all the cool blogs. I like the Ikat headboard with the floral sheets. It’s a good mix of mix and match!

  8. lovely photos! I am going to Paris for the first time in April and these make me so excited to go. I can’t wait to wonder the beautiful city and have lots of macaroons :)

  9. So pretty, light and energising. I have to bookmark this post and try to inject some Paris into my space. In the meantime… how about an Inspired by Paris semi-regular feature?

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