This apartment in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, just around the corner from the Louvre, is home to a+b kasha designer Ida, Pierre-Edouard, a motion designer and director, and their black cat, Alfred. Ida is Swedish and is strongly influenced by Scandinavian design (she even blogs about the topic). The apartment is tiny and doesn’t have much natural light, so Ida stuck with the standard Scandinavian color — white — and tried to keep the furnishing minimal. She used a mix of Ikea and flea-market finds and gifts from her bosses at a+b kasha — it’s a constant work in progress for her. And while the apartment might be tiny, that view is pretty spectacular. Thanks, Ida, Pierre-Edouard and Alfred! — Amy A.
Image above: The bed is totally sacred for me, and I work a lot on my computer in bed, so that’s a pretty standard image.
Image above: The little teak wood side table is one of my favorite things. I bought it for 5 euros when the church next to me had a little flea market!
The rest of Ida and Pierre’s home tour continues after the jump…
Image above: I love our living room bookshelves; they fit so much but don’t take up any space! Since they take up a whole wall in the living room, though, and I didn’t want it to look too cluttered, I covered all my books in white paper and wrote the titles by hand. Some people think I’m crazy; I think it looks great, AND it was a really fun project!
Image above: I love my bulletin board! I found this old door on the street; it was beautiful even before I renovated it. I painted it white. It gives such great texture to the wall without drawing too much attention to it. Plus it’s filled with all my favorite things and people!
Image above: My beautiful sofa from a+b kasha and my other incredible street-treasure. The nesting tables were found on the street. I had to clean them and get new glass, but it was worth the effort. They work so well in a small space, and the glass just makes them look so light!
Image above: Our view.