A Parisian Apartment Full of Light and Pattern

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Design Sponge/  My workspace with desk, lamp and vintage typewriter. The Diamond chair is by Harry Bertoia. The illustration in the blue frame is by Yoshitomo Nara. The pouch with red triangles is by Collectif Butane. On the wall there is an old map of Strasbourg, my hometown, photobooth photos with the friends, "Christina's world" by Andrew Wyeth, and "Poisson rouge et sculpture" by Henri Matisse.
I first came across the work of freelance French art director Noémie Cédille after discovering the food and travel-inspired Mint magazine, a soon-to-be realized, crowd-funded project where her designs and illustrations take center stage. Noémie’s own work (she also has an Etsy shop) has a clean, geometric style with a great use of soft color. She describes her home style as rather eclectic, between vintage and contemporary, with attention to color above all. This beautiful light-filled Parisian apartment in the 11th arrondissement was her home for the past year and a half, but she recently had to move. We’re so glad we could share this sneak peek of her old place as a final send off! You can discover more of Noémie’s style on her blog. Mille mercis, Noémie! –Anne

Image above: My workspace with desk, lamp and vintage typewriter. The Diamond chair is by Harry Bertoia. The illustration in the blue frame is by Yoshitomo Nara. The pouch with red triangles is by Collectif Butane. On the wall there is an old map of Strasbourg, my hometown, photobooth photos with the friends, “Christina’s world” by Andrew Wyeth, and “Poisson rouge et sculpture” by Henri Matisse.

Design Sponge/ The lounge. The vintage red armchair was given to me by a friend. Table DIY was made with an old structure of a lamp. The colored garland is by "la Case de cousin Paul."
Image above: The lounge. The vintage red armchair was given to me by a friend. Table DIY was made with an old structure of a lamp. The colored garland is by “la Case de cousin Paul.”

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Click for more inside Noémie’s Parisian apartment after the jump!

Design Sponge/ The sofa is Ikea and cushions are Ikea, HEMA, and homemade (available on my Etsy shop). The coffee table is AM PM. The porcelain vase is homemade (soon available in my Etsy shop). I bought the book Drawing by Ronan and Erwan Bouroulec during their retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décorative in Paris.
Image above: The sofa is Ikea and cushions are Ikea, HEMA, and homemade (available on my Etsy shop). The coffee table is AM PM. The porcelain vase is homemade (soon available in my Etsy shop). I bought the book Drawing by Ronan and Erwan Bouroulec during their retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décorative in Paris.

Design Sponge/ Homemade screenprinted cushion. On the wall is my "House" illustration that I screenprinted (available in my Etsy shop).
Image above: Homemade screenprinted cushion. On the wall is my “House” illustration that I screenprinted (available in my Etsy shop).

Design Sponge/ White chocolate tart with grapefruit inspired by a recipe at Helmut Newcake. The dishes were my grandmother's
Image above: White chocolate tart with grapefruit inspired by a recipe at Helmut Newcake. The dishes were my grandmother’s.

Design Sponge/ Another look at the red chair and DIY table. The vintage milk jar holds a bouquet of mimosa.
Image above: Another look at the red chair and DIY table. The vintage milk jar holds a bouquet of mimosa.

Design Sponge/ The insects are from les Mauvaises Graines, the pod is a mysterious fruit brought back from Portugal, the telephone is vintage, the whiskey is Japanese, and the old books are all secondhand trades.
Image above: The insects are from les Mauvaises Graines, the pod is a mysterious fruit brought back from Portugal, the telephone is vintage, the whiskey is Japanese, and the old books are all secondhand trades.

Design Sponge/ Beer cases from Méteor become shelves. My grandfather worked at this famous Alsatian brasserie for his entire life and I inherited these old boxes. Two books that I adore: The Wilder Man by Charles Freger and 36 Hours illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli. The camera is a "Sardina" from Lomography, and the postcard is by Lucille Michieli.
Image above: Beer cases from Méteor become shelves. My grandfather worked at this famous Alsatian brasserie for his entire life and I inherited these old boxes. Two books that I adore: The Wilder Man by Charles Freger and 36 Hours illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli. The camera is a “Sardina” from Lomography, and the postcard is by Lucille Michieli.

Design Sponge/ The lamp with clip is from Merci and the pompoms of paper were a DIY project.
Image above: The lamp with clip is from Merci and the pompoms of paper were a DIY project.

Design Sponge/ The bedside table is by Habitat and the bed linen is from Monoprix. The print is "The Kiss" by Klimt, and the pile of magazines has The Gentlewoman on the top.
Image above: The bedside table is by Habitat and the bed linen is from Monoprix. The print is “The Kiss” by Klimt, and the pile of magazines has The Gentlewoman on the top.

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Design Sponge/ The customized chest of drawers are from Ikea. The poster on the wall is by Lucille Michieli.
Image above: The customized chest of drawers are from Ikea. The poster on the wall is by Lucille Michieli.

Design Sponge/ Dresser with basic colored mirrors, my favorite jewelry, an apple cup I bought in Brussels, a small jewelry box which belonged to my grandmother, a secondhand book on insects, and a nightlight rabbit.
Image above: Dresser with basic colored mirrors, my favorite jewelry, an apple cup I bought in Brussels, a small jewelry box which belonged to my grandmother, a secondhand book on insects, and a nightlight rabbit.

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Design Sponge/ Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia that I found in the street.
Image above: Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia that I found in the street.

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  1. Andrea says:

    I think the mysterious fruit pod is just magnolia.

  2. Maria S. says:

    Beautiful apartment. Lovely style. I think the mystery “fruit” pod might be a seed pod from a magnolia tree? It looks familiar to this Californian.

  3. Polly says:

    Wow I think this is one of my favourite homes I’ve seen. And in Paris – dream!

    I love all the bright pops of colour, the clean white walls and relaxed feel to it. I really like all the fun touches like the lantern lights over the mirror, pom poms, and gold polka dots. Do you know where the gold dots are from by the way?

  4. Amanda says:

    Your mysterious fruit looks just like a magnolia pod to me. Thanks for sharing your cute home.

  5. Anna says:

    Parisians love their bugs in a frame man! (So do I).

  6. maggie says:

    I currently live in an apartment with very little natural light, so this is so dreamy to me. Love everything about this place.

  7. I love how eclectic and unfussy the space is. It’s relaxed yet well thought out, with tons of personality.

  8. Tricia says:

    I agree with other commenters–that looks like a magnolia tree pod. They are prevalent in Texas. In fact, it’s my favorite tree because when I was small I used to ask my mother where I came from and she told me she found me underneath a magnolia tree!

    Love the apartment!

  9. Jacqueline says:

    I’m so in love with her place! Delightfully beautiful! The French really do it so well :D

  10. Debbie says:

    The end table made from an old lamp shade is one of the most brilliant DIY’s I have ever seen! This apt was gorgeous. Sorry you had to leave it, but look forward to a post from your new home.

  11. Love the lounge so beautifully light and airy, with the gorgeous romantic doors onto balcony and stunning large over mantel mirror reflecting even more light.

  12. Amy says:

    To add to the other comments…YES…Magnolia pod. :)

  13. Victoria says:

    Lovely apartment but I really covet the Wilder Mann book!

  14. felice says:

    My dad had that exact red table lamp!

  15. Justina says:

    I couldn’t гesіst commenting. Well writteո!

  16. It’s so bright and breezy, with some amazing colourful elements which stand out but don’t dominate the room – just perfect.

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