Home Design Style Inspiration- Easily Add Bursts of Color and Art to an Otherwise Neutral Palette like this Paris Flat

We love to ogle home design style inspiration around here! Nothing like fanciful and fabulous home style pictures to get our creative juices going and the urge to rearrange furniture and art. Now, if Sharon could simply relocate the pool table…

It’s 2012, are you still surrounded by life in the doldrums of beige box living?

If so, take a cue from a grand French restoration recently energized with bold works of art and color galore to make sure your home or workspace isn’t just any old bore for an instant home makeover. You may not be able to get the details, but you certainly can be inspired to get the look!

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Consider taking a cue from Francis D’Haene, a Belgian-born, New York-based architect/designer and founder of D’Apostrophe Design who was faced with the momentous task of updating a historic Left Bank residence in Paris.


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Working closely with the family whose duplex he was commissioned to renovate, D’Haene invigorated the space with decadent uses of color, quirky fine art, furniture and lighting, all of which blend in harmoniously with the subtle elegance of the space while at the same time bolstering it into an environment that feels light, airy and wholly livable.

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The homeowner’s collection of fine art and furnishings boasts an impressive roster of influential names in design including chairs by Fernando and Humberto Campana, a pendant by the Bouroullec Brothers, an Andy Warhol silk screen and a pair of Cindy Sherman photos. — Naveed Hussain

“Typical of his work, D’Haene seamlessly blended art and design to create a palatial duplex apartment for the couple, their son and family dog.”

 Photos by Eric Laignel via D’’Apostrophe Design

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