Our apartment in Paris was something of a retreat away from the rush of the city just a few moments away. Located at the end of a gated road in the smart Neuilly area to the west of the city, the apartment is a modern extension of a traditionally stylish Parisian art deco apartment block. And yet the juxtaposition works. The two structures, completely at odds with each other in terms of design, complement each other, and the transition between the two is seamless, as the clean lines of one design aesthetic meet another.
The interior manages to blend minimalism with cosy quirks. The rugs and North African inspired textiles adding warmth to a space which is flooded with light as soon as day breaks.
But the real charm of this apartment lies just beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows, in the Japanese inspired zen garden. The sliding doors of the studio mean you can open it up to create one huge space, and if you're lucky enough to visit during good weather - as we were - its like having a whole extra room.
And hey, what could be better than breakfast in your very own private Parisian garden?
We found the studio on Air BnB, and it's extremely reasonable in terms of price. It's located just a five minute stroll from the nearest Metro station, and a short train ride from the thrills and spills of central Paris.
*Disclosure: No compensation, financial or otherwise, was offered or accepted in exchange for this post. I just really loved the apartment!