A Parisian Inspired Apartment Design Concept

August 12, 2020

Parisian Apartment Design I wit & whimsy

Once I signed my new lease, I turned to the design process to try and get me excited for the move. I wanted to, for the first time in my apartment-renting life, commit to a cohesive design. And decided on the idea of making the space feel like a Parisian apartment in Brooklyn.

In order to achieve my Parisian apartment design concept (and because interior design is most definitely not a strength of mine!), I turned to Havenly who makes working with interior designers easy and less intimidating. I began by saving inspiration on Instagram and put together a Pinterest board with images that resonated with me. Below is a sampling of the pins I added to the board and shared with my Havenly designer. You can get even more of a sense of my interior style here.

Parisian Apartment Design Inspiration:

Parisian Apartment Design I wit & whimsy

Parisian Apartment Design I wit & whimsy

Parisian Apartment Design I wit & whimsy

After I filled out the Havenly intake survey and conducted an initial consult with my Havenly designer Karen Richani, she worked to present me with the following initial concepts.

Havenly Design Concept 1:

Paris Style Home Design

Havenly Design Concept 2:

Parisian Inspired Apartment Design Concept

Havenly Design Concept 3:

Havenly Design Concept

Following the review of these initial design concepts, we honed in on a combination of Concepts 1 and 2. And then refined it to be a bit less glam and a bit less stark.

We’re currently working off of the below concept and following my move I’ll be further determining which elements I’ll pursue.

Havenly Design Concept

Also following my move, I’ll be evaluating what I want to put into storage. And what I want to sell from my current pieces. I’m also working with the consultancy Proper Shoppe who are taking on art sourcing and styling for me to get the space feeling cohesive and finished. I can’t wait to see what their proposal looks like.  And I’ll be sure to share more here once it is ready.

I so appreciate all the excitement you guys have expressed in having me take you along on the process for achieving my dream Parisian-inspired apartment in Brooklyn!

It’ll be a while until I can share the finished product. But I am looking forward to sharing some behind the scenes of the experience with you all! In the meantime, you can shop my home here!

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If interested in refreshing a room in your own space, Havenly provided me with a referral link that will get you $50 off of a Full Design and $20 off a Mini Design.

p.s. tips for moving in NYC and all my home favorites.

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  1. Annika says:

    I love the combination of 1 and 2! I can certainly feel the Paris vibes in these collages. I’m hoping to see how it turns out in the end. Good luck on all the moving, Meghan. You’re a champ doing it all by yourself!

  2. Andrea says:

    So excited to see it all come together!!

  3. Melanie says:

    Love following along! These look amazing!

  4. Libby says:

    I think what you have picked is so you, and will for sure make you happy in your new space 🙂 I cannot wait to see the finished product!! Wishing you the best during the move! You got this!


  5. Katie H says:

    Love the design concept and can’t wait to see how it develops! Hang in there with the move. I bet it will all be worth it in the end. 🙂

  6. Carlee says:

    Can’t wait for your apartment tour and final reveal! Congrats on the move!

  7. Eeeee!! It’s SO pretty! I also love the mix of 1 + 2, but warmer like 2…

    So chic, so you!

  8. Amy says:

    What a fun post! This all looks incredible and I’m so happy to see you treating yourself to a fully decorated apartment that is very you. I can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s the perfect time to invest in your home.

  9. SO BEAUTIFUL! Good luck with the move this week! Thinking of you and sending all the good vibes!

    Briony xox

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