In a week where I’ve been longing for a trip to Paris – tweets from the front row of Paris Fashion Week haven’t helped – you can imagine my delight upon discovering this visually arresting Parisian apartment. Colour blocking. Fifties furniture. Herringbone floors. Hello, interiors heaven! Jean-Christophe Aumas’ space is created with a mix of muted neutrals, poppy brights and intriguing artworks.

The fireplace alone makes a dramatic statement in the main living space, but Jean-Christophe’s addition of theatrical-style lighting, pillar candles and the over sized glass dome vignette only adds to the mystical atmosphere. As for the painted logs, well, they were made for Mr. Bazaar, no?!

Each of these four snapshots demonstrates the excellent level of execution that the interior of this apartment delivers. A mirrored, brass sideboard gently tans the reflection of the herringbone floor as it dances off into the distance. The artwork, effortlessly placed upon it, echoes these decedent hues. Meanwhile, in the shower room, a block of sea green turns the most basic of shower fittings into a striking statement.

To me this is apartment is a lesson in how to use brights: make a statement of an otherwise straight forward feature, table legs and shower fittings for example, and then block out parts of a main wall to add your accent shade. Stick with calmer shades in the surrounding furniture and collections and you’ll be onto a winner. So, folks, if I disappear I think you’ll know where to look first…


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Will, I love these! Okay, here's a thought to chew on.. A Bright.Bazaar mini magazine! Yes yes. Mini magazine. Because these well styled & designed posts are so fun, so well laid out, it's like scrolling down pages of a magazine. And I know my magazines, I'm a certified mag-hag. Mini mag, mini mag!
    The only thing that freaks me out with this gorgeous interior is.. the scary drawing thing on top of the shower. Like a scene out of the Grudge. lol. Great post Will..

  2. Well, first of all you are going nowhere! (: We need you here – as our inspirational design mentor.

    And secondly, this wonderful apartment has your name all over it! Tons of style (and those Parisian floors, sigh…) and personality and some unexpected fun design twists. I can understand how you would want to disappear from us!

    A warm hug to you,


  3. Goodness, Will, you should have posted a mega-eye candy alert first! 😉 Thanks for sharing this gorgeous space, I love the industrial/feminine vibe.

  4. Awesome apartment! I love the unexpected places for hits of colour (table legs, shower fittings) and I just can't get past the beauty of that floor! 🙂

  5. Wow Will, this has got to be one of the best apartments I've seen in ages! Love the colour, floors and quirky accessories. It's absolutely incredible!

  6. Oh my goodness I am dying over this apartment! Palm Springs meets Paris indeed…wow! Loving all these detailed bright colorful pops, and the way you have so beautifully layed everything out! Makes me want to get my childrens art project paints and get to work on some firewood…at the very least!

  7. Just found you…
    What a fantastic blog, love the inspiration!
    I´m your newest follower!

  8. A lovely and sophisticated post Will. So very Parisian et tres chic. I would love to explore what it is really like to be in any one of those rooms, walking in and hearing those incredible herringbone floors creaking underneath each footstep. Sigh. Such perfection, merci!

  9. The painted logs are so fun!!! What a chic home! And yes I adore detail shots. How come it always looks way better up close?!!!


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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.