Loulou de la Falaise in Paris

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
Ernest Hemingway

Ever dreamt of a charming place in the capital of love?  I sometimes do! And  Loulou de la Falaise's apartment here looks just perfect to me!

Loulou de la Falaise was Yves Saint Laurent's favorite muse. And as a designer and a woman with great taste and style she decorated the place in a relaxed, elegant way, combining neutral eggshell shades with colorful items from all around the globe. 
'When I saw my apartment for the first time, I felt good in this artist's studio,' she says.
Well - i would, too! Can i please come visit for tea and macaroons Loulou? 

In case you want to dream on a bit, i highly recommend the little book by Ernest Hemingway  "Paris,  a moveable feast".  It's a real favorite of mine and i read it again and again over the years.

Photos via Daily Mail from from Fashion Designers At Home by Marie Bariller 


  1. Schoen guten Abend, liebe liebe Martina. Paris ist einen schoenen Stadt, Paris das muss man sehen... teehee. Das kam in meinen Kopf als ich deine wunderbare Post anblickte. Wie geht es dir? Ich hoffe deinen Montag war ein wenig relaxt und gemuetlich!
    A sweet sweet evening und auch schon einen tollen Dienstag, liebe Freundin. xxxxx

  2. MA BELLE AMIE...this is the blog post title that kept coming up on my blog roll last week, but I never saw it when I came to visit...this is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I LOVE LOU LOU and the older she gets, the more rich and beautiful she is. This is what I AM FOR...look at her joy, her smile, her STYLE. Oh dear one, is it cold out your way? It is still very cold here and YOUR KNOW ME DON'T YOU?I RUN out the door after school to come to see my new addition. We will be painting it this weekend. Wednesday the floor goes in and it is a dream. It will take weeks however, to get it exactly how I want it because I have to wait for the chandelier and curtains. It is all so expensive!!!!

    BISOUS, Anita

  3. Beautiful and lush! Would love to go to Paris one day! I can't imagine how many delightful shops, cafes, and places to discover there are!
    Have a wonderful day Martina!

  4. Hola Martina, love your paintings and your blog too!!!
    cariños from Chile
    maria cecilia

  5. Oh! Beautiful!!! I LOVE Loulou's apartment too!

    Thanks for sharing the inspiring photos, and also for the recommendation of Ernest Hemingway's book. Sounds like a fun read!

    Have a lovely, warm-hearted day my friend!

    XOXO Gloria

  6. Ah, unseres Wetter ist auch schlimm. Viel Wind und Regen. Wir sind den ganzen Tag drinnen geblieben, nah ja, ich musste die Kinder holen aber das war alles. Wir haben eine Torte gebacken und gezeichnet mit frohe Farbe. Heisse Schokolade noch dazu und der Dienstag ist fast zum Ende ^_~
    Enjoy the rest of your evening, liebe liebe Martina. Ich bin auch ziemlich lui heute Abend!! Love to you xxxx

  7. Wow... you've got such a beautiful blog. Lucky me to stumble here. I'm so following you. Please be informed that I'm going to stalk you from now on :D

  8. I loved visiting Paris in my 20s. I had such adventures while there. Nothing as fancy as Loulou's though...stunningly beautiful. I would love to go back with my husband some day.


  9. I have long admired her, and her home is just stunning! XX!

  10. This is soooo lovely my friend...I will move right in with you! xoxoxo Hugs

  11. Gorgeous, colors, textures, décor!

  12. Ahhhh, this was such a good choice dearest to post Lou Lou....for seeing her incredible smile and style is just as refreshing as a bouquet of flowers. Oh Martina, THE FLOOR IS GETTING INSTALLED TODAY! My husband starts painting tomorrow and we are gonna be two happy people this weekend!!!! THANK YOU FOR ASKING! ANd I can barely get through the work day, just DREAMING ABOUT IT! However, I have plenty of work and children to keep me hopping and then when I get home, it is such a joy to see the progress. The plaster was finished yesterday and the texture they applied to the walls is STUNNING, like that in an old cottage or castle!!!! I will be posting pictures as this takes more shape. Scaffolds and dusting surfaces still are the main attraction, but that will change in about a week. I can't believe it!

    Have a wonderful day dear friend, Anita

  13. Can I come too? Didn't know that book but I'm gonna read it soon. No doubts. That quote is brilliant and I totally relate to it. FAV! How can you be SO inspiring? Lotsa love, talk soon

  14. Visiting Paris is definitely on my wish list, this apartment is a treat! We are stuck at home today due to a heavy snowfall last nigh and I hope the ibookstore will have this title available. Looks like a perfect read for snowy day,thank you Martina, hope you have a great day,xo...

  15. This is like my dream place to live! I would love a view of all the buildings in Paris like it shows a little of in that first picture.
    I hope you have a great weekend! I haven't had internet, so I am sorry my blogging has been more sparse!

  16. It's magical. What a dreamy place. Someday, I'll return. Thank you for the glimpses.


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