This Parisian Residence Marries Vintage and Contemporary Themes

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 5, 2016
Located inside of a 19th century heritage building, this French apartment embodies a sophisticated air. The Lyon neighborhood residence boasts traditional moldings and flooring that pairs surprisingly well with contemporary furnishings and finishes.

While this French apartment's living room celebrates comfort -- the space features a mix of cozy and leather furniture pieces that are juxtaposed with an oversized printed carpet -- its kitchen is more contemporary. The communal space boasts a predominantly white color scheme, linear storage cabinets and an island that features a stark marble counter.

Marrying both contemporary and vintage themes, the Parisian residence appears inviting while retaining an air of luxury and understated elegance. Its most charming element is perhaps a hidden hallway space that reveals a long and narrow window and built-in fireplace.