the full story…
Posted in interiors, pia's photos, recent work, the paris apartment April 21st, 2008 by piablog

enjoy, i hope you like. you may need your magnifying glasses to read all the text! or better still get your hands on the printed version. i will write more about it as soon as i am back in amsterdam. Many thanks to Home Beautiful’s Features Editor Rosanne Peach for sending me these pages to share with you…









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  1. marie says

    ooh beautiful pia! i especially like the writing on the balcony doors and the fairy light heart! merci! hope you had a lovely time in paris too!

    April 21st, 2008 | #

  2. danielle says

    This is gorgeous Pia! Congratulations with the story. Thanks for sharing this!

    April 21st, 2008 | #

  3. Kathy says

    Really lovely. 🙂

    April 21st, 2008 | #

  4. lynne says

    just stunning pia! i adore ALL the little details – the peacock feathers on the chair – he mirrored reflection – the typical wrought iron balcon seen rom th interior (fab daybed created there!) just beautiful!

    April 21st, 2008 | #

  5. stacy says

    I love it!

    April 21st, 2008 | #

  6. sofia says

    pure delight Pia, WOW !!! Such wonderful ideas, love the curtain around the ceiling lampshade.

    April 22nd, 2008 | #

  7. Jessica says

    I love this 🙂
    And your my favorite blogger in the world
    Hope your having fun in Paris, ville de l’amour.
    Cheeers xx

    April 22nd, 2008 | #

  8. pia says

    thank you girls, you make me feel like all the hard work is worth it! it means so much that you like it. i have heaps to share with you about it, like the palette day bed that i made, what a task that was in ol’ paris, trying to track down palettes! xx

    April 23rd, 2008 | #

  9. vic says

    Truly exquisite Pia!

    April 23rd, 2008 | #

  10. Bella says

    Wonderful work Pia! I featured in my blog 🙂

    April 23rd, 2008 | #

  11. simplygrove says

    wow, gorgeous work!!! I hope its alright that I added you to my blogroll??!! You are extremely inspirational

    April 24th, 2008 | #

  12. joanna goddard says

    congratulations, my doll! this is beautiful!

    April 26th, 2008 | #

  13. Cherry Coloured» Blog Archive » paris chic says

    […] secrets on how to create the look of a Paris flat, check out this beautiful spread photographed and styled by Pia in Australia’s April issue of House Beautiful – soooo lovely! […]

    April 29th, 2008 | #

  14. Yoli says

    Those doors with the writing are so unexpected. Wonderful.

    May 4th, 2008 | #

  15. Nikko says

    Love everything about this: although the transformation is very feminine, the black, brown, and white colors provide a masculine balance.

    May 8th, 2008 | #

  16. mindy stoddart says

    magical and inspiring! your gorgeous apartment is going straight to my memory and my design scrapbook. (Now, I just need a beautiful Paris apartment with rich crown moldings and ironwork…!)

    May 8th, 2008 | #

  17. Design for Mankind says

    EEK! FABULOUS!!!!!!!! You are one talented gal! 🙂

    May 9th, 2008 | #

  18. Design for Mankind says

    AND, will you email me? I have a question for you! 🙂

    May 9th, 2008 | #

  19. alyson says

    wow, pia. these are fantastic. absolutely fantastic. 🙂

    May 9th, 2008 | #

  20. Allison says


    how did you create the cloth covered frame your bed is sitting on?? i love it and would love to create something similar for my own room. beautiful!!


    May 9th, 2008 | #

  21. Gwyneth says


    I love what you did with the apartment (and a rented one too!) and to read about what you’ve done and see the pictures on the “Before and After” photos on Design*Sponge is totally inspirational for a design student like me.

    May 9th, 2008 | #

  22. rebecca says

    What a beautiful and inspirational home. I love the heart of fairy lights at the top of the bed! This is something I’ve been meaning to do in our bedroom for a while. We decorated it this weekend, so now all I need to do is find the right lights! 🙂

    May 9th, 2008 | #

  23. Cindy says

    that’s a bedskirt??? it looks like an upholstered bed frame!! how does it look so perfectly straight?! beautiful!!

    May 15th, 2008 | #

  24. le petit cabinet de curiosites says

    great ideas all along this post ! I love your palette bed . The same that I saw in your houseboat

    May 20th, 2008 | #

  25. Nicole says

    Where are the bed linens from? I have been looking for a duvet and shams like that for quite a while now…

    Fantastic work!

    May 25th, 2008 | #

  26. Tammy says

    Wow, absolutely fabulous! I just wish I could read it! Will try to find the issue. So pretty and romantic, yet fresh.

    June 4th, 2008 | #

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  29. Pia Crook says

    Pia (love your name, by the way),
    I found your lovely website by searching for ways to make a bed from pallets. apparently I am not as original in ideas as I had thought! Your space is beautiful and elegant- truly lovely. And your houseboat is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m awed- I have never seen a houseboat as nice as this one!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring…
    There- my excessive flattery is finished 🙂

    July 9th, 2011 | #

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    October 5th, 2011 | #

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    I like light color and light color combination delights smile and happiness. You can choose a single color for your stripes or add a different effect using a few colors. Thanks

    October 8th, 2011 | #

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