Spaces the size of living rooms, floors and walls in vintage boiserie, bathtubs placed wherever it suits one’s fancy – perhaps for the best view. It’s almost always a question of space, but by and large, the dream bathroom is one that doesn’t just make do, but meets all practical needs without sacrificing imagination.
There are homes that possess unique character thanks to their architecture or location. Inspiration for dream bathrooms can come from homes that transform the space, positioning a double washbasin at its centre, or a bathtub in front of the window to take in a panoramic city or sea view. Decorative elements can add flair, like a chandelier or a designer chaise longue, or touches of luxurious materials, and perhaps even a fireplace to lend real impact to the space.
Paris is such as extraordinary destination. Whether you’re discovering the city for the first time, or reconnecting with it, it’s always a one-of-a-kind trip: the spectacular beauty of its gardens, the delights of its food and wine, the charm of its bistros and the elegance of palatial buildings along the Seine. There’s no time like the present to plan a visit, and you can’t skip the quarter of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Rue de l ‘Université is in the 7th arrondissement, rightly considered the most elegant and exclusive zone of the Left Bank, and of Paris. On one side, the Musée d’Orsay with the world’s largest collection of Impressionist paintings, and on the other the church of St. Germain, and the historic Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, which have graced the little square since 1885. Today, while illustrious chocolatiers and patisseries have established themselves along with haute couture and luxury brand stores, numerous printers, book shops, art galleries and design stores still animate the quarter, to the delight of collectors and tourists alike.