This Gorgeous Parisian Tree House Brings the Outside In
There’s something quite magical about this Parisian apartment that harks back to fond childhood memories of climbing trees and playing make-believe in the backyard. Perhaps this is the kind of nostalgia interior architect Grégoire de Lafforest and his wife, Stephanie, wanted to give their three children (Petronille, 6; Auguste, 4; and Emile, 11 months) when they first drew up the plans for this classic early 20th-century apartment, featured in InsideOut. On Paris’s Right Bank in the 11th arrondissement, Grégoire designed the charming 103-square-meter place to include houses within the house so the rooms mimic individual homes, such as the “greenhouse” kitchen, a delightful artificial tree in the living area, and a street setting for an entryway. The whimsical look is balanced by practical design to accommodate their growing family, including a solid oak floor, natural materials, and neutral tones throughout.