Today we are welcoming Paula Passini to the blog to share her amazing apartment with us!
"I moved to this apartment in 2011 after taking a sabbatical year to travel around the world with my boyfriend. At the time, it took me a few months to find a perfect spot to live–we wanted an old realty because their structure is better, with larger windows and high ceiling. As usual with old realty, the place was in bad shape. So we had to make a huge makeover: knocking down walls, opening up spaces and exposing the original bricks in the living room. I love the living room because it's where I host my friends, relax, listen to some music and spend most of my day. It’s also where I display the objects that I love.
"Most of my objects came from a long trip that I took with my boyfriend and that lasted almost a year. We avoided traditional tourists’ destinations and visited exotic countries such as Laos, China, Morocco, Lebanon, Mongolia… Those objects are special because they can’t be found easily, they’re unique and they remind me of those lovely places that I had the privilege to visit. I also have a family heirloom that I really love: my grandpa's record player—it reminds me of him listening to operas every Sunday morning.
"I've lived in this apartment for four years now and it definitely goes along with my inner changes. Once I moved in I started working on an Interior Designer degree, so my home kind of became a place where I could try out my ideas and see what would work and what wouldn’t. Even today my home continues to change, just like myself."
Thanks for sharing, Paula! You can find more of Paula on her blog and Instagram. xo.
Credits// Author: Paula Passini. Photography: Igor Giroto.
What a unique style!
its so gorgeous, love the decor! x
This is a really cute space, I like her office chairs and her palette coffee table that moves.
I sensed a brazilian feel to it… and I was right! Paula, I love your space, colorful, with lots of beautiful mementos and cool vibe.
Amazing. I think its so beautiful. I would love my place to look like that, full of personality but not full of stuf.
What an amazing aparment! I would love to live in a place like that, original, personal and specially organized.
I’m about to move across the country and am brainstorming home decorating ideas for our new place: this is very inspiring. I REALLY like the patio on her instagram. So many plants there’s barely space for people is exactly what I want 🙂
That hand lamp! <3 Is it DIY or bought somewhere?
Fantastico! Felicitaciones. I like the pops of color and the personal connection to everything.
What a dreamy space! I think the living room is my favorite…that brick wall and the floor to ceiling windows are absurd!
Gorgeous! Love the details like that lattice piece around the flowers or hand holding the light.
– Kaitlyn | www.TheCrownFox.com
Thanks for your kind words…
You guessed it right! The orange door is the closet door 😉
Historias de Casa
I love that bedroom with the light wood and the bold blue bedspread!
in love with all of that color, done so well and still manages to work!! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com
What a beautiful home, thanks for sharing?!
This place is beautiful. I love the wood + pops of color! So lovely!
Paula has a gorgeous living space! I love all of the unique items around the home, especially those jewelry bowls and the fun container under the vase with white roses.
Monica / Mocha and Moccasins
Paula, your home is filled with such lovely prints & patterns.
Crazy inspired by this place. Looks great.