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A Dreamy Paris Apartment

A Dreamy Paris Apartment

Confession: I have a not-so-secret girl crush on Morgane Sézalory, the founder of French clothing brand Sézane. (Her shoes! Her sweater!). She’s a super talented powerhouse, and also incredibly warm and friendly. She lives in Paris with her husband Thibault and their two daughters. Here’s a peek inside their gorgeous apartment and store…

LIVING ROOM
Morgane Sezalory's Dreamy Paris Apartment

Sofa: Zanotta. Pillows: Conran Shop. Pouf ottomans: Normann Copenhagen. Lamps: Red edition and India Mahdavi.

On creating a home: We moved here last July, two months after the birth of our second daughter. I’m always looking for signs when making a big decision. We liked all the light from all the windows, but we didn’t fall for this apartment right away. We did like the idea of being able to transform it into what we wanted, though — we knew we could make our own story. And I must say, nowadays, we’ve never felt as good in an apartment.

Morgane Sezalory's Dreamy Paris Apartment

On leaning art against the wall: I love it! I originally did it because I couldn’t decide where to hang the pictures, and we work so much during the week that we were too lazy to figure it out. It’s not too formal. Thibault likes it now, too.

A Dreamy Paris Apartment

Morgane Sezalory's Dreamy Paris Apartment

On winding down: Every evening, we spend 45 minutes with no phone, no computer, just us and the girls. It’s magical. We read books and play music. My husband likes to play guitar, and my girls and I love to listen. We have so many wonderful moments thanks to this guitar! We sing happy songs and the girls listen with eyes shining and big smiles — I could cry of happiness almost every time. 

Morgane Sezalory's Dreamy Paris Apartment

Paris Apartment

On lamps: Lamps are like little jewels that can change a whole room. If you manage your light at night, and make everything feel warm and cozy, you can feel good anywhere. We found these tropical print lamps in a tiny shop in front of our flat. The owner is an artisan, and he found that great fabric.

KITCHEN
Morgane Sezalory's Dreamy Paris Apartment

Fruit bowl and pitchers: Astier de Villatte.

On black walls: I like white, but you can sometimes get bored with just white. So, we painted the island and cupboards black, as well as the entrance and one wall in the living room to make it feel special.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Paris Apartment

Hanging lamps: vintage. Dining chairs: Gubi. Espresso cups: India Mahdavi.

On open kitchens: When I was growing up in France, it wasn’t common to have kitchens opening into the living room. (Fun fact: In France, we actually call open kitchens “American kitchens.”) In most traditional Parisian buildings, the kitchen is at the very end of the flat, which I really don’t like. This was also a reason why we couldn’t easily find an apartment, but luckily, open kitchens are becoming more common. We still wanted a little separation from the smell of the food and the noise of the girls, if one of us wanted to read a book or work. This glass wall was a perfect solution.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

On family time: We spend most of our time in the kitchen. Our signature meal is breakfast because Nina, our two-year-old, enjoys sitting on my husband’s lap and making a tartine with French bread, butter and jam. I cherish those moments so much.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

On easy entertaining: We enjoy having people over, although our friends call us “tomate mozzarella” because we don’t have time to cook a lot. I do like baking tarts — they’re very easy and are always a success when I don’t overcook them.

MASTER BEDROOM
Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Bedding: Sézane. Palm wallpaper: Bien Fait. Pink lamp: India Mahdavi. Green velvet chair: vintage.

On a pink and green color scheme: It all happened very spontaneously. I have had the green chair in my life for 10 years — it was a vintage chair that I never reupholstered, I fell in love with it as it was. Then my husband chose the beautiful India Mahdavi lamp we have in our bedroom in green and pink… I’ve always liked green, but before I had my girls I could not stand pink. It’s very curious, but now I’m really into it!

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

On jungle wallpaper: We had a hard time finding wallpaper before we moved in, but I wanted to put something up; otherwise we would have had white walls for life. This wallpaper is supposed to be for kids’ bedrooms, but I thought it might be perfect for us… sexy jungle in the bedroom! My girls are really fascinated by this wall — it’s crazy to see how drawn they are to the animals.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Paris Apartment

Booties and shoes: Sézane. Wooden table: flea market. Mirror: vintage.

On reading before bed: I always read on weekdays before bed — it helps me fall asleep after a busy day. I’m reading the very famous Elena Ferrante series. My sister suggested it to me, and I’m never upset with what she chooses.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

White sofa: vintage.

On long hours: I work so much. I love it, but it’s not always easy to be everywhere all the time. It’s a huge responsibility for a woman like me — someone who is self-taught, who loves freedom and doesn’t like rules — to have 60 people in a company.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Cape print by Garance Doré. Comb print by Rifle Paper Co.

On lessons learned: Trust your convictions even when people don’t think it’s a good idea. If you deeply think it’s a good idea, you will make it work. Nothing is impossible with passion and a lot of work.

NINA’S BEDROOM
Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Baby card: Rifle Paper Co. Animal print: Rifle Paper Co.

On children’s rooms: We wanted a soft, simple atmosphere for the girls. That way, they feel peace and we feel peace. When we’re in the kids’ space, we feel like we’re in another world!

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Chair: vintage with Pierre Frey fabric. Rug: similar. Rabbit: Maileg.

On reading together: Nina loves books. She reads them to her little sister. It’s the cutest moment when I see her reading to her dolls and she doesn’t notice I’m watching; she acts like a little adult. She’s so full of temper and kindness at the same time — it’s really hard to resist her charms, I must say! 

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Pink lamp: Red Edition. Rabbits: Maileg and Jellycat. Talcum powder: Santa Maria Novella.

OLIVIA’S ROOM
Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Mobile: Smallable.

On naming Olivia: Olivia is eight months old and has been a sweet girl since the first day. We were going to name her Avril, but it means April and we were afraid kids would play too much with her name. Ten minutes before she was born, my husband came up with the name Olivia, and I said, “Why not?” But I was afraid to make such a big decision during the birth. So, 20 minutes after she was born, we wrote Avril and Olivia on the board and we decided Olivia. It was impulsive and crazy, but it’s perfect for her.

Morgane Sezalory's Paris Apartment

Curtains: Homemade. Chair: vintage with Pierre Frey fabric. Wallpaper: Little Cabari. Rug: from Morocco.

SÈZANE STORE IN PARIS
Sezane Store in Paris

Sézane’s store is a clothing/lifestyle showroom, as well as a hang out space. You can shop, get a coffee, read a book, chill out, whatever you’d like. Hidden inside is a private velvet-seated cinema. It’s called l’Appartement.

Sezane Store in Paris

On starting Sézane: I started selling vintage clothes on eBay 12 years ago, but I had no idea that it would lead me to Sézane. After high school, I was looking toward my future, and I ended up not going to university because the internet allowed me to invent this job! I launched my own website and eventually realized that I wanted to produce my own clothing, as well. There was no strategy, just the desire to make things differently. It was born online when no one believed that you could do fashion online. This gave me a lot of freedom and a close relationship with our customers. I’ve always had only one obsession: to offer the most desirable pieces at honest prices.

Sezane Store in Paris

On working with family: Sézane is a big adventure. My sister made me start it. My brother, who passed away eight years ago, made me realize that life is not tomorrow but today, and that there’s nothing too lose. My mom helped with administrative things. My husband encourages me every day. 

Sezane Store in Paris

Does your husband work with you? We decided not to work together because we wanted to keep our love story very easy. He convinced me to find a business partner. Corentin joined us four years ago and we get along so well!

Sezane Store in Paris

On favorite products: I have to admit, our bags and shoes are amazing. They are such good quality and perfect styles. I particularly love the Jack sneakers — it’s not easy to find feminine sneakers that you can wear with everything. And soon, after three years of working on it, we will have the best denim line on earth. I can’t wait — they are truly magical jeans.

Sezane Store in Paris

On mottos: Samuel Beckett’s quote “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” It’s always on my mind!

Thank you so much, Morgane! You’re so inspiring.

P.S. More house tours, including a cabin apartment and a colorful home in Utah.

(Photos and styling by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Laura Roberts says...

    Black Paint color? Brand? Always looking for a great dark. This is perfect!

  2. hi there! can you please find out where her chairs are from? the velvet colored ones with the brass legs? I’m DYING OVER THEM. thank you!

    • Joan says...

      They’re Gubi Beetle chairs!

  3. Looks like my dream home, relay nice blog post and absolute natural.

  4. Alh says...

    Wow! What a lovely Parisian apartment! Anyone know the name/brand of three pendant lamps above the dinner table in the kitchen?

  5. Kristen says...

    Where is the green lamp from in her bedroom?!?!??!?! So so so need.

  6. Eliza says...

    So today I managed to squeeze in a visit to Sézane while we are in the city. The space and everything in it are as fabulous as it looks in this post. Sadly, while I had several pairs of shoes on my wish list (the gold studded Ashley babies and the patent Michel loafers…love) I found that they ran surprisingly wide and didn’t come in half sizes. So I had to leave empty handed. FYI for those considering ordering online.

  7. Really love this apartment so much – it’s classy but still eclectic and funky and so airy! What a lovely space!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  8. Rachel says...

    Great post and beautiful home! I’m such a fan of Sézane and of Morgane… Her style is so effortlessly chic, I just love it. I have a little question: do you know where the bedside tables are from? Thank you! x

  9. Theodora Matta says...

    Oh yes, ordered myself some Christmas gifts. Merci!

  10. Lauren says...

    I would absolutely love to know how she stenciled Olivia’s name on the wall? What pattern did she use?

  11. Eliza says...

    Fabulous post! I’m headed to Paris next week and just added Sezane to my list of places to visit. I’m not clear though, is the shop a showroom only or are items available for purchase? The website says that the company is 100% online.

  12. I love the kitchen and jungle wallpapers are also beautiful.

  13. Caroline says...

    Extremely beautiful and inspiring, BUT I think that it does not look like a home that is comfortable for children. Maybe because her girls are so little and they can still contain them mainly in the kitchen and their bedrooms? But even though I know that the French style of child-rearing is less “loose” than is common in the U.S., I still think that this is unrealistic for most families with kids. But completely gorgeous.

  14. your house is amazing! i like when you add white with wood, black and neutral colour. I am so inspired by your decoration.

  15. Paola says...

    i read all the comments to see if there were any info about the chaise lounge/daybed/thing that is the living room right next to the sofa :) any idea where is it from? It looks like I can use it as a bench or as a chaise lounge, it’s great!

  16. this is absolutely stunning – thank you so much for sharing – my dream home of the future! can i ask where the gorgeous dining room chairs are from? the velvet ones in different jewel tones with the slim brass legs? I ADORE THEM! thank you!

    • Ashnymph says...

      They are the Beetle chairs from Gubi

  17. Preeti says...

    Does anyone know what brand of high chair that is! Love it!

    • Aude says...

      I think it’s from Combelle, a French brand.

  18. Teri says...

    Art on the floor is a great idea, as long as it IS NOT glass. My son tripped and fell and put his hand through a frame placed just so. Tons of stitches later on my poor kid’s hand, and an F on the final I had to walk out of to meet my babysitter at the ER. 😭 Costly lesson.

  19. Odette says...

    My husband has been asking what I want for a present. I just sorted it out for him. I discovered Morgane’s work through Madewell a few years back and have been lucky to work with her through our businesses. Everything about her is warm and lovely. I just want Sezane to be my uniform. She is such an inspiration and talent.

  20. Michelle says...

    I NEED that “Oh baby, it’s a wild world” print. We have a baby on the way, and that is one of our favorite songs. Perfect for the nursery! Source?

  21. I live in New Zealand but I have been a Sezane customer for several years. I had the wonderful experience of shopping at Morgane’s store in Paris in July this year and it was just wonderful. I bought a beautiful red shoulder bag and delicate Summer scarf. I have had to wait months to wear it as it’s only early Summer in NZ now!

  22. Kate Goldbas says...

    Anyone know the name/brand of the pink paint in daughter’s room!? LOVE IT!

    • Jill says...

      I was wondering the same thing. I recently painted my daughters room pink and it was very difficult to not end up looking like it was dipped in pepto-bismol. I didn’t entirely succeed :-{

    • Caroline says...

      I was wondering the same thing!

  23. Ana says...

    I had heard of Sezane via Madewell, but never paid that much attention. Disaster! Just did me shopping instead of Christmas shopping. Lovely home and post. Thank you.

  24. As soon as I saw the first photo (the portrait of her), I KNEW she was wearing Sezane. All of her pieces are SO BEAUTIFUL – makes sense she’d have such a lovely home. Love the black paint too.
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  25. Hillary says...

    This is my favorite Cup of Jo house tour, ever. And holy moly, that is HUGE for a Paris apartment.

  26. Maria says...

    Her style is so great!! I love her jeans (and been looking for some exactly like hers for a while now…), can anyone tell me where it’s from?

    • Nathalie says...

      I think it’s Sezane, but it’s not out yet. I have seen similar ones in their winter look book but they said they’ll be out next year.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!! she’s coming out with her new denim line in january, they’re amazing jeans.

  27. Erica says...

    Can you tell me who makes Nina’s crib? Thank you!

  28. Rani says...

    What an inspiring post. My mind is filled with ideas after seeing these gorgeous pictures. Have to find a way to get that jungle wallpaper for my little boys! They would flip. Thanks for sharing your girl crush.

  29. Katie H. says...

    Everything about this was so inspiring and just lovely. One of my favorite home tours to date!

  30. liz says...

    I love it ALL. So so beautiful.

  31. Lovely home and interview! Any chance she could shed light on the sourcing for the leather chaise/daybed? Been sleuthing for years!

  32. I’ve never seen a clothing site that so accurately nails the style I aspire too. Beautiful details and classic design. Thanks Cup of Jo!!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      me too :)

  33. Megan Carbaugh says...

    very inspiring! Love this article and how she went for her dreams and never looked back. Sounds like she had wonderful support too! Loved this article, thank you so much for sharing!

  34. Summer says...

    Oh goodness, that part about her brother and sister is lovely. (I love how family focused she seems to be in general!)

    Thank you for sharing, Morgane. What a beautiful life lived!

  35. Laura says...

    Love this. It’s not really my style (mine is more farm house/country) but definitely some great inspiration. I think it’s really interesting to see what appeals to different people. I also love that she has Rifle Paper Co. prints, I’m a designer/illustrator with aspirations to open my own company like Rifle one day so it’s really cool to see something like that displayed across the pond :)

  36. This is amazing. Every word, every picture. I’m just in love. Merci beaucoup à Morgane et sa famille & CoJ team!!

  37. Bethann says...

    Love the black walls and cabinets. Anyone know what brand and name of paint this is?

  38. I die. This is too beautiful.

  39. Kendra says...

    Did anyone else read this with a French accent playing in your head?

    • KylieO says...

      Yes!! LOL!

  40. Ah, so lovely. My house also organically evolved into a green/teal/pink theme after having despised pink for longest time. :) Sadly, I just got home from Paris, but I didn’t know about this in time to visit! Guess I have to go right back… xo

  41. This is the most delightfully dreamy home. The details are perfection, aren’t they? (And I love her style AND her warmth; full on adoration!)

  42. This apartment is an absolute dream- loving everything about the decor. I want to become best friends with Sézane now! Also, just took a look at her website and her stuff is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us :)

    xo, Anika Yael Natori, aka ‘The Josie Girl’
    http://josiegirlblog.com/

  43. So much eye candy! Would love to know where the multicolored pillow on her couch came from – it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.

  44. VPo says...

    The apartment, the Sezane collection – absolutely beautiful. I especially appreciate her boldness and willingness to try (even if she fails). I am inspired!

  45. Elizabeth says...

    Very curious to know where the velvet looking, colorful chairs are from (dining room and living room)!

  46. Elizabeth says...

    So curious to know where the velvet looking colorful chairs are from (dining room, living room). Does anyone know?

  47. Jessica says...

    Just looked at her clothing website and what beautiful clothing! Makes me re-think my Christmas wish list!!

  48. I love all things Sezane! She sounds like such an amazing person. Love everything about her home but the separation for the kitchen to me is genius!

  49. bisbee says...

    I am determined to order something from her website – definitely those Jack sneakers…still looking. Add me to the list for having a girl crush!

  50. Melissa says...

    That kitchen is huge for Paris! What a beautiful home. I’m going to Paris on Monday for two weeks. I did an apartment swap, so she will be staying in my apartment in Vancouver, Canada while I’m there. I’m so excited to experience how a Parisian lives for a couple of weeks!

    • laura says...

      Hi Melissa, I’m curious, how did you score an apartment swap?
      Thanks!

    • Also very curious about how you found someone to swap with? :) I just got back from a solo adventure to Paris and it was truly the most incredible city I’ve ever been to. I can’t wait to go back. Or just up and move. Enjoy. xoxo

  51. Liz Penner says...

    Oh my! I’m checking out the Sezane online shop right now and I’m drooling over EVERYTHING!! Amazing collection, thanks for sharing!

  52. Jenny says...

    Loved this. That is all :)

  53. Jennifer says...

    … finally a profile of a French woman who actually wears French clothes ; )
    This is a tongue in cheek comment to reflect, from a foreigner living in France, that few of the ” French” clothes so popular in the US are actually worn in France by French women. Well done!!! And, gorgeous apartment.

  54. Morgane has exceptional taste and amazing style! This is making me want completely redecorate our home. Also, I love her outfit!

  55. Cazmina says...

    What a beautiful home! I just pinned SO MANY photos from this.

    P.S Any chance of Morgane doing a beauty uniform in the future? :)

    • +1 for the beauty uniform!

    • +2

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      ooh great idea!!

  56. I think this may just be my dream apartment; that kitchen and living room is to die for! Saving a million times over for that ‘one day’ moment!

  57. Sophie Proud says...

    For the love of God, can someone pleaseeee tell me where the girls’ wall stickers with their names are from? I just adore them. The best apartment tour I’ve seen!

  58. Laura C. says...

    The girl is very nice and her home is so beautiful and inspiring.
    But my dear friends, let me be honest (and NO acrimony at all),
    WHY do you all want yo be her or have her home or her stuff?? I mean, you are you and your homes and your stuff and your dresses are nice and inspiring too!
    I do really think that Morgane is very inspiring, she has built herself and that’s what I’d like to be like her.
    Good job Morgane, and nice sofa btw!
    Love you my reader pals!
    Xoxo

  59. Just magical. The charm is overwhelming (in a positive sense).. and how smart is she to put a mirror right where the kitchen sink is!

  60. So many lovely things all in one post! I wish I could stop by that boutique this morning…too bad I live in Austin…

  61. Lauren says...

    more of her! beauty uniform, week of outfits? I bet there’s a lot more beautiful wisdom there.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      for sure!!

  62. Ilona says...

    My favourite house tour yet! So fab :)

  63. I loved the brand before (their pieces are just perfect to dress up and down) and now that I know the owner I love it even more!
    Plus the pink and drak green combo is amazing… never thought about it but it does look so elegant and natural.
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  64. AJ says...

    Just read this on the train to work – such an inspiring start to the day! Thank you! Beautiful home and perspective on life, and I love how you call your relationship with your husband your ‘love story’. Xx

  65. Wooahh definitely my favourite house tour from this series! I can almost cry because I love this style SO much. I think I pinned every image. Also, adore how the print in the children’s room says “rien n’est plus doux que l’amour” <3

    • Could you tell me where the print is from that says “Ce doit etre l’amour”? I love it!

  66. Regina Regenbogen says...

    I dont think its ok she has two little ones and looks like that! I am so jealous! Wow and well done to that woman!

  67. Oh, that pink and green bedroom!

  68. Rena says...

    Absolutely amazing apartment! So chic!
    I loved the shirt she is wearing but nothing is mentioned about it in the post. Is it her brand as well?

  69. Maggie says...

    Anyone who quotes Beckett is ok by me! Headed to Paris this weekend with my little family. This makes me SO excited to see it again.

  70. Laurie says...

    An idea for a future post: I love your posts of advice from businesswomen, but how about antedotes from the founding of their companies? Morgane addressed it a little in this interview. I’m so curious how one just starts making shoes (or whatever). Investors? Marketing? Production? What is it like in the early years? What is the road map from having a good idea to running a company?

  71. Lindsay says...

    I actually received my first sezane package a few days ago, It was so beautifully packaged and just perfection in every detail, I can’t wait to order again. Hope it stays the same now that it’s getting so popular….

  72. LOVE the black cabinets and island against white walls. Black and white are such classic colors to group together. They never fail.

  73. I have been writing my goals for 2017 today and visiting Paris is very high up on the list. This post comes just in time to help me visualize what kind of a Parisian vacation I would have! I want to trust my convictions and make it work! Also loved the quote by Samuel Beckette!! Thank you Cup of Jo
    http://www.veenamrutha.blogspot.com

  74. Maddie says...

    I love this apartment! Just FYI, there are four books in the Elena Ferrante series, not three :-) They are amazing!

  75. kathy says...

    meant to add …

    would appreciate very much knowing the source of the acrobatic print (woman on a trapeze).
    please and thanks.

  76. Ali says...

    Oh my gosh I’m dying over this post – THANK YOU CUP OF JO! :)

  77. kathy says...

    what a lovely home, family, life! congratulations … and thanks (merci) for sharing your home and thoughts here. :)

    joanna, thanks for another home post. love them and find them so inspiring!

  78. What a meaty post! I love the bonus tour of the store. I hope you receive the sezane bag you are hoping for for Christmas, Joanna.

    The girls’ name wall decals really caught my eye. Normally I don’t like that sort of decoration, but these two are really lovely.

  79. Sally says...

    What a lovely home! I’m drooling over those amazing lamps.

    I’d love to hear more about her creative process and where to find her products in the states.

    I’m also dying to know her secret on how to own and keep pristine a white upholstered piece of furniture with two littles?!?!?! Our grey wool couch looks like it’s a hand-me-down from a frat house after 2 babes. 😬

  80. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Total girl crush. PS Does anyone know what the framed handwritten piece is in the living room? I always love things like that but can’t tell if it’s a note or a piece of art. Sentimental? I’d love to know the story!

    • Juliette says...

      Hi Denise, they are extracts from the book Jazz by Henri Matisse.
      Juliette x

  81. You knocked it out of the park with this one again. Cup of Jo is a treat I look forward to every day and this post made my heart sing. Thank you.

  82. Anu says...

    Good lord, I love the clothes on the Sezane US site. I’m sorely tempted to purchase a sweater or two – do you know what the sizing is like? I’m generally a medium in US women’s sizes – would I fit into a medium on Sezane or do I need to buy a large?

    • Leanda says...

      I went to the Sezane store in Paris last weekend and tried on some clothes. They come up very small, particularly if you have a bust. I am a US 6 in tops and needed the size 40, my freind is a US 4 and needed a 38. Hope that helps. Leanda

    • audrey says...

      hello Anu,
      Just ordered my first dresses two weeks ago and I took my “usual” french size & it fits perfectly :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      good question! i would say go up a size, if you’re between sizes. they run true to size or sliiiiiightly smaller, compared to american sizing. thank you!

    • Vivi says...

      Buy large, their sizing is French so small. Beautiful quality though.

  83. Abra says...

    Love the girls room. Are the kids names decals or hand painted?

    • Kara says...

      Yes, I’d like to know more about the wall decals too.

    • Megan Cahn says...

      Hi! Morgane let us know that she had a friend paint the names directly on the wall :)

  84. Rachael says...

    I agree about the importance of “managing your light”! This is something I do every day, especially winter mornings. I might start by putting the overhead lights on low, maybe a lamp or two, then slowly increase the brightness of the overhead lights, maybe open a couple of window shades once the daylight begins to spread, and then I’ll turn the overhead lights off one by one.

  85. emanuella says...

    I couldn’t love this more! I actually had to take a break so I could come back to it and savor the pictures and the stories longer. Haha, I’m such a nerd.

  86. Looooooove. So dreamy!!!

  87. Jillian says...

    Ohhhhh that glass walled kitchen… brilliant.

  88. adorkabelle says...

    Such a lovely home and store. Can’t wait to visit Morgane’s shop in January – Here’s to hoping the denim collection will be available by then! #femaleentrepreneursFTW

  89. Rae says...

    I can’t get over this space, I love everything about it.

  90. What a lovely post! Living in Upstate NY, I feel that her words, “If you manage your light at night, and make everything feel warm and cozy, you can feel good anywhere” are so wise. Light is everything. :)

  91. Gasp gasp gasp! So, very, beautiful, all the details looks well-thought out but not contrived. Pinning all of it!

  92. Jo says...

    So beautiful! I love when you feature homes that are a bit more “aspirational,” but still full of personality.

  93. anna says...

    what a genuinely lovely home tour! i loved every bit of it. :)

    one question: do you know where morgane purchased the small framed print above olivia’s crib that says “ce droit etre l’amour” (so this is love)? i would love to order this for my own home.

    thank you!

    xo

    • Alice says...

      Hello Anna,
      This print is from Sézane, the orders were sent with a card and the caption changed for each collection (i didn’t make an order recently, don’t know if they are still sending them).
      All the best !

    • Vivi says...

      It’s an old Sezane print. They stopped selling them earlier this year.

  94. Lena says...

    I just looked through her shoe collection and can’t even decide which one I love most!

  95. B says...

    WHERE is that chaise thing in the living room from? it is suddenly the most necessary thing in my life.

    • Abra says...

      I was wondering the same too.

  96. Jasmine says...

    Very nice! But I have a one year old and a three year old and I too am confused by the glass frames on the floor! How on earth does that work?

    • Sarah says...

      Oh me too! I was like… and you said she had kids?

    • Sabrina says...

      I thought about this too! My boys, 5, 3 &2 would destroy those. They are maybe not so well behaved as French children?

    • Sandra says...

      Ha ha! I wondered the exact thing!

  97. Jessica says...

    “We wanted to make our love story easy” gasp. gah. She’s so freaking french and fabulous.
    Love her jeans in the top pic and hoping they are part of the ‘magic’ denim line they are creating.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i loved that line so much too! (and i think they are, thankfully:)

  98. jen says...

    Drool.

  99. Amanda says...

    I love that Sezane shows women in tights/hosiery in their skirts/dresses because…Hello! Winter!

  100. Jessica says...

    I recently discovered her brand Sézane here thanks to the Cup of Jo team, and I am obsessed! Love the dress I purchased. Appreciate her wisdom and she has such a charming way with words. Thank you for this! XO

  101. Lauren E. says...

    Her home looks like a gorgeous shop! Plus everything has a tactile quality to it that I love. The fabric on the chairs, the prints, the little trinket boxes, and shelves for shoes. Beautiful.

  102. Katherine says...

    Beautiful home and beautiful products! The shoes are, in particular, amazing.

  103. Laura says...

    Her quote reminds me of one my favorites, by Dickinson: “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”

  104. Meredith says...

    I hated pink until I had children too! Ever since I had my second child, I love it — and that very shade that Morgane has in her bedroom is my favourite. I love love love her apartment. How does she keep the kitchen chairs so lovely with two young children?

  105. Allegra Liu says...

    I’ve become obsessed with Sezanne and their Instagram account is perfection. Enjoyed this piece so much! The Little Cabari wallpaper and the Jack shoes, love love love.

  106. Tara says...

    SHES SO COOL.

  107. Ania says...

    This is just what I needed! I’m moving to Paris in February and have been driving myself crazy searching for apartments from afar. The price point compared to NYC makes my heart sing but I’m having the hardest time figuring out what area to live in. Any advice from Morgane?

  108. Lovely. Inspiring us all to be better. Love the apartment and the store… and the shoes as well. I can’t believe she has two small children. And looks that great and is that sane:)

  109. Kate says...

    She makes me feel better about my ever-growing candle collection…now I just wish I had more shelves on which to display them so I could pick whichever one I wanted to light at any given moment instead of shoving them all away!

  110. Kitty says...

    Absolute. Wow.

  111. Lisa says...

    This makes me wish I was French! But with two under two, how do the kids not mess with the frames on the floor and all those books! My daughter would have broken the frame and tore the books in ten minutes.

    • Abbie says...

      I was thinking the same thing! What a stunning space–but my kid would have broken all those beautiful frames on the floor, even on his best day!

    • Jo says...

      We have a similar set-up with books and frames and it has always worked just fine with our son, but each child is different, so who knows how it will go with our daughter due next month!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, it’s funny, i think it depends on the kids, too. toby never messed up bookcases, DVD stacks, etc. but anton will pull anything and everything off a shelf or cupboard and just DUMP IT! :)

  112. Kara says...

    She is awesome! The shoes! But my favorite line is, “We decided not to work together because we wanted to keep our love story very easy.” 😍

  113. Alice says...

    My favorite house tour of all time, hands down.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha we have all been saying that today!

  114. I wonder if there’s a tv somewhere in the apartment. Then again, if I lived in Paris, would I bother with a tv?

    • I was wondering that too!

  115. Sarah Kang says...

    Oh my goodness! How have I lived my whole life without Sezane? This is right up my alley. Thanks Jo and team!!!

  116. Loving everything about this!! I’m with you – girl crush for sure!!

  117. I visited the store while I was in Paris last spring, and I thought my friends might have to leave me there over night… I never wanted to leave ! Such gorgeous product, loved learning a little more about Morgane!

    Thank you for this!

  118. I too have a not-so-secret crush on Morgane! Thank you for providing an insider view into her lifestyle. Her apartment is just as beautiful as her clothing line!

  119. WOW. Every single thing in her home and her shop is beautiful! Of everything, I think the glass wall in the kitchen is my favorite, but all of it is stunning!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree! and her SHOES.

  120. Nectar says...

    Well I just saw all of my dreams in the blog post.

    **motivation to be that boss lady one day**

  121. I am positively aching from how beautiful this apartment tour is! I want to live there. Feeling so inspired and emboldened in my my desire to move toward the color pink in home decorating. Thank you for this!

  122. Noelle says...

    Everything about this is STUNNING. I have a girl crush too now!