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365-Year-Old Parisian Pad Looks as Darling as Ever Afer a Super Airy, Cozy Renovation

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After scoping out over 70 potential homes, French beauty stylist Lucille Gauthier-Braud and her family finally decided on this 17th-century house in Paris' historic Le Marais neighborhood. Built in 1650, the two-story home was, as Gauthier-Braud tells Design Sponge, "old, dirty, and very different." Naturally, what came in the next two months was a complete overhaul that involved installing brand new floors, repainting all the walls, breaking down a wall in the kitchen, and stripping some beams for a "rougher look."

The living room, which enjoys stellar sunlight thanks to large windows, also has spectacular shelving on one end. Gauthier-Braud calls it her "magic walls," as the contents displayed varies with her mood. Head over to Design Sponge for the full story and more photos.


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