Art Deco Luxury Living in Paris
Bright sunlight floods the apartment's spacious living room, casting a warm glow on the original chevron-patterned point d'Hongrie parquet floors.
The seating area features a comfortable Art Deco-style sofa opposite a pair of sleek club chairs upholstered in soft caramel-colored Italian leather. The décor is completed with a fine handwoven Chobi Ziegler rug, embroidered silk draperies, Art Deco and modernist side tables of macassar ebony and chrome, and an entertainment center. The seating area comfortably seats five guests, and extra chairs from the dining area can be drawn up for larger gatherings.
When needed, the sofa opens with a single touch into a queen-sized bed with an extra-thick mattress already dressed in crisp linens. The double-lined curtains ensure a quiet, dark environment for a restful sleep, and since the salon is separated from the rest of the apartment by a long hallway, guests sleeping their can enjoy complete privacy.
The entertainment center features a flat-screen television, a high-quality stereo/CD player with MP3 and iPod/iPhone inputs, and video gaming console. HD cable service offers more than 100 channels including English-language broadcasts on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and France 24. Pay-per-view movies and sporting events are also available. For non-electronic enjoyment, the library includes a variety of specialized guidebooks, history and biographical titles, and novels that provide fascinating insights about la ville lumière.
The opposite end of the room is anchored by a large Art Deco dining table in golden amboyna and ebony veneers, burled walnut chairs and a rosewood armoire. By day, the comfortable seating, bright natural light and amble surfaces make this part of the room ideal for enjoying lunch, reviewing the day's sightseeing agenda or playing a card game.
By night, the area becomes an elegant center for a romantic dinner or entertaining guests. The armoire doubles as an elegant bar and a storage space for extra table linens, Champagne flutes, ice buckets and other entertaining necessities. The dining table can be extended with a leaf to seat up to eight people, and the apartment can easily accommodate twenty guests for cocktails.
A corner of the room is given over to the world of work. Guests are welcome to use the laptop computer and color printer wiht copy, scan and fax capabilities. WiFi connectivity extends through the entire apartment, allowing the laptop to be used from any room or for you to bring your own laptop or other WiFi device. Software and apps such as Office 2010, Adobe, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes will meet most business and social needs. International phone service includes unlimited free calls to the U.S. and Canada and free landline calls to European and more than 100 other countries around the globe.