Paris home mixes American design and effortless French style |

Perhaps that’s not fair. Saying this apartment has effortless style. But isn’t that a big part of style? True style is difficult to analyze, it just is. You either have it or you don’t. And this home in the Trocadéro district of Paris has heaps of it.  

Let’s face it, the 1895 Haussman-style apartment building and its setting, where the Eiffel Tower casts a long evening shadow right into the living room, are sufficient in themselves, bien sûr, to put this among the world’s best homes. But factor in its recent redesign and refit by award-winning Paris-based designer Lichelle Silvestry (opens in new tab) and it’s clear this family space has a certain je ne sais quoi. Credit where credit’s due, Lichelle is the one who put the effort into this home’s effortlessly stylish interiors.

The apartment’s American-European owners were long-time residents of the United States and chose to relocate to Paris post-pandemic to be closer to their European families. They got in touch with Lichelle to redesign their new apartment ready for their arrival.

hallway with white paneled walls black chairs and glass doors

(Image credit: Heidi Jean Feldman)

The apartment is located in the upscale Chaillot district, Paris 16th arrondissement, also known as Trocadéro. It is on a high floor with a full-length balcony (and the bathtub!) facing the Eiffel tower. It’s spacious with 10-foot-tall ceilings, and is packed with sophisticated decorative features, elaborate moldings, and huge windows and fireplaces. There’s a stunning entrance, living room, home office, dining room, a dine-in kitchen, and five bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms, in fact, there’s no end of inspiration here, for anyone looking for apartment décor ideas.