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Vintage Elle Decor photos of  designer Stephen Shubel’s

tiny 17th century Paris pied-a-terre…

a 400 square foot studio carved out of an ancient hotel…

in the central Marais district, just around the corner

from the Place des Vosages...

Light infuses the apartment from the creamy walls and ivory

taffeta drapes, to the glints of gold on ceramics, gilded frames and

over door architectural frieze…

Touches of black reign in the vast collection of curiosities..

“pieces go in and out depending on new finds.

It’s like a luxurious warehouse” says Shubel …

Rosie with a friend at the dining area’s 19th century table…

Multiple mirrors hang in the space…

as well as framed drawings, prints, lithographs…

plaster statues of gargoyles, nymphs and saints…

An 18th century Italian painted pine armoire

functions as the apartment’s only closet…

Carolyn Quartermaine script fabric pillow

The sofas’ natural linen French mattresses were crafted

by Gilbert Ganero, a local artisan who still practices the

traditional techniques of his family’s 150 year old upholstery business...

The apartment’s 400 year old French limestone staircase…

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