Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Paris Apartment Book Review and Book Giveaway

 Introducing Claudia Strasser, Antique Shop Owner, Author and Blogger of The Paris Apartment

Claudia's Latest book "Paris Flea Market Style" is her very unique and studied take  on furnishings from her many travels to France, Paris in particular  and the best destinations for fine French Antiques as well as the brocantes  (flea markets" where many treasures can certainly be found.

Claudia Strasser of The Paris Apartment
Some fascinating facts on Claudia's very exciting lifestyle form The Paris Apartment.

Claudia began her career in 1993 when she opened a boutique in New York City's East Village. In  contrast to the dark neighborhood, it was filled with French boudoir furniture and accessories. She painted and repaired flea market finds, reincarnating them into the sparkling treasures.

She was approached by Judith Regan to write a decorating book showcasing her style in 1995, and together they  published her first book, ''The Paris Apartment, Romantic Decor on a Flea Market Budget'.  

Claudia  continues to grow the company  by combining a fresh and eclectic mix of vintage, French and Art Deco styles. The Paris Apartment was summed up when called "playful, romantic and luxurious interiors.(NY Times)
Today Claudia  travels to Paris throughout the year, taking small groups shopping and sharing resources. She is working on books and articles, designing a furniture line and pet decorating projects.  

Hotel Crillion the subject of one of Claudia's recent blog posts

Notebook Set from The Paris Apartment Boutique

Antique Armoire in stripped solid oak, with open doors for display.
Amazing antique find with lovely twining ribbon and leaf detailing.
As you can see in Claudia's Boutique you will discover from the inexpensive special gift sets to the high end Furnishings from Paris you would expect.

In perusing this book you will want to explore  The Paris Apartment  as well as The Paris Apartment Blog

For an opportunity to win a copy of  "Paris Flea Market Style":

1) Please be a follower of Art by Karena via GFC or Linky in the right hand column of my site.

2)  Simply comment on if you have been to Paris or if it is on your  wish list of Travel Destinations!

This is a Giveaway open Worldwide!

The winner will be chosen on Friday May 3rd Midnight EST!

Images and some copy Courtesy of The Paris Apartment

Thank you to my friends and family who have helped me in so many ways during these past years of  health issues. I could not have made it without you!

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Art by Karena

 PS I received a copy of  the Paris Flea Market Style book for review,
I also want to thank Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40 for the lovely white tunic from Foxcroft.

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