This ties back to my recent post about how people do Ikea in the US vs Europe. I don't think much in this apartment is from Ikea but my point is there is this cool/spare look you see so much in certain European design magazines that just rocks. Paris has so much romantic architecture, yet people know how to toughen up the look at home and make it chic and young. I love it. Somehow a traditional bench under that mirror is really hip in this fresh and unassuming interior.
Note the shoes in the second photo. Meow.