French designer Sarah Lavoine likes to introduce colorful accents in the interiors she creates, often against a black-and-white background. The chic Paris apartment she recently designed bursts with personality.

As you enter the home, a hallway leads toward the social areas and bedroom on the first level. The second floor is accessed via an original metal staircase. “The stairway makes you think of a ship’s deck,” the designer said. “It draws the gaze to its dizzying volumes against a blue horizon.”

An open invitation to socializing, this chic Paris apartment features several seating areas. An eclectic array of chairs and sofas add personality to the mix. “In the dining room, the black table legs work well with the white mirror and black background,” the designer said.

Throughout the interiors, the feeling of space is accentuated by white plaster walls and natural lighting flowing through several windows. Enjoy the virtual tour of this unconventional apartment and let us know what elements catch your eye! [Photography by Sarah Lavoine Studio]