Anais Nin Interior Bliss : 1930s Apartment Home Decore – 24 Boulevard Suchet, Paris France

While decorating AND setting up my area for another jewelry making session, I had no choice but to dive into that little corner stacked with books and hardly any space for laying out the chain and yummy tourmalines that await. After a few minutes, like is usual, I had to rearrange my corner putting away my first edition Anais Nin Diaries which of course I had to look through once again.

Flipping through the pages of the early diary of Ananis Nin – Volume Four 1927-1931, I came across beautiful pictures of her apartment on 24 Boulevard Suchet in Paris, France.

Much is known about her house and scandalous affairs in Louveciennes thanks to the book and Film Henry and June . I believe little is known about her lavish apartment in Paris . Thanks to Hugh’s success as a banker during the late 1920s , the couple lived in an amazing apartment, where Anais designed her furniture and decorated her place and named it ” A modernization of the Oriental style”.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures along with some contextual diary entries. Please make sure to click on each diary (to enlarge) .Each diary entry describes her inspirations and design process. Also, each entry is beautifully written -wich is why I love Anais..

P.S. One day I will have my uncle ( a carpenter) replicate those bookcases!



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4 responses to “Anais Nin Interior Bliss : 1930s Apartment Home Decore – 24 Boulevard Suchet, Paris France

  1. Wonderful post on Nin’s apartment. The designs were indeed Moorish, and I’ve discovered her original artwork, which was intended to be used (and indeed it was) as a “blueprint” for her apartment. One day I will post this, since few are aware of Anais’s vision as an artist. Thanks for this post!

    • Thanks Paul,
      I’m getting the “chills” just thinking about the blueprint intended to be used for her apartment. Please let me know when you post it ( soon I hope).

      I agree with you , Anais had a deep sense of her artistic vision and I am in awe when I read her impeccable words.
      Thanks for your response and so happy that there is this media where more of her life can be unveiled ( aside from what has been written over and over).
      Getting to know her as an artist has impacted my life greatly.

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