Apartment-inspired store opens in Miami’s design district
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
A Paris-apartment-inspired design store is now open in Miami. French interior designer Emmanuelle Bernard’s L’Appartement Concept Store showcases modern brands, among them Moustache, La Chance, La Corbeille, Ferm Living, and pieces by Fermob or Hartô. Opened in Wynwood, Miami’s design district, the store offers European design labels and designer work, including home decor pieces, furniture, tableware, lighting, jewelry, fashion accessories and art, as well as work by Miami-based artists, with rotating collections on exhibit every three months.
Emmanuelle Bernard, L’Appartement owner and interior designer
“We are merely putting together inspirations and flairs that compose an eclectic portrait of elegance à la française,” says Bernard. The store is designed like an apartment, complete with outdoor space. Explains the brand, “You will enter in the hallway, and then navigate through a very elegant dining room under the dimmed light of the fixture designed by Constance Guisset for Petite Friture; the kitchen will offer a casual pause to have the perfect French tea among plates, trays and geometric patterns. The boudoir, kind of a very smart dressing room, features jewelry, espadrilles, beachware. Then, when entering the living room, you have options: either the casual one, with comfy couches by Sentou and colorful coffee tables, perfect for the family, or the high-end version, with a massive leather couch, buoyant rug and sculptural coffee table.”
L'Appartement Store's kitchen, dining room and office