A quiet section of St. Germain des Pres, where Doug and I rented an apartment for 3 weeks, hosted the 8th edition of Paris Deco Off. Over 100 interior designers from around the world exhibited.
Paris Deco Off organizers also promoted a visit to the nearby Musee Eugene Delacroix, the painter's last apartment, studio and gardens.
After touring the studio where Delacroix worked from 1857 to his death in 1863, visitors were encouraged to enjoy the museum's garden, which was refurbished in 2012 under the supervision of the chief gardeners of the Tuileries.
Doug remarked that Delacroix had wonderful natural lighting in the studio.
On the way back to our apartment, we also stopped to see a demonstration by one of the featured artists; several were scheduled to work in a special plexiglass cube set up in Place de Furstenberg during the 5-day Paris Deco Off.
(Photo entries by Heidi Hutson