Serendipity – Paris at your fingertips

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Parisian style is waiting for you at the Serendipity website. The site and their products are like none other. If I were heading to Paris, their shop – in the heart of St Germain des Prés – would be my first. stop.

Filled to the brim with objects for a child’s bedroom or work space, it’s vintage meets contemporary. For instance, the children’s beds feature a wrought iron look with a modern twist. No fancy ironworks here but a very industrial vibe instead. Mixed with beautiful linen, the result is quite breathtaking.

The baby section features highchairs, bassinets, cots and change tables; it’s so fanciful and intriguing, I don’t really have a word for it. Our favourites are the ‘Petit Bed’ (small bed) and ‘Chaise Haute’ (high chair). Both are contemporary but borrow heavily from past design.

The Petit Bed (above) is a handmade cradle bassinet using rattan. Its shape is reminiscent of 19th century cradles but its teardrop appearance renders it distinctively modern. The Chaise Haute (below) is an aluminium framed highchair with a nylon seat and natural wood tray. It’s minimalism at its best yet has fabulous style and will last through any rough toddler treatment.

Serendipity’s products are sourced from around the globe. Their studio restores antiques and specialises in diverse and limited edition items. To absorb some Paris spirit, go to the Serendipity website. Contact them for prices, availability and shipping to Australia.

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