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A sneakpeek into Monica Ainley de La Villardières home in Paris

Ferm Living delved into the elegantly balanced home of Monica Ainley de La Villardière in the historic heart of Paris’ Left Bank. Situated on a quiet street steeped in history, the early 19th century Louis-Philippe-style building exudes the classical grace of old-world Paris. Inside, the apartment boasts ornate coving and tall ceilings that are complemented by modern decor and timeless furniture pieces. This is the family home of Monica Ainley de La Villardière — a journalist, broadcaster and influencer whose life in fashion and culture has seen as many textures and layers as the city she calls home.

'It was the old-world Paris bones of the building that lured me in,' she shares, reminiscing about the smaller apartment in the same building where she and her family once resided. Ten months ago, they jumped at the chance to move into their current home, which Monica describes as the confluence of a 'perfect location and layout'.

Originally from Canada, Monica moved to London to pursue journalism. While studying, she landed an internship at the features desk of British Vogue. Since then, Monica has written for a multitude of prominent publications, including the Coveteur, T Magazine and

Monica’s home is shared with her husband Marc and their two young children, creating a lively and loving environment. In the contrast between the apartment's historic French style and its contemporary decor with quirky, eye-catching details lies the family’s essence. The Ferm Living Catena sofa, which has become a gathering spot and integral part of their family home, holds a special place in Monica's heart. 'We’re all addicted to it. How is it possible for a sofa to be so comfortable yet so elegant at the same time?'

The dining room holds a dual role as Monica’s office. A sanctuary for her professional pursuits, it transforms into a gathering spot for friends. 'I love the tranquillity I find here while working, but I also love converting it into a space for entertaining friends for dinner. The kids know it’s a special place and are excited when they get to come into this room, which is very cute.'

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