Glamour. Effortless. Chic.
These are only a few words that best describe Parisian style. From sophisticated fashions to delicious crepes, the French have the best taste. So, of course, their interiors are nothing short of impeccable. Here are five steps on how you can turn your home into a French haven.
P A L E T T E
The color palette is subtle. Beautiful whites, creams and soft grays allow for the furnishing structures, architecture and accents to speak for themselves. You can add interest with beautifully patterned wallpaper or textured prints.
A R C H I T E C T U R E
The French have some of the most incredible architectural structures, the Louvre, Arc de Triumphe and Palace of Versailles just to name a few. The interior architecture can range from modern to ornate, regardless of the style, each room allows for the architecture to shine. Most homes here aren't going to have herringbone floors or original 18th century crown molding, but design around the features you do have!
A N T I Q U E S
In order to achieve an eloquent Parisian-style room you have to incorporate antiques. Look at purchasing an antique as an investment. These are one-of-a-kind pieces that you will have forever. The French flea markets are filled with some of the most beautiful and unique antiques on the planet. Check out a few antique stores around your town.
A R T C O L L E C T I O N
There is such a rich history with French artists. Curate a special art collection of your own and display it proudly in your living room, entry, or up your stairwell.
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G O L D
Gold embellishments are an easy way to add sophisticated glamour to every room. And let's be honest glamour is key to creating a Parisian-style design. A gold mirror over a fireplace or gilded coffee table can help achieve this look.
Shop the look of this French fireplace vignette: