Stripped walls revealing bare plaster create an effortless sense of faded French chic. Add an elegant Louis XVI chair and a gilt stand for instant old-world glamour.
Swap traditional pictures in frames for large-scale tapestries to create an eye-catching display. The gently curved commode topped with an ormolu clock will keep the room refined.
Minimalism is key to creating a French-style home. Arrange your favourite ceramics by theme and colour on a dresser or open shelves to show them off to their best advantage.
Create an elegant reading corner by a window – all that’s required is an upholstered chair with delicate detailing and a low table for balancing your book and a cup of tea.
Confit pots in bright green or yellow glazes, linen tablecloths, plenty of rustic wooden boards and strings of garlic will bring a touch of je ne sais quoi to your kitchen.
A beautiful carved serving table gives your dining table breathing space. Decorate with a scrolling urn filled with seasonal produce or flowers, and heavy glassware.
Somewhere refined to sit and brush your hair or apply make-up is an everyday luxury. Fit a small carved table snugly into an empty corner for a practical as well as an attractive addition to your bedroom.
To ensure the bedroom isn’t too overtly feminine, keep the furniture bold and sturdy. Try layering the bed with quilts to give the room personality and warmth.
From coffee and croissants, to a pre-supper drink, a simple bistro table and chairs is key to capturing the French vibe at home. Fill borders or pots with lavender to guarantee a fragrant aroma that transports you to Provence every day.
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