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“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” —Bunny Williams
Many of us are not so lucky to live in a French country home nestled just hours away from Paris, but that doesn’t mean we can’t decorate our interiors with a touch of the French aesthetic if that is indeed what we love. From the simple touches of trays and art, to carefully selected furniture by the way of settees and coffee and side tables, the French style we love can be ours no matter where we call home.
As I have been diving into my decor as of late, I am noticing that I am indeed drawn to the French aesthetic. Perhaps more cozy chic French (as I discussed in this post), but a touch of high and low, regal and comfortable is the balance I tend to strive for.
And while my budget is in save mode at the moment after having just purchased a new sofa, I couldn’t help but share a few finds as One Kings Lane just made available some exquisite French vintage finds as well as items that would complete the French aesthetic in your home if that is indeed the look you are aiming for.
So what exactly does Parisian Chic decor entail? Well, based on what One Kings Lane has gathered it involves:
- Touches of gold
- Art – scultpures, paintings and illustrations
- Statement framed mirrors
- 19th century walnut furniture
- Art deco designs
- Empire-style tables and beds
- Accent chairs that mesmerize
- Settees that stun
- Louis XV style legs on tables and chairs
- Vases to showcase beautiful bouquets
- Nesting tables
- Lamps with bases as beautiful as the sofa they sit beside
- Plush throw pillows
And while the items can be found online, allow this post to be an inspiration for you as you head out to the local flea markets, yard and garage sales as well as estate sales. You never know what you will find, but if you know generally what aesthetic you are looking for, you are more likely to know it when you see it.
View all of their finds here, and below shop (hover and click) the Parisian bedrooms and living room I pulled together:
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