Good Morning. Did you have a snow filled weekend like we did over here in London? Or were you lucky enough to experience some more sunnier weather. However your weekend was, I hope it was a nice and relaxing one.
Today in honour of the Maison & Objet interiors show that is currently running in Paris we will be talking about French Glamour here on the blog.
French Glamour is all about decorating in a French style but with the volume turned up to maximum. It’s a sophisticated and yet timeless style that mixes antique furnishing, art and luxury fabrics. French style also incorporates an element of flair and flamboyance in a way that only the french can.
THE KEY ELEMENTS
- A subtle and soft colour palette usually in neutrals. Think white, off-white, taupe, beige, greys and hints of soft blues and greens
- Furniture is usually vintage or antique. For example a Louis 15th chair would fit perfectly into a french style interior.
- Ornate detailing in the interior such as carvings in cornices, stairs and furniture.
- Upholstery is luxurious, plush velvet, silk or even lace
- There is always one major focal point to the room, typically this is usually the lighting such as an ornate chandelier
- Gold is very often used to add warmth and glamour to the interior
THE REALITY CHECK
I think that this style is a difficult one to pull off well. If you had a limited budget, it would be even more difficult as a lot of the furnishings and material are costly as this style is all about creating that grandeur and making an impact. Although I can appreciate this style, it’s not really one that I would propose for a home unless it was grand and had a historical reference.
So what do you think? Could you have a french glamour style in your home? Have a lovely Monday. Till tomorrow. xD
Image source: Title – e-magdeco, 2md Image – Ashlee Raubach Photography, 3rd Image – Better Homes & Gardens, 4th Image – Hawthorne Studios, Final Collage – 1st Horchow.com, 2nd- Outthereinteriors, 3rd – Barbara Hawthorn Interiors