What does a Parisian interior look like?

What does a Parisian interior look like?

It’s no secret, I LOVE Paris! One day, a dream is to own a chateau and holiday there in summer. I love their food, coffee,  fashion and I just enjoy their relaxed way of life…. it always seems far less rush, rush, rush. Of course I absolutely love Australia too…. it’s just a different love.

One of the biggest draw cards for me though is their interiors. There is so much history surrounding European nations that I love the stories they tell.  I’m so intrigued with the tradition that is steeped within the walls (or on rather too!) in Parisian homes that make it easy to identify the elements of a French home. While the decor has changed over the course of history, there are still pieces that to this day are extremely popular because of their simplicity and beauty. One of these we know is of course the Louise style chair… a favourite in MANY a home, mine included!

French homes do however differ, from Parisian apartments to the French countryside which brings about a slightly different style again.

Parisian Apartments often display:

  • Wainscotting
  • Neutral walls (white/greys)
  • Herringbone flooring (otherwise wooden flooring)
  • French doors letting in light
  • Elongated curtains (to accomodate the large doors/windows)
  • Ceiling detail
  • Chandeliers

How does this differ from the country provincial look? The country encompasses a lot more wood, along with linen and neutral colours. Traditional Parisian apartments were very opulent and bold in colour ie reds, green and especially gold lined. The country look is far more understated and reflective of natural materials, all while being equally stunning.

Modern day Parisian furniture has also evolved and is currently moving through a stage of being circular. By this, I mean the design of pieces. lounges, single chairs, rugs, coffee tables, lighting, the list goes on, are incorporating circular looks, as opposed to straight and parallel lines to define a piece. Personally, I love it! It screams simplicity and elegance, exactly how I’d sum up the Parisian way of life!

Are you wanting to know more about Parisian interiors or how to achieve this look in your home? Get in touch though my online enquiry or book an appointment though my facebook page – Becc Burgmann Interior Design and Decorating.

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