Classic French bergère chairs are beloved for their carved rococo silhouettes, which add Parisian glamour to a room. For a fresh take, use them around a dining table, where guests will appreciate their cushy seats and high backs.
Tip: Embrace worn wood, and don’t be afraid to mix finishes to channel the adroit nature of French style.
French fashion photography and photojournalism of la vie quotidienne are now iconic. No matter your decor style, a grouping of black-and-white photography adds welcome contrast.
Tip: Hung in a row, photos are prominent and easy to admire, while varying sizes keep the eye moving.
A blend of formal silhouettes and casual materials typifies the French look. A bench with fluted legs lends a classical note but is still a comfy perch for putting on shoes. A scalloped headboard adds ornate romance yet feels relaxed in textured linen.
Tip: Use only a few traditional silhouettes per room to add French style that feels understated.
Like the envied French fashion sense, Parisian decorating is full of luxury and nuance that translates as effortless. On its own, a detailed bombé chest makes a statement, but layer on toile wallpaper, gilded mirrors, and baroque objets, and the look is chic and confident.
Tip: Temper formal furniture with the unexpected (like these garden chairs) to add carefree glamour.