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Last year I had the privilege of traveling to Paris and Provence, France, and while I had been to France before, this most recent trip was one of the most romantic adventures I have ever been on. There is something in the air in France that just oozes love. Romantic French decor has a beautiful balance of ease and class and is layered with rich textures. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have rounded up some of my favorite images of French interiors to help inspire your decorating.
Beautiful scrolling chandeliers and shabby chic, delicate furniture are two ways to achieve a romantic French look. The romance comes from the muted palette, delicate feminine details and relaxing vibe that this look encompasses. A great way to bring a pop of color to these romantic spaces is to create a sophisticated floral centerpiece with bright, lively blooms in rich hues.
Something else these images display - which I think adds to the romantic feel - is the play between old and new. Antique and contemporary pieces coexist harmoniously, perfectly demonstrating a whimsical, romantic vibe. And while the decor can drum up passionate emotions, I am most certain that just outside the frame of these photos there lies a table full of wine, cheese and baguettes, the ultimate accessory for true French romanticism.
Have you been inspired to bring a little romantic French decor home? Shop this look at Lamps Plus:
1.Scrolled Tiers 28" Wide Beige Accents Bronze Chandelier 2.Chateau Bordeaux 6-Bottle Iron and Wood Wine Rack 3.Hudson Stone Wash Finish Dining Bench 4.U.S. Air Mail 18" Square Jute And Cotton Throw Pillow 5.Isabelle Hand-Tufted Navy Linen Ottoman 6.Maison de Ville Collection 18" High 3-Light Wall Sconce 7.Everett Iron Clad Wood Accent Table 8.Worn Grey Metal Candle Lantern 9.Jenny Brown Nailhead Armchair
All Images: Allison Rosenberg, Pinterest
Allison Rosenberg has had the opportunity to call California, Michigan, Australia, and Argentina home at different periods in her life, with many other stops along her journey. She received degrees from the University of Michigan in film production and theory and from FIDM/LA in interior design. She works freelance in interior design in Los Angeles, and has recently taken to the road with her husband to discover and write about design around the world.
She loves to travel, uncover, and explore and has a soft spot for art deco antiques. While not at work, you will often find her in a movie theater, trying out a new recipe or between the pages of a design magazine.
Love the French bedroom table. Reminds me of wonderful summer holidays!
I love the elegant French style home accessories that you have selected, particularly the Worn Grey Metal Candle Lantern - beautiful!