Sunday, November 22, 2009

French Interior Design

One of the most lavish and luxurious design styles is definitely the French interior design. Handcrafted details, sparkle and sheen, plus bold prints and antique-style pieces all make up this seemingly over-the-top look. Not to be confused with the French countryside design style, which is much more down-to-earth and casual, the expensive-looking French design draws from the eras of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XIV, giving a room a fancy, regal appearance. I’ve chosen a select number of pieces that are inspired by the elegant French design:

Bedding Comforter Sets


The gold-tinted Southern Textiles Legacy Elite Queen 11-Piece Bedding Set is ideal for a French-styled bedroom. The pattern is a Baroque floral design, which is a popular French design, and the sheets feature a 200-thread count that will ensure your sleep is a comfortable one. The set features the sheets, along with a comforter, bed skirt, 2 pillow shams, 2 throw pillows, a bolster pillow, 2 Euro pillow shams and pillow inserts.

Throw Rugs


Check out the Couristan damask throw rugs with its rich black and grey colour and design. The damask print is very French-inspired – it’s used everywhere from comforters to drapes to wallpaper. Show off the gorgeous damask print with this Couristan rug, which has a soft sheen to it, and it’s been power-loomed so it will be easier to clean.

Buy Bedroom Set


Showing off the old-world feel of traditional French pieces, the Paris Bed 4 Piece Buy Bedroom Set features a graceful sleigh bed, nightstand, 7-drawer dresser, and matching mirror. The hardware has an antique pewter finish, and the furniture features rich cherry veneers that tie in well with the French style.

Rustic Chandelier


The Murray Feiss Maison de Ville 6-Light Mini Duo Rustic Chandelier is the perfect example of chandeliers found in French-styled homes. Chandeliers were in practically every room of the homes of royalty back in the 1700’s, so channel the French tradition with this stunning chandelier from Murray Feiss. It’s finished in a warm bronze tone, and features dripping crystals and six candle-like lights, giving it an antique feel.

Daybed With Trundle


The classic-looking Alligator Enterprise French Daybed with Trundle has been constructed of solid, handcrafted wood, and comes in three different finishes – Distressed White, Antique Black, or Walnut. It features round-top finials that are often found in French design, and it’s an ideal piece for a guest room, office, or den.

Bombe Chest


Inspired by the rich Bombe style from the French 1700’s, the Powell Masterpiece Walnut French BombĂ© Chest has the look of a gorgeous antique that’s in brand new condition. With hand-painted details and rich scrolled feet, this piece is sure to give you a French theme in your home. Use this accent chest in the living room, dining room, hallway, or bedroom – because it’s so functional, it’s up to you!


Bring a little bit of French-inspired artwork into your home with theLinon Vetro Di Oro Autumn Detail by Megan Meagher. Perfectly representing the French outdoors, this decal-transfer piece features two pieces of art and they’ve both been framed in a warm wooden frame. Ideal for the kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else in the home that needs a nice relaxing touch.

Tufted Headboard


Tufted fabric is very popular in French design, so get the look with the Skyline Shantung Chocolate High Arc Tufted Headboard Upholstered Fabric. Tinted a warm chocolate brown, this tufted headboard is neutral enough to match most bedding colours, and its arched shape suggests a royal theme for your bedroom.

Marble Cocktail Table


The Homelegance Gladstone Square Cocktail Table with Marble Top is a perfect example of French design! Marble is normally used a lot in French pieces, and this cocktail table features a rich black marble tabletop. As well, the table has French-style cabriole turned legs, and its hand carved apron that elegantly surrounds the table’s frame. It’s an exquisite addition for your living room!

Don’t you love the details of French Interior Design!

Nicolette Interior Design Diva