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Modern French Interior Design 101

Modern French Interior Design 101

The six signature marks of a stylish Parisian interior

Joanne Quinn - Senior Interior Designer at LuxDeco Studio
By Joanne Quinn, Senior Interior Designer

Ah, Paris… The entire city is an institution of style but Paris’ architecture and interior design? That’s what really interests us. Paris interiors are informed, composed and sensitively adventurous. They’re exactly the kind of thing that parquet-floored, balcony-lined, boiserie-clad dreams are made of.

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Here are a few things you should consider adding to your space to give it that Parisian je ne sais quoi.

1. Striking wall lights

Of course, Parisian interiors include table lamps, floor lamps and pendant lights but wall sconces (even the word is French!) are particularly Parisian. Mounted in the apertures of the city’s home’s trademark wall panelling, these pieces take on a life of their own. Translucent alabaster crafted into simple geometric shapes (like these Kelly Wearstler designs) or statement-making urchin offerings are particularly evocative of Paris style.

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2. Sculptural additions

French styling is inherently pared back but sculptural additions are a staple of Parisian interiors. Give your space a dose of Paris chic with a striking mirror design, a sculptural ornament or a unique light installation. Something as simple as a coffee table fruit bowl can and should have a considered design.

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Best French Interior Design Furniture Brands – Domkapa – Shop at

Domkapa has been making furniture and upholstery in Northern Portugal since 2009. Manual stitching techniques, excellent design solutions, comfort, and high-quality materials are valued as a mix.Shop the brand

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Best French Brands for Interior Design – Eccotrading Design London – Shop at

Ecco Trading is a wonderfully lovely British brand that emphasises clean lines and brings an effortless ambience by curating only the finest collections of hand-finished furniture with a contemporary elegance.Shop the brand

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Best Interior Design French Furniture Brands – Capital– Shop at

Capital's furniture has been handcrafted in Italy utilising traditional artisan techniques and natural materials for over 40 years. These pieces are built to last, with great quality at the core of each design.Shop the brand

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