On the Third Day of Christmas

my true love gave to me . . . three French Hens
two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree . . .

it's ashley here . . .

ah, french design.  so classic, timeless and chic.  my take on french design isn't necessarily the traditional 'french country', no toile here!  in my mind, it's a sophisticated mix of rustic elements and polished pieces.  furniture that is carved and curvy, gilded accents and vibrant patterns.  for example...

this epitomizes french to me, the unexpected pop of pink is amazing on these pieces

for a sophisticated nursery, why not throw in some french inspired furniture in calming neutrals

give your interiors a modern feel with some acid green and purple.  paint can do wonders . . .

go to your local flea and find some pieces you love, then have them painted and add
an interesting fabric or wallpaper to the back possibly !

collections are a simple way to add some character to your interiors.  french design incorporates lots of white and lots of pattern.

one of my favorite ways to decorate is to find vintage pieces and give them new life with modern fabrics.  these french inspired chairs look totally current with this gorgeous romo fabric (available through www.lucyandcompany.com 

a new line we picked up at market this fall, screams french in a funky way...

you can't talk about great french design without mentioning this guy.  these are my favorite louboutins!

for other "french inspired ideas"  try these great reads

and a little something 'french' for the holidays.  i've never tried this look myself, but i dig it.

don't be afraid to mix things up.  the best interiors are typically those with a mix of old and new, traditional and current.  the new year is right around the corner, time to rethink your surroundings!
happy holidays!

- ashley

1 comment:

  1. I like your fun, fresh take on French design and interiors. The purple tufted chair is incredible.