The Carnavalet Museum In Paris

French MuseumsThe Carnavalet Museum in Paris is dedicated to the history of the city. The museum occupies two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau.

Situated in the historical Marais district, the Musée Carnavalet is dedicated to the history of Paris from its origins to present day. Opened in 1880, the current museum occupies two mansions from the 16th and 17th (Read More.....)

Decorating With Dark Brown- French Styling

1930s French Arm. Upholstered in fine leather and silk velvet with nail heads.Chocolate, caramel, cinnamon and mocha are all the colors of a toasty atmosphere of elegance and refinement.  The color brown can be masculine enough for men yet also can be made feminine by adding in the right (Read More.....)

Easy Country Provence Decorating- 7 Ways To Get The Look

Country Provence DecoratingFrench country decorating has been one of the most popular decorating choices because it invites comfort into the home like no other style. Lived in furniture, distressed wood tables and chairs, cotton throws, aged plaster walls are just some of the hallmark elements found in this style.

Choose Earthy Colors

The French have always taken their (Read More.....)

Decorating With French Furniture

Michele Bonan's New HotelThe recently opened Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré, consisting of 15 luxury suites, is housed in a historic 1730 mansion that once  belonged to the Marquis de Lafayette.  Keeping a consistent palette from room to room—such as Bönan’s combination of deep-toned walls and ivory-colored
furnishings—helps a compact home feel larger. While infusing the structure with (Read More.....)

Apartment of French Designer Florence Baudoux

Parisian Apartment by Florence BaudouxPaint Shades of Gray and Beige

Gray can be anything but bland. Once a pigment is added to a mixture of black and white,it actually becomes a color.  The slight undertone to the color can make a significant difference.

Hints of purple, green or blue can be added in larger (Read More.....)

French Style Wall Stencils

Ted and Lillian WilliamsPicture Of Elegance featured a number of stunning pictures on their blog of Ted and Lillian Williams chateau in Normandy, France. The chateau was built ca.1765, and reflects a French Rococo architectural period of style, which is quite similar to those found in Sweden in the 17th century. The house (Read More.....)

Parisian Affair - Interview With Claudia Strasser

French DetailsParisian Affair - Interview With Claudia Strasser - Author of The Paris Apartment Blog , was featured in Luxe Magazine....

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When I have restoration projects, I'll pop into Pariscope Antiques in Lake Worth for
anything from restoring a frame, to gold leafing to upholstery. Up the road a bit, I'll
hit Revue (Read More.....)

World's Most Beautiful French Hardware

P.E. GuerinP.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and is at the very location in Greenwich Village since 1892. Pierre Emmanuel Guerin was one of the pioneers in artistic metalwork in New York City. His work can still be found in various public buildings, and important residences (Read More.....)

Beautiful French Furniture In The Metropolitan Museum of Art

French Museum FurnitureBeing a blogger, you sometimes see the same picture 10 times.  That is the case with these pictures below. I admired them so much that I found myself ecstatic to finally discover where the pictures originated from.  The beautiful French images show incredible patina in the paint which I originally thought was a cabinet, but happen to be the paneling on the walls.  The (Read More.....)

Add Dimension To Your French Furniture

French FurnitureFrench styled furniture has the advantage of structural shape that it almost begs to be painted.  Painting the curved and carved details on these ornate pieces can draw attention to the ornateness of this style. One significant advantage of painted furniture is the variety of colors and shades that are available to you.  No matter what your taste, you can bring forth a particular look with a shade of paint and (Read More.....)

Borrow The Best Ideas For Your Home From French Decorator Jean-Louis Deniot

Jean-Louis DeniotDesigner Jean-Louis Deniot, is considered to be the best of the new generation of French Decoration, and yet Jean-Louis Deniot's career began just 12 years ago. After launching his own firm in Paris in 2000, he expanded his design business just two years later with his sister, Virginie.  Since 2009, his firm has been counted as one the most prominent interior design firms by (Read More.....)

Extravagant French Marquetry Tables

French Marquetry Tables Seen at Regency Gallery IncAbout Marquetry:

Marquetry is the decorative art of applying pieces of veneer to a piece of furniture or any structure for that matter to form decorative designs or patterns. The technique is often applied to furniture, small decorative objects, picture frames, boxes and any object that (Read More.....)