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 traditional luxuries, including carrara marble bathrooms and Louis XVI mantels, the iconoclastic Bönan also introduced such playful modern touches as chartreuse satin draperies and sleek, (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….

FAVORITE DECORATING SOURCES:

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 Antiques in West Palm Beach for boudoir chairs and vanities. There’s always a
wonderful surprise around every corner.

I ALWAYS CARRY…

Chanel (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 combination of colors show a rich blue gray with burnt orange details.  The photographs were taken by a professional photographer Jamie Beck, found in this post (Read More...)

How TO Decorate With Purple In French Styled Interiors

French Interiors Decorated Around PurpleMost people would shy away from purple, because it is so bold, and frankly it is a very hard color to decorate around. Here are just a couple ways to combine purple into your own home.

One of the first elements to decide upon is the upholstery.  Upholstery is more expensive than paint, so deciding on a direction with either new furniture, or uph0lstering antiques or vintage furniture needs to be one of the first decisions that needs to be made for a room.

Take a good look at all the furniture that you already own and see what you really need.  Invest in a (Read More...)

Really Hot French Decorating Advice From Top Designer Charles Spada Part 2

Charles SpadaSpada continues to tell Veranda about the keys to great design, as he discusses flooring…..

4. Great Wood Flooring.   Spada highly recommends that a great floor is the foundation on which to build a room design.  Spada prefers unfinished wood floors.

Unfinished flooring often doesn’t have the gloss shine that many of the finished wood floors do.  When it comes to cost, unfinished hardwood flooring will be more expensive than (Read More...)

Decorating Around The French Styles- Designer Alessandra Branca

Alessandra BrancaA European designer at heart, Alessandra Branca  incorporates antique designs into a mix of modern day elements for new takes on old world elegance.  The 16th through the 18th century is where she draws her inspiration, as she is an avid reader always looking for an opportunity for a new direction.   Her keen eye for color and a willingness to take risks on dramatic style is what is so interesting about her. Drawn to classic looks, her intuition kicks it up a notch with bold color palettes and contrasting designs.

“If you don’t love your things, it’s much better to (Read More...)