We’re still feeling the Paris vibes here at The Longest Stay, and we thought the best way to bring them to you is with a little display of our love for chic Parisian décor style and how to make it work in your home.

 

Traditional Offsets Contemporary

Create a space that’s distinct and eclectic by combining flea market finds (Paris has some of the best ones!) with ultra modern designer furniture pieces. We love Rue Monsieur Paris, their furniture offers the perfect combination of chic and when combined with classic pieces like a button back chair. We call this Parisian perfection.

 

tectonic silence

Tectonic Silence Cube by Rue Monsieur

Giant floor lamp by Anglepoise

 

Modern Chairs

In keeping with the point above, you can give your home a Parisian vibe by teaming a wooden-almost-rustic-dining-table with Philippe Starck’s iconic Navy chair.  He is after all, France’s most famous interior and furniture designer. Keep the look sober with the aluminium finish, or go for a vibrant look with the colourful 111 Navy chair.

 

Emeco chairs

Navy Aluminium chair by Emeco

Navy 111 chair by Emeco (available in various colours)

Max dining table by Mambo Unlimited Ideas

 

Art meets Classic Forms

Achieve a truly French space by blending an objet d’art with a dash of whimsy alongside traditional shapes, like a Louis XVI commode from Moissonnier.  A home should stimulate the five senses so ensure there are tactile elements, as well as visual ones. Aim to combine something very rough with something refined to add warmth and attitude to your living space.

 

Kiasmo

Contemporary plates by Kiasmo

L.XV chest of drawers by Monssonnier (available in various colours)

 

Have Fun!

French architecture is seeped in history, and to make things a little lighter we recommend a good dose of humour. An unexpected texture, illustration or design can achieve this in an instant. For example, we’ve styled the Louis XV sofa in black velvet by Munna with these super fun lobster and elephant cushions by Bivain.

 

bivain

 

 

Mirror, Mirror

A quick and easy way of adding an element of French style is by enhancing your home décor with an ornate mirror. If you place it near a source of light, light will bounce of the mirrored surface creating grace and space all around. These are some of our favourites.

 

Rue Monsieur Paris, Koket

1. Venetian Love mirror by Rue Monsieur Paris

2. Guilt wall mirror by Koket

3. Peggy mirror by Knowles & Christou

 

Relax with a Chaise Longue

This quintessential piece of furniture will make your living environment the chicest of them all! We suggest the LC4 concocted by Le Corbusier together with Charlotte Perriand and Edouard Jeanneret for Cassina, one of the most well known pieces of modern furniture.

 

LC4 Chaise Longue

 

We’ve said this before but worth stating it again… as famed French designer Jean-Louis Deniot says “I’m not afraid of being wrong when it comes to playing around with different styles.” Are you ready to play with yours?