For anyone who has been to Paris, it’s undeniable that architecture and design underpin the city’s reputation as a cornucopia of pleasures. Parisian interior design often draws its inspiration from the past as well as a contemporary casual elegance.
In Paris, even the simplest things are elevated by an historical context – a modern sidewalk paved in cobblestone conjures life a few hundred lifetimes ago. Within the most beautiful Parisian homes, old-world charm intersects perfectly with the modern experiences and taste of their owners.
Like Parisians’ sartorial style, often lauded for its effortlessness, interior design is a graceful expression of their personalities that often stand the test of time. Subtle ornate touches, a mix of materials, and a neutral base palette are just some of the classic hallmarks of this look. Applying the Parisian interior design philosophy to Australian homes isn’t as impossible as you might think. While not all of us can have those beautiful high ceilings or dreamy French doors and windows, there are still ways we can incorporate the aesthetic in a natural way.
We’ve rounded up our favourite Parisian interior design-inspired homewares to help you that elusive je ne sais quoi that our favourite French homes embody so beautifully.
Vintage French antique crystal chandelier, $882, Etsy
Nothing says casual Parisian opulence more than a chandelier – the word itself is derived from French! This lovely antique chandelier is vintage from the 1960-70s and cascades in the shape of a sparkling waterfall.