Designing French Style

As an interior designer/ decorator in Oakville / Mississauga, Jackie Connolly of Parsons Interiors gets the opportunity to attend some really interesting home furnishing events put on by local suppliers, manufacturing and retail businesses in Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington.

Within the next few years, we will be seeing a lot of the French Style theme blowing up the trends. The French country theme will likely become very popular.  Parsons Interiors has already been incorporating the beautiful French style décor in many homes especially, homes in Oakville and Mississauga. Parsons Interiors have added a more modern look to the old French country, Jackie calls it  French shabby chic. Lots of new merchandise will be showcased at Parsons Interiors from Jackie’s last buying trip to Las Vegas. See my next months blog on regarding my Las Vegas Gift & Furniture Show experience.
A view of a typical French themed kitchen above. Complete with pastels and rustic looking pots and pans.

The French country theme includes rustic looking furniture with slightly faded or worn fabrics. Mixing and matching dark and white furniture also goes well with the theme.  Pastel yellows, greens, blues, black and white accessories are the perfect accents when decorating any room. Accessories such as French ceramics can be placed throughout your living room on the mantel, side tables, and cabinets.

A typical French themed is ceramic roosters and lemons on the kitchen counter very popular in French décor.

Sunflowers are also very favored in the French culture as seen below.

A typical French country themed living room with lots of pillows and lots of textures.  Parsons Interiors would recommend a little less would give it a new French twist and less clutter.

Back in the 16th and 17th century, the Louise Kings of France had their own style of furniture that differentiated from the others, however, the tradition of the chairs remained fairly similar with minor changes.

The image below is Louis XIII styled chair. This pair is from the 19th century with newly updated upholstery early Louis XIII straight back, curved arms and turned legs.

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