We all should be so fortunate to experience springtime in Paris at least once in our lifetime. For those of us who won’t be making that trip any time soon, learn how to use Parisian inspired decorating in your apartment and bring that romantic and timeless decor home.
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Parisians make decorating look so effortless. The furnishings in this room are truly simple. The use of white linens, a crystal chandelier and small antique pieces paired with a white iron bed is fantastic – this room is perfect as-is.
Mix Old with the New
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Paris’ rich history and exceptional selection of antiques inspires us to mix in some vintage furnishings with our most modern pieces. This modern sofa and table come to life with the addition of a vintage dresser, mirror and rug.
Dining on the Balcony
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You may not have this view from your porch or balcony, but you can still enjoy a cup of latte and French pastries as you watch the passer byes. Pair antique bistro chairs with a marble top table and surround your balcony with potted plants. Bon appetite!
Shopping the Parisian Look
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When shopping for the “Parisian” look – stay away from the mall. All cities have antique markets, vintage shops and estate sales. Search out old candlesticks, urns, statues, clocks, dressing tables, mirrors and paintings. Remember, the older the piece – the better it will look in your Parisian inspired room. Etsy is a fabulous site to shop for these items from the comfort of your own living room. Find more decorating inspiration on Zillow Digs and Pinterest.
Published by HotPads.com – February 2014