Decorating in Paris Apartment Style

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Paris Apartment style decorating projects an image of romance and European beauty. It brings to mind high ceilings, architectural features, little wrought iron balconies, French cabaret a la Moulin Rouge, and rooms filled with decorating from many time periods. The decor has a time-worn, not shabby, vintage look, yet maintains elegance. The fabrics are rich and luxurious, as is the upholstery, with decadent trim and accents.

Look for:

  • Gold highlights used to bring life to other colors
  • International furnishings from many time periods
  • Vintage French posters, signs and accessories
  • beaded and fringed accents
  • Black accent colors on wood furniture, mirrors or picture frames and as accents in fabrics and accessories
  • Rich jewel colors accented with black, gold and white, and “Paris pink”
  • Gilt accents highlighting architectural and furniture details
  • rich fabrics and upholstery, including silks and velvets, often in bold stripes, with tassels, fringing and cording
  • luxurious lined silk draperies with fringes and tasselled cords
  • Hardwood flooring covered with old fashioned rugs and carpets with a worn look
  • round accent tables with layered skirts and tablecloths
  • Large clocks, roosters, toile, Eiffel Tower accents, Monet impressionist prints, large black or gold mirrors, candelabras and ornate candle holders, hat boxes
  • Mismatched furniture and accessories
  • Crystal chandeliers and wall sconces trimmed in gilt, gold or black, fringed lampshades
  • Bistro table and chairs
  • Luxurious, elegant vanity tables covered with antique mirrors and brushes and combs, gilt-edged frames, and crystal perfume bottles
  • Architectural elements such as corbels added to corners above entryways, columns added in open spaces or in the kitchen on an island

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PARIS France LA VILLE LUMIERE Vintage Art Poster Print Pinup 18X24RoomMates RMK1576GM Eiffel Tower Peel and Stick Giant Wall DecalArtiwa Classic Fuchsia 18inchx18inch Canvas Cotton Sofa Couch Throw Decorative Accent Pillow Case with Vintage French Script Paris Postcard Design

Sterling Home Mini Bird Candle Holders, Set of 2Home Styles The Regency Bombe Chest, Black FinishJessie Steele Bib Josephine Café Toile Apron

Falk Fabrics Tulle Spool, 6-Inch by 25-Yard, Paris PinkBronze and Gold Four Taper Candle CandelabraCrystorama Lighting Group 5021-CL Single Light Majestic Wood Polished Crystal Wall Sconce, Venetian Bronze  Swarovski Spectra Coaster Queen Anne Style Vanity Table and Stool Bench Set, Hand Painted

Home Decor COR21-3RW French Romanesque Corbel - RubberwoodBest Selling Nassau Cast Aluminum Outdoor Bistro Furniture Set79inch Antiqued Architectural WINDOW MIRROR Wall or Floor Leaner XL  

Vintage Style Refillable Empty Glass Perfume Bottle Black Bulb with Tassel Spray Atomizer 1.64 OzLawrence Frames Carved Antique Silver And Gold 4x6 Picture FrameItem C2039 Vintage Style Shabby Chic Paris Clock (12 Inch Diameter)

Portofino Fringed Woven Jacquard Valance By Regal Home Collections For GoodGram®Skyline Furniture Surrey Queen Tufted Headboard, White Velvet

Blue Ridge Home Fashions, Hotel Grand Silk 1000-Thread Count White Goose Down ComforterSt. Thomas Creations 5048.331.01 Parisian Pedestal, White FinishCOUNTRY metal CHANDELIER antique white BIRDS electric


Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge, Monet Oil Painting, with Exquisite Gold Wood Frame 26x30 InchKraft with Black Ribbon Hat Box - 13 x 8- sold individuallyOriental Furniture European Style Upholstered Furniture, 40-Inch Queen Anne Sitting Room Chair with Crimson Fleurs-De-Lis

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