French Interior Design, Room by Room – the Eclectic Lounge
French style, with a Modern Twist. Todays post is the last one about lounge styles and this one is a modern/contemporary take on French style.
It retains all the beauty and charm of delicately shaped, carved pieces, but the finish is not as traditional as what we’d expect.
Rather than natural rustic tones, or opulent golds, the main colours for the furniture in this room, are white and silver, with a splash of bold colour – elegantly stylish, yet fun and modern. It can be difficult when you may love a style of furniture, yet that style just isn’t right for your home, with these pieces, they still encompass the beauty of ‘French Style’, but could suit more favorably a more modern home. The pieces below are not overly bulky or ornate, but still boast curvaceous frames and subtle detailing that would still hold a strong visual presence, without overfilling the space they are intended for.
Whilst white and silver is a stunning look, it can feel a little cold, so a pop of colour is essential to lift the scheme.
Adding colour in a subtle way with a dual tone unit like the bookshelf below, ensures the scheme retains the sharp, crisp, stylish feel without becoming a mis-match of colours or a confusion of style. You can then add softer tones by way of fabrics – cushions, curtains, a large floor rug. The velvet love seat adds texture as well as colour and blends with the scheme. Finally, the silver additions frame the room beautifully, tying the whole look together perfectly.