There is nothing more inspiring than Paris in the springtime. Soft hues of gray/blue skies and cherry blossom blooms in pale whites and soft pinks mix with the elegant architecture of the Paris streets. This is what inspired our latest cover look. We wanted to bring the look of Paris to your home with subtle hues and flea market inspired finds creating a soft elegance that speaks of tradition yet is clean and sophisticated.
The centerpiece of our cover look was our Je T’aime chandelier. This elegant chandelier is aptly named because I love it! The heavily textured finish looks like an authentically aged antique, while the elegantly curved arms and delicate dangling tassels create an airy look. I also love it because it is so affordable at only $399!
We also flanked our Cherry Blossom Canvas Print with the matching Je T’taime sconces which also embody the sophisticated elegance of the chandelier.
The large Cherry Blossom Canvas Print was my inspiration for the color palette with its soft smoky blues and creams that reminded me of Paris in the spring. So I painted the walls the soft blue and chose our Robin’s Egg Blue and Cocoa Soumak rug to enliven this space with a fresh hue of blue that blended perfectly with the slightly deeper wall color. The rug carries the color palette to the floor perfectly and grounds the space.
I grounded the wall art with our Turned Leg and Vintage Wood Console Table which also has a finish that blends creams and blues in a distressed painted finish. The console is the perfect size for hallways or behind a sofa as it is not too deep but large enough to hold your décor or lamps.
To keep the feel light and breezy, I chose two chairs with clean lines then upholstered them in a textured “linen-look” stripe that was inspired by vintage French burlap feedsacks. The cream with taupe gray stripe creates a subtle and clean accent. These chairs practically speak to you in French! Of course the French inspiration would not have been complete without including our Fleur De Lis Round Tufted ottoman.
I hope you were inspired by our latest cover to keep things fresh and bring a little of your travels home with you to stay. Remember your favorite hotels, your favorite café, or any other favorite place or space and use that inspiration to recreate the look in your own space. Decorating doesn’t have to be hard if you use what inspires you!