Hello World! Welcome Friends! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my decor style has changed quite significantly. Back in May when I revealed our Breakfast Nook for the One Room Challenge, I had a dear friend who came over and just stood and stared at the space. After what seemed like an eternity of silence where I thought she was probably thinking I had lost my mind, she turned to me and said, “Girl, you need a Versailles”! When she said that, something on the inside of me went off. That’s it! I have found my style! Granted, it’s not quite on the level of Versailles, but the foundation is definitely French.
In the past, when asked what my design style was I always stated Traditional Glam. My roots are definitely Traditional with a tendency to lean towards mixing metals and patterns. I have tried to tone it down and I’ve discovered that I don’t know how to pull off that look. All of the different styles like Farmhouse Chic, Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, Shabby Chic, and Transitional are styles that I admire. I definitely could not pull off Minimalism! With all of the different styles out there, it makes me want to invest in some Interior Design Courses!
So, now that we know what the Design Dream is; let’s take a look at Versailles or Versailles inspired interior pictures.
This space is completely dreamy to me. It has that cool blue that is often referred to as Marie Antoinette Blue. The moldings and gold furnishings are exquisite!
This intimate dining space is in a New York apartment that was designed by Howard Slatkin. The apartment is referred to as the Versailles in the Sky! The decor is over the top in a good way. Howard has an art for taking cluttered decor and making it look like sheer non-messy perfection. One could while away the hours taking in this room’s gorgeous surroundings.
I am drawn to the mix of wall patterns, soft lighting and just look at those legs on the dining table! I’ll admit, it’s a lot to take in, but I am captivated by the space.
This space is another apartment in New York that was designed by Michael S. Smith. This space has 18th century Chinese lacquer panels on the walls and doors.
The next two spaces are from the Palace of Versailles.
This dining room is located in one of the many apartments that make up Versailles. What is not to love about this space? Gold-leafed mirrors and panels, an elaborate chandelier, and the blue that can be found throughout Versailles.
The above space was the King’s personal library.
I adore each of these spaces and have gleaned quite a bit of inspiration from each one. French Interior Design is ornate, fanciful and decorative. While I am drawn to this style, I admit my style is a bit more relaxed.
Here are a few items that I have gathered from spending hours looking at French Decor Inspiration.
Characteristics of a French Home
Colors range from rich, sun-drenched Mediterranean hues to softer, muted shades. Often, one color or fabric is repeated throughout the space.
Accented by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt.
Furniture generally includes French royal style antiques or heirlooms.
Window treatments feature dramatic layers in the same color theme of the room.
Flowers fill out a French home.
So while I make my way around my house painting walls, arranging furniture, hanging pictures and mirrors; I know in what direction I’m headed. If I get lost, I just have to wander into my breakfast room to remind me of where I’m headed.
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