Guest Picks: Decadent French
20 Ways to Bring Gilding, Curves and Chandeliers Dripping with Chrystals Into Your Home
Admittedly, I didn't quite 'get' French furniture until a few years ago. The provençal style seemed dull, and the abundance of gilt and sometimes ostentatious ornamentation of the Louis set were completely lost on me — likely due to the fact that I had no personal reference for it growing up. It also didn't help that I saw it as "old" dusty furniture.
Such wasted years!
Luckily this changed and became a full-blown love affair, hugely influenced by my time living in Paris. I could now see and explore the context for this extraordinary, romantic style so rich in history and the intensely committed craftsmanship of its time. And then came Versailles. How does one not fall in love even deeper, and want some part of it for themselves?
These are my selections for ways to bring the decadence of French style into your life. Denise from The Swelle Life