Guest Picks: A Touch Of France
— Shannon from The Simply Luxurious Life
With a regal bed to jump into each night, slumber would certainly be sweet.
Sconces with regal personality offer flattering light in a hallway, bedroom or bathroom.
A woman's lingerie is part of what makes her confident and mysterious. What better place to put it than in this chest of drawers?
At the end of the day the heels must come off, so why not have a uniquely tufted ottoman waiting to take the burdens of the day away?
For the foyer, this bench would add a classic, unique personality to a neutral palette.
This is quite an investment, but placed above a buffet or in a grand room, this mirror would certainly be the conversation piece to get any dinner party started.
French decor isn't complete unless wine is nearby to be savored and enjoyed.
For the coffee table, what better way to whet your guests' appetite than a book about wine and cheese?
There is something about a white tablecloth with tulips placed on top that reminds me of dining in France.
To market, to market, nearly every day to buy fresh ingredients. Not only do you burn calories walking, but you are eating healthy and staying away from processed foods. This market tote would be perfect for the daily constitutional to the farmers' market.
French Christmas stockings! Oui! Oui!
The bedroom is the place that provides rest and should beckon you to bed each night. With these 100-percent Egyptian cotton sheets and their touch of whimsy, I have no doubt a blissful slumber would await.
One of my favorite teas from France (per Ina Garten's recommendation) is Mariage Frères.
I'm always trying to create conversational spots throughout my home. This chair would be lovely in a pair balanced with a full-sized sofa in a living room for conversation and genuine engagement.
Rugs tend to have a sense of history about them when purchased with the right design and care. This rug speaks of something rich, classic and destined to be remembered.
While the original may be in a museum, why not capture Georges Pierre Seurat's piece of art in a print or greeting cards?
I dream of a desk or table with the spindled legs. I can only imagine the creative ideas that would emerge while at this table.
Don't fabulous clothes deserve to be stored in a fabulous armoire?
A contemporary French sofa. So chic and so inviting. The color and the tufts are quite lovely indeed.
And for even more help creating a French abode, a book to guide you.Next: Houzz Tour: Charming, Bright Country Home in France