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Trending on Remodelista: Decorating with a Little ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’

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Trending on Remodelista: Decorating with a Little ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’

October 9, 2020

Remodelista armchair-traveled to France this week for a dose of je ne sais quoi flair—and we couldn’t be more pleased with the ideas.

Go askew.

The key to a chic French-inspired room? Nothing perfect, nothing rigid. Instead place a desk at an angle and let books lean any which way, as in this nook from a Paris apartment in Before/After: Order and Pattern in a Spirited Paris Apartment Remodel by Two Young Architects. Photograph by Marvin Leuvrey and Charlotte Robin, courtesy of Studio Classico.
Above: The key to a chic French-inspired room? Nothing perfect, nothing rigid. Instead place a desk at an angle and let books lean any which way, as in this nook from a Paris apartment in Before/After: Order and Pattern in a Spirited Paris Apartment Remodel by Two Young Architects. Photograph by Marvin Leuvrey and Charlotte Robin, courtesy of Studio Classico.

Add softness.

Layer in floppy pillows, throws, and bedrolls for a rumpled-refined look. Julie found a great source for these soft elements in Moismont: Textiles à la Français, by Way of India.
Above: Layer in floppy pillows, throws, and bedrolls for a rumpled-refined look. Julie found a great source for these soft elements in Moismont: Textiles à la Français, by Way of India.

Buy French.

One of our favorites? Manufacture de Digoin, the oldest pottery studio in the Loire Valley. See more French go-tos in loading=
Above: One of our favorites? Manufacture de Digoin, the oldest pottery studio in the Loire Valley. See more French go-tos in 12 Favorites from the French Scullery.

Rely on vintage.

You can never go wrong by adding a few vintage finds. Here, small vintage photographs, sourced at a flea market, add personality to a bathroom. Photograph by Nomades, courtesy of Le Barn, from Le Barn: Paddock Living at a Rustic-Chic Retreat Outside of Paris.
Above: You can never go wrong by adding a few vintage finds. Here, small vintage photographs, sourced at a flea market, add personality to a bathroom. Photograph by Nomades, courtesy of Le Barn, from Le Barn: Paddock Living at a Rustic-Chic Retreat Outside of Paris.

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