French Style Interiors Australia
Suzie Anderson Home — Your one-stop shop for French-style decor
At Suzie Anderson Home, we source only the most stylish and high-quality decor for you to acquire in just a few clicks. Whether you’re interested in adding a sense of contemporary Parisian or classic French style to your living room or designing a soft and elegant bedroom, our curated collection of French-style homewares can elevate any space.
While Parisian interiors are less 'distressed' than French Provincial style, the mismatched melody of antique, vintage, and contemporary pieces adds a beautiful soul, nostalgia, and character to the home.
This character is reflected in the intentional yet laissez-faire approach to design, blending the finest components of classicism with an elegant and refined twist.
Styling your home with French-style homewares and decor
Here is a quick styling guide to keep in mind when designing your home in the French interior design style:
The Colour Palette
The French-style colour palette includes chalky whites, soft neutrals, pastel blues, greens, muted powder pinks, and reds.
Lustre and luxury are reflected in metallic elements.
To achieve time-worn aesthetic, gilded finishes don’t have to be gleaming & shiny. Instead, look for signs of time-worn patina in furniture, artwork, and décor.
Parisian-or-French style interiors honour the architectural features of original buildings, including the ornate plaster ceilings, mouldings, and generous architraves and skirting.
Delicately painted wall murals and ornately carved marble or timber fireplaces form the focal point of the room & offer a feeling of grandeur.
Window Treatments and Lighting
As glamour is a major pillar of Parisian interiors, the illumination from antique or vintage crystal chandeliers, table candelabras, and wall sconces will accentuate the decorative ceilings, mouldings, and architectural details.
These can be juxtaposed with a Constance Guisset vertigo pendant, an oversize paper pendant, or a multi-light bubble chandelier.
Low-level French-style table candelabras and floor, wall, and table lamps are preferred to recess ceiling lights.
The Decorative Elements
French-style homes feature decorative items brought home from travels, inherited vintage heirlooms and repurposed objects that tell a story of the individual's personality.
Some items to look out for include:
- Worn, leather bound or faded paper books, antique bird cages on stands, keepsake trinkets or antique silver jewellery boxes, objet d'art, decorative embellished photo frames, and crystal girandole candleholders.
- For lustre, look for vintage French glass demijohn bottles, brass planters, crystal stemware, mismatched antique silverware, and crackled glazed ceramic or hand-painted porcelain vases.
For a step-by-step guide to creating the French look, explore our guide here and shop the style online.