Dreaming of a getaway to le Marais? A vibrant, chic Paris neighborhood of galleries, vintage boutiques, and to-die-for apartments. The look is all about referencing the past without shying away from the future, mixing styles, and knowing how to edit.
Below are some tips on mastering that je ne sais quoi.
EMBRACE A NEW ELEGANCE: Classic French style need not overwhelm your space. Paired with neutral, simple pieces, a Louis XV-inspired chair and French-style architectural details achieve a look that’s both contemporary and elegant, like a modern Paris flat.
CHANNEL THE SALON: Salon-style exhibitions began in 17th-century Paris, and even now they couldn’t look cooler. For a simple version, focus on one area, hang and lean artwork at varying levels, and voilà! a chic display.
UPDATE THE CLASSICS: Traditional French accent pieces look remarkably chic in updated materials. Make a statement with an antique-inspired classic, like a daybed or a bergère, in a modern shade that draws the eye.
FIND THE RIGHT FOUNDATION: To get the cool, layered Marais look, mixing styles is key. This subdued zebra-print rug ties disparate furniture pieces together thanks to a shared neutral palette.
SAY IT WITH AN ACCENT: With small spaces, Parisians choose to invest in favorite pieces and keep them on display. When you surround yourself only with things you love—from vintage obelisks to agate bowls—even a thrown-together spot feels cohesive.
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