Integrating Modern Furniture into Your Home the French Way

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In American design, we tend to choose an era, and stick with it.  A home is traditional, or it's modern.  And there's not much mixing between the two. 

In French homes however, tulip tables are mixed with lush daybeds and antique chandeliers.  Mid-century design icons are shown alongside farm tables and painted chests.  Modern pieces are shown in traditional interiors and vice-versa. The result is a confident, rich, and unique style that appears to have evolved over a lifetime.  Most often, because it has. 

modern living room through stair rail
|image courtesy of the socialite family, photography by valerio geraci|
modern sofa in traditional room
|image courtesy of philippine scali|
| image courtesy of The Socialite Family | photography by Eve Campestrini |
image courtesy of vicente wolfe
|image courtesy of vicente wolf |
green banquette in room with wallpaper
|image courtesy of milk decoration|
 blue dining room with modern chairs
|image courtesy of Marie Claire Maison photograph by Pierrick Verny|
modern chairs with vintage doors
|image courtesy of milk decoration|
modern pendant in traditional bedroom
|image courtesy of the socialite family, photography by valerio geraci|
modern bed with vintage armoire
eames chairs in traditional living room
tulip table with antique console
|image courtesy of victoria smith|
remodelista catskills cabin
|image courtesy of remodelista photographs by capture:catskills|

| image courtesy of The Socialite Family | photography by Eve Campestrini |

October 13, 2023 — Laurie Furber