Happy Monday to you! We’re continuing on with our search for French inspired design and today we’re focusing on the dining room and the office area. Just a reminder, these are not entirely French but I picked them because they have that old world European flavor that we are trying to incorporate into the design scheme of the house we are working on. So without further adieu, Bon Appetit!
I love the soft curves and colors combined with the relaxed elegance of these dining rooms. They are inviting and rich with textures and grace. Dinner party, anyone?
That sense of pieces being collected over time and in travel is the key to these rooms. They feel as if they could be encased in an old chateau or a Paris apartment overlooking the shops below. They are full of interest without being the least bit cluttered and they just invite creativity. I could work here!
Check back tomorrow. We’ll be moving on to the bedroom and it’s going to be delightful!
I've always had a total love affair with Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair.
Van der Roe designed this piece for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition and the rights to manufacture the chair were acquired by Knoll in 1953.
There have been many knock off variations inspired by this classic design but the original will always be considered a work of art and a timeless classic.
I love nothing more than mixing these understated classic lines, contemporary in nature with traditional elements as shown in the photos above. The design is sexy and sleek and creates a perfect balance when paired with softer classic elements.
Today, Knoll Studio holds the licensing rights to reproduce this gorgeous, simple, understated treasure and you can order from them, however I see them from time to time in random thrift stores and consignment stores. I have yet to snatch one up but after realizing how many photos I’ve pinned of this table, I believe I won’t pass up an opportunity if it presents itself again!