Saturday, May 17, 2008

French Style in America

French influence in American interior design is everywhere... from the foyer to the bedroom, and everywhere in between. Even the vocabulary of design is saturated with French, my favorite being... chandelier and armoire... don't we all value antiques? Everyone already knows how I feel about toile from my previous post. Americans have always felt more sophisticated and fashionable with what comes out of France. After all Paris is still viewed as the fashion capitol of the world. As America developed it's interior design aesthetic it's no different.... All roads led from France....It's tres chic?

18th Century Walnut Armoire



Toile fabric on chair and drapes

image: Traditional Home

Country French daybed



Country French inspired kitchen



Cotton canvas covered settee






4 comments:

Amélie said...

dream room.

love them.

Jodie said...

Oh my gosh! Anything French style thrills my heart! :) ...maybe I was born in the wrong country. :)

Red River Interiors said...

there's so much French influence in design in the US...when you want more go to New Orleans...it's cheaper... Fay

Mélanie said...

great post about our french style ! Thank you for sharing it