Recently I bought a book called French Chic by Florence De Dampierre. I so loved how she defined French style that I wanted to share it with you:
source Walls: BM Georgian Green semi gloss HC-115, trim: Liberty park 487, The line at the top of the wall: Tangelo 2017-30
“Style resides in the extra detail and the quirkiness that slightly pushes the envelope, showing that you are in the know and that you are slightly detached. However in order to pull it off, you have to be supremely confident in your own taste. Therefore, you have to be knowledgeable. It is where the famous mix of high and low that the French are known for comes from. This is the essence of French style”.
This is one of her spaces (above) and I loved what she said about it “”Wit can be expressed with colors and this is exactly what the orange touches do. However, Apple green is indeed the easiest color to live with.”
It’s why I think green is such a great colour to use in upholstery. If you got tired of the orange accents (above), all you have to do is recover the ottomans, switch out the accessories and toss cushions for a whole new look.
Here the green we chose for the sofa is slightly brighter than the first image and it’s repeated in the accent wall and drapery. Again, it would be easy to switch out the purple for a different colour as everything goes with green!
Love these green sofas in this living room created by Jonathan Adler. Lots of green here mixed with accents of yellow.
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