Almost everyone who visits Paris falls under the enchantment of this lovely city. Learn how to get that luxurious look and feel for your very own home.
Director of Country House Manuka and Parisian Style Expert, Marlene McCarthy, provides her top tips on how to how to create a Parisian feel in your home that are affordable and effective and how to Frenchify your home:
- Steal a piece of Paris for your boudoir by introducing a silk which set to brings you back to Marie Antoinettes bedroom. The luscious sheen of the quilt accented with layered textures such as crisp linen with crunchy crocheted cotton over smooth bed linen is a fantastic way to bring texture and a touch of luxury to your chateau- inspired boudoir.
- Candles add a rustic romance to any room. An individual scent can be assigned to each room to help bring to life the areas own personality : i.e., citrus scents are perfect for the bathroom and kitchen, whilst oaky, warmer fragrances are best for the living areas. Smell the secret aromas of Cire Trudon candles featuring a statement gold embossment.
- Parisians love using light to recreate a space- from chandeliers to bespoke color pop lamp shades, ‘let there be light’ and have fun by recreating a space and introducing a statement light fixture as the feature for the room. Lampshades are an easy way to completely change a space and energy of a room.
- Bring the outdoors in using fresh flowers in the variety of vintage inspired glassware, jam jars and coloured pots. Display olives, cumquat trees, lavender bushes, gorgeous handmade French soaps and garnishes can add colour and rustic elegance to you home.
Introduce art and interest to the dinner table using the humble tea towel. Select a textured, patterned or colourful cloth and match with a floral for a ‘same same but different feel’ Bring to life yummy yellows with a buttery coloured tea towel and a canary coloured carnation. Oh la la!
Country Home Manuka will be exhibiting at Life Instyle Trade Event, Australia’s destination for homewares and trends, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne (30 July –2 August, 2015)