While personal tastes are bound to change over the years, there’s nothing quite as quintessential as interior French design. Clinging to the fantasy that there’s a perfect apartment out there with the perfect whitewashed walls, soaring ceilings, parquets floors and vintage furniture is an escapade of its own. Because pourquoi pas, minimalism never hurt anyone. It’s the school of thought that less is more. It’s embracing negative space and empty corners. It’s having little concern for whether the new meshes in with the old.
Several days ago this stunning French apartment showed up on my Pinterest board. It’s the apartment of English designer Ann McGovern and was first found in shambles, decades ago. The floors were lined with a bright blue carpet while some rooms had terracotta tiles. Now with its enlarged space and tall windows, this apartment has seen the last of its muddled identity crisis-type of days. While some features are items from IKEA (you might even mistake those kitchen cupboards for your own), other pieces are Parisian flea-market finds. And yet still you will find some antiques. Endlessly sophisticated je ne sais quoi. Enjoy!
All pictures via Elle RU.
One can only marvel. What’s your favourite part of French decor?