Thursday, March 29, 2012

French Flair


Decorating your home (whether it's a tiny studio or a huge country house) is a neverending task. Just when you thought it's done, a new piece of furniture would catch your eye in the store, you'd grow tired of your curtains or you'd find yourself wanting to repaint all your walls in bright pastels. We've been living in our apartment in Graz for a few months, and it still doesn't feel finished. I've been struggling with our guest room (which still resembles more a warehouse than a cozy retreat for our friends) and with our incredibly high ceilings (they give our place a slight French flair, but they can be a nightmare to decorate). Let's just say that when I wanted to hang my curtains, my parents had to come over for a weekend, so my dad (who is almost 2m / 6'6" tall) could do it for me. Even perched on a ladder, I'm simply unable to do it on my own. 
Since I wanted our home to have a French charm (my fiancé is French, and I've always had a crush on French decorating style), I've been scouring internet for inspiring photos and affordable options. These pictures epitomize perfectly what I want our place to be: a soft-colored, comfy and chic pad, with lots of white and touches of pastels, stylish crystal chandeliers and that certain je-ne-sais-quoi.


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26 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with decorating and re-decorating my apartment.
    Just like you said, when you think you're "done" and now everything is
    just how you wanted it to be, that's when you want to add something else
    again, change curtains there, move something here, put up a painting over there, etc. Never ending process :D
    I love to decorate my daughter's bedroom the most, it's so much fun creating a princess space for her!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  2. wow, those pictures are beyond pretty!! looooove!! x

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  3. i love those clear acrylic/lucite chairs. i would love a desk like that, too!

    [oomph.]

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  4. It looks so amazing!I could definitely live like that ;)
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  5. Gorgeous images. Anything with white gets my vote every time ;-)
    TYSM for the lovely e.mail, a reply is on it's way xx

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  6. love these pictures. Gorgeous and so inspirational. i'm sure your space is looking pretty kool

    http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com

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  7. these are exactly how i want to decorate my house

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  8. oooh, wish I could come help you decorate! I love a design project! Love the images you displayed... keep us posted, and have a great day!

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  9. Nice post, and fun decorating ideas :) Btw, I showed some love by following you on Twitter and Facebook (can't believe I hadn't done that before). :) xoxo ♥

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  10. I hope someday you're going to show us, your readers some photos of your new home.. at least some little details :P btw, I know the feeling when your home/house seems to be inclompete forever. we are still overhauling our house and there is SO much to do.

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  11. These are great inspiration and I love high ceilings even though they're a pain! I also love French decorating. I'd love to see what you come up with!

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  12. Gorgeous inspirations! I must admit, I adore high ceilings (and big windows) because they make the space feel so light and airy. We lived in a 19century apartment for a few years with 3 to 6m high ceilings depending on a room and I love love looooooooooove it. x

    P.S. I am hosting a FreePeople giveaway at the moment and would like to invite you to take part, if you like the prize. :)

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  13. These photos are b-e-a-utiful!! Just lovely. I hope I can decorate my home in this style someday! xoxo, morgan

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  14. Ivana, you're on the right path girl. These inspirations are exquisite. I love the idea of a chandelier in a room. So beautiful! Your guest room will be decorated in no time girl. :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  15. I love all of these! So elegant! I hope your having a great week!

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  16. omg i love it!!! love french style, i decorated my room like that.. =)) xxx

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  17. I absolutely LOVE interior decorating! As much as I love my five roommates, I look forward to when I will have a place of my own and can decorate everything with my own style! :) I love the French inspiration for your place!! It is so soft and pretty! Très fantastique!

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  18. Amazing inspiration! I am falling in love!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  19. BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS!
    Beautiful blog!
    I LOVEEEEE Macaroons!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  20. I love all the images you found (though the first is my favorite) - so clean and pretty :)

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  21. the insipirations are really nice! i love also the bathroom inspiration!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oh I love French decore. I want to find a house that is weatherboard (very Australian Beachy style) and have a Modern, girly take on French Decore with splashes of colour. That would be my dream home :)

    Love Luc X

    www.loveluc.blogspot.com.au

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  23. I'm loving the French decor! It is all so fabulous.. I think that any time of ethnic decor is just so lovely and different than the American style! xo

    http://diaryofafashionista.com

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