This Is Happening: The Parisian Pop Interior Trend

by Sally Holmes
There's a reason that the effortless, always polished French look is currently en vogue. The perfect mix of old and new, Parisian décor is the definition of chic: gorgeous interiors with vintage details and traditional colour schemes are balanced by modern, luxe-looking pieces. When antique elements and ornate details--whether real or newly constructed--are paired with sleek furniture and lush fabrics, the resulting look is freshly French and feels very right now. Read on for tips on how to get that perfect Parisian accent in your own maison. 05 Give your home history, even if it doesn't have one. DIY moulding and antique architectural details give the space a vintage vibe--and your guests won't be the wiser.
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Architectural Fragment, $79, Restoration Hardware   Chelsea House Ornate Framed Mirror, $412, Capitol Lighting  Antique Wood Column, $3495, Jayson Home
04 Sleek pieces with a modern edge will add contrast to the space, keeping the feel fresh, not frumpy.
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 This Frame Lounge Chair, From $1485, Lawson Fenning  Murphy Sofa, $1399, Room & Board  Lovbacken Side Table, $60, IKEA
03 A bold chandelier makes a striking statement. Update the Versailles-friendly look with a more contemporary option that still packs that wow-factor.
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Parker Chandelier, Price Upon Request, Matthew Studios  Socket-To-Me Chandelier, $360, Y Lighting  Albedo Suspension Lamp, $1435, Ambiente Direct
 02 Rich fabrics and gleaming metal details add a glamorous element that is distinctly French.
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 Kevla Black Steel Wool Stool, $185, HD Buttercup  Cubism Brass, $3500, 1st Dibs  Adam & Viktoria Bitter Chocolate Pillow, $197, Zinc Door
 01 The perfect white can set the tone of an entire room. Pick the best hue to keep your space looking crisp, clean, and classic.
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 "Chantilly Lace" OC-65, From $37, Benjamin Moore  "Great White" 2006, From $93, Farrow & Ball  "Decorator's White" CC-20, From $37, Benjamin Moore
Photographs: 1. Courtesy of Catherine Kwong Design, 2. Simon Upton for Elle Decor, 3. Courtesy of Cote Paris, 4. Richard Powers, 5. Courtesy of Bolaget, 6.  Christian Schaulin for Dewll, 7. Kate Martin for Elle Decor, 8. Courtesy of Elle Decor Spain, 9. Courtesy of Rizzoli, 10. Courtesy of The Pinnacle List, 11. Courtesy of Joseph Dirand, 12. Courtesy of Nest, 13. Courtesy of Juan Montoya, 14. Courtesy of David Duncan Livingstone   

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