In the chic haunts of Paris, style is elegant yet comfortable. This goes for clothing fashion and home interiors alike. Just as we’re inspired by the Parisian catwalk to fill our wardrobes, inspiration from fabulous French home interiors spreads across the globe too. Europe has been looking to Paris since the reign of Louis XIV, when luxury goods came under royal control. Today, it’s not the French royal court that’s in position as the arbiter of taste and style but the visualisers of these three sophisticated home concepts. Come with us as we tour luxurious Parisian chic living rooms, beautiful dining rooms, tasteful kitchens, and fashionable bedrooms – Oh là là!
Visualizer: Elemental Design
We enter our first Parisian home in the living room, where generous windows bring in uplifting natural sunlight. Above the lounge, a modern chandelier hangs from a classic ceiling rose; its opaque white finish melds softly with the warm off-white wall stucco.
A curved sofa design gracefully skims the perimeter of the room, embracing the edge of a chic, circular stone coffee table. A dividing wall between the lounge and the kitchen contains two arched shelving units, constructed inside to add elegant architectural interest. A built-in planter makes an attractive bed for indoor plants.
On the other side of the round coffee table, a rounded armchair brings an earthy brown hue into the mix.
The inviting armchair is the Pacha lounge chair, designed by Pierre Paulin for Gubi.
The floor level is raised beneath the dining area, which grandly defines the space. The construction of twin arches is repeated on this side of the dividing wall to serve the dining room with a decorative touch. A rectangle dining table sharply contradicts the architectural curves.
The dining room connects openly to an L-shaped kitchen, which carries an understated, tasteful aesthetic in natural wood and clean white cabinets.
A beige upholstered bed interrupts the predominantly white bedroom decor scheme. An interesting undulation in the headboard wall is picked out in the same shade, with a stylish bedroom pendant light layered in front.
Made-to-measure wardrobes keep the bedroom layout simple and streamlined.
A round rug circles the bed and ends beneath a modern media unit. A half-height TV wall divides the sleep space from a dressing area.
Black shelf inserts provide dark punctuation throughout the fresh white scheme.
A soft grey feature wall attractively defines the recessed vanity table area. A round wall mirror brings a reflection of light into the nook.
The kids’ bedroom is the stuff of children’s dreams. A kids’ gym is at the ready to burn off some energy and a cute wall mural guides the way to a cosy play attic above the bed. See more inspiration for kids’ beds.
Green accents colourfully mark out kids’ bookshelves and a reading nook by the window. The eye-catching kid’s chair is a Serie Up 2000.
More precious book storage is tucked beneath the staircase that leads to the play bunk.
A kids’ desk slots in underneath the bedroom window, fashioning a peaceful spot for homework.
Visualizer: Quelle Studio
The next Parisian chic home has a lounge layout that’s constructed with curves. A curved sofa sits upon a round rug, where three curvaceous nesting tables assemble. An arc floor lamp rounds out one side of the arrangement, whilst a modern magazine holder drops inverted arches at the other.
A sculptural, curvy chaise lounge chair bends beneath a piece of striking wall art.
Within the same large living space, a second lounge area is shaped with a more linear aesthetic, including a rectangle rug and a contemporary linear sofa. The slimline, minimalist lamp is a Sampei floor lamp, designed by Davide Groppi and Enzo Calabrese.
A half-height dividing wall sets a third lounge area apart from the previous two. An intriguing mobile and a unique small side table infuse the space with artistic influence.
The dividing wall makes a central mount for the TV. Elegant display shelves flank either side.
Line art supplies a focal point above a modern console table.
Indoor plants and an intriguing table lamp adorn a second stylish console table.
The dining room is situated at the centre of the large living space, perfectly placed as a congregational spot for guests. A trio of dining room pendant lights drop eye-catching black wireframe discs along the large dining table, which seats 8 to 10 people.
The kitchen is a wide U-shaped installation with an island at its centre.
Three wooden bar stools meld with the natural timber kitchen island. Upper cabinets and open kitchen shelving match in honey-coloured grain.
The master bedroom is an avant garde design, with blue accents and a plethora of arches. A blue bedroom rug spreads the accent colour over heritage parquet flooring.
The end of bed bench has an unusual bolster cushion design, which complements the narrow arches that shape the unique headboard.
A full length mirror takes the arch theme to the opposite end of the room.
A designer bedroom chair catches the eye with a fabulous, scrolled profile.
Visualizer: Arina Pisareva
Our final modern french interior design is a light-filled home with bold black elements.
A gilded mirror regally crowns a traditional fireplace.
In the kitchen, black units make a stark statement.
A gold linear chandelier visually anchors the dining spot in the open plan.
The bedroom is a light and romantic decor scheme under a pretty mother of pearl pendant shade.
Black wall lights draw interesting black linework across the soft white wainscot headboard wall.
A tall pocket door gives entry into a walk-in wardrobe.
At the foot of the bed, a gold vanity mirror brightly accessorises a black dressing nook.
City views sweep around a spectacular kids’ play space.