The French Chateaux – Fabulously French interiors

Classic French chateau style home interior design inspiration

We just adore classic French Chateau style home interiors. Take a look at our edit of beautiful French interior design inspiration. Enjoy and don’t forget to comment below to let us know what you think!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Beautiful paneling and parquet de Versailles

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Wrought iron railings and a marble slab: create this charming French table

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Chateau chic bedroom

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

Stone floor tiles and washed cabinet…and look at those light fittings!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Traditional French chateau home interior design
French chateau style bathroom: Cast iron baths, elaborate lighting and an      ornate washbasin

Traditional French chateau home interior design

                         French Chateau style doors: make a grand entrance

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Ornate wood panelling and wooden floors
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Traditional French chateau home interior design

Heavy brocade drapes add a touch of French chateaux opulence

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Grand French mirrors, ornate decor, sumptuous lighting

Traditional French chateau home interior design
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Traditional French chateau home interior design
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Go Inside a $50 Million New York City Mansion


The grand Clarence Whitman Mansion in Upper East Side, New York, has recently been listed for $50 million! Built in 1898 by noted architectural firm Parish & Schroeder, the impressive property retains many of its original turn-of-the-century details.  Located within walking distance of the famous Fifth Avenue in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, the mansion has 9 bedrooms, 5.4 bathrooms and 14,000 sq. ft. Would you pay $50 million for this property?!

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6 Contemporary Bedroom Designs

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Location: Beverly Hills. Design: Marmol Radziner.
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Location: Aspen, Colorado. Design: Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
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Location: Los Angeles. Design: Holly Hunt.
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Location: Nova Scotia. Design: Ray Frizzell Design.
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Location: Laguna Beach, California. Design: Ehrlich Architects

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How to Decorate with Autumn Colours


Update your home with autumn colours. Choose shades of gold, red and orange, add rich chocolate-brown and compliment with cool colours such as blues, purples and greens. Use autumn displays to create a big impact and warm up rooms with layers of earthy tones.

Add warmth with a faux fur rug to a design classic
Add warmth to a design classic with a faux fur rug
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims

Buy similar kalim rugs at Urban Outfitters.

But from Urbanoutfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters

To make a bold statement, we love this autumn orange Smeg refrigerator available at John Lewis.

 Smeg refrigerator
Smeg refrigerator. Available from John Lewis


To introduce an autumn colour palette in the bedroom, layer rich velvet textures for an instant update to your bedroom interior scheme. Try mixing burnt orange with grey for a modern look. Similar bedding available to shop at John Lewis Home.

Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Inspirational autumn colours
Inspirational autumn colours

For a quick and easy way to spruce up your home, create an autumn display using wooden candles and natural dried floral items. A simple way to add interest to your living room.

Create a centrepiece
Create a centrepiece
Use candles to create an autumn display
Use candles to create an autumn display
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
Missouri home throws in autumn colours. Available at shop.tessuti.co.nz
Missoni home throws in autumn colours. Available at buy at shop.tessuti.co.nz

8 ways to create an exotic outdoor space


Transform an outdoor space into an exotic retreat. Whether it’s a courtyard, a patio area or a balcony, we have some great ideas

  1. Use forged iron furniture, mixed with dark wooden tables to create an ethnic charm. The carved low level table adds authenticity to this setting

8 ways to create an exotic outdoor space

Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.
Create an ethnic charm using forged iron furniture and low level dining.

2. Create a bohemian feel with a splash of Moroccan flavour. Add jewels, use striking colours and add dazzle with sparkling glass and lanterns. Add interest with mosaic tiles.

Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles
Add Morrocan flavour with jewels, striking colours, dazzling glass and Morrocan tiles

3. Use rich colours and exotic fabrics to create a luxurious ambience

Rich colours
Rich colours

4. Mix vintage with modern. This daybed piled high with natural textures adds a modern feel to this outdoor retreat

Combine textures
Combine textures

5. Use colour to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to paint a wall with a striking colour. Bold colours will reflect the natural sunlight creating a stimulating courtyard.

Make a statement
Make a statement
Make your space stand out
Make your space stand out
Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall
Bright coloured pots sit well against a painted wall

6. Plant an abundance of succulents, evergreen shrubs and bouganville. To create an interest, group plants together en masse and pay attention to the design and beauty of the pots, as well as the planting.
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Group planting to create interest
Group planting to create interest

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7. Don’t forget to create a shaded area! In hot climates it is often more comfortable to place the seating areas in the shade.

A shaded area with a Morrocan flavour
A shaded area with a Morrocan touch. Cushions piled high for comfort . Note the layering of rugs for added texture and style.

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8. Add a fire pit for cooler evenings

Build your own fire pit
Build your own fire pit
Or add a stylish accessory
Or add a stylish accessory

8. Keep things simple for a super stylish retreat

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Or indulge your passion and create an exotic outdoor heaven!

Pure Heaven

Simple clean lines
Simple clean lines create a luxurious haven

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Bohemian Bedrooms


Which type of bohemian are you? When you think of a bohemian bedroom do you think…..

bedroom interior bright vibrant colours
a bright vibrant clash of contrasting colours…
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Or an exotic mix of Eastern promise

 

Luxe bedroom fabrics and textures
Luxe Bohemian

 

colonial style home interior
or old style colonial
Add texture to small bedroom spaces
small, compact and bijou
boho-style home interior
Or romantic, delicate and pretty. Think lace and delicate textures.
vintage home interior
Do you crave a vintage vibe?
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Neutral shades with a boho touch

or lust after a modern bohemian twist?  Think a simple cool grey pallete.

bold jewelled fabrics home interior
Play with bold jewelled fabrics


           Or does it even need to be a bedroom. How about a bohemian day sofa!

Moroccan inspired home
Escape in a Moroccan inspired hideaway

Or maybe layer  rugs and throw down some cushions…….

Hammock home interior
Or just hang out in a hammock!

or just hang out in a hammock…

Whats your Bohemian style?

Black and White Decor


Create a sophisticated space using a simple black and white palette. Using white as a background, go bold with black accessories. Think graphic patterns, huge statement pieces of art and individual pieces of furniture.

Black and white will always look chic and timeless.  The simplicity of design will give any interior an instantly elegant touch.It’s the easiest formula to put together. It really is hard to get this look wrong.

When you feel ready for a change, just add a little bit of colour to the mix since black and white will go with absolutely anything. Add a pastel throw and delicate fabrics or make a staement with a dramatic splash ofcolour.               Just try it.

We have collected a gallery of some of our favourite photos to highlight this sophisticated formula.

Add interest through playing with dimensions. Take risks, be creative.
Create a gallery wall
Living room shelving spaces
Display some of your favourite thimgs on stylish shelving. Keep it tidy, sharp and uncluttered. Remember attention to detail.
Add plants to living room interior
A touch of green brings a sense of the outdoors inside.
Introduce geometric patterns using cushions and textiles.
Add flowers and candles to home interior
Remember the smaller details.
Frame a black and white images
Frame a black and white image to add interest.