Bahay-Bahayan | French Style Décor

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If you’re following me on Twitter, you would know that I have been decluttering for the last few weekends now and our home is more organized and spacious. I thought I’d spruce up the place a bit and give it a minor makeover.

Since I’m not an interior designer, my home design process is very much like a fashion stylist — I accessorize and layer textures to bring a space together the way I would style a look.

Bagsful of goodies I got from Our Home.

La “Maison Epperson’s” decorating style is all about “glamfun” — eclectic mix of furniture, a touch of luxury, lots of art, and interesting home accessories.

Moodboard: It’s a mad, mad, mademoiselle world!

Paris when it sizzles

Score: Chic throw pillows that channel the French grain/flour sacks

I absolutely adore old French grain sacks but my gosh, they’re expensive! Look what I found at Our Home:

The pillow cases are made from soft woven fabric.

Decorative throw pillows are like jewelry when placed on couches as they enhance the look of the furniture.

Puma-Parisian, noh?

Tip: One of the easiest way to change the look of your couch or the look of your living room for that matter is change your throw pillows. They are a terrific way to tie a room together, plus affordable too.

“Sophistication and spectacle” – Coco Chanel

I went for a monochromatic look but added some textures to my couch — I mixed a studded bolster pillow I got in Thailand with the Our Home throw pillows.

Coco Chanel would be proud. Haha!

Aryanna approved

My sleeping beauty

Even my dahlin’ Dylan looks good next to the Our Home throw pillows! Haha!

Dylan watching one of his favorite DVD shows “Veggie Tales” on our newly spruced up couch.

Score: French style damask and gingham placemats

Tablescaping is probably one of my favorite things to do at home. If I’m not styling celebrities or working on fashion editorials, I’m creating different looks with our tableware or on our coffee table.

To keep within my French style décor, I also got some lovely placemats and table napkins from Our Home.

Our everyday white fine bone China plates get a cheery vibe with mismatched placemat and table napkin.

Tip: Mix and match prints

When mixing prints, stick to one color.

2 in 1. The floral print placemat is reversible.

Bonjour! Brunch set-up

As you can see, I also used the vintage-inspired French grain/flour sack throw pillows for our dining set.

Score: Chic black and white curtains

You may come to realize over time that I do fancy black and white when it comes to interiors.

Tip: Curtains are like clothing for your windows — whether it’s a little black dress, a cocktail dress for your living room, or a simple curtain for your dining room — you need to try it on. Buy two panels or a few yards of fabric first (make sure to ask about the return/exchange policies of the store) and hang them up to see if they work with the look of your place.

I love this black and white curtains — striking and bold, and yet somehow they don’t dominate the room. By the way, we’re hanging more art on the wall this week for some pop of colors.

Score: Decorative ceramic figurine

Home accents such as decorative figurines add personality to one’s home.

Unlike the other stuff I bought from Our Home, this particular Lady Jade figurine was a bit of a splurge. As most large-sized ceramic or porcelain figurines, they cost a fair bit.

Just like some people name their yachts and guitars, I name my ceramic figurines because not one decorative animal or figurine should live with me at home without a name. LOL

Meet Coco, my Lady Jade in waiting. Haha!

Giving your home some minor makeover can really make all the difference. You don’t need to spend much to create a stylish interior all you need is some creativity and a whole lot of fun!

Happy home, happy life!

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