Today I’m sharing a luxury home office makeover. If you love white, this is the ultimate vintage French office decor inspiration blog post for you. French provincial decor combined with the modern day interior elements adorn this room. My true love has always been French sprinkled with a twist of modern. One day while sitting in my old glam home office, daydreaming about an office makeover, something told me to narrow down my decorating styles. The more I thought about having one theme to focus on, the more my heart pounded with excitement. Vintage French office decorating ideas kept popping up in my mind. I started researching French office decor ideas, along with vintage French furniture. I saw lots of gorgeous classical French style furniture and neoclassical pieces that were beyond expensive. But I remained hopeful that I would find some affordable pre loved pieces for my French office decor inspiration project.
French Office Decor Ideas
Home Office Furniture
My home office decor already included certain pieces such as, my sleek Apple desktop Mac computer, a glam lacquered desk, a credenza and a white tufted office chair. So I was basically working around those office fixtures when infusing my new French office decor ideas. At the time I wasn’t able to find any videos to help me with my French office decorating ideas online. The light fixture was optional because I had a smaller Maria Theresa chandelier already installed. But after my office makeover, I had to upgrade to a larger size to balance the room. The new Maria Theresa Chandelier took forever to install, mostly due to all the Swarovski crystals on it, but it was worth it!
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My office is still a work in progress, so deciding to have the French settee under the window or the console table is something I haven’t officially settled on as of yet. I love the simplicity of this vintage French settee I purchased while out thifting. Vintage furniture adds a nice stylish statement to French decor office ideas, especially antique French chairs. Click Here to see some beautiful French Settees. The console table ties in with the rest of the decor throughout the house. It matches perfectly with my end tables in the living room. Click here to see my living room tour.
Office Drapery & Area Rugs
The drapery and the zebra print area rug had to be replaced because they had more of a modern glam look to them. I replaced them with a simple white silk infused wool rug (Click Here to see more) and some off white soft velvet drapery. I am thinking of maybe getting drapery with a pattern, because that would be the best look for this French themed office. The hunt for French fabric is on, for this 94 inch window. For now, I’m loving these off white drapes, priced under $60. Such a super cool deal for such excellent quality. Click here to see more!
Watch My French Office Decor Tour on Youtube
See the creative details up close on my youtube channel, Click Here. A virtual office tour of how my home office looked before this home office makeover, watch my French Office Decor Inspiration Video now Youtube.
Before & After Office Makeover
Here is an old photo before the office makeover. Pictures are worth a 1000 words here on my French office decor blog post but the video gives a better inside look at my home office makeover. Be sure to join me over on youtube to see the entire French office decor inspiration. Watch Now!
French Walls & Molding
After brightening up my walls with flat white paint by Behr, to enhance the look I added vintage French molding. With zero experience at framing doors and hanging french molding, I jumped right in and purchased the baseboards, wall trim, crown molding as well as other ornate pieces. I framed out my closet door and added some chair rail and baseboards to step up this elegant masterpiece. Girl Power Right! You know who has some gorgeous molding for the walls that you can order online Click Here!
Have you seen all the gorgeous antique French mirrors that are online lately! I chose this stunning this mirror from Ballard Designs for my French office decorating ideas. It definitely makes the decor on that wall pop! This antique bronze mirror is heavy and excellent quality. I was torn between my gorgeous mirror and this other beautiful mirror I saw on Anthropologie. Click Here to view it. I opted for mine because the Anthropologie mirror seems to be super popular and I wanted more ornate features along the top of the mirror. However I did purchase this (click here) smaller size mirror for my bedroom. See all of their mirrors Click Here. I’m currently loving the look of full length leaning mirrors. There are so many vintage styles to choose from, like this must have beauty! (Click Here), which I’ve purchased for my bedroom. The white vintage french mirror in my office has been discontinued that I purchased from Amazon.
Wall Trim & Molding Video
French Office Decorating Ideas
As for the ornate pieces be sure to watch my Molding Video to see how I installed this wall design. Its apartment friendly if you want to take it down and quickly patch the small holes. The gorgeous brass candle sconces I purchased from Etsy. See their selection of gold candle sconces Click Here.
French Style Furniture
How lucky was I to find this gorgeous two leg French Provincial console table on craigslist for $200! It didn’t look like much in the ad, in fact it was a murky gray mop water color. However it had a smooth white with bronze marble top, which I absolutely loved!!! I refinished it antique gold and add some attachments to mount it to the wall. This French console table thrift flip, as well as all the other French style decor pieces, fit my French decor theme perfectly. Smart thrifting can certainly add character to the look of any dream office space. Click here to see a variety of amazing vintage tables for your French office decor.
Vintage French Bust Statues
From vintage French books to French bust statues, adding these French office decor accessories truly created a feeling of authenticity. No home office workspace is ever complete without some sort of decorative French statues and busts. I added Venus De Milo statue as well as Venus of Arles statue to my French themed office decor. The Marie Antoinette bust statue is one of my favorite French office decor ideas. I purchased this French bust sculpture on Etsy, click here to see some gorgeous decorative French statues they create.
French Desk Accessories
Give your desk its own personality with unique French office decor ideas, that will not only look stylish but will be practical and functional. I think I will do complete desk tour in another blog post. I kept my desk as minimal as possible, however there are some really creative French desk accessories added to make my French office decorating ideas come to life. If you’re interested in a closer look feel free to watch my French Office Decorating Ideas Video on Youtube. Click Here.
French Office Decorating Ideas
Preowned Office Accessories
To continue with the color palette of my vintage French office decor theme, I kept the desk accessories white with subtle pops of antique gold. This gorgeous set of long neck birds were preowned. I found them while shopping online. They are so gorgeous and lightweight ceramic figurines created by Anthony Freeman McFarlin. Originally I saw them in white and fell in love but due to the price of these antique desk accessories I kept searching for a more affordable price. They were hard to find, If you think these might be something you would consider for your French office decorating ideas then Click Here to shop. If they are sold out there I believe I also saw them on Ebay. Click Here Just be sure the ones you purchased are signed by the Artist, otherwise the faux paint may look off.
My French Office Decor Pinterest
I don’t consider myself a decorator, but it brings me joy to see my French office decor ideas photos shared on Pinterest as one of the top home decor designs for a home office. Most office decor inspiration is usually French Country, so I’m excited to share a classical French workspace. Feel free to follow me on Pinterest and share my photos. Plus discover some other awesome French home decor ideas I share while pinning on my other French decorating ideas board.
If you decide to use any of my tips on styling for your French office Decor Inspiration or any other DIY’s, feel free to tag me on social media @AlmondSummers I’d love to see how it worked out for you! I do hope you enjoyed my blog, leave me a comment below and share your home office decorations with me and others.