Office Decor Inspiration
Saying I love French provincial decor combined with the modern day interiors is an understatement. My true love has always been French sprinkled with a twist of modern. One day while sitting in my 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. I started researching French office decor ideas, along with vintage French furniture. I saw lots of gorgeous classical 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. 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!
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 the French settee I purchased while out thifting. Vintage furniture adds a nice stylish statement to French decor office ideas. 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 Home Office Decor Tour on Youtube
To get a better idea of how my home office looked before this home office makeover, watch my French Office Decor Inspiration Video on Youtube.
Here is an old photo of mine I shot and uploaded on this office decor blog but the video gives a better inside look at my home office makeover prior to the new French office decor inspiration makeover. Watch Now!
French Walls & Molding
After brightening up my walls with a flat white paint by Behr, to complete the look I opted to add another touch of French with artistic 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!
Wall Trim & Molding Video
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 holes. The gorgeous brass candle sconces I purchased from Etsy.
French Style Office Decor
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 did have this 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 console delight, as well as all the other French style decor pieces, was beginning to fit my French decor theme perfectly. It was starting to look like my dream office room.
Vintage French Office Accessories
From vintage French books to French busts, adding these French office decor accessories truly created a feeling of authenticity. No office is ever complete without some sort of decorative French statues. I added Venus De Milo as well as Venus of Arles to my French themed office decor. The Marie Antoinette bust is my favorite. I purchased it on Etsy.
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.
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. Do follow me on Pinterest and share my boards. Plus discover some other awesome French home decor ideas I share on my other boards.
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.
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