French Furniture and Accessories

 You know what they say… Paris is always a good idea.

Parisian style, French furniture and French accessories are also a good idea!

 Ever wonder how the French so seamlessly pull together clothing and furniture/accessories to make everything sparkle FRENCH…

The French have a certain appreciation for antiques, as well as the beauty of aging. An antique mirror, speckled with telltale signs of age like oxidation and scratches, can bring a sense of history to a room that no shiny, happy new thing can. A vintage desk with water rings from coffee-fueled days has character and brings a human element to a space.

Crystal chandeliers are ubiquitous in Parisian homes. A natural place for one is a dining room, but you can also add a little sparkle in a small powder room or master bathroom.  Choose sparkle, crystals and metal for that added bit of glamour that actually mixes quite well with casual.

ALL THREE OF OUR SHOPS CARRY GORGEOUS CHANDELIERS!!  You can view the choices under “lighting” from our website

http://www.crownandcolony.com

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 A French settee is ALWAYS a sure bet as an accent in any room of the house.

Glamour is a major pillar of Parisian interiors, and a touch of gold is often the key to achieving it, such as a gold gilt accessory for atop a chest…

or hanging a French Louis Philippe or French style mirror (maybe a trumeau) over a fireplace mantle, console or French chest.  An occasional chair with gold accents can also make a statement.

French candlesticks in gold also add a warmth and French touch to a room.

Antiques are a must-have for every sophisticated home, but they seem to be innate in Parisian homes.  The French home lends itself to naturally showcase certain styles of French furniture/accessories, such as, imported chinoiserie pieces,

Louis XVI, Louis XV and Louis XIV chairs, desks or commodes. 

All similar, but with slight differences which give the room/home that acquired look and not “matchy matchy”.  French antique pieces are ones that you can literally use in any room of the house, they are a worthwhile investment and can be passed down from generation to generation.

Crown and Colony, Aubergines and RF Antiques carry French antique furniture and accessories – anything you can image French, we carry!  Come visit us this holiday season and add a little “French Style” to your home.

You can view most, but not all of our items on Instagram @crownandcolonyantiques or view our website www.crownandcolony.com

See all merchandise by visiting our three shops in beautiful downtown Fairhope, AL

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Some, but not all pictures are borrowed from Pinterest, One Kings Lane and other internet sites.  Pictures that are not those of Crown and Colony are used for educational purposes only.