How To Bring Modern French Flair into Every Room
With these 9 tips from a high-end French brand, your home can be bold yet effortlessly sophisticated.
Ploum by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec
For centuries, France and its iconic brands have been viewed as tastemakers across industries, from makeup to fashion to interior design. Versailles opulence ruled long ago, but today, French home style is all about incorporating effortless, contemporary pieces that are artful and liveable. And bringing modern French flair into every room is easier than you may think. Ligne Roset is here to show you how.
The family-run company is known for collaborating with established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design to create irresistible furnishings. Founded in France in 1860 and growing into a world-renowned brand, their sophisticated pieces have a certain je ne sais quoi.
Slide through Ligne Roset’s top tips:
Tip #1: Live with pieces of history
Fill your home with items of significance, both personally and historically. With over 160 years of creating high-end furnishings, Ligne Roset offers this with ease. The Pumpkin chair is a playful piece that can add a hint of intrigue to your spaces and be an instant conversation starter during parties. Designed by Pierre Paulin for the private collection of former French president Georges Pompidou in the Elysée Palace, the chair has quite a legacy..
Tip #2: Be a non-conformist
Non-conformist designs set trends, they don’t follow them. Bring this confidence into your rooms with the unexpected curves of Ploum by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec. The unique sofa brings comfort along with its cozy shape, molding to the body with its high-density foam and organic lines. Offered in a wide array of textures and colors, the upholstery can reflect your personality, too.
Tip #3: Curate your accessories carefully
Accessories can add warmth to spaces and feel oh-so-French, when not overdone. Uncomplicated but boasting artful twists, the T Vase by Marie Christine Dorner and Fergus throw by Constance Frapolli are not your typical accessories. They make perfect but livable statement pieces.
Tip #4: Bring simple silhouettes into your dining room
Like the classic little black dress, a sleek dining table never goes out of style. Ligne Roset’s Naïa is timeless and versatile. With the silhouette as simple and clean as can be, you can play up another element of the table to create a chic, wow moment. The leg finishes are available in bronze-stained, black-stained, or natural oak, while tabletop finishes come in Calacatta ceramic stoneware, black Fenix laminate, or ardoise (slate) ceramic stoneware.
Tip #5: Make entertaining comfortable
What else does a dining room with sophisticated French style need? Comfortable and high-end chairs, a must for long evenings of entertaining with divine food, ample wine, and great company. For this, consider Valmy by Ramy Fischler. The stylish seat provides beauty, support, and comfort in equal measure.
Tip #6: Use upholstery in creative ways
Upholstery has long been popular in traditional French design. But, you can incorporate it in unexpected ways for a modern edge. Ligne Roset puts a new spin on the time-honored technique with their Rewrite desk by GamFratesi. Defined by its cocoon-like aesthetic, the shell is upholstered in fabric to absorb sound, keep out distractions, and radiate softness.
Tip #7: Create a peaceful bedroom atmosphere
Something French culture always seems to get right is enjoyment. People know when to stop working, unwind, and soak in life's moments. Embracing this attitude can be as simple as having a blissful bedroom to help you start and end your day with joy. Ruché by Inga Sempé is a piece that exudes luxurious tranquility. Its tall uprights and the undulations of its duvet combine to produce a harmonious union of clean lines and plush, welcoming curves.
Tip #8: Pick a place to be bold
Similar to the trademark French red lip, having a standout focal piece in a room elevates the entire look. This could be a pop of color, a striking shape, or an eye-catching material. Ligne Roset's creative light fixtures are a beautiful way to accomplish this. Asola by Evangelos Vasileiou mixes hard materials with soft lines. It’s made of white-lacquered perforated steel in a stylized mushroom-like shape, harkening to fashions of the 1970s and 1980s.
Tip #9: Store your items in style
If anyone can make storage stunning, it’s the French. The Canaletto collection, designed by Mauro Lipparini, turns your everyday wares into living art, functioning as both a display case and storage. In fact, it’s named after an 18th-century Venetian painter. The collection includes a highly customizable wall unit, media storage, sideboards in Canaletto walnut/lacquer, and various sizes of vitrines with glazed glass doors. An optional LED strip that illuminates automatically when the doors open can also be added to enhance the function.
Making spaces feel effortless and sophisticated for 161 years, Ligne Roset continues to pave the way for what’s next in contemporary style. Synonymous with modern luxury, the brand invites consumers around the world to revel in a design-forward lifestyle. And, of course, enjoy a side of modern French flair.
Today, Ligne Roset has more than 200 exclusive stores and 1,000 retail distributors worldwide. From their furniture collections to decorative accessories and beyond, you can completely dress your home with their creations. The products also provide quality you can count on. In-house manufacturing allows Ligne Roset to closely supervise the entire process so they uphold the highest production standards.
To transform your home entirely or simply bring in hints of modern French style, visit ligne-roset.com.