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3 Ways to Create Modern French Country Style in Your Bedroom

So you’re designing you new bedroom and it’s going to have a Modern French Country feel to it. Here’s my 3 Style Tips to creating that French country bedroom chic! …

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Versailles Palace What Inspires You?

French style is always so inspirational isn’t it? With the Coronavirus set to limit flying my family is dreaming of escapes to Europe. However via car or boat or train rather than long haul!

Anyway it got me thinking about my school days as I  regularly travelled to France each year for family holidays. I started learning French at an after school club in Winchester where I lived.  When I was just 9 had the opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles in Versailles near Paris on a French Exchange. This beautiful building really inspired me to want to create luxury interiors. It made such a huge impression on me.

Age just 15 I took work experience in a soft furnishings store and they offered me a Saturday job tidying up the wallpaper and fabric books.  I helped make up curtains and blinds (mostly Austrian back then!) in the workroom. 

With a passion for textiles I love putting together schemes with lots of textures and patterns to give a luxurious feel to a room.  I believe this is one of the easiest changes to make to a room to add glamour and drama and a feeling of quality.  By using carefully selected new window treatments, dressing the bed and refreshing upholstery you can really transform a room even with existing furniture in some cases.

If you want to inject some glamour to your scheme then take a queue from Versailles with it’s rich indulgent decorations.

Try this  St Antoine wallpaper from Farrow and Ball to evoke French style:

https://www.farrow-ball.com/wallpaper/st-antoine

 

I’d love to hear what inspires you to create a beautiful room, maybe it’s a piece of art or gift that someone special gave you?

So tell me what inspires you? Please go ahead and leave me a comment below.

UK Interior Designer Rachel Davies trained with world leading 5 star hotel spa designers ESPA International before setting up her freelance business Spinriver Design in 2009.
She now works in the UK and Europe to design unique modern contemporary homes with a touch of luxury where possible!
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Renovate Your Hotel or Vacation Rental to Increase Bookings

Do you own a hotel or holiday home that needs to increase its revenue? Need to recover from the lockdown?
Expectations grow as the years go by and the Covid19 pandemic brings new challenges. Designers can support this by introducing extra solid surfaces and fabrics for windows with impregnated anti-microbial properties.

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New Decade New House!

This month has flown by and a lot has happened since my last post in September. I’ve been working on a project in Portugal for design of some bathrooms in …

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Use Your Divine Creativity and Hold That Vision!

Creativity is something I cherish and I really resonated with a video I found of Dr Michael Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Centre in California in LA. I find this …

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Creative Trends Blog

  This month I have been featured on the Creative Trends blog by Terry’s Fabrics, you can also see photos of my latest project at Cornwall’s Five Star Retallack Resort …

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Fabulous Fabrics! Sarah Burghard Designs

During half term break I went to the Cotswolds and met with Stroud based Textile Designer, Sarah Burghard. Sarah Burghard Designs ltd design and produce custom textiles for many applications …

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Boutique Hotel Design

The term “Boutique Hotel” was termed in the 1980’s and referred to independent hotels with aspirational design and excellent service.  It was largely a reaction to the chain hotels and …