Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bellefleur Lingerie Book Club: PARISIAN CHIC: A Style Guide by Ines del la Pressange. Discussion Three.

We've talked about ways to turn your bedroom into a sexy boudoir!  This lovely style guide has amazing tips to make the other rooms in your home Parsian chic too!  Here are a few of their tips we considered note worthy!

1.  Respect your home's essential charm and character. Paint ceilings moldings a funky color instead of ripping them out.  Destroying period moldings is a crime in central Paris!
2. Make your own works of art. There is no such thing as a 'lesser art'.  Children's art work is totally acceptable and even beautiful!  Find an offbeat approach to decorating with candles, storing things in pretty boxes and vases, flowers and fabric throws.

3. Add a touch of humor.  An element of surprise is a great way to add character and it's a great conversation piece when you throw parties!

4.  Use Stylish Soap.  Decant your hand wash and avoid flashy logos.  Make it personal and pretty.

5. Books.  Books are a great way to decorate your space!  Leaving soaps around give visitors a look into who you are and what inspires you.


What are some of your favorite ways to make your home and boudoir unique?

3 comments:

  1. These are such great ideas! I also love finding wrapping paper and putting it into inexpensive frames of varying sizes to make a collage-effect. Also de-cluttering the home, taking away anything that is not both useful and beautiful, (or at least hiding what is not beautiful) makes the most difference to achieving a chic interior. I really believe that when you feel good about your space, you feel good about yourself--and that is always sexy :)

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  2. My best advice for making a home suit you is to acquire items piece by piece over time. An interior decorator told me that their worst client is the one that gives them an empty room and tells them to fill it. The difference between a house and a home is what is inside. A room of new matching furniture feels like a showroom, there isn't any personality or warmth. Fill your home like you fill your closet, over time, with pieces that make you feel happy and sexy.

    As for the bedroom:

    I always try to keep my room picked up. Nothing is worse than having a gentleman caller over and having them see all your piles of dirty laundry. A mess always kills the mood.

    Also,I like to keep my sheets crisp and freshly laundered. I find that a bed is super sexy when it is clean and neatly made. All the perfectly arranged blankets and pillows provide so much opportunity for you and your lover to make a mess.

    Oh, and a lover that makes the bed the next morning is worth his weight in gold.

    X.O.
    G.

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  3. Love your tips Ginger! I am enjoying this book a lot- such an easy summer read to pick up on occasion and read a little here and a little there. Thx for the rec!

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