Parisian Living

Paris Style: Secrets to Decorating Like a Parisian

by Paige Bradley Frost
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Paige Bradley Frost

Paige Bradley Frost lived in Paris for nearly a decade and was a regular contributor to HiP Paris. In 2016, she swapped the Banks of the Seine for the beaches of San Diego, California where she now serves as Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Women's Empowerment International. Still, her heart remains with the French capital where she hopes to one day return. View Paige Bradley Frost's Website

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14 comments on “Paris Style: Secrets to Decorating Like a Parisian

Wow! Wow wow wow ten thousand times! How come I just now found your blog! I love Paris so much, however for now I can only dream of living there. Your blog has kept the dream alive. I’m sure that soon enough I will make my dream come true. Thank you.:) Mérci.

Parisians always had and always will have the perfect and very specific sense of style. But for those who doesn’t have french genes, there are many examples, which can be followed to create a real parisian atmosphere. These interiors with all decoration items are jsut a perfect combination of elegancy, funcionality and comfort.

I had a home for many years in the Luberon region of France, where I became enamored of the light, the food and, of course, the gardens. I now live in Florida, and when renovating, I wanted to bring a bit of Provence into my home and garden. Imagine my joy when I walked into Authentic Provence in West Palm Beach (also online at The owners have sourced the most incredible French and Italian garden antiques and products: statues, fountains, planters (note especially the classic Caisse de Versailles, and Anduze pottery), terra cotta shields, stone animals, copper pots, garden spouts, and on and on. They have created an environment that took me right back to many afternoons spent in the beautiful homes and gardens of Provence. They are also very helpful in giving advice and even sourcing special items, and can arrange shipping anywhere in the USA. I highly recommend this business!

So… which of the pictures are of your place? I’m disappointed tht you didn’t share your rooms and point out everything you put together in them. Most of the pictures you included look like they’re from magazines.

Haven in Paris

Diane, these are many different Paris apartments, decorated by Parisians!! 🙂 Truly!

I recommend (highly) the following B&B in the Loire area:

Let them know Erica and Alain from Haven in Paris sent you.

Lovely style. If you happen to know of rentals in this area or the Loire valley in July, Please share.

Lynne from Design The Life you Want to Live

What a divine tour of Paris it’s gorgeous bohemian layered style ! I loved it !!

Thank you for sharing !! The photos are gorgeous.

Oh la la.

Lynne xx

Ahhh i love this!

Hi Kiki – Sounds like you have had an amazing journey with your own French property. I’m a compulsive “re-decorator” so now that our place is “done,” it’s time to start mixing it up again. Thanks for commenting!

Paige; this is a wonderful collection of beautiful Parisian ‘sights’….
I know what you mean; when we bought our 1920 Meulière (house built from local stones) we had all the things above and a bit more – as well as workmen for the next three years…. I also could use EVERYTHING we had from our Victorian house we owned in England (except 5 Marcel Breuer chairs we bought wayyyyyy tooooo expensive in Bristol & who then became obsolete when we got a large Laura Ashley dining table & 6 chairs) AND all our stuff from our little house in Switzerland…. Funny too that I had kept a ‘dream photo’ of a veranda when I lived in Switzerland BEFORE being in England and now my French veranda looks just like that picture…. 🙂
You took me on a super pleasure tour with this article – Thank You and
gros bisous de ma belle maison (Ile-de-France)
(if interested, you can find some pictures – very randomly – in the public folder of my Flickr account under: – enjoy!)

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