No one does sophisticated style like the French, but at Blue Isle we reckon we can give them a run for their money. Whether you want the all-out French bedroom look or to just blend a few French pieces into the room, we have a great selection of options.
To start off the look, start with the Classic French Bed (below), available in double and king sizes. A solid weathered oak frame teamed with crisp padded linen headboards gives you a rustic French focal point in the room. Layer it up with creamy white linen and soft pastel shades, and you’re good to go. The modern French colour palette might be minimal but you can add definition to the room by trying different patterned and textured fabrics. Together they’ll create a restful retreat.
Store it up
Now you’ve got the bed sorted, add in a few key items of furniture to complete the look. These ‘Melbury’ range of bedside tables mean you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing.
If you have a larger room, with space either side of the bed, the wider weathered oak side table with one drawer and an open shelf (left) can create an attractive bedside feature. Fill the open shelf with books and magazines or woven baskets to maximise on storage. Or if you’ve got a TV in your bedroom, it can double up as a TV stand too. With straight legs and a square shape, this table blends with many different styles if you decide you want to soften the French theme.
Depending on the size of your bedroom, you can then add the Melbury small (right) or wide (below left) chest, both with three drawers. For those with a larger room, the Melbury Grand four drawer oak chest (below right) will be available in autumn 2017. This option has flat drawer fronts and is plain and simple but with that touch of French detail on the legs. Get in touch with us to pre-order. Each chest teams up with the Classic French Bed perfectly. Top them with ornate carved lamps or warming candles to finish off.
Light the way
If you only want to add a hint of French chic to your bedroom, a simple table lamp (far left in our ‘bedroom’ image) or a small side table with cabriole legs could be the way to go. You can’t get more French then the wooden scroll lamp and shade. This small lamp is the ideal match for the Classic French Bed, but is equally a show stopping piece on its own.
But where will you put all those designer Parisian clothes and accessories? One of our Blue Isle ‘signature’ pieces is this chest of drawers , a firm favourite since Blue Isle began and it just so happens to have a very strong French theme to it. Its curved carving on the drawer fronts and thick oak gives it that antique feel.
Put pen to paper
And if you want to go all out, finish off with the Beau Monde (below), a weathered oak writing table and desk with beautifully curved legs – perfect for when you’re handwriting all those love letters. Or add a mirror and you’ve got a dressing table ready to finish off your French boudoir.
Find all the products mentioned here and more on the Blue Isle website.