Three Ways to Bring French Riviera Style Home | Life
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NEW YORK, May 31 – From Saint-Tropez to Cannes and Nice, this summer, the interiors of houses are channeling the Côte d’Azur! Here are some simple tips to savor a touch of Riviera chic at home, without breaking the bank, and without having to fly to a five-star hotel on the French Riviera. Look for natural fibers, crisp crisp white, and eye-catching prints as key features of the look.
With timeless style and lasting appeal, summer sees the return of Riviera chic year after year. Think of Brigitte Bardot lying in a bikini on the beach in Saint-Tropez. Imagine the wind blowing your hair, an airy bohemian vibe and a glass of chilled rosé wine in hand … you can almost imagine yourself taking a break under the scorching sun under the cool shade of a palm tree. But you don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy life on the Riviera this summer.
1. Look at the white, keep the yachts in mind
The Riviera is synonymous with crisp, crisp white – it’s a must-have. With its Mediterranean influences, the Riviera ambiance channels images of Greek statues and whitewashed walls. Go for linen and white textiles, from a cozy blanket for the sofa to a textured or embroidered duvet cover, like a freshly appointed hotel suite. For a touch of texture and depth, add some pastel objects. Try the beige tones of a seashell pink or a crystal, almost turquoise blue to bring a poetic touch to the space.
2. Look for natural fibers
Keep the space as airy and uncluttered as possible and look for furniture that uses natural fibers. On the French Riviera, it’s all about lounging, relaxing and enjoying the sensation of natural materials against the skin unlike the scorching sun. Look for wicker and rattan chairs, for example. And feel free to mix and match to break the harsh lines and loosen the mood – especially if you have a large, imposing table.
3. Boy from the Riviera poster
Known for his illustrations, seen in the very chic Vogue magazine, among others, the local artist Monsieur Z – alias Richard Zielenkiewicz – has also produced illustrations for numerous spots on the Côte d’Azur, from Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer to Monaco via Hyères-les-Palmiers and the lesser known La Capte. They are essential. – ETX studio