The 16 best French decoration ideas of 2022

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The design calendar starts each year in Paris for Maison & Objet and Deco Off, which has evolved into Paris Design Week. Designers are flocking to the City of Light to see the brands’ first releases of the year and be inspired by French interior design inspiration. This year the January fair has been moved to March, but every spring day has been warm and sunny – perfect for partying in Paris. The mood was festive and the design coordinated with bright colours, patterns from the 70’s and the special French craftsmanship that still inspires us. Below 16 French interior design ideas you can steal right now from this year’s Maison & Objet.

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Set of four porcelain salad/dessert plates

For design lovers, Marie Daâge’s hand-painted Limogé plates are synonymous with fine modern cuisine, and a visit to their flagship in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a must. Fortunately, for those not touring in Paris, Moda Operandi often stocks Daâge’s work.

In the never-ending debate about whether talent is hereditary or not, the Matisse family has a good case. The fourth generation of Henri Matisse’s descendants have founded Maison Matisse, a shop that invites designers to reinterpret the artist’s work for colourful, chic results. During Maison & Objet, Maison Matisse opened its first flagship at 38 rue de Bac.

Everyone loved Parisian interior designer Laura Gonzalez’s pop-up with Schumacher, a crazy mix of colors and textures. Gonzalez’s gallery space is now permanently in Paris and you can buy her capsule online at the Invisible Collection.

Newly founded French home design brand Popus Editions is already an editors-favorite for their color-saturated, funky designs.


Parisian bistro armchair

At the other end of French décor history, Maison Drucker was founded in 1885 and its rattan furniture is classically Parisian in every way.


Handcrafted wooden dumbbells

Elegant weights that double as decor are the living room upgrade you didn’t know you needed.

Designer Vincent Darré’s new launch of De Gournay and the Invisible Collection is playfully surreal and sure to keep the party going.


Haas Brothers Mojave Lynda box and plate

The Haas Brothers and L’Objet have teamed up to present a second cheerful collection of homeware and tableware featuring their cast of cute monsters.


The premium beach umbrella

Inspired by Slim Aarons’ photos, American outdoor accessories brand Business & Pleasure Co. felt right at home in France.

Kicking off Paris Design Week with dinner in a private Parisian apartment, the Rug Company’s designer collaborations and bespoke designs make it a hit in homes around the world.

Marta Sala’s architectural approach to furniture ensures it looks amazing from all angles.

We’d pay a lot of money to live in the mind of French artist and shopkeeper Marin Montagut, but a visit to his boutique at 48 rue Madame is second best. Whimsical illustrations and a playful selection of home accessories make for the souvenirs Francophiles dream of.


Bonjour Normandy scented candle

Montagut also makes a small series of candles based on the scents of Paris, its Normandy garden and Sicily.

Goodmoods’ So Home Hotel at Maison & Objet beautifully combined a Wes Anderson-style hotel with a lavish mid-century home. With expressive furniture that fits in anywhere, the brand explored the boundaries between private and public living.


Alabaster La Grande Odalisque

Buly 1803 isn’t just a beauty mecca, its home fragrances are luxuriously Parisian. Stash a candle or scented box in your luggage to make even the most American room feel French.

Rinck has been an integral part of French design since its beginnings as a mill workshop in 1841. Now it’s evolved into a European history-inspired interior and furniture design studio, and everything from its dining room furniture to throw pillows has a twist.

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