Signs of Spring in Paris

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springtime-in-parisSpring in Paris has finally arrived and sunshine highlights the city and its beautiful views. This is the perfect time to visit the city of light and discover home decor inspirations that shout SPRING! in various Parisian shops . You’ll spot new interior design trends by walking in Saint Germain des Prés or Le Marais. These historic districts abound in small design shops which promise to give your own home a modern French touch that brightens it up for this most awaited season. (all apologies to those readers in Australia who are experiencing the coming of fall).

Parc Bagatelle, photo via Pinterest

Parc Bagatelle, photo via Pinterest

Colors are back this season everywhere: from furniture, cushions, tableware, and linens. A good way to brighten up your home and also your mind is to let nature dictate! The flowers from our gardens are present in spring collections and when you visit Paris, I advise you to visit some of Paris beautiful gardens like Le Parc de Bagatelle (in the heart of the bois de Boulogne), Le Jardin des Plantes (5th arr), Le Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil (16th arr) and many others around the capital.

Graphic designs are also present in interior design this year like the blue table service below. If you don’t have time to travel to Paris right now, live vicariously through these designs and their websites and don’t forget to get out and smell the flowers!

My selection of 16 Spring home decor ideas to help you bring the outdoors in:

160c2e_5b65e9dad01045feab66d9a2d0304320Blue and pink hydrangeas in full bloom.

160c2e_3938af4531d84c5f8b1bcb2d50312bbbBlue hydrangeas on your serviettes (napkins). Available at Alice’s shop, info below.

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 5.04.26 PMPansy and fern tray made with real flowers and greens. Available at Muriel de Kersaintgilly.

12801631_924783494304679_5678954178634447352_nLavender shagreen waste basket, adds elegance to your office or bedroom. Available at Alice’s shop.

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Live with pansies year-round with this beautiful porcelain flower in a cache-pot. Available at Le cabinet de Porcelaine.

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Lavender Shagreen cuff, via Faravel.

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Colorful Limoges coffee and espresso cups, available at Alice’s shop.

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Marais Chair by Xavier Pauchard adds some perkiness to your kitchen or dining room. Designed for Tolix, photo via Decoist.

1229881_630549710394727_663187751994343283_nPretty in pink, hand-embroidered linen pillowcases ooze spring. Available at Alice’s shop.

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Graphic blue plates bring a hint of nautical flavor to any spring table. Via Alice’s shop in the 7th.

12063574_833689930080703_619255609051848852_nColorful Murano glasses, look fresh and springy in any season. Available at Alice’s shop.

160c2e_c564e03976d24c9aad9e1af36a2d9775Lady bugs creep along your plates and tea cups making for the perfect ladies tea service. Also available at Alice’s shop.

Note: Our guest blogger, Alice Vermelin and her mother have a shop in the 7th arrondissement where Alice creates her own linen designs and offers a myriad of other home decoration including hand painted porcelain.

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Brigitte & Alice Vermelin

Linge de Maison brodé – Arts de table – Décoration.

48 rue de Verneuil 75007 Paris

Alice also writes for her own decoration blog about Paris called Deco la Parisienne. Alice’s Facebook & Instagram.

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