Have you ever dreamt of living in a maison de maître or lounging by the pool in a romantic Château? It may never happen but don’t be disheartened, a diet of brie, baguette and unlimited plonk might not be sustainable in the long term.
Instead, say ‘au revoir’ to dank, dusky rooms and embrace the calming effect of a neutral colour scheme at home. We’ve found a number of pale and interesting items on Pickit that will enhance your joie de vivre. Enamel kitchen implements can often be found in Brocantes or fairs in local French villages. You don’t have to venture as far as Bordeaux or Nice, as we’ve got a fine set of blue and white enamel pie dishes on Pickit for €52.95. These vintage-look metal cafe chairs are modelled after the Tolix ‘Model A’ chair, designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1934. Their iconic industrial style and easy maintenance make them popular among restaurateurs. Bring the ambience of the bistro home for just €395 for a set of four. No French boudoir would be complete without a set of crisp white embroidered linen. This large decorative cushion cover is €14.50 on Pickit. Dormez bien! In France, nothing is more important than ‘La Famille’, accessorise with a shabby-chic engraved picture frame for €14.95. It’s perfect for holding photos of your loved ones. A set of white pots in a rustic wire holder for €25 would look fresh filled with herbs on a window sill, for garnishing your French cuisine.