It’s tempting to make design choices that give your home the look and feel of something out of a magazine. However, your home is a haven and should reflect you, your values and the way you live your everyday life. Today we’re joined by Lauren Li to talk about the philosophy of French interior design and how you can implement some of its principles in your own home.
WELCOME TO SEASON 5 | EPISODE 30
The philosophy of French interior design and how to apply it to your home with Lauren Li
ACHIEVING THE FRENCH STYLE FOR YOUR HOME
Lauren is a design extraordinaire and author of The New French Look, a source of inspiration and practical guide for those wanting to incorporate the French style into their homes. While achieving this look can potentially be a costly exercise, Lauren encourages us to find ways to define our own French style and incorporate its elements in a way that works for us.
IN THIS PODCAST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
In our conversation, we discuss The New French Look’s exploration of different regions in France, from the elegance of Parisian apartments to the rustic charm of the French countryside. While we see variations in style between city and country, mountains and seaside, there appears to be a common philosophy in how the French approach design.
We talk about the lived-in feeling evoked through French design, contrasting the minimalist style that can often feel staged and impersonal. From the fearless use of colour to the relaxed placement of art, we delve into what makes the French style sophisticated yet carefree, and how it challenges the idea that design must be overly curated or contrived.
We then discuss Lauren’s initiative The Design Society, a community that aims to support fellow designers through online courses, workshops and live Q&A sessions. We talk about the complexity of running an interior design business, which means having a network of people to support us as we navigate challenges is invaluable.
Lauren’s fresh perspective on design and dedication to fostering a collaborative community of designers is incredibly inspiring. This conversation has so many gems to take away, whether you’re starting out in your interior design career or embarking on your own home design journey.
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