Touring Napoleon III's apartment in the Louvre was a study in excess -- huge crystal chandeliers, enough seating for a small country to hang out in your dining room or den, and everything gilt of course.
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My Version: The Parisian Gypset Apartment
Start with a luxurious couch -- I love an emerald or sage green in a plush material like velvet, but green linen can be just as inviting (and probably more comfortable in those hot NC summers). Tufted details give your couch that classic style.
Go gold with your accent furniture. The French had it right; gold always looks very sophisticated. There are some great acetate coffee tables trending now with gold metal hinges that can really add that modern element too.
Gold coffee table
So you're seeing a lot of green here -- this color palate is the perfect time to throw in some malachite and jade accessories. I love malachite pieces but their price tag is often daunting. The great thing about malachite though is even a small jewelry box on a side table packs a big visual punch.
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