I love the old world look and with it comes the French style. So I thought I’d share some thoughts on the staging of such an item. As this look is timeworn with patina it’s best to use items that are themselves timeworn or use items from the flea market that go with the style. 

  • Old books (leather bound or taking off cover). Bundling them for example and keeping them together with lace ribbon or/ and twine. Not everyone has really old books in the house, so you could paint them and decorate with decorative molds, stamps, decoupage etc. to give them the look 
  • Music sheets 
  • Vintage cards or faded pictures 
  • Stone busts or pots 
  • A piece of lace draped or even lace ribbons (don’t cover all) 
  • Dried flowers (be careful of choice – subtleness is the word of the day)  
  • Candle sticks 
  • Gather your little knick knacks, decorations, collectibles and put it all up on a tray 
  • A vase with fresh flowers, an aged looking amphora or dry brushed terracotta pot with some greenery also works well 

Example of self-made book covers to give them the desired look 


4 Comments on “How to Stage a French Style Piece

  1. I love all your grea ideas, Heike. Thank you! ❤️

    Thank you for following me Linda, truly means a lot

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  2. Tellement inspirante, merci pour tes partages généreux 🌟

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