After visiting our son in France last year and seeing all the beauty there, I decided I still wanted a French/Paris themed room. Just how does one do that in a mid-century modern home, when all the new French decor available today is very “European” (translation: Old World)? My answer: Paris in the 60’s.
My small office/sewing room was just the place to try this out. The walls were already painted a soft cream color. I picked aqua and pink (with black accents) for my colors and went from there. I already had a large black and white photograph of the Paris skyline and a black Eiffel tower lamp. I picked up a 1960’s black tissue (kleenex) holder that features the Eiffel Tower and a white poodle. Next were some ceramic black and white poodles (very 60’s), 2 wooden trays painted with scenes of poodles sightseeing in Paris, a pink travel hat case, a 60’s aqua radio, a black star burst clock and a pair of vintage fiberglass drapes in white, aqua and hot pink. I reused some black travel themed accessories and Paris maps from our trip and Voila’!
The icing on the cake came in the form of a 50’s Pan Am/Paris magazine ad that Hubby had framed for Christmas! He is the BEST gift giver!