I'm an interior designer, and my new client has made a quite confusing request to have "this sort of French feel" for one of her rooms. As clients often are, she was being very vague and couldn't really explain what she wanted. Thought maybe people on here might help. What is 'French' interior for you? Any help would be really appreciated!
Ex interior designer here. Strongly suggest you follow some of the links posted earlier, print out some pictures and take them to her before you do anything else. In my experience clients who can't tell you what they want before you do it are then extremely happy to tell you what they don't want, just after you've shown them the proposed scheme you've spent ages on. Get some more guidance (and then confirm it back to her in writing) before you spend any more time on her scheme!
Now you know why I'm an ex interior designer...after 8 years I just ran out of patience!!!
Mmm, French interior to me means hideous wallpaper(maybe with squirrels on or mad floral pattern) on the walls and doors, dark furniture and tiled floors with strategically placed motheaten rugs on them. Not quite sure that is what the lady had in mind !
Thanks for all the advice! Everything was so helpful.
I'm just going to email my client with the stuff that you guys have mentioned, and let her choose the 'vibe' she wants. I have a hunch that the wooden white-washed furniture is what she had in mind though. I really hope that she actually knows what she wants