How to create a French-style home

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Mix generous armchairs with classic occassional chairs in the living room. Prop up gilt-framed mirrors against the wall for an informal feel and pull the whole scheme together with a textured rug. Use a giant clock to make a focal point above the mantelpiece and choose cushions with a hint of gold for added glamour.

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Image credit: Jon Day
Image credit: Jon Day
Image credit: Jon Day
Image credit: Jon Day

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