A Whimsical, Color-Saturated French Home

A Whimsical, Color-Saturated French Home

If you're familiar with decor firm Conceptuwall, then you probably won't be surprised to learn that the home of creators Laurence and Patrick Chavanne is a wild, pretty convergence of pattern and color. Their decorating motto? "We must dare, never mind if we are wrong. The key is spontaneity."

The Chavannes converted the home from a painter's studio that sat unused for fifty years. While I tend to be a neutral-with-splashes-of-color type of decorator, this home could convert me. It looks like so much fun and like the people who live here must be a blast. After all, you can't take yourself too seriously if you have a hot pink bathroom with a chartreuse toilet seat.

Even if it's too much for your tastes, there are really wonderful color combinations throughout the tour — a key-lime-painted frame accents a blue door, a yellow chair sits on a purple rug, mauve patterns decorate a caledon kitchen and so on. These combinations could be easily recreated on a smaller scale using accessories and strategically-painted accent walls.

While there are always interesting debates on Apartment Therapy over what constitutes good design and good taste, I also love seeing a home in which the people clearly don't care what anyone else thinks. Their joy in decorating comes through in their whimsical, iconoclastic home.

See the full tour and read more about the home at Marie Claire Maison.

Images: Mia Linh/Box Management.

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