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French Icons


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When he was in his heyday, nobody was more broodingly handsome than Alain Delon. A vintage movie poster featuring the actor, like this one of Un Flic, is an unexpected and beautiful addition to a classic interior.

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This gallery wall brings quite an eclectic but good-looking company together. Bien étonnés de se trouver ensemble, like the French would say. Scarlett Johansson, autumn leaves and old family portraits are joined by a glamorous picture of Birkin and Gainsbourg.

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Another picture of Jane, looking wonderful with her bangs and pretty pea coat. She fits right in between the playful paintings, photobooks and knick-knacks like the piece of coral. A bohemian resident for a bohemian interior.


Jane Birkin is British but she has been living and working in France since the late sixties. She nailed the laid back, bohemian French style like no other, as shown in this fabulous black and white picture of young Jane. With a gold frame and gold accessories, it looks quite chic.
 
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It’s Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! The mythic couple, although known for their bohemian lifestyle, look great in this monochrome Scandinavian room. A few items in earthy colours, like the vases, keep the room from looking too stark.
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When he was in his heyday, nobody was more broodingly handsome than Alain Delon. A vintage movie poster featuring the This is a cute little corner honouring the love between Birkin and Gainsbourg, like a small altar. The use of a clipboard and tape, instead of frames, give it a light touch. The branch and candles add warmth.

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No article on French icons is complete without Catherine Deneuve. This classic little corner is made quite a bit more intriguing by the film poster of Belle de Jour, one of Deneuves’s most famous movies.

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Singer and actress Françoise Hardy rose to fame in the sixties. She was the ultimate cool girl, often clad in jeans and leather. This picture of her wearing futurist sunglasses is an original addition to this quite traditional bedroom.


Images from: lonny.com, brit.co, vintageandchicblog.com, scandinavianlovesong.com, domainehome.com, pinterest.com, lottaagaton.blogspot.se, etsy.com