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make your home a maison

Channel the relaxed yet elegant ethos of French country living

Maison is a heritage-inspired look that's the perfect antidote to busy modern day living. Create a soothing sanctuary in your home with a neutral colour palette and accents of muted pattern and darker tones. The overall look is calm and uncluttered, leaving space to celebrate your most prized possessions.

Good food is at the heart of French living and - as all culinary creatives know - the secret to enjoying cooking is organisation. Display your store cupboard essentials and ensure you always know when you need to buy more, with clever storage pieces, like this handy spice rack.

John Lewis Amelie Bureau, Grey/Black
Garden Trading Spice Rack and Jars

Large gatherings of extended family and friends are the mainstay of French rural and urban living. To set the right ambience for such an occasion, our new Amelie Dining Room Furniture collection will work as well in a modern open-plan living space as a traditional dining room. The collection features furniture for all kinds of spaces, from glass cabinets for displaying vintage finds, to sensible space-saving solutions such as this bureau, which will instantly tidy away a home office.

Carefully-chosen accessories will complete the look and give an authentic, antique feel. Mix different fabrics for textural detail, such as sumptuously quilted cotton placemats, in dusty pink, with classic linen napkins. For the final show-stopping piece, this heirloom-worthy Brissi candelabra is exquisitely sculpted and finished in silver plate. It will perfectly frame a mantelpiece, or complete a dining table arrangement.

At the end of a busy day, take refuge in an elegant bedroom, which feels more akin to a lavish French boudoir. The feel is nonchalantly stylish, with crisp Egyptian cotton bedding loosely arranged, and decadent finishing touches such as this flamboyant Loire mirror. This dressmakers model is ideal for displaying all your crafty creations, or even your outfit for the following day.

Winterflora Oat And Lavender Dried Heart, Green

To give a neutral interior an instant uplift, decorative pieces can change the mood in any room. You can also achieve a flow from one room to another if you use similar decorative accessories throughout to give a cohesive look and feel. Lighting is a great way to adjust the atmosphere in a room - choose from traditionally-shaped lamp bases with simple linen shades, or bold industrial lighting. Dried flowers are a practical alternative to real flowers and are the perfect finishing touch for any room, echoing the slightly faded rural theme.

Brissi Candelabra, Silver Plated, 5 Arm Brissi Oval Photo Frame, Grey John Lewis Maison Washed Laundry Basket Libra Petits Pois Cushion

So whether you’re looking to completely redecorate, or simply breathe life into your existing décor, be inspired by French living and our Maison collection.