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French Accents Rugs and Tapestries

James Andrew at Home - Flemish Tapestry from French Accents

James Andrew at home - Flemish tapestry from French Accents

A personal interior makeover was a bit of an imperative this past week, as I was being photographed in my flat for an upcoming story. As you may know by now, I often seek inspiration from legendary style icons and taste makers, looking to their bold ideas to help in creating fine interiors for my clients as well as for myself. Marie Helen de Rothschild’s wonderfully decadent use of Flemish tapestry for carpeting and upholstery was always a look I found rather intriguing. Carlos de Beistegui used Flemish tapestry as well (in his case, as wall upholstery)—mixed with white painted French furniture and blue and white porcelain, the effect is more than marvelous! These possibilities have been on my mind for some time, and provided the perfect (and opportune) solution for me, especially where my aging and fairly dreary sisal rug was concerned. With the shoot pending, I hurried over to my favorite go-to resource for rugs and tapestries in the city: French Accents Rugs and Tapestries. Needless to say, they have truly superb reproductions, and my selection there provided the quick pop I’d been envisioning for my place. I have to say I’m quite thrilled with the results!

Marie Helen de Rothschild interior (left). Louis XIII Gallerie at Chateau de Groussay (right)

Marie Helen de Rothschild interior (left). Louis XIII Gallerie at Chateau de Groussay (right)

We thought to present you with a bit of a tease here, and of course we’ll be bringing you more photos from the aforementioned upcoming story on yours truly! We look forward to sharing more from French Accents as well—and trust you’ll look to them when elevating your own space.

At top right—my Tom Ford clad feet set against one of French Accents’ gorgeous Flemish tapestries.