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A Modern Twist To A Parisian Classic

Paris is the city of love, lights and great interiors, while France itself is home to some of the best designers in the world. The Parisian way of life is a modern and fast-paced city, yet a culture that still enjoys its leisure activities and values at the core of its history and identity. The Parisian chic style is iconic, and its style traits have been a point of reference for top interior designers for generations. 

What is it about Parisian interiors that has us so hooked? From uber-chic apartments in Paris to cosy country homes in Provence; France has no shortage of elegant design ideas and is happy to share their influences with the rest of the world. Here at Industville, we think for most people who claim to love "French style”, what they are really lusting after is a contemporary twist on the traditional classic.

Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant - 12 Inch, £109, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyhouseandhome)

Hop onto the latest trend

When we think of French styling, the first thing that pops to mind is pretty and delicate decorations with soft colours. The industrial look is not something we would immediately associate with this soft, chic French décor. However, the combination of the two can give you a truly unique look that’s bound to resonate with guests and visitors. The rough nature of the industrial look contrasts with the soft, dainty French aesthetic for the ultimate modern twist you can achieve for your home or business.

Some great examples of industrial lights complimenting soft chic interiors can be found below.

Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyhouseandhome)

Use our retro umbrella lights for a picture-perfect kitchen that is as bold as it is stylish. The contrast in colours will allow the fixture to stand out amidst more neutral backgrounds, and this brave style statement will give character to any kitchen, along with a powerful sense of identity.  Umbrella lights encapsulate the core themes of industrialism, which then allows you to create a rustic-styled décor suitable for almost any theme.

Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant - 12 Inch, £109, by Industville (Image supplied by @simplyhouseandhome)

Another beautiful light that was made to accompany any French dollhouse interior is any of our collection of glass pendants. The perfect blend of industrial and classic, these fixtures will complement a variety of different décor schemes to make any interior look stunning. Delicate and chic, with a sense of modern glam; these perfect pendants will transform your interiors and reflect the light beautifully, casting atmospheric shadows for the ultimate ambience.

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 12 Inch, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @sagegreeninteriors)

This timeless trend is here to stay, and lots of brands have already started changing their interiors to give them a modern twist to this beloved classic. One brand that has truly managed to capture the balance of contemporary and classic is Paul’s Bakery and restaurant. Below we’ve taken a look at how they managed to transform their interiors without losing their Parisian classic inheritance.

Paul’s Bakery France – Parisian Classic

The Parisian flare can also be found in the iconic Paul’s bakery.  Established in 1889, it is renowned for its indulgent French delicacies worldwide, and Paul’s bakery will always ensure that you can feel the French style when entering any of its cafes. 

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by PAUL's Bakery)

In Paul’s bakery in France, we can see the traditional cosy French bakery feel is alive and well. The floor is the iconic, retro, black and white tiles that gives the interior a sophisticated throwback feeling. In combination with the wall in black and white tiles, Paul’s Bakery chooses smaller stripes for a more elegant and modern appeal. The white tiles on the counter ignite nostalgia for many, and the vintage appeal the Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant hanging above completes the look. All of the pendants in our collection are available in a variety of on-trend, metallic colours and can be created with a blend of accessories in accordance with your preferences. 

Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by PAUL's Bakery)

Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42 – A modern twist

In London, there is a Paul’s restaurant with a more prominent modern feel that is the epitome of a modern twist to a Parisian classic. Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42 has fine dining written all over it and the modern, thin black and white tiling give it an ideal chic French modern feel. The chunky upholstered green, blue and red chairs and bright monochrome rugs bring a contemporary burst of colour and a sense of modernism to this interior.

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Pewter, £79, Brooklyn Step Pendant - 16 Inch - Brass, £89, Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69Barn Slotted Flush Mount - 12 Inch - Brass, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42) 

The Brooklyn Step Pendant in brass creates an optimum dining experience for customers, giving an elegant harmonising touch that helps to blend this stylish interior. This larger than life pendant can be suspended at a height of your choice depending on the requirements of the setting and are perfect for putting the spotlight on your culinary creations. 

The Brooklyn Cone Wall Lights are used in conjunction with pendants to create a cool, dramatic effect as well as providing efficient, atmospheric task lighting. A combination of wall and ceiling lights will create modern industrial charisma in any setting, and a well-thought-through lighting solution will never go unnoticed. These wall lights can emphasise any original statement art you may decorate the walls with or will highlight the name of the establishment to resonate with customers and increase the chances of a repeat visit. 

Barn Slotted Flush Mount lights pave the way across the restaurant with their warm glow making the interior colours pop, dispersing extra light across the dining area. The impressive quality and the handcrafted nature of these shades can be appreciated with the flush mounts, and they can be paired with any holder of your choosing. 

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Pewter, £79Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69Barn Slotted Flush Mount - 12 Inch - Brass, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42) 

We are proud to bring character, charisma and industrial restaurant lighting to fantastic projects such as Paul’s bakery and restaurant. We hope that this blog has inspired you to bring a touch of industrialism to your own interiors, be it at home or your business, and you can now browse our extensive collection online until you find the one that's right for you! If you have any further questions about the services offered by Industville, or how we can be flexible to meet your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our customer service care team who would be more than happy to help!

Main Image: Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Pewter, £79 and Brooklyn Umbrella Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69 by Industville (Image supplied by Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42) 

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