10 Things the French Always Do When Decorating

French interiors exude a certain je ne sais quoi—a flair for the refined, yet effortless home. Their spaces might be chic, but they’re always welcoming and never precious. They’re classic, but with a modern edge. And, while they feature pieces from some of the most iconic designers of the 20th century, they never feel ostentatious. So, how do French women achieve the perfect tension between different styles, periods, and formalities? We tapped the expertise of Constance Gennari, the Parisian founder of The Socialite Family, a website that features the homes of everyday French families. Having visited and photographed the homes of hundreds of smart, and discerning Parisians, we knew she would have a lot to say on the matter. We weren’t disappointed—find out what makes Parisian homes so covetable, and how to achieve the look yourself.