From the telltale Haussmannian flats of Paris to the warm hearths of the French countryside, there always seems to be an effortless blend of traditional and modern design elements that simultaneously feel livable, yet aspirational.

We’ve rounded up a range of interiors for your eye candy enjoyment, as well as easy ways to incorporate some of these details into your own living space. Of course, we also recognize that—as with much of French style—attitude and a certain je ne sais quoi can carry just as much weight as the material things. But that won’t stop us from trying.

Words by Hana Asbrink at Food52

[Photo via @juliahengel]