French Riviera Interior Design

    French Riviera interior design is renowned for its effortless glamor and chic style. Donning 300 days of sunshine a year, it is no wonder that the region has become a haven for luxury interior design. From opulent villas overlooking the Mediterranean to chic hotels and exclusive resorts, we find that the French Riviera offers a wealth of inspiration for creating lavish and sophisticated interiors.

    Expansive Living Spaces and Stunning Views

    The French Riviera is characterized by its grandeur, elegance, and attention to detail. The use of high-quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship, and sumptuous finishes are common elements found in these designs. Every aspect of the interior is carefully curated to create a sense of luxury and indulgence. At the heart of every interior design for our clients is their unique personality and lifestyle, more poignantly, their lifestyle on the French Riviera.

    One of the defining features of luxury living on the French Riviera is the emphasis on expansive living spaces. Open floor plans, high ceilings, and large windows maximize yearlong natural light (average 300 days of sunshine a year) and showcase the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. These spacious interiors provide a sense of grandeur and allow for seamless integration between indoor and outdoor living.

    When it comes to color palettes, our team of interior designers often features a combination of neutral tones and bold accents. Soft creams, beiges, and whites create a timeless and elegant backdrop, while pops of vibrant colors, such as turquoise, coral, or deep blue, add a touch of drama and sophistication. These color choices reflect the region’s natural beauty and evoke a sense of tranquility and glamour.

    French Riviera Interior Design is about Sophistication

    Embracing the highest quality in luxury materials and finishes. Marble is often selected by our clients for flooring, countertops, and accents, adding a touch of sublime opulence to the space. Our design team sources beautiful marble such as Carrara marble from Italy which is a stone’s throw from the French Riviera. Rich, exotic woods, such as mahogany or teak, are often incorporated into furniture and cabinetry, adding warmth and depth to the design. Other high-end materials, such as crystal, velvet, silk, and gold create a sense of luxury and refinement. When people think of the French Riviera they think of the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea, the lush surrounding nature, and of course luxury!

    French Riviera luxury interior design moodboard by Callender Howorth

    Moodboard for a luxury renovation project for a villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

    There are many famous villas on the French Riviera such as the Villa Ephrussi Rothschild in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat as well as the Chateau de la Croë in Cap d’Antibes a former vacation residence of the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson which now belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

    Luxurious Decor for Elegant Living

    Luxury furniture and decor are present in luxury interior design on the French Riviera. Plush sofas, oversized armchairs, and chaise lounges create inviting seating areas for relaxation and socializing. Statement pieces, such as a grand chandelier or a sculptural coffee table, become focal points that exude elegance and sophistication. The French Riviera is all about entertaining and enjoying the indoor/outdoor lifestyle and our design team ensures our clients’ interiors are visually stunning with an effortless sophistication that is easy to live in.

    Accessories and artwork are carefully selected to enhance the luxurious ambiance of the interior. Fine art, sculptures, and decorative objects are strategically placed to add interest and create a sense of curated personal style. The use of bold art is usually locally sourced as there are plenty of luxury and contemporary art galleries on the French Riviera. Bold, statement art pieces give a chic signature to luxury villas from Monaco to Saint-Tropez. Luxurious textiles, such as silk curtains or cashmere throws, add texture and a sense of indulgence. Integrated lighting design and high-end lighting fixtures, such as crystal chandeliers or designer lamps, further elevate the overall design and are essential in luxury interiors.

    The French Riviera is synonymous with elegance, extravagance, and sophistication. Our design team carefully sources high-quality materials and finishes that bring together spacious living areas and stunning views, every aspect of these designs is meticulously crafted to create a sense of luxury and opulence. Whether it’s a private villa, a hotel suite, or a yacht, the French Riviera offers endless inspiration for our clients looking to create a lavish and unforgettable interior.

    With over 25 years of experience in luxury interior design, our team of award-winning interior designers is here to help you create the villa of your dreams on the French Riviera.

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    Why work with us

    Over 20 years’ experience designing award winning homes

    Unique and personal approach to interior design ensuring that our clients homes reflect their personalities

    In-house Stylists that source the latest and most exciting products globally

    Leaders in smart home technology and the latest “must have” audio visual elements for the home

    Dedicated Project Managers that ensure all projects are to budget and on time

    A fun team that loves what we do!

    From clients

    Just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Callender Howorth. We love our new home and you made the whole renovation go so smoothly and finished dot on time for the birth of my daughter! Especially thanks for the quirky design ideas that really have made our new home so special.

    Our villa in the hills of Nice is perfect!!! Thank you all at Callender Howorth. We loved working with you so much and will miss the “rose fuelled” design meetings! Merci Beaucoup