A serene, nature-inspired space.
"Interior designer Jean-Michel Frank was so much more than straw walls and cube-shaped chairs," explains The Aesthete — anonymous author of the now-defunct Aesthete's Lament blog — of the French minimalist master who created this circa-1936 seaside room. "The shaggy fitted carpet is natural brown wool, the curtains are made of green-and-white awning stripe cotton, and the Victorian-inspired chairs are covered in a pale yellow fabric with matching fringe. It's a combination that recalls a garden composed of daisies, grass, and earth."
See the rest of the Aesthete's inspirations in our Historical Interior Design photo gallery.