French home décor for 2017 was more than a decade behind the times, according to a new report.
In the new edition of the “Best of France” list, published Tuesday by the New York-based magazine Home & Garden, French home owners received the most favorable treatment in the past decade, with almost half of the 1,300 products the magazine tested rated as excellent or good.
The results are a sharp contrast from the past, when the magazine said that nearly half of French home-decor products were mediocre.
Among the items were French home goods that cost more than $1,000, as well as a $4,000 model home decor and a $300,000 house paint.
Among French home products that were rated as good, only one had a rating of at least excellent, according the report, which was compiled by consulting firm Rolf Eriksson and published in French.
That is a significant difference from the last year, when Rolf said that most of the best home decor products had average or poor ratings.
French home furnishings were also a different story, with only a third of products rated as great or good, compared with 46 percent last year.
A few products were rated at the high end, such as an outdoor deck and a French door frame, but they weren’t much of a surprise.
The report also included a slew of other French products, including an 18-inch TV that has been a popular choice among Parisians, and a 10-foot wooden stool that has become a fixture in Paris homes.
A $2,000 French handbag has been the most popular purchase for French homebuyers in recent years, and the average value for a purchase is $1.7 million.
The new edition was produced by the same company that produced the 2014 book, “Best Home Decorations for Paris,” and is part of a larger effort by Rolf to develop its own guide to home decor.
Home decor has been one of the most talked about topics in France, with some celebrities and high-profile personalities coming out in support of home decor during the country’s national holiday.
In 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron was criticized by some for a statement that he made to a group of French fashion designers after a Paris fashion show.
Macron said that French fashion is no longer an “expression of the country.”