I think that French style is so classic and that most homes are enlivened by having a touch of France in them. Not only do they show that the home-owner has a worldly outlook, but that they have the knowledge to recognize a culture that's been exporting good taste around the world for hundreds of years.
In my own tiny house, I have a photograph of the Eiffel Tour I took one drizzly and cold weekend, some small Eiffel Towers in china and brass, a classic Toile de Jouy duvet cover and a collection of heavy French copper pots and pans and some old French apothecary china jars for cotton, eau de cologne and astringent. I think that if you looked at my house, you would see a French influence. (This is the remainder of my own copper collection.)
Unfortunately, all but the one above aren't my photos... I had taken thousands and they were on my laptop when it was stolen when my house was robbed last month. I am still heart-broken.