French Flea Markets: A Decorator’s Dream

French-inspired homes in blogs and magazines always make us envious. Just how do they create such a unique, one-of-a-kind look? The Answer: Collecting. French flea markets traditionally are great sources for finding uncommon goods. The term “Flea Market” originated from the French “marché aux puces,” a term used to describe markets containing worn, tattered and shabby second-hand…

Green: ‘Color of the Year’ Feels Fresh & So French

Greenery is the Pantone “Color of the Year.”  It feels organic, fresh and Spring-like. Green has long been a staple of French country decorating. From sage to forest green—all the varying hues work like neutrals, becoming gleefully complements to other colors.  Let’s discover some sweet ways to incorporated green into your French-inspired home. Welcome your guests.  This green threshold greets you like…

Spruce-Up Your Cottage with These Must-Haves

Let’s get your home-away-from-home spruced up for the summer season. Incorporating a few of these French country cottage must-haves will make your summer home extra comfortable. 1) A large coffee table is perfect for a leisurely afternoon of playing board games, reading and relaxing feet-up. A solid-wood 48″ square coffee table has a hefty French country style that will…

8 French Country Decorating Tips

Country French is beloved for its blend of old and new. Time-worn furniture combined with vibrant fabrics and natural textures to create an elegant, yet comfortable style. Here are some designer tips to bring French country charm to your home: 1) Scale over quantity Don’t be afraid of adding fewer, but larger scale pieces to a French-inspired room. Here,…

7 Parisian Apartments That Will Make You Swoon

A Parisian pied-a-terre is the ultimate luxury. Wouldn’t it be blissful to jet-off to France for a long weekend in the Spring? The city is alive with beauty — gardens in bloom, outdoor restaurants and, of course, French-style. Parisian apartments have a collected, aged-feel that we just adore. These pint-size apartments are just brimming with character, collections…

Feeling the Love: How Red Adds French-Style

Valentine’s Day is here, and we are feeling the love. In fact, red has been the soul mate to French Country decorating for generations. Whether it’s a touch of red on a chair, or a full splash on a wall—these bold colors are traditional, yet still feel full of surprise when incorporated in a French-inspired design. A…

Kitchen Islands: Matchy to Charmingly French

Large center kitchen islands are dominating new kitchen design today, taking over where standard L-kitchen left-off. But, who says your center kitchen island needs to be built using the same cabinetry as the rest of your kitchen? Give your kitchen a boost of French Country style with non-cabinetry center island. A unique center island can be built…

How to Create a Cozy + Restful French Country Bedroom

Isn’t this French Country bedroom dreamy? Everyone yearns for a bedroom that is restful and relaxed. A haven to recuperate and rejuvenate after a busy day. Here are some tips on how to create your dream-filled French Country bedroom—which is sure to become your favorite space in the house. Bedding Mixed prints and patterns bring sophisticated French Country style to…

Small Changes Make a Big Difference in a French-Inspired Home in 2017

New Year, new you, right? But, sometimes change is not always that easy, especially when  tackling big home projects. Here are a few small changes that can make a big difference in the style of your French Country home in 2017. 1) Skip the small coffee table, go for grand Most people think a cocktail table…

Giving Thanks: Setting the Table for a Festive Feast

Malls and shops are abuzz with holiday music and Christmas decorations, but we’d like to pause the holidays for just a bit, to give thanks. Looking for inspiration, we hunted Pinterest for easy ideas to bring your  Thanksgiving table to life. These tablescapes will inspire your guest to converse and relax before all the holiday hubbub begins.  

Setting the Bar: Decorating for a Small Gathering

Get inspired to invite a few of your neighbors and couple besties over for a cozy fall party. There’s no better season to relax, eat, drink and enjoy friendships. Set a table, bar or sideboard that celebrates the season. Add pumpkins, gourds and feathers This French Country sideboard looks proud and ready to serve drinks and desserts. The…

Dream Becomes Reality: A French Country Style Kitchen

For how many years have you been saying, “I’m going to renovate this kitchen”? If you’re like most of us, that idea has crossed your mind more than once while living in your home. It’s common to make a “punch list” of things you can’t stand —and, must go. But somehow, life goes by and…