French Country Decorating

Collecting Makes Your Heart Pitter-Patter

In the age of "decluttering" and tiny home living something gets lost—the joy of collecting. Whether you adore Kewpie dolls, seek out antique marbles or collect vintage postcards, there's nothing more exciting than finding "one more" to add to your collection. Today, we're exploring some old finds that look perfectly modern when displayed in mass.… Continue reading Collecting Makes Your Heart Pitter-Patter

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Design Trends: How Black Adds ‘Wow’

Black and white with natural all-over...we can't open a magazine, design blog or Pinterest without being drawn to this interior trend. The color is everywhere this season in kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms and even exteriors. It feel fresh, yet classic—and we love it. This painted black exterior catapults this antique farmhouse into the 21st century with a fresh new facade.… Continue reading Design Trends: How Black Adds ‘Wow’

French Country Decorating

Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

Come 'n' git it! Everyone adores the simplicity of a farmhouse table and chairs. It's no wonder that Chip & Joanna's Fixer Upper show on HGTV is such a fan favorite. Ever wonder how you can "Get The Look" for your own home, without moving to Waco, TX?   This French Country Farmhouse Table has all… Continue reading Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

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Add Panache: 6 Styles of French Dining Tables

Awaken your inner Julia Child! Whether you study French cooking or casually entertain, a French-style dining table brings the right amount of panache to your home. French dining tables can run the gamut from ornate Louis XV style, to clean-lined distressed farm tables. Ornamentation can span from lavish medallions on legs to distressed rustic wood tops. It’s the blend… Continue reading Add Panache: 6 Styles of French Dining Tables

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Green Thumb? Tour 10 Gorgeous French Gardens

Born with a green thumb? Or not. It's tough to not swoon over the French garden rooms that dot the landscape across France. The large wooden shutters, pea gravel, and boxwood topiaries pair with weathered urns and farm tables in outdoor perfection. Let's tour a few of our favorites: Warm and Welcoming This butter yellow facade feels so summery. The… Continue reading Green Thumb? Tour 10 Gorgeous French Gardens

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Toile Gets Hip, Again

Toile is getting a wake-up call. It's back in full-force in home design, but this time, with a modern twist. Brighter colors, larger repeats, and updated imagery on the fabric. Once again, toile fabric is injecting new life into French decorating. Toile fabric is a French decorating classic dating back to the 18th century. It's known for its pastoral… Continue reading Toile Gets Hip, Again

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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 were 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… Continue reading French Flea Markets: A Decorator’s Dream

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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 gleeful 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… Continue reading Green: ‘Color of the Year’ Feels Fresh & So French

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9 Cottage Must-Haves for Summer

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… Continue reading 9 Cottage Must-Haves for Summer

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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,… Continue reading 8 French Country Decorating Tips