French Country Decorating · French Country Furniture

Finding the Perfect French Country Dining Room Storage

You call it, “china hutch,” —and I call it, “stepback cupboard”. Whether you call it a buffet, credenza, hutch or china display case—picking out an attractive, functional, and couple-pleasing French Country dining room piece can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few elegant, and “non-fussy” country French suggestions that both you and your partner will love!


Most the work is done: the dining room has been painted, and the farm table and french country ladderback chairs have arrived. Now, you need suggestions that work with both you and your partner’s style. After all, it’s time to finally complete your French Country style dining room.


What You Love: White distressed finish and dark interior cupboard
What Your Partner Loves: Classic columns, cup pulls, and lots of drawers

Why It’s a Perfect Pick:
 French Provincial Hutch
The French Provinicial Hutch has a regal presence in a dining area with its tall, fluted columns, glass doors and generous crown molding. The large china hutch is built in two pieces; setback hutch top and buffet base. The two pieces are fastened together to form one functional dining storage piece. This elegant china cupboard will emblazon the room with French style.


What You Love: Seeded glass doors, upper glass display cabinet
What Your Partner Loves: Black distressed finish, and dark interior cupboards

Why It’s a Perfect Pick:
 4 Door Stepback Cupboard with Glass Doors
The 4-Door Stepback Cupboard with Glass Doors will bring rustic, French country style into a dining space. The solid wood glass china hutch is built in two pieces with a buffet base and hutch top with glass doors and shelves. The upper hutch fits into a groove in the buffet top to join the two pieces. Seeded glass door, and black distressed finish adds “old-world” charm to your French Country style dining room.



What You Love: Corner cupboard with upper glass display hutch
Your Partner Loves: Traditional corner cupboards with open and closed storage

Why It’s a Perfect Pick:
 Cottage Corner Cupboard
The Cottage Corner Cupboard exudes French country charm with it’s upper double-doors with glass showcasing your china, glassware or collections. There is one shelf behind the doors at a fixed height. The middle “pie shelf” area is just the right size to display beautifully baked goods. The lower cabinet area has two solid wood bevel paneled doors. Inside, there is one removable shelf to store large and small items. Fitting snuggly in a corner, this piece practically say, “welcome” when guests enter the room.



What You Love: Tall, narrow cupboard with upper glass display hutch
What Your Partner Loves: Country cupboards with “old-world” European styling

Why It’s a Perfect Pick:
 One-Door Stepback Cupboard
A staple of a 19th century French Country farmhouse kitchen was china cupboard for storage of dishes and glassware. Today, the Farmhouse One Door Stepback Cupboard melds traditional styling with modern function offering deep, tall closed storage with an upper display hutch. The tall, narrow cupboard is ideal for a narrow space looking to maximize the storage possibilities.


What You Love: Open cupboard with shiplap backing and paneled doors
What Your Partner Loves: Display cabinet area for dishes, and paneled doors, wood knobs

Why It’s a Perfect Pick:
 2-Door Open Stepback Cupboard
This grand china cabinet provides a focal-point in an open concept room and quickly becomes the hub of the dining area. Display china, stack and organize bowls, plates and platters in one beautiful cabinet. The 2-Door Open Stepback Cupboard will bring elegant, French country style into a dining space. The solid wood, shiplap back, open china hutch is built in two pieces with a buffet base and hutch top.

Still need more perfect cupboard ideas? Here’s some more choices…

• Stepback Cupboards, Tall Cupboards and China Cabinets
• Sideboards, Buffets, and Low Storage Cabinets


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