French Country Decorating

French Country Farm Tables: Re-intrepreted

Let’s venture off the beaten path to re-intrepret how and where to incorporate a French farm table. Spring always inspire us to rethink our home—so, let’s start dreaming.

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Covered porches:
Covered porches are a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors while still sheltered from the weather. Create a spot for alfresco dining in a screened or covered porch. Choose a farmhouse table with a vintage top and flank it with a set of french country chairs. Incorporate linen, mixed china and glassware for classic French country charm. This outdoor setting practically invites guests to relax and linger.

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Urban country:
Do you live in the city—but your heart belongs in the French countryside? Blend your inner loves with an urban esthetic with a relaxed French vibe. This city apartment feels both sleek and comfortable with the addition of a rustic painted farm table with formal French chairs and a tufted back settee. An antique French chandelier is the perfect appointment to the “collected” room.

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Dramatic palettes:
We’ve forever been in love with contrast—and, the drama it creates in a space. This no holds barred space incorporates light and dark with precision. The dark indigo walls accentuate the light wood on the top of the farm table. The rustic shelving and countertops repeat the design element creating unity in the room. So, next time you’re picking a paint color—go there. There’s so much to gain with a dark paint and light wood palette.

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Great spaces:
Every oversized room can benefit from a seating area. By sectioning out a large space, you create “rooms” within a room. Quadrant off areas for sitting by the fire, watching TV and dining. The room now has multipurpose and truly a “great” use.

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Fun with color:
We all love a classic wood farmhouse table, but why not add a creative twist with color? This spring green French farm table and paysanne dining chairs add just the right amount of fun to this all-white cottage by the sea.

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Going grand:
In a large open space, go big when choosing a farm table. Often homeowners opt to pick a too small table for their space. Go with the largest size table your space can accommodate. The room will feel polished, finished and uncluttered. More is more, when you order a table the right size.

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Rustic way:
Barefoot season is coming soon. It’s a time for lazy days, open-air dining, bbqs and relaxed family gatherings. Incorporate a vintage wood dining table into your dining space. It’s the kind of table where guests can roll-up their sleeves, play games, read the paper and have a lobster bake. It’s a no-worries kind of feel, something we’d like to replicate all year long.

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