Have you been getting by with wobbly, worn or trendy dining chairs? Here are 8 styles of French country dining chairs that have endured stylistically for years. Each chair has roots from the late 19th century but still feel new in dining rooms today.
Collecting and displaying books is like creating a window into your sole. Each piece of fiction or non-fiction opens up an idea, transports you somewhere or supports a creative pursuit. If you've always dreamed of creating a home library to exclusively display your books, here are some French-influenced libraries to get inspired. Karl Lagerfeld, legendary… Continue reading 10 Beautiful French Libraries, Plus Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld’s
The soft, sweet and subtle hue of pink is trending in home decor today. But, the French have long had a love affair with the color. The color pink, in its softest shades, was used in everything from interior paints in palaces to velvets on sofas to couture gowns and objet d'art. Once considered a… Continue reading French + Pink: A Love Affair
Every room needs a decorative anchor. Something that makes the room design feel complete. That something is often a cupboard. Whether new, old or repurposed—one large piece can create essential storage and add loads of character to a room. Let's take a look at some classic French-style cupboards that elevate the idea of "everyday storage".… Continue reading Character Builder: French Cupboards Add Style and Storage
The holiday preparations have begun! You're planning your decor and drafting an invite list, but have you found the right dining table for the festivities? Discover five styles of French country dining tables that are perfect for everyday use, that also extend to seat a large group during the holiday season.
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
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
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
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
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