French Country Furniture

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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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

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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… Continue reading 7 Parisian Apartments That Will Make You Swoon

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Got Mud? How to Organize the Mudroom Madness

Spring has sprung, so has the mud. Snow has finally melted bringing all signs of Spring: crocuses blooming, grass greening up, but also muddy madness. There is no avoiding it, the kids hop off the bus with packs on backs, coats in hands and mud on shoes. It all heads straight into the house.  Today, we've had enough. Time to find… Continue reading Got Mud? How to Organize the Mudroom Madness

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Workshop to You: How a Farm Table is Made

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History of a Farm Table

Farm tables are at the heart of homes today. The beloved dining table is regularly featured in design blogs, social media posts and magazines. These rustic tables have become a ubiquitous feature American kitchens and dining rooms. But, did you ever wonder about the origins of this classic dining table? Origins of a Farm Table The original farm… Continue reading History of a Farm Table