Toile, Buffalo Check Plaids, and French Grain Sacks—Fabric is at the heart of French Country decorating. When most people think of French Country decorating, they think of "fancy" fabrics with elaborate scenes of hunting, birds or forest motifs. These ornate fabrics are often embellished with cording and tassels harkening back to 19th century French style. These principles are still at… Continue reading French Country Style Guide: Fabrics
So what is French Country furniture exactly? French Country furniture can run the gamut from ornate Louis XV armoires, to clean-lined distressed wood cupboards. Ornamentation can span from lavish gilding to nicked and chipped paint finishes. Chairs can be as simple as a rush seat ladderback to a carved wood chair with nailhead and fine… Continue reading French Country Style Guide: Furniture
C-O-L-O-R is foundation of proper French Country decorating. However, to create a uniquely country French space, you'll need to incorporate hues within the "Provincial" palette. So what colors are uniquely french? Read on to learn about the perennial favorites. French Blue: French blue is a "go-to" choice in French style. The tradition of adding blue to your home stems from Provence—where the color is found… Continue reading French Country Style Guide: Colors
Ever wonder what French Country Style is? Learn about the furniture, fabrics, and colors which are uniquely country French.