All presents are unwrapped, the tree, glitter and bows are ready to come down. But, how do you spur new life into your home after the holidays? Ring in the New Year with a touch of French Country style. Tip 1: Add Greens. Indoor house plants are a great way to add color and life… Continue reading 8 Tips: Refresh Your Home Post-Holidays with French Country Style
It is said that a round table fosters lively conversation—and these French Country Dining Tables certainly create plenty of banter. Gather 'round to see 3 styles of French Country Dining Tables that would fit right into your farmhouse, cottage or traditional home. What are the attributes of a French Country Dining Table? French Country round dining tables classically… Continue reading 3 Styles of French Country Round Tables
Summer is all about camps and cottages, and visiting grand lakeside lodges. Recently, our workshop was tasked with building a table that was as grand as the great lodge home it was going to reside in.
Each morning, I take a long walk along the Maine coast, returning home through a neighborhood of grand vintage coastal homes. I feel as if I watch the changing of the seasons with each step. The ocean and the landscape surroundings look slightly different each day. Plants bud and blossom, birds return from the south, the sounds… Continue reading Green with Envy: Creating a Sweet Outdoor Room
Today, I'm on a mission: find a perfect farmhouse table. For the past 10 years, I've been eeking along with a too small, slightly broken table that I inherited from my mother. I dislike just about everything about it, from the wobbly base to the chipped laminate top. However, this decision is bittersweet. This old table and I have come a long way...afterall,… Continue reading Parting With My Old Table is Bittersweet
Farm tables for centuries have been a beloved classic for their timeless appeal. Originating in antique homes and farmhouses, the rustic charm harkens back to when families gathered around the wood tables to enjoy freshly harvested food. Today, the new movement to buy-local and eat closer to the source makes the farm table more relevant than… Continue reading Farm-to-Table: Why Buy a ‘Real Wood’ Dining Table