For years, we've been fans of HGTV/Canada's interior designer Sarah Richardson. Her designs transform even the most tragic homes into completely stunning spaces. We've been missing seeing her style, so went see what she was up to, since her show doesn't air on our cable network. Well as expected, she's worked her magic again in… Continue reading Interior Designer Sarah Richardson Works Her Magic Again, Nods to French Style
You call it, "china hutch," —and I call it, "stepback cupboard". Whether you call it a buffet, credenza, hutch or china display case—picking out an attractive, functional, and couple-pleasing French Country dining room piece can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few elegant, and "non-fussy" country French suggestions that both you and your partner will… Continue reading Finding the Perfect French Country Dining Room Storage
When you search for dining chairs, there are so many styles out there. Parson, Ladderback, Windsor, Slat Back, Queen Anne, X-Back—all lovely choices, but what chairs are specifically French Country? Read on to learn about which chairs are traditionally French. French Country Ladderback Chairs These French Country Ladderback Chairs are more decorative than their English ladderback… Continue reading 6 Styles of French Country Chairs
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
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.
Liven up your space with a pop of color on a great piece of French Country furniture. There's no need to stay with natural stains or basic whites, if your home needs an infusion of fun. Plan out your space, focus on your fabrics, paints and wood tones. Then, punctuate with color. This grand hutch with glass doors is painted… Continue reading Color Pop! Adding Color with Furniture
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.
I admit it, I LOVE china. Heck, I love dishes in all forms: china, glass, pottery it all somehow finds ways to come home with me. When I stop at flea markets or antique stores, I usually can't resist the transparent white quality of an antique milk glass cake stand. And, depression glass in all it's… Continue reading China Craze: Finding My Dishes the Perfect Home