French Country Decorating

Design Trends: Playful + Patterned Staircases

Up and down you go, but have you ever considered decorating your staircase? Sometimes those white risers with wood treads seem so predictable and unwelcoming. Stairs are an essential space in the home, but are often overlooked for their design potential. Let's get some ideas on how to transform those old, worn stairs—it just takes… Continue reading Design Trends: Playful + Patterned Staircases

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Interior Designer Sarah Richardson Works Her Magic Again, Nods to French Style

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

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House Tour: A Haute French Country Home

French country style is trending now, but how do you extend the look to your home? These homeowners did just that—and made their French country home feel effortless, comfortable while maintaining the elegance of French style. We discovered this home on HomeBunch.com, "Beautiful Homes of Instagram" and it is just gorgeous. Let's take a tour!… Continue reading House Tour: A Haute French Country Home

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Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

Come 'n' git it! Everyone adores the simplicity of a farmhouse table and chairs. It's no wonder that Chip & Joanna's Fixer Upper show on HGTV is such a fan favorite. Ever wonder how you can "Get The Look" for your own home, without moving to Waco, TX?   This French Country Farmhouse Table has all… Continue reading Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

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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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Feeling the Love: How Red Adds French-Style

Valentine's Day is here, and we are feeling the love. In fact, red has been the soul mate to French Country decorating for generations. Whether it's a touch of red on a chair, or a full splash on a wall—these bold colors are traditional, yet still feel full of surprise when incorporated in a French-inspired design. A… Continue reading Feeling the Love: How Red Adds French-Style

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Finding the Perfect French Country Dining Room Storage

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

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3 Styles of French Country Round Tables

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

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French Country Style Guide: Fabrics

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

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French Country Style Guide: Furniture

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