The holiday preparations have begun! You're planning your decor and drafting an invite list, but have you found the right dining table for the festivities? Discover five styles of French country dining tables that are perfect for everyday use, that also extend to seat a large group during the holiday season.
All of us have dreams of owning an authentic French Country kitchen—but, the reality is that most of us have standard kitchens with builder-grade charm. So, how can you up the quality and add French Country personality to your kitchen? Here's a few ideas... Add quality, French Country Stools to your kitchen island or peninsula Country French… Continue reading How to Add French Country Charm to a Suburban Kitchen
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
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
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
Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room Featured in Country Living Magazine This serene and simple farmhouse dining room was featured on CountryLiving.com. The table featured is a 7ft. Farm Table with Tapered Legs, and the chairs are French Country Paysanne Chairs with wood seat. Kate Madison offers this solid-wood table and chairs, so you can easily recreate the… Continue reading Get The Look: French Country Farmhouse Dining Room
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