French Country Decorating

Collecting Makes Your Heart Pitter-Patter

In the age of "decluttering" and tiny home living something gets lost—the joy of collecting. Whether you adore Kewpie dolls, seek out antique marbles or collect vintage postcards, there's nothing more exciting than finding "one more" to add to your collection. Today, we're exploring some old finds that look perfectly modern when displayed in mass.… Continue reading Collecting Makes Your Heart Pitter-Patter

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Seating Guide: 60″ vs. 72″ Round French Country Dining Table

There's no doubt—a large round dining table welcomes guests to sit and linger for conversation and food. But, how many people can you seat around 72" Round Dining Table vs. a 60" Round Dining Table? Which table is the best size for your crowd? Seating guide for the 72" round dining table: Our 72" round pedestal… Continue reading Seating Guide: 60″ vs. 72″ Round French Country Dining Table

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Workshop to You: How a Farm Table is Made

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History of a Farm Table

Farm tables are at the heart of homes today. The beloved dining table is regularly featured in design blogs, social media posts and magazines. These rustic tables have become a ubiquitous feature American kitchens and dining rooms. But, did you ever wonder about the origins of this classic dining table? Origins of a Farm Table The original farm… Continue reading History of a Farm Table

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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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How to Add French Country Charm to a Suburban Kitchen

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

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6 Styles of French Country Chairs

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

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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