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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

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French Country Style Guide: Colors

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

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French Country Style Guide: Overview

Ever wonder what French Country Style is? Learn about the furniture, fabrics, and colors which are uniquely country French.

cupboards · French Country Decorating · interior design

Color Pop! Adding Color with 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

French Country Decorating · French Country Furniture

Great Lodges! Table Fit for a King, or at Least a Few Besties

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.