Collecting and displaying books is like creating a window into your sole. Each piece of fiction or non-fiction opens up an idea, transports you somewhere or supports a creative pursuit. If you've always dreamed of creating a home library to exclusively display your books, here are some French-influenced libraries to get inspired. Karl Lagerfeld, legendary… Continue reading 10 Beautiful French Libraries, Plus Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld’s
The soft, sweet and subtle hue of pink is trending in home decor today. But, the French have long had a love affair with the color. The color pink, in its softest shades, was used in everything from interior paints in palaces to velvets on sofas to couture gowns and objet d'art. Once considered a… Continue reading French + Pink: A Love Affair
The new year is time for change, and that includes in your French country home. So often we make-due with that "not quite right" piece in your foyer, living room or dining room. It's time for a new beginning. Here are six home design improvements that will update your country French style in 2018. Tip… Continue reading 6 Tips: Renew Your French Country Home in 2018
Every room needs a decorative anchor. Something that makes the room design feel complete. That something is often a cupboard. Whether new, old or repurposed—one large piece can create essential storage and add loads of character to a room. Let's take a look at some classic French-style cupboards that elevate the idea of "everyday storage".… Continue reading Character Builder: French Cupboards Add Style and Storage
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.
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
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
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