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Popular In Country French Mini Makeovers to Add Farmhouse Style Rustic Country French Style A Kitchen with French Flair French Twist Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Blended Design European elegance meets rustic country and old-world character to achieve the graceful and inviting style of country French decorating. Striking the perfect balance of beauty and comfort, country French style easily fits into elegant homes and country houses alike. Try out the pretty furnishings, the soothing hues and soft patterns, and the noteworthy accents to bring this warm and welcoming decorating style into your home. Browse our favorite country French-style rooms in the Decorating Gallery! 2 of 14 Facebook Pinterest What Is Country French? Watch and learn the defining characteristics of this elegant style and see how you can get the look at home. 3 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Soft Accents Beautiful fabrics and provincial patterns are hallmarks of country French style. To balance today’s hectic lifestyles, softer colors and more delicate patterns have become popular choices. Pretty fringes, decorative trims, and lacy accents add an elegant finish. What’s your ideal decorating style? Find out! 4 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Timeless in Toile One pattern says country French style with ease: toile. This timeless print lends a classic look to any room. In this bedroom, a stately antique bed and modest provisions are a pretty picture frame for the toile bedding that sets the room’s style. See more country French bedroom ideas. 5 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Creating Country Influence Use decorative faux finishes and noteworthy materials to achieve the old-world style and country character of country French design. Glazed country blue cabinets complement the casual wood-inlay pattern across this kitchen floor, while marble countertops and shapely woodworking details lend vintage flavor. A dine-in countertop extended from the island adds an intimate touch. 6 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Architectural Impressions Architectural details that harken to yesteryear easily give a room country French flavor. But you don’t have to live in an ancient chateau to create the look. Rustic stone tile and hand-scraped wood beams add the charm of an old French eatery to this new kitchen. Curved archways, intricate molding details, and patinaed finishes also enhance the look. What’s your ideal decorating style? Find out! 7 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Natural Accents An eye-catching stone fireplace is a popular feature in country French rooms. The natural stone wall brings a touch of the countryside indoors to this cozy hearth room. 8 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Balancing Act A thoughtful balance is achieved in country French style that provides an elegant stage for casual living. To accomplish this, dress the room with French influences, such as full-length draperies, rich wallpapers or paint finishes, and formal fabrics. Then fill the space with livable furnishings, such as this generous, farmhouse-inspired dining table, to entice large gatherings of family and friends. 9 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Vintage Influence Antiques are an important component of country French decor. Vintage pieces — from a collection of dishes displayed in a glass hutch to period-style furnishings — enhance the European character of the space. 10 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Old Is New Again Repurposing is a popular way to incorporate old pieces into a home, and it’s perfect for bringing in country French flavor. This vintage dresser makes a beautiful showpiece as a bathroom vanity, with its sweetly painted designs and gilded details. A sparkling mirror and sconces add to the elegance. What’s your ideal decorating style? Find out! 11 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Refined Rustic Style An armoire is a signature piece of furniture in country French decor, from stately antique pieces to casual country cupboards. Place one in the bedroom in the traditional sense for clothing and bedding, or put one on display in the dining room for tablewares and linens. A handsome piece in the main living space makes a decorative statement while providing disguised storage for media components or home office supplies. 12 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Add Charm with Pattern Design details, such as delicate scrollwork and pretty floral patterns, are often associated with country French style. Pattern hung on the ceiling and painted on the grand four-poster give a cheerfully casual twist to this delightful bedroom. 13 of 14 Facebook Pinterest A Place for Neutrals Rich blues, fiery reds, and warm golds were the mainstay color scheme of country French style for many years. Although this striking color palette is still used and enjoyed, some prefer a more soothing take on the relaxed European look. Textures and tone-on-tone patterns bring wonderful visual interest to a room amid more neutral color tones. 14 of 14 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Mini Makeovers to Add Farmhouse Style Mini Makeovers to Add Farmhouse Style Use rural references, weathered finishes, vintage farm implements, and barnyard imagery to introduce farmhouse rhythms to your home. Here’s a look at 16 welcoming spaces that creatively put homespun harmonies into play. Begin Slideshow » Related Rustic Country French Style A Kitchen with French Flair French Twist

French Kitchen Decor

Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson By Kelsey Kloss Jan 31, 2017 If you’d like to create a cozy, rustic, and traditional kitchen, you probably already know you want to err toward country design. But is your style French country or English country? The ambiguity and confusion is understandable, as these two design styles share many similarities. However, they are also incredibly distinguishable once you know the colors, textures, and fabrics that define each. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Enter Rhode Island-based designer Cyndie Seely, who has used both styles in her own stunning interior design projects. Read on for her tips on differentiating between a French country kitchen and an English country kitchen. French Country KitchenEarthy colors Toile fabrics and orderly floralsFarm animal décor Getty Images This style is marked with strong notes of elegance and polish, but still upholds its ode to countryside living. In a true French country kitchen, you’ll easily spot characteristic mustard yellow and warm reds that reflect the surrounding countryside. “The French country kitchen has earthier tones, while English tones are purer,” says Ceely. “For example, a French kitchen may showcase a mossy green while an English kitchen has a hunter green.” When choosing how to upholster your kitchen furniture, note that French fabrics exhibit a refined sense of formal elegance. “With French fabrics, you’ll see flowers lined up in a somewhat organized way,” says Ceely. “Toile fabrics are also very popular in French kitchens. They depict gardens, fountains, and other sanctuaries of elegance for the French.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Getty Images When it comes to furniture, French country kitchens typically exhibit pieces with scrolls and moldings, while English design exhibits more straight, rigid lines and weathered surfaces. “There are fussier architectural elements and motifs in French design than in English design,” says Ceely. “There are many more materials involved, whereas the English style is simpler.” French country decor is unique in that it employs a blend of common farm animals and elegant, quaint birds. You’re also more likely to spot formal tapestries in a French country kitchen than in an English country kitchen. Getty Images Advertisement – Continue Reading Below English Country Kitchen Rustic, lived-in furniture Chintz florals Decor depicting hunting scenes Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson While the French country kitchen embraces elegance, the English country kitchen celebrates a lived-in atmosphere. “The tone of the English country home really reflects years of entertaining and enjoying life,” says Seely. “It’s really warm and cozy. There might be scuff marks on the furniture, but it doesn’t matter because it’s part of the character.” English country style celebrates the children, animals, and friends that bring personality to the countryside life. In the South Carolina home above, designed by Ceely in the English country style, the tiles were customized to illustrate the owners with their dogs and horses. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Rather than organized florals or frilly toile fabrics, English country patterns tend to depict foliage that’s less groomed, such as wildflowers and chintz florals. Getty Images The casual English style employs straightforward hues and natural colors. “English country style uses deep tones, but it may be, say, a truer red than that used in French style kitchen,” says Ceely. “Natural browns are also characteristic of English country design.”While French country décor usually involves farm animals and small birds, English wall décor typically includes hunting scenes with dogs and horses. It also showcases botanical prints and nature prints. Dark wood floors with wide boards are usually seen in both styles. Getty Images Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

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Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson By Kelsey Kloss Jan 31, 2017 If you’d like to create a cozy, rustic, and traditional kitchen, you probably already know you want to err toward country design. But is your style French country or English country? The ambiguity and confusion is understandable, as these two design styles share many similarities. However, they are also incredibly distinguishable once you know the colors, textures, and fabrics that define each. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Enter Rhode Island-based designer Cyndie Seely, who has used both styles in her own stunning interior design projects. Read on for her tips on differentiating between a French country kitchen and an English country kitchen. French Country KitchenEarthy colors Toile fabrics and orderly floralsFarm animal décor Getty Images This style is marked with strong notes of elegance and polish, but still upholds its ode to countryside living. In a true French country kitchen, you’ll easily spot characteristic mustard yellow and warm reds that reflect the surrounding countryside. “The French country kitchen has earthier tones, while English tones are purer,” says Ceely. “For example, a French kitchen may showcase a mossy green while an English kitchen has a hunter green.” When choosing how to upholster your kitchen furniture, note that French fabrics exhibit a refined sense of formal elegance. “With French fabrics, you’ll see flowers lined up in a somewhat organized way,” says Ceely. “Toile fabrics are also very popular in French kitchens. They depict gardens, fountains, and other sanctuaries of elegance for the French.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Getty Images When it comes to furniture, French country kitchens typically exhibit pieces with scrolls and moldings, while English design exhibits more straight, rigid lines and weathered surfaces. “There are fussier architectural elements and motifs in French design than in English design,” says Ceely. “There are many more materials involved, whereas the English style is simpler.” French country decor is unique in that it employs a blend of common farm animals and elegant, quaint birds. You’re also more likely to spot formal tapestries in a French country kitchen than in an English country kitchen. Getty Images Advertisement – Continue Reading Below English Country Kitchen Rustic, lived-in furniture Chintz florals Decor depicting hunting scenes Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson While the French country kitchen embraces elegance, the English country kitchen celebrates a lived-in atmosphere. “The tone of the English country home really reflects years of entertaining and enjoying life,” says Seely. “It’s really warm and cozy. There might be scuff marks on the furniture, but it doesn’t matter because it’s part of the character.” English country style celebrates the children, animals, and friends that bring personality to the countryside life. In the South Carolina home above, designed by Ceely in the English country style, the tiles were customized to illustrate the owners with their dogs and horses. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Rather than organized florals or frilly toile fabrics, English country patterns tend to depict foliage that’s less groomed, such as wildflowers and chintz florals. Getty Images The casual English style employs straightforward hues and natural colors. “English country style uses deep tones, but it may be, say, a truer red than that used in French style kitchen,” says Ceely. “Natural browns are also characteristic of English country design.”While French country décor usually involves farm animals and small birds, English wall décor typically includes hunting scenes with dogs and horses. It also showcases botanical prints and nature prints. Dark wood floors with wide boards are usually seen in both styles. Getty Images

French Kitchen Decor

French Kitchen Decor

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French Kitchen Decor
French Kitchen Decor
French Kitchen Decor