Cottage Chic Holiday Home Decorating Tour

Fresh, natural, and beautifully simple: These are just a few ways to describe Kelly Duvall’s holiday home decorating style. We recently joined her for a tour of her Los Gatos, California home, which is lovingly decorated in crisp white, red, and green colors that complement her collection of cottage chic furnishings. When Kelly welcomed us into her home, her longtime love of decorating was immediately evident. Asked what she enjoys most about making her home beautiful, she said that she loves to take a space and change the way it makes people feel about being in it. “To create a […]

Urban Designer Farmhouse

Designer Mish Chadwick recently welcomed us into her home – a remarkable renovated farmhouse located in Los Gatos, California. When she and her family moved to the Silicon Valley area, the hunt for a new dream home began. Soon, Mish found exactly what she was looking for – an old farmhouse and barn with great bones and good floorplans that wouldn’t require much change, both begging for a makeover. “I loved the character of the home and its little unique rooflines, along with the fact that it looks much older than it actually is,” Mish says.

In the main farmhouse, Mish’s unique […]

High Point Market Design Trends for 2017

Just back from the Fall 2016 High Point Market with a report on styles and design trends for 2017. High Point Market is the largest furniture show in America and takes place twice annually in High Point, NC. The Fall market features items that will go on display in the Spring of 2017. Many of the same styles that are popular today, such as Mid Century Modern and Modern Farmhouse, will continue to prevail in 2017, but with more natural materials materials, more sophisticated and neutral color palettes and a hint of glam. Shown below are some of the most notable […]

Modern Farmhouse Decorating

Modern farmhouse decorating mixes modern materials with warm, authentic farmhouse furniture and décor, creating a welcoming respite from everyday cares. Unique, expertly aged pieces lend a relaxing touch, while bronzed and blackened metal decor keep the look crisp and clean. Whether your home is on a country acreage or high atop a skyscraper, you can easily mix and match to create a gorgeous, farmhouse-inspired getaway.

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Acrylic dining chairs and a few simple accessories complement an French farmhouse trestle dining table, placing a focus on the rustic wood. Offering just a touch of the faded charm that makes modern farmhouse decorating unique, […]

Coastal Cottage Escape Decorating Ideas

Coastal cottages are the perfect escape homes – dreamy places where you can get away from everyday life, and where you find a smile on your face the moment you arrive. Coastal escapes are made for relaxing, listening to the gentle sound of the waves, and watching beautiful sunsets wash the horizon from the comfort of a cozy veranda. A popular trend these days is to bring the feel of the beach into everyday life by making your home into a private retreat. Here are some coastal cottage escape decorating ideas that will transform your home, whether it’s on the beach […]

Distressed White French Country

With distressed white French country furnishings, you can easily create a charming hideaway that’s both elegant and relaxing. Unique pieces let you express yourself perfectly while lending your home the timeworn feel of a French country home, yet evoking a fresh, light feel that’s in keeping with your lifestyle.

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 With just a few key pieces, a traditional living space becomes a dreamy escape from everyday cares. A distressed white French Country sofa, delicately carved and adorned with plump throw pillows, invites relaxation. A carved mirror complements the sofa rather than matching perfectly, and whimsical touches like plants, antique china, and candelabra-inspired wall sconces […]

Colorful Counter and Bar Stools

A great way to add pizzazz to your kitchen is with colorful counter and bar stools. Belle Escape offers a wide variety of high-quality stools in unique styles including coastal cottage, French country, shabby chic and modern. Most of our counter and bar stools can be ordered in the color or stain of your choice. Whether you like rattan, cane back, bamboo, carved wood or cushioned counter or bar stools, there are plenty of styles to choose from and nearly 30 color options.

Get the Modern French Look

Getting the Modern French Look is easier than ever with this guide. Since it’s all about mixing French reproductions adorned with contemporary fabrics and finishes with modern pieces like mirrored coffee tables, geometric chandeliers, and more, this look is one that’s very easy to personalize so that it complements your space.

 

With the addition of a few key pieces, it’s simple to update your dining room to reflect the Modern French look. A farmhouse table with a clean, natural finish serves as the central focus here, while comfortable dining chairs invite guests to linger. Natural touches tie the look together seamlessly.

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Romantic Home Decorating

Embrace the art of romantic home decorating by adding just a few meaningful touches. Evocative colors, flowers, mixing vintage and antique-inspired pieces with modern decor, and of course, anything French can transform a so-so space into an exquisite getaway.

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Corset chairs with plump pillows, a pair of sparkling chandeliers, and a fragrant bouquet create a decidedly French atmosphere that manages to portray a sense of intimacy despite the ten-place setting. Replicate this look on a smaller scale to heighten its romantic appeal.

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If choosing just one space to begin your romantic home decorating adventure, make it the bedroom. Here, flirtatious […]

Get the French Shabby Chic Look

Embracing the French shabby chic look is surprisingly simple. By mixing and matching a few key elements, you can give your space timeless appeal and create an appearance that exudes character and warmth. Taking inspiration from the classic style trend that emerged in the 1980s, French shabby chic is all about chippy white and blue finishes, comfy seating arrangements with crisp white slipcovers, vintage French accents, and elegant floral elements that tie the look together.

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Traditionally relegated to the bedroom, freestanding dressers with intricate details and interesting finishes add visual appeal to any space. Whether used to replace a […]