French living

Get the Modern French Look

By |April 9th, 2016|

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

By |February 11th, 2016|

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

By |February 3rd, 2016|

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 […]

Find the Perfect French Bench!

By |March 21st, 2013|

Available in many shapes and sizes, French Benches and Ottomans are sure to add a chic elegance to your decor.  Benches have the bonus of having a huge visual impact, yet the space they occupy is often minimal. The settees below are generally defined as small sofas or benches with a high back that may or may not have arms.  Try an upholstered armless bench pushed up to a dining table rather than traditional chairs or use a lovely settee in a foyer for an special place to take off shoes.

Ethan Cane Back Bench            Carved Antoinette Settee               […]

French Provencal Style – Get the Look

By |March 6th, 2013|

French Provencal Style is timeless and widely popular due to its warm colors, natural materials and charming relaxed appeal. This decor is as much at home in a small farmhouse as it is in a stately manor. We have selected a few gorgeous examples of Provence-Style spaces from our Pinterest board that show you exactly how to get the look with items from Belle Maison Francaise. Start making your wish list today!

French Settee, Gilded French Chandelier, French Wood Coffee Table

Elm Creek Distressed Oak Chest , French Country Dining Table, French Country Wire Mesh Cabinet

La Reine Daybed,  Diamond Carved Entry Chest, […]

French Country Buffets and Sideboards

By |February 25th, 2013|

French Country buffets and sideboards, traditionally used to store dishes, are now used as expression pieces in a dining area to showcase decor in addition to storing dishes, linens and treasured items. Many pieces have functional drawers to keep flatware and linens in their place with an additional display space for stemware or serving pieces. Fabulous choices for a large dining space in need of more storage and surface area to serve your guests.

French Cuisine Credenza              French Country Chef Buffet       Black Rhapsody Credenza

A terrific choice is a hand-painted sideboard that is artfully distressed to give an old world appearance. With French […]

Vintage French Mirrors

By |February 17th, 2013|

Originating in Egypt thousands of years ago as religious ceremonial devices, mirrors are now used primarily for grooming, but also as interior design elements to make a room appear larger, add more reflective light to a space or simply to add a touch of sophisticated elegance to a room.

France’s King Louis XIV can be credited with elevating the popularity of mirrors by creating the Hall of Mirrors at The Palace of Versailles, and voila, a new enduring trend was born. Eventually, mirrors became a status symbol of class and refinement indicating its owner had impeccable breeding.

Gold Medallion Mirror          Lattice […]

Elements of French Decorating

By |January 28th, 2013|

French decorating encompasses styles from many periods in French history and regions throughout France. Whether it be French Country, Vintage French or Old World Chateau , all of these styles can be distinctly French, yet would not necessarily blend well together in one room design. Choose pieces with similarities in color palette , fabric, wood or style that complement each other. The three choices below are great examples of how curves, color and elegance can blend together into a feminine flair that is clearly French.

Adele French Settee      Arched Cabinet With Glass Doors      Ornate French Carved Table

What says French-style more […]

French Style Living Room

By |September 6th, 2012|

Experience the plush comfort of our natural fabric sofa sets and separates to create a soft, neutral tone to your living space. Our Maison Blanc living room collection has a wonderful sofa, armchair and settee set to show off curvy lines and a romantic feel to your room.

If you are looking for a more masculine and relaxed look try the striped furnishings such as the Napolean Striped Wingback Chair. It has traditional lines, yet with the natural linen fabric and sporty stripes, it can be used in a less formal space.

Our Louis sofa, club chair and settee have clean, crisp lines […]