French reproductions

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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Modern French Furniture

By |April 1st, 2015|

Modern French furniture offers magnificent details that pair the look of classic vintage French furnishings with cosmopolitan accents. Think of a classic fauteuil with a heavily ornamented frame and modern nailhead trim, or a modern chandelier positioned above a rustic French country table. Graceful floral designs, soft, natural fabrics, and a light, neutral color palette provide inspiration for creating a home that is comfortable and on trend.

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Modern metal chandeliers, furniture with French words, rustic wood, and a lovely assortment of textured fabrics in a neutral color palette combine to create a haven that speaks volumes. A testament […]

Fabulous French Shabby Chic Style

By |November 8th, 2014|

French Shabby Chic is a favorite decorating style because it combines the seductive shapes and curves of popular French furniture pieces with fresh fabrics and chippy painted finishes for a look that feels both sophisticated and cozy. French Shabby Chic is “tres a la mode” these days as so many people like to have at least one painted and distressed French piece in their home that appears time-worn. Painted and distressed French furniture pieces seem to tell a story and truly make a home look and feel charming and inviting.

The dining room is one of the most popular areas to decorate in […]

French Arm Chairs – Timeless and Fabulous

By |September 29th, 2014|

 

French upholstered arm chairs have been “en vogue” since the time of Louis XV. Prior to that time, arm chairs were primarily made from wood and designed with erect backs. But the Renaissance period redefined all art forms, including furniture design, leading to more comfortable lounge chairs with cushioned seats, semi-reclining backs and swooping arms. Plus, arm chairs became true works of art with intricate carvings and emblems, cabriole legs and stylish fabrics. Suddenly, every parlor from Paris to St. Petersburg was filled with artistic arm chairs where friends would converse in comfort.

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French arm chairs have […]

Old French Provence Style in Your Home

By |July 23rd, 2014|

Old French Provence style decor is a reflection history, culture and the beauty of natural surroundings. Natural wood, old world stone, wrought iron and natural fabrics bring a Provence home to life. Provence style furnishings have a timeless quality about them that seems to take us back to a simpler time. This style blends chic French designs with rustic, natural materials to create a warm, relaxed and charming ambiance, perfect for gatherings of friends and family.

Old Provencal style decor calls for natural materials. Wooden beams on the ceiling, woven textiles and nature inspired furnishings and accessories celebrate elegance, simplicity and […]

Fabulous French Country Cabinets

By |July 11th, 2014|

French Country cabinets are unparalleled in style, function, and versatility. Use these charming cabinets in living rooms to display pictures, books and treasured objects, in dining areas to store dishware and linens, in kitchens to hold pots, pans and food staples, and in family rooms as unique entertainment centers that complement other French country décor beautifully. Characterized by stunning hand-carved wood, French country cabinets are usually substantial in size and often serve as a room’s centerpiece, adding a sense of warmth and stylish sophistication. While many feature open shelves or glass doors, the most traditional French country cabinets boast rustic chicken wire doors. And whether […]

The French Chair Affair

By |October 12th, 2013|

Choosing the right dining chairs can feel a bit like looking for the “one”. We are first attracted by the appearance, but then we want more details. Is it our style? Does it make us feel comfortable? Is it stable enough to stand the test of time? It’s important to really know what you’re looking for in a chair, and not to pick one solely based on first impressions. So decide what will be the best fit for your lifestyle first, and go from there.

This Versailles Chic inspired dining area is so romantic and feminine. With the curved upholstered chairs, […]

The Versatile French Chest

By |May 28th, 2013|

The traditional chest of drawers used for storing clothes in your bedroom has transformed into a piece that is both functional and decorative for other parts of the home as well. A necessity in the bedroom, a chest of drawers can also be useful in many other areas of the home to store various items such as linens, photos and family treasures as well as to display decorative items. With so many shapes, colors and styles to choose from, the lovely French chest is a very popular choice.

Beautifully carved chests are the perfect choice for an entry way. Store keys, […]

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, […]