French style furniture

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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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 […]

French Farmhouse Decorating

By |June 13th, 2015|

If you like the idea of living in a charming old home in the country, you’ll love what French farmhouse decorating can do for your space. With a focus on relaxed, comfortable living, this unique style is characterized by painted chippy French style furniture, armoires and cabinets with rustic chicken wire doors, and cozy grain sack and burlap upholstered seating offset by rich hardwood floors and lots of lavender.

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Shades of white, ivory, and cream are a must for French farmhouse decorating, along with a touch of earthy color for warmth. In France, white is used as a color rather […]

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 […]

The Allure of Tufted Furniture

By |July 7th, 2014|

French tufted furnishings have seen a resurgence in design lately. Widely found on an array of pieces such as headboards, ottomans, dining chairs and sofas, these furnishings have left the vintage look behind and stepped into the modern world of design.

Tufted chairs seem to invite you to sit, relax and enjoy the feel of the fabric: often found in velvet, silk or natural linen.

A tufted bench at the foot of the bed is a luxury for those who have the space to do it. Not only is it stylish and elegant, it provides functionality as well with a place to sit […]

Sunny Colors of Provence Decor

By |May 2nd, 2014|

One of France’s most beloved regions, Provence has a rich tapestry of colors that constitute it’s palette. The furnishings and decor take their cue from nature and the surroundings. Under the bright Provencal sun, the colors of earth, stone, trees, fruits, and flowers give this region its unique character and beauty. Relaxed, warm and subtly elegant, the colors of the Provence will undoubtedly cheer up any home.

Sunflower yellow is a common color in Provencal homes not only on the walls, but on the furnishings as well. The overall effect is bright, cheerful and welcoming.

The kitchen is the heart of the home […]

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, […]

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 […]

Choose Your Perfect Sideboard

By |January 18th, 2013|

French sideboards are both artistic and functional. These lovely pieces of dining room furniture are traditionally used to store your best flatware, china and linens for entertaining. The interiors usually have spacious cabinets, drawers or both and a flat surface top that can be used to serve buffet style. Some are a showcase piece in itself with hand-painted details, while others have glass doors that highlight the beautiful serving pieces shown inside.

Black Painted Cartouche Sideboard  Distressed Country Sideboard  Elegant Curved Sideboard

Before choosing a french sideboard or buffet, consider how much space you have in your dining room. A sideboard should […]