Monday, August 22, 2011

What is Country French?

This weekend a magazine caught my eye. It was called Country French. Inside were pages of beautiful looking homes, decorated with none other than ANTIQUES.
I discovered it was a special publication put out by Better Homes and Gardens. Looking at their website today I discovered their definition of Country French:

Country French is defined by its elegant look, with a touch of nature and country mixed in. The French manor look can be yours by bringing in these elements: antiques, blue and yellow, florals and nature inspiration, gilded elements, rustic country-inspired details, trims, and finishes (fringe, lace), and decorative faux finishes.

Well I'll have a little bit of that and MORE, thank you very much.

Loved this look and I'm excited about searching for antiques to fill a new category on my website. You just never know when inspiration will hit. (By the way, we were in Costco when I happened to find the magazine at their discounted price!)

Stay tuned!


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Richard Cottrell said...

I wish a lot of people would take a lesson and learn what is country French. So many mix it up with Shabby Chic.And not all shabby is French. Thanks for the lesson. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Ms.Daisy said...

Country French has always been one of my favorite mixed with a little bit of elegance. Good find!


Victorian1885 said...

Country French is so crisp and romantic at the same time.. I love it. Thanks for sharing!


Red Rose Alley said...

I always liked very dark furniture and old world decor, but every time I see Country French, it makes me want to have a room in it. It looks soft, country, and cozy.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley