Charm of French Provincial Dresser

Sep 15th
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French provincial dresser – When you think of a French landscape, whether you have ever been or not, you probably see something like a weathered barn among lavender fields and cheerful sunshine. French country style is an enviable mix of elegance and humble simplicity. It is credited with its old-fashioned aesthetics, enhanced by stability and presence of rustic finish, and timelessly appealing to refined curves and details. Part of the inherent charm of French country decor comes from the mixture of printing and patterns in textiles. Combinations need not be blatant or boldly different from each other to be harmonious, though. Think of pairing of toile with gingham, stripes of flowers. The key is to coordinate colors in the patterns. In French country style, contrast between details lends itself to ornate, intricate and elegant. And details are rough, rustic and raw, a great part of charm of style.

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Do not be shy from including an elegant fabric in a space that holds lumpy, knobby tree. Show of scuffs and dings and chippiness of once-a-time furniture. Pair of outdoor items, like lantern-style pendants, in sharp indoor rooms. Although pieces themselves tend to have elegant details, overall appearance of French land is more cottage-y than European-elegant. Dining table in French country kitchen tends to be large, simply shaped, and matte (dull wax or smooth finish). While accompanying chairs carry stylistic curves and carvings. Ladder-back dining chairs are common in French country kitchen. Colors are usually more on “sweet” side of things – bright, natural seating group’s colorful provencal printed matter. Be sure to add depth in any space with a variety of textures. Including but not limited to woven baskets, wire curves, ceramics, wood carvings and ceramics. It is not uncommon to see well-worn pieces in French country style.

Rusted metal furniture, historic scuffed lighting and also paint-chipped pieces provide visual interest and texture, warmth to the space, and a charming lived in feeling. Humble simplicity radiates from French land plaster walls, bulky roof beams, and carefully carved wood and woven textures. Floors of stone, brick or hardwood are worthy and classical. The patina of life is successful in detail through a charming, warm French country area. One way to truly get French country-style homes is to incorporate antique French furniture pieces into the room, although it does not seem to be meant for such a piece. Placing a French chest of drawers in the bathroom, as you see in this picture, is a perfect example. Paired with other feminine touches (flower scraper and wallpaper, scalloped mirrors, silk shaded sconces), this French piece gives warm and classic country style.

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