How to bring countryside elegance into your home

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A look comprising of great variety, subtle nuances, characteristic charm and a touch of country. When you think of the French countryside, you’re sure to see fields of green and bright sunshine. While there are many elements that contribute to the French provincial style of decorating, the resulting look is always elegantly rustic, welcoming, slightly shabby chic with a key emphasis on the use of natural materials.

 

Furniture:

New or reproduction rustic furniture

Hand carved decorations

Raw wood

Armoire (to store clothing, linen or tableware)

Large dining table (rectangular or round) with dull or low-sheen finish

Dining and occasional chairs with curved or carved details

Chairs with ladder back or vertical slats with rush seating

 

Fabric

Traditional fabrics

Basic plaids, checks, stripes

French country motifs (roosters, olives, sunflowers, grapes, lavender and beetles)

Toile pattern

 

Colours:

Sunny yellow and soft gold

Fiery red and burnt rust

Bright grass green and dark hunter green

Cobalt blue and soft ocean tones

Style tips and in store item suggestions
Nusa or Pondi Dining Range
Amore mirror
Chinese reproduction antiques – keep an eye on the Vast Marketplace
Woven baskets
Natural fibre and pottery arrangements

Carved wood pieces

Whether you want a fabulous shabby chic, boudoir French-style look or a stunning piece to make a statement in your home, one off  vintage inspired pieces can compliment your French farmhouse or shabby chic style.

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