Country French Decorating

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Country French is defined as rustic elegance. Old world charm and a casual traditional feel is the essence of country french designs of Provence.

What are the characteristics of country french? Slightly worn furniture and spindled legs are  details of french provencal furnishings.  Linen fabrics for seating and window treatments give a light airy feel, though fabrics with pictures of scenes such as Toile are traditional to the country french design. Antique mirrors are etched from time, and add that touch of charm to any room.

Eat in kitchens are reminiscent of Provencal farmhouses.

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Pale colors make for an inviting casual feel.

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Dare to decorate in shades of white!

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Chicken wire instead of glass in cabinets is the essence of Provencal.

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Wallpaper in large scale patterns.

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Provencal bedding – Toile pillows and a matelasse quilted bedspread.

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Country french chic!

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Inspiration – Search Pinterest for more country french design inspiration.

Shop – If spending your weekends at antique stores and flea markets is too time consuming, new furnishings (made to look old) can be found at these online retailers: Ballard DesignsBelle Escape and The Bella Cottage.

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Published by HotPads.com July 2014

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