French Country is among the styles that are always popular in design. Its casual look and soothing color palette exude a rustic elegance that really makes this style work. White Oak Interiors (Bull Valley Furniture and Accessories) Identifies several key aspects of this style’
The furnishings of a French Country home are very natural and the color palette reflects that. Dark woods are prominent, as well as soft hues of greens, off-whites, and burnt oranges. The brighter the colors, the more energy it gives off. Subdued palettes are calm and soothing. Many also use a combination of black and shades of gray with the brighter palettes to avoid overwhelming the senses.
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Toile fabrics are heavily associated with this style of design, along with aubusson and other tapestries. The fabrics are generally on the lighter side in color with repeating patterns. Plaids and stripes play well within the graphic design of featured tapestries. This style is usually themed and draws inspiration from nature. Popular themes in this style are farm animals (chicken, cows, etc.), street scenes, flowers, vegetables, fruits, or landscapes.
Again, staying true to nature is key to achieve a true French Country look. Pottery, brass pots, wild arrangements of fresh flowers, wicker baskets, and colorful ceramics all aid in achieving a textured and rustic look. Metal light fixtures, exposed ceiling beams, and distressed wood flooring are all tiny touches that can top the look off.
Your French Country home should feel effortless, lived-in, and welcoming if done correctly. For more ideas or a consultation, contact us today!