French Country Basics

Happy March!!  If you’ve read even just a few of our blog posts, you know how much we love French Country decor!  For the month of March we’re going to take a little bit of a closer look at some of our favorite aspects of this kind of decor.  To kick things off, let’s just get a really good idea of what makes something “French country.”The basic elements of French country decor are a rustic, warm and welcoming style that is both casual and elegant.

It utilizes a large spectrum of colors, but frequently color palettes are taken from nature and the flowers of the French countryside which means you see a lot of pastel blues, pinks, and yellows, always mixed with a little gold gilding of course!  Think Marie Antoinette colors (one of our favorite movies to draw inspiration from).

Top:  image from the set of Marie Antoinette, Bottom:  a more modern take on “French country” with bright accents of hot pink
 

Wrought iron and natural woods are popular materials for home accessories and furniture bases, again adding to the rustic feel of this type of design.

                  
A gorgeous rustic wooden table that we think would pair beautifully with some of our hand-picked wrought iron accessories…especially those chandeliers!

So just a quick look at the basics of French Country style.  Be sure to check back in as we will be delving into this topic more in depth throughout the month with more specific ideas and suggestions for how to create the perfectly styled French Country abode.  Maybe we’ll even do a few projects where we “frenchify” some of our home accessories!

-Rachel

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About Rachel Meyer

Free spirited and eclectic, my design style is always evolving. I recently graduated from The University of Texas's Interior Design program and am figuring things out as I go. I have a passion for personality and love a deep discussion of life, the universe, and everything. Philip K. Dick novels and YouTube comedians are my trivia specialties, so if you're ever in need of a teammate at Flying Saucer, I'm your girl.

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