Saturday, April 16, 2011

et voilà

Furniture and Plastered walls should be light in comparison to the ceiling. Wooden beams and stone floors are also part of this style, but if you are not lucky enough to have stone floors, cement your floors to achieve a similar look. If you have old boring kitchen cupboards, paint them in a light natural hue in a distressed finnish and change the knobs/handles. Paint is always fantastic for a new look and it is inexpensive. Try using pretty lace for a more feminine feel on your windows or natural textiles for a more rustic look. These windows are used mostly to allow the sunlight in and are not really for privacy but that is why French Country homes have shutters on the outside. Even simpler ideas to help you achieve this look are to adorn your open shelves with fabric, display jars with interesting items in them, place woven baskets on the floor or on the counter and put a blackboard in your kitchen with french words on them like Bon Appetite! We also love Iron hanging pot racks. Add some dried herbs or lavender here and there et voila! Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts.

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