Far Pavilions News
April 24, 2015
French Provincial furniture marries rustic with elegant, vintage with oh-so-modern chic and it’s so in right now. As one of the most popular design aesthetics in the world this look brings warm, textural layering in a neutral palate and combines old and new with elegance and functionality.
Born in the French vineyards when countryside families could not access or afford a home full of new, ‘city’ furniture, this romantic style developed incorporating traditional sturdy, unassuming design with the contrast of few, newer ornate pieces.
Light, white tones drawn from traditional lime wash, painted timber and layered accessories are the cornerstones of the French provincial look. Think farmhouse meets market with a splash of Parisian glamour and you are well on the way to achieving this look for your own abode!
Old meets new, city meets country and rustic meets chic – French provincial furniture is a gorgeous, on-trend choice. Staple pieces of the era include farmhouse tables, buffets and consoles that can be today’s statement pieces of your interior design.
French provincial farmhouse tables
A two-tone, Mango-wood and white paint finish table is the integral piece of the French provincial styled kitchen. Long, practical and welcoming this key piece will be the place where family members gather to enjoy meals and celebrate for years to come.
In choosing a French provincial farmhouse table you may like to consider the proportion of the table to your room size, the number of people you need to accommodate and the style of chair you will partner to your table. A long bench style seat is a traditional, family-friendly choice, two-toned cross back single chairs create a rustic yet elegant feel or upholstered high backed dining chairs with linens or print are the option for a grander, more luxe feel. Of course, in true French provincial aesthetic you may like to mix and match your chairs for a shabby-chic feel that’s warm and inviting.
Eco-friendly sustainable hardwoods and timeless design are integral parts of your purchase decision to ensure your French Provincial farm house table becomes a piece that will be treasured for years to come.
French provincial lounges or sofas
A fabulously plump and decadent sofa in neutral stripes or linen tones is the staple piece of any French Provincial lounge room. Layered with cushions in varying textures to create an incredibly comfortable and inviting look, a French Provincial lounge should be selected on aesthetics, fit to the available room and the number of people it regularly must accommodate.
A traditional shaped 3-seater with gorgeous curve and tactile appeal is the most obvious choice but for those who have a specific needs your French provincial ideals need not be sacrificed for practicality. The desired French provincial look can still be achieved with corner lounges, multiple smaller lounge chairs and ottomans as a comfortable lounge-extension.
The French provincial mirrored console table
A glamorous addition to any home, a mirrored console table brings French provincial luxe to your stylish, earthy palette. Light-reflecting and edged with gold detail this stunning addition looks like an investment piece but is our little secret at an affordable price. Not only does it bring ‘wow factor’ it’s a location to display your carefully selected French provincial accessories such as French Provincial style hurricane lamps, your beautiful family photos, decorative French provincial inspired urns or a thoughtfully selected table lamp. A large piece of statement artwork with for a splash of vibrant colour, a Parisian apartment-worthy ornate mirror or even a handy hook for your keys can all be hung above your console table depending on the look you wish to achieve.
French provincial furniture for inspired media (TV) storage
The French provincial inspired home may have worldly, historic influences but the television and its accompanying many ‘boxes’ are very much part of modern living. Functional, sturdy pieces to house your media can still incorporate traditional French provincial furniture styling with painted finished, practical wicker baskets and two-tone timber looks. In a true example of modern demand being functionally incorporated into traditional design a media unit with French Provincial styling means your look need not be compromised (nor your addiction to your favourite shows!)
French provincial furniture for the bedroom
Nowhere is the choice for a romantic aesthetic more integral than in the master bedroom. The neutrality of French provincial furniture brings a restful, calming mood to your private space. Clever textural layering with high quality linens and cushions adds a luxurious and inviting feel. A four poster bed many not be the traditional French Provincial choice but the beauty of the French provincial design aesthetic is the natural ease in which other styles and pieces can be incorporated for that right-on-trend transitional style feel. French provincial bedroom pieces incorporating storage ensure you’re a tranquil, escape-worthy bedroom is not only orderly but a visually swoon-worthy sleep space. Traditional white-painted, eco-approved hardwood dressing tables contrasted with the luxe of mirrored bedsides is a décor-recipe for the ultimate French provincial bedroom.
Far Pavilions is your Queensland-based, French provincial furniture experts. Stocking a vast range of pieces to suit all rooms of your French-inspired home they can meet your needs with design advice, eco-friendly timbers and the widest range of French Provincial pieces in the state. Say bonjour to French provincial furniture and bring warmth, style and charm to your home!
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