The elegance of European decor and the simplistic beauty of country style come together in perfect harmony in the French Country home. If you are smitten by the mixing of vibrant and subtle hues, wrought-iron furniture, blue and white porcelain and whitewashed wood surfaces – you have the French Country bug. Timeless toile prints and provincial patters are hallmarks of this style of design. According to Better Homes and Gardens, for the kitchen, “architectural details that harken to yesteryear easily give a room country French flavor. But you don’t have to live in an ancient chateau to create the look. Rustic stone tile and hand-scraped wood beams add the charm of an old French eatery.”
- As for lighting, here are some of our designers’ top picks for lighting your French Country kitchen:
- Combining of Materials
A key characteristic of the French Country style is a combination of materials. Wrought iron accents collide with natural materials. This is beautifully displayed in the hand-crafted Trestle collection. Pair these pendants above a dining table for a beautiful focal point.
- Vintage Influence
- French Country interiors pull in antique-inspired decor and give nod to vintage styling incorporated throughout. Pull in an antique element with our Archie chandelier, complete with vintage prismatic glass shades.
An Ornate Focal
Make a statement with an ornate iron fixture over an island or kitchen nook. Pair the Enclave chandelier with distressed furniture pieces and open shelving for a unique and intriguing result.
- Casual Styling
- For a more casual kitchen, update your room with the Equinox pendant, which offers a truly transitional look for the French Country lover. This stunning kitchen styled by Build.com experts, embraces the refined rustic mantra of French Country. Loving this look? Be sure to enter for your chance to win everything in this room now through May 27. Enter here.