Boston-area designer Heidi Pribell created this gilded masterpiece for a client who was renovating his historic Beacon Hill home. Pribell combines the ornate Louis XIV style with a still-bright (but less baroque dining) area, giving the room a full shimmery feel without assaulting the occupants with details at every turn.
This charming French country dining room features blue floral wall paper and a cozy fireplace to warm guests as they enjoy a meal. The gathered blue silk valances and candle-like wall sconces are delicate touches in the beautiful and formal space.
Beamed and Vaulted Living Room with Stone Fireplace and French-inspired Design
A beamed and vaulted living room decorated by Georgia designer Sally Draughon features a stone fireplace, double gold chandeliers, a monochromatic palette, provincial furniture with a whitewash and accessories such as glass obelisks on the mantel. The home served as the 2017 Design House for the Historic Macon Foundation.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
Updated Traditional Country French Living Room Featuring High Exposed-Beam Ceilings
Full of grandeur, this French Country living room features many special elements, including an 18-foot beamed ceiling, clerestory windows, recessed floors and arched doorways. Neutral tones and whites keep the space airy and bright, despite the multitude of furniture and accessories.
Neutral French Country Living Room with Reclaimed Wood Beams
The wood beams in natural finish and the simple but elegant furnishings provide contrast and give the room a whole new life. The beams are from reclaimed wood that came from Sweetwater Mill near Huntsville, Alabama. The lumber specialist estimates that the tree from which the lumber was milled was 250 to 300 years old when it was cut down.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the homeowners' dining room and kitchen and installed a natural wood support beam in its place. The dining room is illuminated with a metal chandelier and staged with bright, comfortable chairs and a dining table set with blue plates and French Country accessories and greenery. The new French doors open to the backyard and offer additional natural light.
Fresh Orange and White Dining Room With Christmas Decorations
This light and bright dining room features a square dining table with an orange pendant light above and white chairs with orange striped upholstery. A glass pane front door and separate sliding door allow natural light to fill the space, while Christmas decorations add a festive touch.
Neutral French Country Living Room with Whitewashed Fireplace Surround
The real show piece in the new living room is the newly designed but old-world inspired fireplace. The surround was built out using vintage bricks and covered in white mortar for a whitewashed and textured finish that makes it look as if it had been there for generations.
French-Inspired Patio With Floral Pillows and Whitewashed Terra-Cotta Pots
Whitewashed terra-cotta pots and ceramic pitchers work together to set the scene. Start out with a few creamy pillows and add to your collection over time. Yellow and blue is a classic color scheme that also feels very French.
Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines transformed this living room by opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors.