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French Baroque Parlor
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.
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.
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.
An antique brass chandelier hangs above the dining table with Windsor chairs. The wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling curtains, along with the collections of blue toile plates, give this dining room a romantic, vintage feel.
Large Living Room Features Intimate Seating Arrangements, Glamorous Details
Designer Phillip Silver selected a quartz chandelier from Portugal, mirrored table top and antique commodes to add appeal to this fashion-inspired living room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The furniture is arranged in multiple seating areas to encourage intimate conversations in a room ready for a glamorous party.
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
Distressed wood paneling, a crystal tiered chandelier, and a grand gold-trim mirror all make for an elegant French country dining room. Sleek black chairs bring a modern touch to the space and large artwork adds a pop of color.
Space was limited for the corner breakfast area in this townhouse. A circular table fits best and a custom built-in wall unit provides storage without taking up space. The shelving is made with salvaged pine from local barns.