rench kitchen design speaks fluent style to legions of Francophile obsessed decoristas. Does French kitchen design speak your language?
Oscar Wilde tells us imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Imitating the distinctive European elegance vis-à-vis design and decor pays a compliment to the classic French kitchen.
Classic French design marries formality with rustic finesse juxtaposed against a weathered patina.
Rustic refinement coupled with old-world charm personifies the characteristics of the country French kitchen.
Traditional Style of the Country French Kitchen
Some say country French while others say French country.
A tomayto, tomahto point perhaps, but Country French is the term used most often in the antiques world so country French it is.
Inspiration is everywhere, and listening to French music is an excellent source of inspiration.
It’s my definition of French immersion.
It is said that kitchen design starts from the ground up.
Flooring serves as a principal foundation piece in terms of the overall balance of kitchen design.
Hand Scraped Strand Woven Sahara Engineered Bamboo Flooring
Dixiewood Herringbone Brown 9.25 in. x 11.22 in. Marble Mosaic Tile
Balsa Decor Caramel 24 in. x 24 in. Matte Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile
French Oak Santa Cruz Solid Hardwood Flooring
Country French Refined
The very right of the white kitchen is in the complementing presence of provincial color, texture and pattern design greatness.
Antique French Pine Cabinet Doors
Subtle drama, a decorating oxymoron if there ever was one, engages my eye past the toile on steroids of the traditional country French kitchen to the accents in the not trying so hard to exemplify the look category.
Tole Gilt and Paint Light Fixture
Grosvenor Large Single Hanging Shade
French Country 6 Light Chandelier
Chapman & Myers Modern Globe Lantern
Possini Euro Design Warm Gold Metal Pendant
Cabinet hardware as a focal point?
Never underestimate the small details and the ability they have to make a visually grand statement.
Accenting with as opposed to a total immersion in is the key to alleviating the risk of a dated look.
Lubbock WTBHA 2015 Parade of Homes
Sourcing home décor items is routine, but never mundane.
Woven La Rochelle Antiqued Oak Finish Taupe Dining Chairs (Set of 2)
Maria Wood and Cane Upholstered Dining Chair by Christopher Knight Home
Grand style is present and accounted for in this excellent option for captain’s chairs.
I believe my love of the well appointed French kitchen began when I was in junior high.
My best friend’s mother had impeccable taste in home furnishing and home décor accessories, and their home was and continues to be one of the premier homes in our area.
I wish these Guild Masters Caned Wingback chairs would come back to a retail source – love these!
The entire home was gracefully designed and decorated, but the traditional kitchen, appointed with classic French flair, was indeed the design pièce de résistance.
A delicate mix of French blues with cream white accents served as both color palette and focal point.
Less is more echoed throughout the design and décor, and the style statement being made was more ethereal than overt.
Accents in ç’est vraiment magnifique detail translates to it’s really beautiful- the quintessential design element of the curated French kitchen.
The French Country kitchen faucet by Kingston Brass represents the detail of vintage French country design, bringing elegance of old to the contemporary kitchen.
Heritage 2-Handle Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Side Sprayer in Antique Copper
Wonderful option for a prep sink.
Antique 18th Century French Apothecary Stone Sink
Marielle 1-Handle Bar And Prep Faucet
Akicon Single-Handle Bar Faucet in Copper
a small, decorative ornament or trinket.
Antique French Blue Transferware Bowl 1878 Earthenware
Ornately Carved Louis XVI French Provincial Sideboard Buffet
Traditions Wall Plates, Blue and White
French Porcelain Boar Baking Dish
Madeleine 48 in. Matte Black Standard Rectangle Composite Console Table
French Cafè & Chicorèe Canisters, Pair
Six Shelf Satin Copper Cookware Stand
Ruffoni Historia Hammered Copper Roasting Pan with Artichoke Handle
MALACASA Series Ceramic Oval Baking Dish Bakeware Set
Paisley Floral Block Print Cotton Tablecoth Collection
Antique Set of 4, Mismatched Monogrammed French Damask Dinner Napkins
French kitchen design provides the perfect opportunity to add a single focal point lamp or perhaps a duo to the countertop for accent lighting perfection.
Park Hill Collection Capital Lamp
Josephine Silver White Table Lamp
Although it is sold, I could not resist adding this Belgian kitchen cabinet to the mix.
Ooh la la love it!
Distinctive European elegance is the standard of style and signature component of French kitchen design.