The term ‘French Country’ is on the lips of every designer and housewife in the country, but many disagree on what the style actually incorporates. Does it entail lavish detailing like the traditional approach to French manor decor, or is it a pared-down version of the classic, more transitional or rustic than the conventional method?
A very popular trend in home decor, the French Country style works in any type of home, from a chalet to a chateau. Inspiring visions of sunlit fields of lavender, the design is slightly rustic with a transitional calling.
French Country kitchens can be the most beautiful type of kitchen, giving beauty and poise to the act of cooking. A lighting pendant or two can bring resplendent task lighting to countertops and kitchen islands, while wall sconce lighting in a classic brass finish complements wooden tables and cabinetry. Warm, honey-coloured lamps add style and ambiance. Natural light is also an important aspect of the French Country style, and should flow in through windows and, of course, French doors.