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Monday, July 19, 2010

Decorating Rooms in the French Farmhouse Style. Creating a French Farmhouse Look.
On a recent trip to France, I had the pleasure of spending a memorable week in Brittany, staying with friends in a beautifully renovated farmhouse. The farmhouse was a striking building made of local stone with an imposing thatched and slate roof, set in large grounds and surrounded by working farms. Being woken by the sound of tractors confirmed its rural location.

My observations to pass on to decorators who would like to capture some elements of French Country Style in their décor were several.
• The French  Farmhouse style of decoration evokes an atmosphere of warmth with a touch of elegance.
• The colour palette was almost stark. The walls were white, the ground floors grey polished cement and tiles. The upper floor were mixture of honey and dark coloured polished boards.
• It was the dressing up of the walls and the seamless mixture of old scrubbed furniture mixed with modern pieces that brought it all together.
• The beautiful and very French chandelier over the dining room table was a focus of elegance and charm. Sitting down to dine in this room was very special .

How did it all come together?
The natural stonework, the exposed beams, the colour palette, the mixture of new and old furniture, and the gold coloured wall decoration created a feeling of relaxed, sophisticated living.
The white walls and the white bed covers were crisp and fresh while the honey coloured doors and pieces of scrubbed furniture gave the impression of warmth. Because the house was rented, there were minimal pieces of interest on display. However the wall dressings used a clever combination of gold metal plates and gold coloured ornate mirrors to reflect the furniture and activity in the room.
Views from the windows of the ancient hydrangeas growing in the garden and the rolling countryside added an elegant touch. This French  Farmhouse style of
decoration was a great back-drop for a fantastic week spent with friends enjoying good company, French food and French wine.

Chandelier and gold coloured wall dressings.
If you are interested in using chandeliers for room decoration but consider them too expensive, then take a look at interiorinstyle’s elegant wall sticker chandeliers which come in two sizes and four colours. interiorinstye also has a range of gold wall stickers that can add simple elegance to décor as did the gold wall dressings at the farmhouse. interiorionstyle’s
Gold Antique Photo Frames wall stickers, Gold Hat Stand, Gold Mannequin,  Gold Peacock  and Gold & Black Vogue wallpaper wall sticker may be of interest.

Where can I buy an interiorinstyle Chandelier wall stickers?
Online in the interiorinstyle online shop. At Domayne Homewares.
If  your preference is for a Gold Chandelier, then contact interiorinstyle at
or call 1300 1STYLE.

The small Chandelier is $69.95.  The large Chandelier is $89.00

When ordering online at interiorinstyle select your delivery option. Delivery time depends on the shipping method chosen. Standard Post 4 - 8 work days for delivery. Express Post 2 - 3 work days for delivery. Cost of shipping varies according to weight and method. Overseas shipping is also available.

Be inspired by the French Farmhouse style of decorating.
Bring a feeling of relaxed sophisticated living to your décor.
Create your own style in your space using decorating ideas that follow the French Farmhouse style. Choose wall decals from interiorinstyle's range of wall stickers to help create a space you will be pleased to come home to.