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Tour these rooms, published in Country French Decorating, for a fresh look at one of the most popular decorating styles today.
In the dining room, new upholstered dining chairs surround a chestnut table. The hutch is from Provence and features its original mustard-color paint finish. Colorful red and yellow pottery fills the shelves with Country French style!
Yellow-and-blue toile is a sunny foil for the natural woodwork in the library. Overhead, antlers decorate the wall and are draped with sprigs of dried flowers.
In the master bedroom, new furnishings, painted black, fit well with vintage accessories, including a blanket chest with its original finish. Elsewhere in the room a toile chaise nestles in front of a window for lounging.
Near the end of the bed, a set of doors was dressed in a striking black checked fabric, accented with a smaller check and plain black borders.
A conversation area in front of a striking fireplace is accented with a corner chest near the window. Oil paintings on the mantel and on the chest help unify the scheme.
Cuddly chenille-covered sofas are piled high with toile and tapestry accent pillows, but the real star of this room is the floor and the magnificent oversize arched window. Touches of pottery, along with a scheme of red and gold, add Country French flair.
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