About French Style
French Style Furniture
France has always been a paragon of style, so there is no wonder their furniture styles have been built off of and recreated for centuries. French furniture encompasses both the high sophistication of Paris and the rustic, provincial nature of the country’s vast rural land. Most of the French style furniture that has made its way into the hearts of American furniture makers and enthusiasts falls into the latter category. French Country and French Provincial furniture styles borrow from the elite Parisian styles, though with their own more humble touches. Our offerings of French style furniture include pieces from brands such as Bernhardt Furniture and Ethan Allen.
French Provincial Style
French Provincial furniture hearkens to the rolling hillsides of Provence, France. These pieces are a celebration of curves, from cabriole legs to simple scalloped carving. French Provincial style is made complete with romantic colors and lighter woods; modern recreations capture the charming country-cottage style with delicate white washes and the finest of distressed detailing.
French Country vs FarmhouseFrench Country style furniture provides
a softer and more delicate ambiance whereas farmhouse style is more casual. French style furniture again focuses on the beauty of curves, whereas farmhouse is more linear. The point of a farmhouse style is to be quaint, rustic, yet beautiful. French furniture would never fancy itself as quaint, and rustic may be appropriate, but more sparingly than it is used with farmhouse decor. Of course, the two styles complement each other beautifully and can be combined to create a uniquely beautiful home.