If there’s one design style that can “take you there,” it’s definitely French country design. Whether you’re in the middle of New York City or somewhere on the California coast, if you walk into a classically French country room, you’ll immediately feel like you’re somewhere deep in the heart of Provence.
But even though the design feels effortless, it actually follows a formula to achieve that perfectly imperfect aesthetic.
It comes as literally no surprise that French country design is inspired by the actual French countryside, specifically Provence. French decor in and of itself can be extremely ornate, elegant, and often over-the-top, but Provencal homes incorporate traditional elements in a way that’s far more relaxed, distressed, and subdued.
“The core essence is a refined elegance that is humbled by bringing in aspects of nature such as weathered and white washed wood, and neutral color palettes,” says lead designer of ASR Design Studio, Ariel Richardson.
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