Get the Look of Old Provence in Your Home

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French Provence decor is a reflection history, culture and the beauty of natural surroundings. Natural wood, old world stone, wrought iron and natural fabrics bring a Provence home to life.

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Old Provencal style decor calls for natural materials. Wooden beams on the ceiling, woven textiles and nature inspired furnishings and accessories celebrate elegance, simplicity and luxurious textures, like cotton, wool, natural stone, and brick. Colorful Provencal home decor fabrics reflect the landscape outside its doors with sunflower yellows, lavender, olive greens, blue seas, and brick reds.

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Rooms in a Provencal style feature a minimalist and even “cool” decor, because the Provence region is very hot and sunny, so the interiors tend to be a shady oasis from the sun. Even with the “cool” feeling in a Provencal home, it is always welcoming and comfortable. French Provencal Style is timeless and widely popular due to its warm colors, natural materials and charming relaxed appeal. This decor is as much at home in a small farmhouse as it is in a stately manor.

To find Provence style furnishings for you home, take a look at Belle Maison’s Old Provence collection.

Vibrant Blue Home Interiors

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I love the way fashion intersects with home furnishing trends. Earlier this year, the runways in New York and Paris featured exhilarating hues of blue that are now found on chairs, chests and sofas across the globe. According to Color Solutions International, the color trends this year “take you on an adventure” and the blue tones reflect “visions of the ocean’s ambiance.” So if you’re feeling compelled to bring the colors of the sea into your home, you are right on trend!

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The colors of the sand, sea and sky found on the coast are easily transferred to the decor in your home with the help of inspired coastal cottage furnishings. You can recreate the relaxed, blissful feeling of vacationing on the beach in your own home by adding coastal accents and furniture in hues of blue.

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Deep navy blue is particularly popular this year, especially when coupled with natural touches, such as rattan furniture. Together they exemplify a mix of cool strength and natural down-to-earthiness – the perfect balance.

 

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Soft blues create a soothing and serene feeling and also mix well with natural materials, such as rattan accent tables and jute rugs.

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Showcasing a few coastal accent pieces, such as beach style chairs, pillow with coastal motifs or coastal artwork, can be all you need to create that relaxed feeling of getting away to the beach. Whether you live by the sea or inland, these coastal-inspired interior design ideas offer plenty of inspiration to bring the look and feel of summer right into your home.

To find unique coastal furnishings to create the look and feel of a beach escape home, visit Belle Escape’s coastal cottage style section.

Fabulous French Country Cabinets

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French Country display cabinets are unparalleled in style, function and versatility. They are used in living rooms to display pictures, books and treasured objects, in dining areas to store dishware and linens, in kitchens to hold pots, pans and food staples and in family rooms as entertainment centers. Characterized by beautifully hand-carved wood, French country […]

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Illuminate Your Home With an Artistic Lamp

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  Add artistic flair to your decor with a lamp that is a work of art! Artistic lamps are not only functional, but also accentuate your decor and bring a touch of whimsy into a room. These coastal lamps add a pop of color to make a coastal cottage feel more vibrant. These richly stained lamps […]

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The Allure of Tufted Furniture

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  French tufted furnishings have seen a resurgence in design lately. Widely found on an array of pieces such as headboards, ottomans, dining chairs and sofas, these furnishings have left the vintage look behind and stepped into the modern world of design. Tufted chairs seem to invite you to sit, relax and enjoy the feel […]

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French Country Furniture Flair

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French Country decor is popular worldwide. It strikes the perfect balance of beauty and comfort that easily fits into elegant homes and country cottages alike. Country French aficionados love the vibrant hues, classic patterns and rustic accents that give a warm and cozy feel to any room. A wonderful distressed, painted or carved French Country cabinet […]

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Sunny Colors of Provence Decor

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One of France’s most beloved regions, Provence has a rich tapestry of colors that constitute it’s palette. The furnishings and decor take their cue from nature and the surroundings. Under the bright Provencal sun, the colors of earth, stone, trees, fruits, and flowers give this region its unique character and beauty. Relaxed, warm and subtly […]

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Finding Your Interior Design Style

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What’s your favorite style? Spring is often the perfect time of year to refresh your decor and get a stylish new look! If you are unsure about your favorite interior design style, perusing images online is a great way to discover your look. Finding the right style isn’t about “what’s in style”, rather it’s about […]

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Cosmopolitan Chic Furniture – on Trend!

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Contemporary furnishings are always in style! But in 2014, we are seeing more and more elegant modern pieces worked into traditional, French and cottage style settings. Geometric lines, plexiglass, shiny silver finishes and mid-century forms are all this rage this year, with these elements adding a dash of cosmopolitan sophistication to this year’s most popular […]

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Shimmering Silver & Gold Chandeliers

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Like a jewelry box filled with glitz, glam, and sparkle, adding a silver or gold chandelier to your home can add a sophisticated elegance and romantic feel to your space. The symbol of luxury, these chandeliers will catch and reflect the light and create a dramatic setting for an entry, dining room or bedroom.

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Red is a hot furniture trend!

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Fall/Winter 2013-2014 runway colors are vibrant, exciting and rich! And, as always, these fashion trends translate into home furnishing trends. Packed full of energy and excitement, the color red is creeping back into vogue in the world of interior design with this wave of vibrant hues coming in from fashion trends. For years, people shied […]

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Sultry Shades of Gray Furnishings

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Add a touch of sophistication to your home with Belle Maison’s new Vintage Gray furnishings. Whether you are looking for a gray sofa or settee, a weathered gray chair or ottoman or soft gray hued lighting, you will love this collection of furnishings in sultry shades of gray.

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