Beautiful, Versatile French Armoires

Armoires

French armoires can fill a space like no other piece of furniture. Imposing, regal and stylish, Armoires are quintessential statements pieces that come in many shapes, sizes and colors. These days, armoires are used in every room in the home for a multitude of purposes.

 

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Traditionally, armoires were used to hang or store clothing because European homes of days gone by did not have those functional areas we call “closets”.    While spacious closets are the norm today, armoires continue to delight lovers of French style who want to add a bit of old world romanticism to their bedroom.

This loft at the Belgian seaside, has the colors of the sea, all nuances that go from green to blue, grey to chalky white walls, colors of the foam created by waves. The place is decorated with beautiful antique furniture with an aged patina.

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This spectacular Dutch armoire with a heavily distressed patina finish is truly the focal point of this dining area. Armoires are increasingly popular as buffet cabinets to store china, linens, silver and other dining room essentials behind the beautiful doors of an elegant armoire.

 

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An armoire in the guest room is perfect for storing  extra linens while also offering some drawer space. And an armoire in the nursery serves a similar purpose – a beautiful decorative place to hang clothes and store bedding, diapers, toys and more.

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Consider all of the extra storage an armoire could bring by adding one in a bath room for storing linens, soaps and supplies.

Armoires are also often used as media cabinets, and it is easy to see why. A large open space for the television and plenty of storage below for DVD’s, cable boxes, sound equipment and more. For those who don’t want their living room dominated by a flat screen TV,  an attractive armoire might be the perfect solution. .

 

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There are so many ways to creatively use an armoire in your home. Not only do they add that functional storage we could all use a little more of, but they look beautiful doing it. No more clutter, just a lovely, organized working space behind closed doors. Painted, distressed, mirrored or stained wood, Belle Escape can help you find one that will fit nicely into your desired space.  Then, let the creative juices flow!

In Style: Earthy Chic Decorating

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Bring the relaxing feeling of nature into your home with furnishings made from natural woods, fibers and elements. Many of these Earthy Chic pieces are made from reclaimed wood and metals and sustainable woods. Weathered tables, wrought iron chandeliers, wicker accent pieces and natural beaded chandeliers will bring a calming effect into your home sanctuary.

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You don’t have to live in a log cabin or a country setting to connect with nature. Even the most modern interiors come to life when objects from the outdoor world are brought inside. The fabulous rooms above belonged to celebrity couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi whose home in Beverly Hills, CA area was recently bought by Ryan Seacrest. These rooms prove you can add rustic touches and natural elements, yet still have a feeling of sophistication with clean, modern lines.

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Nature is the ultimate inspiration—and trends in decor and design surely reflect that. Botanical abundance, stone walls and weathered furnishings create a calming space even in an office or powder room. This design trend is very popular with the eco-friendly lovers who are concerned with environmental effects in their home. And those who want a zen-like sanctuary home are also drawn to this decor. To bring a touch of Mother Nature into your home with Earthy Chic furniture and decor, visit Belle Escape.com.

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. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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