Creating French Country Style With Fabrics

7.27.2014

Another month has quickly shot by and now it is time for to talk about French Country style again along with four other gals and we are talking French fabrics today.
Using fabrics is such an easy way to add French style to your home. I have used many "French" looking fabrics and some actual French fabrics throughout my home such as toile, ticking, grain sacks and even checks.


This is vintage French ticking on this pillow in the dining room which is one of a pair I purchased.

I placed a vintage grain sack and used this pillow from Restoration Hardware on a linen chair in the sitting room.

I found these big fat overstuffed toile pillows at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta a few years ago and for now they are sitting in a vintage market basket in my master.

This is a fun pillow I got from Luckett's.

A vintage French ticking pillow and my beloved cow aubusson pillow in the great room.

A stack of European grain sacks.

Roosters say French country along with a printed in French pillow from RH that sit on a bench.

This little dog toile pillow from Scott's Antique Market is one of my favorites and it sits on a French style chair.



I've had these toile drapes for years and still love them. I was lucky to find these lined, weighted and pleated drapes ready made for only $75 a panel years ago. 

I found these toile pillows in the same fabric as the dining room drapes at an antique mall.

More grain sack pillows.

This one and the one above were both made by Ann of On Sutton Place.

I just shared this guest room last week that has several French looking fabrics. The red plaid pillow in the front is from France.

This towel or French torchon is another piece from France.

This one, too.

Ticking stripe chair from PB outlet and a pillow with tiny checks found at the Country Living fair.

Buffalo checks and more grain sack pillows in the sun room. This was how it looked around July 4th. Of course it has been updated again and will be shared soon.

Now, be sure to go check out the following gals' French fabrics.




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32 comments:

  1. Love the toile pillows in your master (basket and all), as well as the ones that coordinate with those beautiful drapes.

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  2. ALL of your pillows are gorgeous, but the rooster is my favorite. It's the look of your home summed up in one fabric, I think! So lovely, as usual ;-)

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  3. Say fabric, and I am there!!! I love all your French fabrics and have always loved the toile in your dining room. I have yards of the red check on the pillow you got at the CL fair. I made napkins because it is such a nice weight. Let me know if you want something made from it!

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  4. I love all of your wonderful pillows, Kim! You have a nice collection of things you found in France! I'm enjoying being a part of our design group! Hugs...Debbie

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  5. Beautiful fabrics Kim. And, love how you have them all displayed!

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  6. Kim, your French style is so authentic and yet unique to you. I love it all.

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  7. One of the things that draws me to your home and style, Kim, is the red! So many people today favor grey and white and neutral, neutral, neutral, but your home is colorful without being over the top. And I love the DR curtain fabric. I've had my eye on that fabric for years, but I can't quite make myself buy at the price it commands. :-/

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    1. Thank you, Ellen. Yes, I do gravitate to color and red. I tried to weed it out of my home in the past, but ended up bringing it back. I have seen that toile at Hobby Lobby and it's not too expensive. I lucked up on the price of these ready made.

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  8. Lots of beautiful French fabrics Kim. I luv the drapes in the f-dining and the pillows that are made form the same fabric. Plus that adorable rooster pillow!

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  9. Kim.. Love all your fabrics and design style... Can you share where you found the black bar with hooks on which you hang bread boards?

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  10. Love it all!! Off topic...can you share the brand and where you purchased the carpeting in your master bedroom? Thanks

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    1. That is from Home Depot last year and it is Mohawk premium patterned carpet.

      thanks

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  11. We both love pillows. You have a great collection!

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  12. Sigh! I could spend all day looking at fabrics! I love the cow and rooster pillow! I'm with Ellen, I love all of the colors in your home, Kim.

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  13. I adore your French fabrics Kim- each of them is so charming!!

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  14. Love all the beautiful pillows, Kim. I never get tired of seeing beautiful fabrics!

    Jeanette

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  15. Love, Love, Love all the fabrics - pillows are so great because they are not as much of a financial commitment as drapes or upholstered items. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Just beautiful! Of course, I always love the reds in your home ~ my favorite color. You have so many gorgeous pillows and I love the PB chair with ticking.

    xo
    Pat

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  17. Lots of pretty pillows!
    Mary Alice

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  18. You are the pillow queen and you certainly have some great pillows, linens and grain sacks from France...all so very "oo-la-la"...

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  19. Love, love, love all your pillows but I have to say the cow is my favorite! I think you'd love one of my new pillows that I'm going to show soon!

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  20. Kim, I love how you've mixed the wonderful textiles in each room. It's stylish and fresh! My favorites are still the wonderful cow pillow and the rooster needlepoint pillow. I know you like to move them about from room to room which makes them all the more wonderful. They would fit right in here. Wish I could find their identical twins. '-)
    Love this series. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  21. Hi Kim,
    I love your style girl, it's really a look I could ease my French whiter washed pieces right in with yours. Love all the pillows, as for you Restoration Home pillow, I bought it too" but our Italian Graryhound puppy at the time got a hold of it after eatin a meal and was chewing in it, needless to say it needed to be laundered ! I thought it's no harm even though it was dry clean only?
    Well not in this French rustic home its off to the washing machine, of ruiend its ok, i to ok à chance, I have to say I love my Restoration pillow washed and faded beautifully that the washed out stenciled words that I was not that fond of in the first place I now love, it faded to looking like the real deal words that would have been printed on a cargo tarp, or shippers canvas or a French flea market cart cover. I just wanted to let you know the shrinkage in hot water and light dry I never noticed and the fading of the stencil was perfect for me. I also loved that the cut unfinished seams now look amazing yet you do have to throw it in the dryer to get that fluffy old frayed look of authentic history to it.

    Before I go, I want to mention that side board/buffet sever in the dinning area? I am in love with that amazing piece.

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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    1. Thanks for the info and sweet compliments, Dore. That was a brown veneer piece from a furniture store that I painted a couple years ago. It is in my project gallery on my sidebar.

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  22. I love that cow pillow! Is it antique?

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  23. You have the best pillows - I love how they are all unique and collected over time!

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  24. Looking fabulous, Kim.
    I saw your reply about the dining room panel fabric. I think I will see if our Hobby Lobby has it. Love it!

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  25. Kim...I love all of your french accents! I think your pillow collection is bigger than mine! For real.

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  26. I love the happy red and that dog pillow is tres charming!

    I just returned from France where I toured the Les Olivades factory and went to the Souleiado fabric museum. I am sharing the history of Provençal fabric and the images from my time in Provence that you might enjoy on my blog today.

    http://www.decortoadore.net/2014/07/beautiful-french-fabric-factory-tour.html

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  27. Oh gosh, love the red ticking striped chair! I have a fetish for ticking, toile, and grain sack. Just love em all!
    hugs,
    Jann

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