Digital Access

Digital Access
Access kcchronicle.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Want to make sure you receive the latest local news? We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly mail subscription offers

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from Kane County Chronicle, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Sign up for free email alerts. We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Zillow Real Estate

Dig this trend: French flair

comp:000051e25abe:0000000d5d:567d 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p>Freshly baked baguettes and striped blouses, step aside! The allure of French-inspired interior design has <a title="Zillow Digs" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/">Zillow Digs</a> users saying &#8220;oui, oui.&#8221; From gilt furnishings to French-country plaid — check out what&#8217;s inspiring homeowners across the nation.</p> <h3>Touch of gold</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-entryways-1956242777/"><img class="wp-image-126702 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair gilded mirror entryway" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-gilded-mirror-435eef-e1373580608563.jpg" width="405" height="540"/></a><br/> This gilt foyer table pays homage to the days of legendary Francophile Marie Antoinette in an polished entryway by Zillow Digs designer <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/DavidScottInteriors-boards/">David Scott</a>.</p> <h3>Up above</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-living-rooms-5089523469/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126703 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair living room" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-cheetah-print-with-ceiling-126ba7-e1373580702196.jpg" width="500" height="340"/></a><br/> Neutral shades ground lavish crown molding, while cheetah-print pillows add a dash of playful whimsy to lighten the mood in this photo by Zillow Digs user <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/thecorcorangroup-boards/">The Corcoran Group</a>.</p> <h3>A peaceful surprise</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/eclectic-kitchens-5060153884/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126704 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair chaise with blue kitchen backsplash" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-chaise-with-blue-kitchen-backsplash-4111ff-e1373580798743.jpg" width="500" height="347"/></a><br/> Zillow Digs design firm <a id="yui_3_7_3_1_1373583360856_709" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/ointeriordesign-boards/">O Interior Design, Inc.</a> experiments with the unexpected by adding traditional furniture to unconventional spaces. Dating back to horse-drawn carriages of the French Revolution, the chaise tempts weary home chefs with sloping arms and overstuffed pillows.</p> <h3>Black &amp; white</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-dining-rooms-5149798614/"><img class=" wp-image-126705 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair black and white kitchen" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-black-and-white-kitchen-80cda7-e1373580892710.jpg" width="400" height="527"/></a><br/> In this modern kitchen by Zillow Digs design firm <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/jessicalagrange-boards/">Jessica Lagrange Interiors</a>, European influence is apparent in the use of black and white tiling you might find in a French patisserie.</p> <h3>Plaid upholstery</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-home-offices-5109591146/"><img class="wp-image-126706 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair plaid chairs in home office" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-plaid-chairs-in-home-office-ebc5c4-e1373580984244.jpg" width="400" height="502"/></a><br/> In a stately home office, plaid armchairs and window treatments add some French-country charm.</p> <h3>Bathe by firelight</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bathrooms-5147704421/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126707 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair master bathroom with soaking tub" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-master-bathroom-with-soaking-tub-39d5a9-e1373581083996.jpg" width="500" height="387"/></a><br/> A vintage fireplace sets the tone for this romantic master bathroom, complete with an antique clothing rack for post-bath robing.</p> <h3>Lovely in white</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bedrooms-5017471889/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126708 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair all white bedroom" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-all-white-bedroom-94e855-e1373581162112.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a><br/> In this airy master bedroom, a softly draped canopy invites relaxation. Large French doors open up the room to a private patio.</p> <h3>Vertical beauty</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bedrooms-5032854515/"><img class=" wp-image-126709 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair studded headboard" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-headboard-20e999-e1373581287721.jpg" width="450" height="466"/></a><br/> With a French-inspired antique chandelier and regal headboard, this room seems fitting for France President François Hollande himself.</p> <h3>A rose by any other name</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-gardens-1983273663/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126710 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair manicured garden" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-gardens-4d41c2-e1373581360890.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a><br/> Don&#8217;t forget the garden! Unmistakably styled like the manicured gardens of Paris, a formal rose garden entrances the senses with rows upon rows of fragrant buds.</p> <p><strong>See more French-inspired interiors on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/french/">Zillow Digs</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-17/dig-this-trend-breakfast-nooks/">Dig This Trend: Breakfast Nooks</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-07-02/hottest-digs-of-june-2013/">Hottest Digs of June 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-27/designer-of-the-month-jessica-lagrange/">Designer of the Month: Jessica Lagrange</a></li> </ul> </div>
Loading more