How to do French Provincial

Warm and cosy, the French Provincial style is reflective of the homes in Provence in the South of France during the 17th and 18th century. It’s still a popular design aesthetic around the globe and can be integrated into any home due to its elegant but functional style cues.

Sturdy and beautifully simple, French Provincial is timeless but that doesn’t mean it can’t be modernised. The colour palette of a French Provincial home has traditionally been inspired by the landscape: warm golds, earthly grass greens, brilliant cobalt blues and russet reds with base colours of creams and whites. However, today’s versions include hints of metallic, statement lighting and a wider range of colours because the charm of the French Provincial style after all, is how inviting and personal it looks. In this article, we show you how to bring modern day French Provincial into your home.

Luxurious French Provincial

Our version of Luxurious French Provincial plays on the elegance of the trend with a modern day mindset. The Poppy Sofa and Armchair in Caviar features a deep charcoal velvet finish and black legs and when paired with more modern materials such as copper and marble, it brings a contemporary twist to what is traditionally an antique look and feel. Keep it French Provincial by bringing in unstructured ‘just picked’ flower arrangements for that feeling of country farmhouse.

Hampton French Provincial Style

The Hampton iteration of French Provincial is all about natural materials and colours. Our Poppy Sofa and Armchair in Pumice Linen Fabric features natural oak legs and works best when paired with complimentary natural and raw materials. Lots of wooden detail, concrete or white washed floors and accents of duck egg blue. 

Countryside French Provincial
Like traditional French Provincial decorating, at the heart of the aesthetic is the desire to create a laidback country feel. Our Countryside French Provincial look showcases our Poppy Sofa and Armchair in Grey Gum with Walnut Legs to create a more sophisticated version of ‘shabby chic’. When recreating this look, pair with a thickly woven rug and keep to a lighter colour palette to allow for the feeling of space.

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