On this day in 1889, construction on the Eiffel Tower concluded in Paris, making it the tallest structure in the world (until the Empire State Building surpassed it in 1930). This monument to the French Revolution is an iconic symbol of both the city and country it calls home, which have also provided an abundance of inspiration in home design all around the world.
French country home accents are high on our favorites list, so to celebrate this Eiffel Tower anniversary, we have selected a beautiful French country kitchen and charming French country dining room to show you how easy it is to decorate in this style (and you can find many similar accent pieces shown in the photos right here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop).
The Cabinetry is ornate, rustic and richly stained, surrounding the room in traditional French Country style and enhancing the cheerful French blue accents. The High Back Stools feature seagrass seats and the beautiful carved details turn these bar stools into elegant thrones. It’s hard not to notice the French blue Lantern Chandeliers which offer an old world feel and plenty of light via candelabra bulbs. Our eyes were drawn to the antiqued Wall Clock above the sunny window; the roman numerals and distressed appearance create an appealing primitive look that is perfect for a French Country kitchen. The Rooster Sculpture on the beautiful white island enhances the country charm while being detailed enough to fit in with the rest of the room.
This dining room is a little more rustic, but you can see similarities with the previous room in the high back chairs with seagrass seats and antiqued furniture complemented by the ornate chandelier. Even the distressed hutch is finished in a pale French blue, and fabric ties on the chair pads are lush and complete an overall elegant look to the room.
Shop the French Country Look at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop