Deadline Design With Shaynna Blaze

Get the Look: French Provincial Farmhouse

Get the look from the quaint Deepdene house, as seen on this week's episode of Deadline Design with Shaynna Blaze.

This week on Deadline Design we travelled east to Deepdene and the home of Teresa and Martin.

French Provincial/Farmhouse style is all about creating a relaxed interior with a strong classic base along traditional lines. Natural materials are the essence of this style, which showcases natural materials you associate with a country style home. A French Provincial/Farmhouse interior should look like it’s been lovingly put together over time, mixing new and old elements, each piece holding its own story.

Teresa has only bought one piece of furniture in the past 10 years – an ottoman with a formal French Provincial feel they use in the formal lounge. It said ‘home’ to her so I took it as my starting point for their interior.

Elsewhere in the family areas of their home I’ve introduced a more a relaxed, country farmhouse, version of the style with a base of linens and timbers, and a black and white palette, played up or down depending on the furniture and colours I added to this base.

The new couches are of the same palette as the ottoman but I added a contrast in the form of the formal stripe in the occasional chair. 

To further enhance the formal look I added two matching side tables and lamps and dressed the ottoman with a tray and small collectable pieces that can be changed and added to, to create a very personal touch. 

I filled the mantle with framed photos of the family and coloured glass vases that sparkle as the sun flows through the windows. 

As the windows are very visually heavy due to the dark timber colour, I introduced a divider screen in the same colour that connects the dark timbers in a simple way, the Deco detail reflecting the home’s design origins.

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