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Client Spotlight: Dining Room French Country Cabinet

French Country furniture with a black wash finish is a popular choice for kitchens and dining rooms. We have a beautiful range of newly crafted but antique-inspired French Country furniture, and when the piece features a black wash finish it looks really authentic. The black finish gives the appearance of tradition and age, but it still allows the wood grain to shine through.

French Country Cabinet with black wash finishOur client Richard P. in Daniel Island, SC, seems to agree! He bought this new French Country cabinet with a black finish and a marquetry wood top for his dining room. The sideboard, server, or cabinet boasts raised panel doors and a scalloped edge which looks very decorative in a kitchen, dining room or hallway. It stands on French Country style feet and it is charming details like this that really give the winning edge to a nice piece of furniture.

French Country Cabinet detailThe distressed blackwash finish looks wonderful too, making the cabinet appear like a family heirloom… or at least an old friend of the family that has been enjoyed for years!

Richard thought that the classic French Country cabinet would look great in his dining room under a gorgeous abstract painting.

French Country Cabinet in Dining RoomThe black finish on the cabinet works great with the wrought iron light fixture. It pairs beautifully with the wrought iron legs of the dining table too. Richard had the dining table custom-made after he was inspired by marble-top restaurant tables he had seen in France. Joie de vivre!

French Country Cabinet Dining Room 2As you can see, the black wash finish turns the cabinet into a high-impact accent and it is utterly timeless… it’s like the perfect little black dress! The use of black in this dining room doesn’t seem heavy, because the black is lifted by the pale neutral walls and upholstery to a very elegant effect. Similarly, although that lovely marble-top table looks substantial and heavy, the pale marble keeps it fresh and graceful. I like the black trim (or is it dark gray?) surrounding the side chair next to the cabinet too. Little touches like that pull a room together.

It all makes a refined backdrop to showcase the stunning color of the painting.

If you like this look, then also see my recent post about the French Country counter stools in our client Stephanie’s kitchen, also boasting a black wash finish to beautiful effect.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Client Spotlight: French Country Stools

We were really pleased to see how beautifully a French Country stool blended into our client’s kitchen. Stephanie C. already had two French Country style stools in her kitchen in Kernersville, NC.

Carved French Country Stool The two French Country stools featured a black wash finish and Stephanie needed a third one to match. This is the new counter-height stool that Stephanie chose from our selection of French Country stools at EuroLuxHome.com. Intricate floral and foliage wood carvings across the curvy chair rail and seat apron create a stunning decorative effect. The nice cabriole legs are typical of French Country style, and this stool also boasts a hand-woven rattan or rush seat. The antiqued black washed stain adds the finishing touch!

Below is the French Country stool in Stephanie’s kitchen, along with her two existing stools. Thanks Stephanie for sending the photo. I am just drooling over that kitchen – it is gorgeous!

French Country Stool in the kitchen

French country stools at kitchen islandEvery detail from the kitchen cabinets to the handsome chandelier is exquisitely chosen. It all adds up to a wonderful example of the traditional French Country look. I like the bright touches of sunny Mediterranean color too, in the mixer on the side counter, the yellow flowers, and the large pitcher above the fridge. The pretty carved shape of the back of the French Country stools makes a very inviting silhouette.

Stephanie said “It is beautiful and a perfect match to my other two! Thanks for the great service!” You can see more detail (left) of the hand-woven rattan seats which give a nice and casual country feel. I’m guessing that Stephanie likes the black wash finish on the stools to match that elegant island counter.

French country stool carved detailThis close-up shows the intricate carving on the stool apron. This is actually the same French Country stool, but with a natural dark wood finish rather than the antiqued black washed stain. Still, you get some idea of the ornately decorative effect.

The company that makes these stools specializes in high-quality Old World furniture designs created with traditional furniture techniques, like detailed carving, banded inlays and dovetail construction on drawers. So it’s not surprising that the French Country stool looks so lovely and authentic. Thanks Stephanie for sharing the photos of your to-die-for kitchen!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

EuroLux Antiques Announces EuroLux Home

We have some exciting news to share. Greg and I are doing so much business these days with antique-inspired new furniture, we have decided to expand our collection and broaden our name to EuroLux Home.

Ambella Home furniture at EuroLux HomeThe new name reflects the fact that we offer much more than just antiques now. We do of course still have our personally selected antique furniture that we bring from Europe. But now, in addition to EuroLux Antiques at our website, you’ll find an even greater range of EuroLux Home finely crafted high-quality new furniture and home décor accents. We have heirloom-quality furniture for every room in the house!

We are just as choosy about the antique-inspired new furniture as we are about our century-old French furniture. We only stock creations by the finest furniture craftspeople. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular items that our customers love from our collections at EuroLuxHome.com.

The stunning fireplace above is one of many Ambella Home fireplaces we supply. Intricately carved detail on the cast stone Ambella Home Brookstone fireplace is accented by a luscious black fossil stone top. Many people know Ambella Home as the company that made sink chests popular. We have many Ambella Home sink chests in our online store, including the gorgeous WInslow sink chest below, boasting a golden agate fossil stone counter and etched brass details. It looks like a real antique chest, doesn’t it? Ambella Home sink chest at EuroLux Home Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is beautifully hand-crafted using the same techniques as original antique English and French furniture. I blogged about Jonathan Charles furniture a while ago, including a video showing how these pieces are painstakingly crafted.
Jonathan Charles chairs at EuroLux HomeThese ladderback Jonathan Charles dining chairs in traditional Country Farmhouse style have wowed our customers this summer. They are crafted in walnut and the nice details and rich finish make it easy to see why they are such a hit!

Mahogany Partners Desk at EuroLux HomeFinally, this amazing new partners desk is a superb example of the new antique-inspired furniture designed with Old World flair. The oval desk is crafted in rich flame mahogany and it features a decorative banded inlay and three hand-tooled leather panels on the desk surface. Packed with classic elegance to blend with your traditional decor, the new partners desk in our online gallery impresses everyone who sees it. The reasonable price impresses them too!

Take a look at EuroLuxHome.com or EuroLuxAntiques.com (both links take you to the same place!) and you might be surprised by our expanded collections. We choose everything from handwoven Aubusson throw pillows to hand-blown Dale Tiffany glass vases with one thought in mind: how can we make your home beautiful today?

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

New Year, New Products to Love!

I hope you enjoyed (or are still enjoying!) the holiday season. I, and all of us at EuroLux, wish you a healthy and happy 2013.

I want to share some exciting news with you to kick off the new year. EuroLux will always be known for its fine French antique furniture, but we realize not everyone’s home can accommodate an 8-foot tall antique buffet. And not everyone’s budget can accommodate the antique furniture of his or her dreams.

That’s why I’m pleased to let you know we’ve expanded our product lines to offer you the very best reproduction antique furniture on the market today. High-quality reproductions serve many purposes:

  • They’re generally sized to fit the proportions of modern rooms (and by “modern,” we mean homes built within the past century).
  • They can help bridge the style gap between genuine antiques and newer home furnishings to create a seamless interior design scheme.
  • They often give you the ability to customize the finish color and level of distressing.
  • They’re budget friendly.
  • They enable you to obtain items that don’t exist as antiques (or are extremely rare), such as king-size beds, made by adapting authentic period designs.
  • They become tomorrow’s heirloom antiques. After all, even an antique Brittany armoire made in 1880 once was a new piece of furniture.

Greg and I hand-picked the reproduction product lines to carry because we wanted to make sure they truly were the highest quality available. The vast majority of our reproduction chairs, chests, beds, and other items involve a significant amount of hand work by a skilled craftsman. This ensures you receive a very high-quality product. Let me tell you more about these new additions to our inventory.

First, we’re excited to announce we now carry Dale Tiffany light fixtures. These exquisite chandeliers and lamps often replicate the original designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany and use traditional methods to create the hand-blown art glass in each shade. Dale Tiffany Studios also creates its own designs and employs the highest level manufacturing standards for each piece. From luxury replicas to budget-friendly fixtures, our Dale Tiffany line offers you the chance to incorporate historic designs or contemporary updates into your decor.

This exquisite Dale Tiffany polished chrome chandelier, for example, incorporates real crystal pendants (as opposed to less-expensive glass). And at just 18 inches tall, it’s proportioned for today’s smaller foyers and bedrooms – or a large master bath. Picture yourself soaking in the tub under this sparkling beauty!

We also now offer exceptional, hand-crafted reproduction furniture. Here’s a small sampling of the items now available in our reproduction category.

Photo of a reproduction English Tudor style bed in king size

This English Tudor style king-size bed is crafted of solid alder wood with cherry accents and features an aged, distressed umber finish so it will blend well with your existing antiques.

 

Reproduction French Country bar stool

This gorgeous bar stool offers you an updated French Country style to complement your decor. This barstool features a hand-shaped back and hand beading, which guarantees that no two are alike. It’s an exceptional piece of fine furniture.

After seeing these examples, I hope you’ll agree “reproduction” is not a four-letter word! I judge these items worthy to stand alongside any piece of antique French furniture in the home.

What’s your take? Do you eschew reproductions in favor of the “real thing,” or do you see reproduction furniture as an opportunity to round out your design scheme?

 

 

 Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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