There are many fabrics and textiles used in French country design. Some of the most common that are seen in French-inspired style today are:
grain sacks and other striped fabrics…source source
fabrics with monograms are also desirable…source
There are many uses for French (or French-inspired) textiles in the home.
Of course there are the usual pillows, runners, and curtains.
But you can also use these fabrics in some unconventional ways.
How about simply draped over a basket….source
or beautifully stacked on a shelf…..source
Smaller fabric pieces can be uses as sachets…source
And how cute is this vintage fabric stocking!source
Here, the homeowner took a European monogrammed sheet to cover the bed and placed a pretty, striped grain sack to drape across the foot of the bed. Simple and beautiful!source
Of course you can also make fake grain sack and use them as chair covers like I did here……
I hope to get a tutorial out about this soon (after the 31 day series, of course!) because there is a funny side story about these chairs!
I hope you’ll join me tomorrow to talk about French-inspired lighting.
P.S. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!
Wow, we look so young!
Wiley Conley says
18 years we celebrate today, thanks for being such a wonderful partner.
I have so enjoyed everyday being married to you Carrie.
I love all these fabrics and the chair looks super!
Happy Anniversary Carrrie!