effortlessly elegant, it satisfies the soul as much as the eye.
Why it works: The French tend toward an inborn sense of taste and refinement that keeps this unassuming style from feeling pedestrian. Guided by instinct and a knack for striking a balance, French country décor always finds its center, no matter
between elegance and functionality. Although French country pieces are largely free of the embellishments that historically have marked more affluent French design, they're shapely and well scaled, with an eye toward balance. And because the rural French of old had to be sure every piece would work its
Paired with elegant decor, it's sophisticated and chic but can be equally relaxed when complemented by more casual furnishings.
of this elegant heading comes from the shape of the pleat, which looks like a goblet. For this treatment, a cone of fabric is formed and pinched slightly together at the desired length. Tip: The more goblets you add to the top of this treatment, the more formal and elegant it will look.