Eric S. purchased this beautiful French Country sideboard in black finish, and when we saw his address in the Washington D.C. area, we knew we’d be delivering this one! He only lives about 45 minutes away from my grandmother’s house.
The antique-inspired French Country sideboard (item BG-65 on our website) is beautifully crafted using traditional joinery techniques. The distressed blackwash finish accents the intricate carving on the raised panels and gives the appearance of age. Detailed hardware creates an authentic French Country look too.
Eric recently moved to the Washington D.C. area and has been busy decorating his lovely home. He proudly gave us a tour of the whole house and said he didn’t mind my snapping photos along the way!
We delivered the new French Country sideboard into the central hall of his home.
The sideboard sits right by the front door and under a gorgeous crystal chandelier. The pretty grey paint creates an elegant impression as you walk in, nicely accented by the design of the rug.
I couldn’t resist taking a shot showing his grand piano in the muted blue music parlor just off the hallway. The piano finish ties so nicely with the sideboard.
The fantastic view across the back porch is what Eric sees from his home office – I don’t know how he gets anything done with that incredibly relaxing view!
This same view is seen through the floor to ceiling windows at the rear of the kitchen, although my photo is backlit and a little grainy.
However, my shot of his gorgeous painted white kitchen cabinets with a black finished island and bar stools and black countertops shows how deftly Eric and his wife have used black as a color motif throughout their home. They juxtapose bold, dynamic black with softer grays, blues and greens and crisp, clean white trim.
I couldn’t resist taking the photo in the dining room as the chandelier had amazing multi-colored crystals in all the colors of the room. I even noticed that the fresh floral arrangement matched the painting above the fireplace!
Every detail is just so nicely considered. I’m sure there will be many happy dinners and gatherings in Eric’s new home in years to come. It is such a welcoming and beautiful space.
Thanks Eric, for giving a glimpse into your traditional-style home with such elegant use of color!
And of course, thanks to Grandma who put us up for the night and took us out for dinner and ice cream to boot! 🙂
Aimee 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 EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.