We love Country French style because it's such a cross between elegance, sophistication, and casual style. It's a mix of rustic with refined, and it works with many different styles. We'll describe the style today, give your some sources for inspiration, and suggest some specific pieces for your home.
The French Needle is HERE
We covered The English Country Look HERE
Check out Anita's blog CEDAR HILL FARMHOUSE for updated Country French inspiration HERE
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Anita's book French Accents is HERE
Charles Faudree's book, Charles Faudree the king of Country French, is HERE
Another great French decorating book is La vie est belle: the elegance art of living in the French style HERE
Christopher Knight set of 2 French chairs with light gray fabric HERE
Outdoor French bistro chairs in navy and white HERE
Louis phillipe wall mirror HERE
Round bread board HERE
Authenic French Blue transferware plates HERE
Look for the brand SARREGUEMINES for gorgeous antique French dishes.
Gorgeous video of French Decor Style & Elements HERE
Louis 15th Trumeau mirror HERE
Ornate Chandelier HERE
Provence Style Decorating with French Country Flair book HERE
Vintage French Style Homes & Gardens Inspired by a Love of France book HERE
Check out the French Garden House HERE
An IG account we adore is Chateau Sonoma IG & shop HERE
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Anita's crushing on this recipe for gluten free naan bread
GLUTEN FREE GARLIC NANN
2 ¼ t Active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (100 degrees)
¼ cup maple syrup
1 large egg, beaten
1 t salt
1 ¾ cassava flour
1 ¼ cup almond flour
1 cup arrowroot flour
1/3 cup minced garlic
Butter for garnish
½ c chopped cilantro for garnish
• In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let sit in warm area (about 80 degrees) about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in maple syrup, egg, salt, both flours, and arrowroot until a soft dough forms. Place dough in a bowl, cover and place in a warm place (on top of the referigerator works) for about an hour.
Using your hands, shape dough into a long rectangle and cut into 12 equal portions, duing with cassava flour as necessary.
• Lay one portion of dough o a sheet of parchment paper, sprinklw with a teaspoon of garlic, and cover with another sheet of parchment. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into an oval shape about ¼ inch thick. Place skiller over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Remove top layer of parchment and, place your hand under bottom layer of parchment, flip dough onto skillet, remove parchment and cook until bottom is golden and blackened in spots, about 4 minutes. Flip naan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more, until lightly browned and blistered. Remove naan from pan, brush with butter, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve warm. Repeat with remaining portions of dough.
• Place cooked naan on a baking sheet in the oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
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