Sometimes it's too easy to forget the classic standbys: director's chairs used as dining chairs; French ceramic rise and fall pendants; long refectory tables. This casual yet stylish kitchen in the English countryside is easy to copy; with the help of gallons of cream-colored paint (try Pointing from Farrow & Ball).
Below: The Refectory Farmhouse Table in English oak is a reproduction of an antique; with extensions, it can be expanded to 120 inches. $5,900 from Leonards, a family-owned Massachusetts workshop specializing in antique and reproduction furniture (they also recently opened a store in Westport, Connecticut).
Below: Another option: the 96-inch-long Longmont Table; made from rustic reclaimed pine. $1,795 at Sundance.
Below: Exhibitor 18-inch Director's Chair with hardwood frame and cotton canvas fabric; 18 different fabric colors, four frame colors; on sale for $56.99 at Directors Chair.
Below: The iconic Catuffe Lamps are handmade by brothers François and Frédéric Catuffe in the Tarn region of France and feature antique bronze fittings, braided electrical cording, and porcelain shades available in blue, cream, jade, red, olive, gray, at the French House. Available at Marston & Langinger for $425. In the UK, available at the French House for £187.