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Bon Appétit: 13 Favorite French Dining Rooms from the Remodelista Archives

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Bon Appétit: 13 Favorite French Dining Rooms from the Remodelista Archives

May 11, 2017

The dining room may be increasingly obsolete in some parts, but it still reigns in France. Here are 13 standouts, some farmhouse-inspired, some modern, all with a detectable Gallic flair.

In An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat, available for rent: an original corner cupboard and herringbone floors. Photography by Paul Raeside, courtesy of Behomm.
Above: In An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat, available for rent: an original corner cupboard and herringbone floors. Photography by Paul Raeside, courtesy of Behomm.
A quiet breakfast table in the Pyrénées. For more of the house, see Inspired by the Sea: At Home with an Artist in France.
Above: A quiet breakfast table in the Pyrénées. For more of the house, see Inspired by the Sea: At Home with an Artist in France.
In A Parisian Apartment with a Summery Spirit: a  sunny dining room, houseplants included.
Above: In A Parisian Apartment with a Summery Spirit: a  sunny dining room, houseplants included.
 The charming eat-in kitchen of stylist/blogger Lucille Gauthier-Braud features an rough-hewn harvest table, vintage white Fanett dining chairs, and an antique sideboard from Nantes (with doors left open to display ceramics). See Steal This Look: A Sunny Ikea Kitchen in the Marais. Photograph by Lucille Gauthier-Braud.
Above: The charming eat-in kitchen of stylist/blogger Lucille Gauthier-Braud features an rough-hewn harvest table, vintage white Fanett dining chairs, and an antique sideboard from Nantes (with doors left open to display ceramics). See Steal This Look: A Sunny Ikea Kitchen in the Marais. Photograph by Lucille Gauthier-Braud.
A dining table in a quiet, gray-toned kitchen looks out at Parisian facades. For more, see Cultural Exchange: An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat. Photography by Paul Raeside, courtesy of Behomm.
Above: A dining table in a quiet, gray-toned kitchen looks out at Parisian facades. For more, see Cultural Exchange: An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat. Photography by Paul Raeside, courtesy of Behomm.
A round marble-top table and big windows create a serene breakfast area in a Paris flat. For more, see our post 9 Small-Space Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Paris Apartment. Photograph courtesy of Philippe Harden.
Above: A round marble-top table and big windows create a serene breakfast area in a Paris flat. For more, see our post 9 Small-Space Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Paris Apartment. Photograph courtesy of Philippe Harden.
Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére wanted to create a vibe that&#8
Above: Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére wanted to create a vibe that’s “stylish, clutter-free, and functional—more jeans than silk” for her stays in Paris. Get the details in A Flat in Montmartre, Echoes of Chanel. Photograph by Pierre Verger.
Touches of whimsy in a pastel dining room at Chez Marie Sixtine: The Chicest New Guest Pad in Paris. (Want to get the look? See our post Steal This Look: A Pastel Pink Paris Kitchen, Small-Space Edition.) Photograph by Julie Ansiau, courtesy of Marie-Sixtine.
Above: Touches of whimsy in a pastel dining room at Chez Marie Sixtine: The Chicest New Guest Pad in Paris. (Want to get the look? See our post Steal This Look: A Pastel Pink Paris Kitchen, Small-Space Edition.) Photograph by Julie Ansiau, courtesy of Marie-Sixtine.
In her Paris apartment set in a former print shop, designer Roxanne Beis pairs white Tolix chairs with a rustic, whitewashed dining table, lending an industrial update to the French country look. Tour the apartment in Designer Visit: Paris Meets Provence. Photograph courtesy of Roxane Beis.
Above: In her Paris apartment set in a former print shop, designer Roxanne Beis pairs white Tolix chairs with a rustic, whitewashed dining table, lending an industrial update to the French country look. Tour the apartment in Designer Visit: Paris Meets Provence. Photograph courtesy of Roxane Beis.
A Paris dining room in shades of green, via A Model at Home: A Paris Loft Inspired by Josef Albers. Photograph by Philippe Garcia, courtesy of Florence Lopez. 
Above: A Paris dining room in shades of green, via A Model at Home: A Paris Loft Inspired by Josef Albers. Photograph by Philippe Garcia, courtesy of Florence Lopez. 
A sparse and simple dining room in a bright farmhouse by Septembre Architecture. For more, see A Stone Farmhouse in France Gets an Artful Update from a Paris Firm. Photograph by Linus Ricard, courtesy of Septembre Architecture.
Above: A sparse and simple dining room in a bright farmhouse by Septembre Architecture. For more, see A Stone Farmhouse in France Gets an Artful Update from a Paris Firm. Photograph by Linus Ricard, courtesy of Septembre Architecture.
A farmhouse table and long bench, ready for relaxed French dinners. For ideas, see Steal This Look: Living Room at La Maison du Figuier in France.
Above: A farmhouse table and long bench, ready for relaxed French dinners. For ideas, see Steal This Look: Living Room at La Maison du Figuier in France.

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran on February 10, 2015.

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