Country French in Translation

As we all take a well-deserved recovery period from our recent preoccupation with minimalism, we can breathe a sigh of relief that French style has been waiting in the wings all the while, reinventing itself for when we call it back to help loosen the laces on our decor.

The new country French hasn't a fussy bone in its body. Even where it stays true to its maximalist heritage, the sheer audacity of its colorful, printed pandemonium is thoroughly modern. Scroll below to view pieces of French furniture from our July Gallery Auction, and some fresh interior design ideas to bring out their best. There's even a little Italian thrown in for continental good measure.

Created by LLA Content Director Elizabeth Sharp