Today I thought I’d share a photo tour of some of my favorite details in the living room here at La Cressonnière. Starting with the floor to ceiling mantel and fireplace. Amazing, no?

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Here’s a closeup of one of the little carving details.

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

The walls on either side of the fireplace are covered in hand-painted wood paneling. The paneling was salvaged from a chateau (of course it was!). There are neat light fixtures set into the paneling.

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

The front door opens directly into the living room and faces a long grey entry table. I really love this piece. I try to keep it empty because I think it looks so elegant, but as you can imagine, it’s the perfect spot to set down keys, mail, backpacks, etc. when we walk through the door.

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The handsome piano and little turn stool, sit on the back wall.

The living room has a dozen pieces of original art adorning the walls, but this small one is my favorite:

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

The sitting area around the fireplace includes two couches and two leather club chairs — both of which are worn and broken-in to perfection.

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

There is a large armoire that holds tablecloths, board games, and backpacks (after they’ve made their way off of the entry table). It opens and closes with a working key.

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We added our books to their existing book collection. Since the husband is French and the wife is Australian, they have a terrific mix of books in both languages.

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

And the whole room is centered with an amazing chandelier.

la cressonnière french farmhouse living room

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