Do you know Pierre Deux? The French Country decor stores and catalog? Since 1967, the company has imported, designed and reproduced furniture and accessories inspired by the colors, materials, traditions and culture of the French countryside.
On its site, the company calls itself a "home furnishings boutique that combines the periods, patterns and pedigrees of the French design aesthetic... FCL blends the new with the old and the traditional with the modern...". New to the marketplace just a month or so ago, it will be interesting to see what becomes of it. Some of the merchandise bears a definite similarity to other retailers like Anthropologie, Wisteria and Ballard Designs. It's a Bohemian, eclectic look inspired by both found objects and flea markets as well as modern eco-chic.
These two tables, below, caught my eye... the Horn Side Table and Sleigh Tray and Stand. The painting at the top of this post is said to be FCL's homage to Magritte, the Belgian artist known for depicting ordinary objects in surreal context.
Go take a look and let me know... are you traditional French Country or new French Chic? A little bit of both? Neither? I'd really like to hear what you have to say.