Bon Appétit: 13 Inspiring French Dining Rooms

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.

Jacky Parker Paris Apartmentt
Above: In An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat, available for rent: an original corner cupboard and herringbone floors. Photography by Paul Raeside, courtesy of Behomm.
Cocon Table Linens Masami Akatsuka
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.
Mon Colonel Dining Room
Above: In A Parisian Apartment with a Summery Spirit: a  sunny dining room, houseplants included.
Lucille Gauthier-Braud Kitchen
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.
Paris Kitchen by Paul Raeside
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.
Saarinen Tulip Table Eames Eiffel Chairs Modern Small Apartment Living And DIning Room Paris Philippe Harden Design
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.
Solenne de la Fouchardiére Dining Room
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.
Chez Marie Sixtine Paris Remodelista Julie Ansiau
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.
Roxane Beis Paris Apartment Dining Room Tolix Chairs
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.
Florence Lopez Paris Loft for Natacha Senechal Remodelista-13
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.
Septembre Architecture Sereine Dining Room, Photo by Maris Mezulis
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.
La Maison du Figuier in Poitu Charentes, 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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