Painted floors. Painted floors have a distinct country look, especially when executed in the checkerboard style shown here, offering the warmth of wood with an extra splash of color. The checkerboard creates more visual interest in a black and white kitchen than a solid wood tone would.
Interior Designer Charles Faudree: French Flair~~Gilt mirrors flank this living room’s fireplace, while two linen-covered French bergéres are pulled close for warmth. Plaids and florals live stylishly together. The living room has French country flair, which is perfect for the Francophile homeowners.