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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Furniture Style Series - French Country Settees

French Country Settee in Toile (SOLD)

French Country Settee in Bold Blue Checks (SOLD)
When I started this series about settees and love seats, I didn't think I had so many styles to talk about and illustrate.  But, the variation is enormous and I can't resist any of them - despite the storage and shipping challenges they present.  In this (my 4th) installment, I am simply going to highlight the French Country style - one which is hard to get at REALLY good prices - they are just that wonderful.  The pieces show a lot of wood which can be painted or left as is.  I do not paint the woodwork unless it has already been painted and needs refreshing or the finish is a problem that cannot be corrected by cleaning (remember, I recommend Goof Off goof off and staining pencils you can buy at Ace or Home Depot).  I like simple fabrics - checks and toiles are particularly good on these stylish pieces.

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