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French-Inspired Dining Room

A white country-style home with European flair.

What makes Michelle Lloyd-Bermann's home so unique is its eclecticism: the juxtaposition of old with new, inexpensive with antique and found objects with family mementoes. In the breakfast area, sunlight streams through a wall of French doors opening onto the garden. "You feel like you're in a French café in the morning," she says. Shallow kitchen cupboards were built by Michelle's husband, David, to store glass, china and collectibles. He stripped the old Ontario farmhouse pine doors and fitted them with pigeon wire and brass hardware for an authentic French country look.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home December 1995/January 1996 issue
  • Products: Table, Pine Design; chairs, Pierre Tremblay Antiques.
  • Designer: Michelle Lloyd Bermann, Lloyd Ralphs Design.

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