I can't believe it took me 8 years of living in Melbourne to find Provincial Home Living, a french-inspired home stores specializing in furniture, home accessories and simple cutlery. I love it. They have pink french toile fabrics just like the ones I slept with when I was in Paris. It's a nice peaceful world in there, the only downside...well almost all the accessories are made in...well you guess it right....China.
It did put me off at first, but you know what, they need to if they are making hundreds of thousands of pieces made-to-order. They have about ten stores throughout Melbourne and Victoria and it is definitely my favorite shop at the moment.
The furniture-look is country but not too shabby, it is very french with lacy carvings around the wood edges and dark oak colors to complement that mystical ambiance of french homes. The surfaces aren't shiny, yet are matt polished.
Beige tones with dark brown are paired, soft hazy blues and whites. Their natural soaps are great too, I bought a rose and a vanilla soap, the rose with little green specks of petals, visually appealing. They smelled very strong in my room, so I had to hide the rose in my side table bed.
Do visit their websites and spare a time to go there. Relax and enjoy a bit of french provincial.