When I was growing up, our "rich" family decorated in French or Italian Provincial. Back in the 1960's it was huge, shiny fabric covered and over-the-top ornate. My second cousins (women who were mom's age and more like aunts to me) would not let any children touch, much less actually SIT on any of their living room furniture. Funny that it was the only room in their homes they actually didn't live in! *giggle*
One evening the three sisters, their mom along with my family got together. The women visited in THE LIVING ROOM. I sat so still my legs went to sleep because I didn't want to have to leave that fancy room. LOL.Today "Provincial" gets it's inspiration comes from the humble countryside or province. It's nothing like what I grew up around...I like this much better. How about you? Photos: Bike for getting around the countryside; Provincial Kitchen; Provincial Canisters online; Provincial Botanical Print; Provincial Hallway; Provincial Shopping Basket-Carryall; my "rich" relative's idea of Provincial.