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Hi, we are purchasing a brand new home.  We are using tuscan colors/golden/sage/persimmon/tan but want to go country french in the kitchen/dining room/great room.
We just purchased some medium dark leather furniture and still need to buy living room tables/dining room/kitchen set.
I'm leaning toward french country/maple furniture/ladderback chairs, not too light, like pine, medium finish with plank top table, rush seats.  We would like to use similar tables but not sure, I know you have said not to use all the same tables, break them up for continuity.  Any suggestions on cocktail table, end table, sofa table, entry table?  We are probably going to go white/offwhite/wood in the kitchen.
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I think carrying the French Country feel would necessitate using a distressed natural maple OR a shabby chic version (distressed) of off-white.  You may consider using a natural maple coffee table and distressed white/off-white end tables.  Entry table - I'd opt for the maple.

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Jenny

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