12 Design Tips to Get Modern French Country Style Without the "Fussy and Fancy" {Part 1}

August 04, 2017

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
If the less fussy, less fancy side of
French Country interior design inspires
you and captures your imagination, you're
going to love exploring these design tips.

You may recall seeing the house tour for this
inspiring French County and modern farmhouse
details by Giannetti Home on this blog,
(photography by Lisa Romerein).


This San Diego home, known as OCEANSIDE
is lovely both inside and out, and you'll notice
Frenchy blue-greys, beachy aquas, sandy whites,
and the warmth of wood and antiques.

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Today we'll dive deeper into this
flavor of Modern French Country
interior design style to explore what
 makes it special and how we might
achieve a similar mood in our own spaces.
French Country style architecture in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
1.
Architectural Character.
You can't miss the interesting character-filled architectural
style of this home with plaster walls, a basket weave patio,
wood shingle roof, staggered roof tiles,
half timbering, and steep roof pitches.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
2.
An Oceanic Palette.
While we see more royal and navy blues in
many classic American beach houses, the use
of quieter subtle hues in the aqua family keep
the mood tranquil and harmonious with the
sea, sky, and sand just outside.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
You'll see those watery blues repeated
in accessories, textiles, and even
cabinetry in the kitchen.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
3.
Harmonious Mix of Cabinetry.
The Giannetti team's plan was to make the kitchen
appear as though furnishings and fixtures
were bought over time.

The mix of custom cabinetry in this French Country style
kitchen is so interesting and anything but uniform.
Quarter sawn white oak tops a breakfast bar island painted
in a creamy tone while a natural white oak island with
a sink sports a Calacatta marble top.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
The teal painted cabinetry with its beadboard
backsplashes is reminiscent of a built-in hutch,
and brings cheer to its neutral surroundings.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
4.
Rustic Elegant Dining.
This oceanfront dining area which seats 10 is
the picture of laid back luxury with its woven
dining chairs, a French-style chandelier, an
antique console table and a lamp from Aidan Gray.

The soaring ceilings with lovely planks of wood
stained in a driftwood shade look as though
they have always been there and keep the
mood informal and organic.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
5.
Corral the Collections.
In this project and many others, Brooke Giannetti
showcases the homeowners collections and
treasures stylishly on built-in shelves as opposed
to scattering them throughout the room.

The mix of art, books, and objects works
beautifully since the palette is limited...
restraint can be your friend!

(That fish sculpture on the shelf in the
family room served as a weather vane
in the original house.)

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House
6.
Soothing Bedrooms.
How to bring French Country influences and style
into a bedroom without: fussy details, excessive
ornamentation/gilding, or even ruffles?

This project proves it can be accomplished by
filtering the design mood through a modern lens.
Turn to sumptuous fabrics (velvet and linen!),
clean lines, antiques, patina-ed accessories,
a simple restrained beachy palette, and symmetry.

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

French Country style interior design in beautiful beach house by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Home Tour: French Country Beach House

and find the other half of this post in Part 2 here.

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6 comments

  1. Awww St. Malo. So many fun memories. My best friend's family growing up has a house on the water...they are one of the original families. I've spent many days there... it really is an incredible place.. and the history of St Malo is interesting too.

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    1. Sounds fabulous, and living oceanside must be so life giving! Thanks for adding to the beauty, Kim.

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  2. I so love that dining room with its soaring wooden ceiling (sigh)!

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    1. I can't even imagine what that must feel like in person!

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  3. Very beautiful. Lots of nice details. For me, however, I don't want my ceilings that high all the way to the ridgeline. Hard for me to get the cobwebs down. Great ideas to put in the dream book.

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    1. Must be quite a production for whoever Is entrusted with the housekeeping! :)

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