31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration}

These French farmhouse style moments are a testament to what hard work and a dream to own a country home in France can bring into fruition. See this post for the full story of Vivi et Margot, a shop born after a young family restored this 150 year old French farmhouse near Bordeaux.

Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration}

Breathtaking farmhouse exterior with green shutters. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse exterior inspiration…in case you love green shutters! Photo: Vivi et Margo.

8 Secrets to More Authentic French Farmhouse Decor

“Why are you calling them secrets and what makes you an expert anyway?” Maybe they aren’t secrets outside of mainstream America, but one browse around Pinterest, and it would seem there are more than a few inauthentic attempts at the look which can fall flat without studying the genius underneath this design style that makes it so charming in the first place.

1. Bear in mind where French Farmhouse style originates.

 French farmhouse style originates from the lovely landscape of rural France with its hills and valleys. If you can’t travel to the south of France, do spend time online or at the library studying the region to better understand the romance and allure.

2. Mix masters Genius.

 There is often a sense of refinement in French Country homes where a mix of old and new result in interiors which feel balanced and sensible, yet soulful and interesting. Old World charm and collected antiques and family treasures impart a sense of rich character.

3. Mismatch Magnifique. 

Many Americans still opt for matching furniture sets that fall from favor in style after a few years, which would never do for a French farmhouse. The French country approach to furnishing a home is much looser, and the goal is a customized harmonious and unhomogenized look that appears undecorated and not overwrought.

4. Refreshingly frugal and functional.

French farmhouse style is practical since home decor pieces tend to work in a variety of rooms so they can be moved around to function in a flexible way. Since many furniture pieces are weathered, chunky, and not terribly delicate, pieces get better with age and use and work hard no matter where they are put into service.

5. Honoring Nature. 

The French love their gardens and bringing in flowers for home decor and arrange the blooms quite casually. Depending on the region, sunflowers, irises, and poppies are common flowers which flourish in the French countryside.

6. Distressing is Not Distressing.

Since French Country is a style which imparts a sense of age and tradition, scratches, rust, and signs of wear are celebrated. Perfectly new painted finishes or stains do not blend well with antiques and vintage pieces with desirable patina. The same goes for rugs. The French don’t shop for a new rug because of fading or fraying since this look is attractive, and the practical thing to do is to use something until it is threadbare and beyond useful. The distress and wear which come from using furniture and objects are honored and exalted in French Country design.

7. Patience, mes amis! 

The French seem always to take a decidedly patient, unhurried, and thoughtful, and not-too-serious sort of approach to their home decor which unfolds over time as family heirlooms are handed down through generations.

8. Trends? Look the other way. 

Instead of following trends and redecorating every decade, the French understand the beauty of timeless and prefer timeworn finishes, patina, and character which results from age and wear. It’s an elegant, sophisticated look which is never contrived or overthought.

How do the French accessorize in their French Country homes?

Houzz reports French Country home decor accents always have a purpose: “Rarely will accessories in a French country room be purely decorative. They usually have an undertone of usefulness: wall-hung plates that can be pulled down for service, jugs and jars that house kitchen staples, baskets that corral plump produce from the garden. Open shelving is a natural partner for this look — everyday items enjoy pride of place rather than languishing behind cabinet doors.”

Charming weathered green door! French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French Farmhouse Design Inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot.

French Country Influence in My Own Home

Our own current home has a Nordic cottage style exterior and timeless interiors inspired by French Farmhouse style and Belgian design sensibilities.

French farmhouse style white kitchen with window seat, linen pillows, slipcovered chairs, and white roses. #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #kitchendecor #serene #whitedecor #farmhousekitchen #hellolovelystudio

My kitchen (Hello Lovely Studio) 31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration}

French Country Dining

French farmhouse and French Country interiors feature a mix of country warmth, sophistication, and simplicity. The decor is not singularly informal, but it’s never too fussy, loud, or froufrou.

Pale Colors

Master bedroom dressing room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

Master Bedroom Dressing Room! We tour it in Part 2, French farmhouse fans!

Charming bicycle with French market basket (Vivi et Margot) of flowers and pink shutters on window. Vivi et Margot. Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #bicycle #pink #frenchfarmhouse #frenchbasket #marketbasket #romanticdecor

But. That. Pink! Basket: Vivi et Margot. Photo: @Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot.

French Country Baskets

French market basket from Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchbasket #frenchfarmhouse #marketbasket

So functional and French lovely! Basket: Vivi et Margot.
Picturesque French countryside in Western France. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #vivietmargot

French farmhouse design inspiration from Western France.

Romantic French Country in Houston

I couldn’t leave out this unforgettable living room in Houston!

French farmhouse living room with antiques, limestone, and shutters. Design by Pamela Pierce. #chateaudomingue #frenchcountry #reclaimedstone

31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration} Chateau Domingue

Cozy Factor

Living room. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse living room. Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes). Another Belgian Linen Semi Sheer Option RIGHT HERE. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Paint color of wood beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Oak hardwood flooring.

Charming French country vignette with white bicycle, French market basket of flowers, bright blue shutters, and a crisp white house exterior. Romantic indeed! Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bicycle #frenchbasket #shutters #marketbasket #romanticdecor #frenchcountry

Dream ride! Basket: Vivi et Margot. Photo: @Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot.

Rugged Textures

Green shutters on a French farmhouse exterior with climbing vines. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse exterior inspiration…keep reading for the green color of these charming shutters!

Elegant Yet Approachable

Gorgeous French farmhouse in Western France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #farmhouse #exterior #greenshutters #frenchcountry

Can you smell the lavender? Rustic French farmhouse exterior inspiration.

Climbing vines and green shutters on an authentic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriori #vivietmargot #greenshutters #frenchcountry #rusticdecor #farmhouse #provence #southoffrance

Shhhhh…the green shutters only look original.. They were custom made locally.

Green shutters on a rustic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #ecsterior #greenshutters #vivietmargot #rustic #farmhouse

150 year old French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres. Photo: Vivi et Margot. French Farmhouse Design Inspiration.

Romantic outdoor dining at this French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Navy check tablecloth (Maison de Vacances) available at Vivi et Margo. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #outdoordining #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle

Such a romantic dining spot! Tablecloth. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Maison de Vacances check linens at Vivi et Margot.

Rustic stone farmhouse with green shutters in French countryside. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #farmhouse #France #romantic #greenshutters

The French countryside in summer is hard to beat. Photo: Vivi et Margot.

Pool at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #pool

Poolside lounging at a French farmhouse in Western France.

Outdoor dining in a French courtyard. Blush tablecloth by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #outdoor #dining #kubu

Check Tablecloth (Maison de Vacances Blush Check)…FIND HERE. Outdoor dining furniture: Maisons du Monde (France). Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.

Charming outdoor dining area at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #dining #outdoor

French farmhouse living inspiration. Isn’t the rustic stone amazing?

Vivi et Margot tablecape with blush pink Maison de Vacances tablecloth. #vivietmargo #blushpink #tablescape #tablecloth #check #gingham

French farmhouse tablescape simplicity. Check Tablecloth (Maison de Vacances Blush Check)…FIND HERE.

Farrow and Ball Strong White on walls in a French farmhouse bathroom. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse master bathroom. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Flooring is reclaimed antique terracotta tile. Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Clawfoot Tub: Hudson Reed: FIND HERE. Find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Love for the Threadbare

Kichen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Check Tea Towel. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

Antiques that Function Well

French farmhouse exterior. Design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

Rustic French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. Photo: Vivi et Margot.

Rugged with the Refined

Custom renovated kitchen in authentic French farmhouse. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #kitchen #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Check Tea Towel. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

“Undone” and Never Overwrought

Detail of farm sink in a kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

Farm sink and French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Dish Towels: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE. Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE.

Charming French market baskets from Vivi et Margot hang from a hook in a French farmhouse. #vivietmargot #frenchmakret #frenchbaskets #marketbaskets #summerliving #rusticdecor #frenchcountry

Ahhhhh, lovely French summer living! Baskets: Vivi et Margot.

Green shutters and climbing vines on a breathtaking French farmhouse exterior. Vivi et Margot! Come be inspired by this house tour on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargo #frenchfarmhouse #climbingvines #exterior #greenshutters #vertolivier #romanticdecor #frenchcountry #europeanfarmhouse

Climbing vines on a breathtakingly rustic French farmhouse exterior. Photo: Vivi et Margot.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink walls in girls bathroom in French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. #bathroom #farrowandball #middletonpink #clawfoottub #vivietmargot #terracottatilefloor #authentic #frenchcountry

Girls bathroom. Paint color: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245.  Flooring: Antique reclaimed terracotta tile. Clawfoot Tub: Hudson Reed: FIND HERE. Find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Get the Look!

Rustic French Country Cabinet
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Rustic French Farmhouse Table
French Country Sideboard
French Country Headboard
French Country Stencil With Bee
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Linen & Oak Settee
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
French Grey Side Table
French Blue Antiqued 4-Drawer Cabinet
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Teak 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas & Decorating Ideas!

Timeless Decor Furniture & Decor

I appreciate timeless decor that isn’t influenced by what is currently strutting down the runway. It’s not going to look silly a couple of years from now because it has a connection to the past yet remains functional and relevant now.

When I come across a particularly beautiful find which I think many of you would fancy, I tuck it away – and the links have been accumulating so it’s time for the lovely to rain down.

An easy way to convey appreciation for this blog? USE THIS LINK to begin shopping for items (anything at all – not just products mentioned here!) on Amazon to buy what you already intended to buy…it won’t cost a dime extra yet may earn Hello Lovely a few pennies if my link is the first you click!!! Additionally, my go-to source for the best priced items for home is RIGHT HERE, and I love helping you add style and function to your home with thoughtfully selected product recommendations. Thanks so much for your support as you use independently chosen links, many of which earn me a commission.

Rustic French Country Cabinet
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Rustic French Farmhouse Table
French Country Sideboard
French Country Headboard
French Country Stencil With Bee
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Linen & Oak Settee
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
French Grey Side Table
French Blue Antiqued 4-Drawer Cabinet
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Teak 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Grey kubu rattan patio chair with ivory cushion, French pillow, and plaid throw. Design by Hello Lovely Studio. #kubu #patiochair #outdoorfurniture #rattan

Grey rattan patio chair with cushion: FIND HERE.

Pretty, Timeless & Tranquil Settees

Aella Settee. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

1. Low Cost Striped Settee: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Chavanon Loveseat. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

2. Another Low Cost French Country Loveseat: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Louis Loveseat

3. Higher Priced Louis Loveseat: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Presidio Settee, Light Blue Stripe. Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

4. Highest Priced Blue Stripe Settee: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Lovely Display Cabinets

Nettie China Cabinet

5. Highest Priced China Cabinet: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Sharpe Curio Cabinet, Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

6. Moderate Priced Display Cabinet: FIND HERE.

Harwich Curio Cabinet

7. Moderately Priced Rustic Curio Cabinet: FIND HERE.

Miranda Standard China Cabinet

8. Low Priced China Cabinet: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Martini Table Finds

Norton Martini Table

9. Highest Priced Martini Table: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.  Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts.

Martini Tray Table

10. Moderately Priced Black Martini Tray Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

Efron Martini End Table

11. Low Priced Round Martini End Table: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.  Timeless Furniture Finds & Timeless Thoughts

Buchholz End Table

12. Lowest Cost End Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

Pretty Headboards

Parker Nailhead Trim Headboard

Davis Wingback Bed, Talc Linen

13. Highest Priced Wingback Bed: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Hamel Tufted Headboard, Beige Linen

14. Moderately Priced Tufted Headboard: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

Bulpitt Panel Headboard

16. Low Priced Panel Headboard: FIND HERE.

Scandinavian Inspired Timeless Dressers

Swedish style dresser. #swedishstyle #gustavian #scandinavian #bedroomfurniture #dresser

17. Highest Priced Swedish Style Dresser: FIND HERE.

Mikah 3 Drawer Dresser

Mikah 3 Drawer Dresser #swedish #dresser #chest #bluegrey

18. Higher Priced Dresser:FIND HERE

4 Drawer Dresser

19. Moderately Priced 4 Drawer Dresser: FIND HERE.

Victoria 4 Drawer Dresser

20. Low Priced Dresser: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

French Inspired Timeless Chandeliers

French Country decor: Laluz French Chandelier

21. Low Priced French Country Chandelier: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Paladino 6-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

22. Another Low Priced 6-Light Candle Style Chandelier: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

 

5-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

23. Moderately Priced Aidan Gray Chandelier…certainly lovely indeed!

Aidan Gray Mumaw French farmhouse chandelier. #aidangray #chandelier #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse

24. Highest Priced Aidan Gray French Farmhouse Chandelier: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Beautiful Beds With Timeless Style

Eglantier Canopy Bed

25. Low Priced Canopy Bed: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Mikah Upholstered Canopy Bed

26. Moderately Priced Upholstered Canopy Bed: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

True Vintage Upholstered Panel Bed

27. Higher Priced Upholstered Panel Bed: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

True Vintage Upholstered Canopy Bed

28. Highest Priced Upholstered Canopy Bed: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

From my home to yours, I leave you with this simple
vignette on my farm table and a Navajo prayer:

My French Country kitchen with farm table, French galvanized vase of hydrangea, and wood candlesticks. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #farmhousestyle #peaceful

My Kitchen. 31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration}

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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Color of custom kitchen cabinetry in French farmhouse kitchen: Neptune Paint – Limestone

Charming Check Linens in a French Country Kitchen

Kitchen. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Baskets: Vivi et Margot. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

French Farmhouse Design Inspiration: Interior Paint Colors

Paint colors for interiors throughout this French farmhouse: FARROW & BALL.

Woodwork, doors, and beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray.

Farrow & Ball French Grey #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchgray #paintcolor

FARROW & BALL French Gray. A soothing green grey. French Gray is really much more green than grey, but characterfully flits between the two depending on the light and time of day. Taking inspiration from French design and wallpapers used in the 19th century, it creates the most relaxed of rooms. This soothing hue is perfect for exterior woodwork and a particular favourite for front doors in our matte Exterior Eggshell, or garden furniture where it sits seamlessly amongst the greenery.

Interior walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #strongwhite #paintcolor

FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. A grey based white. This cool white is both strong by name and strong by nature. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, the subtle urban feel of its light grey undertones add a contemporary twist to period homes, while staying in keeping with modern properties. Pair with Skimming Stone, Elephant’s Breath and All White in any combination for an effortlessly cohesive scheme.

Ceilings: FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005.

All White by Farrow and Ball. #farrowandballallwhite #allwhite #paintcolor

FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005. A totally pure white All White is exactly what it says! Unusually, it contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, All White pairs seamlessly with Skimming Stone and Strong White for a warm scheme with a slight edge. For a clean and almost graphic finish, contrast with fresh, strong tones like Pitch Black and St Giles Blue.

Girls’ Bathroom: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245.

Farrow & Ball's Middleton Pink No. 245. #farrowandballpink #farrowandballmiddletonpink #middletonpink #paintcolor

FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. A delicate pink. Our prettiest and most delicate pink was named after the discerning colourist, Catherine Middleton. This light pastel tone is fresh and uncomplicated, especially when contrasted with All White for a gently playful feel. Try pairing our Middleton Pink with Great White for a slightly cleaner urban finish.

Paint color of  shutters: TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin) purchased at Castorama.

This is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France.

French farmhouse green shutters paint color: Vert Olivier.

French farmhouse shutters light medium green paint color: TOLLENS Vert Olivier.

Shopping & Resource Guide

Kitchen. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Vivi et Margot. Check Tea Towel. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

French Farmhouse Kitchen

Kitchen Linens, Baskets, and Accessories: Vivi et Margot

Kitchen Floor Terracotta tile: for flooring in kitchen, mud room, and bathrooms: 200 year old reclaimed terracotta tiles sourced from a stone yard in Angers.

FIND A UNIQUE terracotta lookalike PORCELAIN TILE WITH AN ANTIQUED APPEARANCE YOU MAY LOVE: RIGHT HERE.

Kitchen Design: custom by Neptune Kitchens.

Cabinet Paint Color: Neptune – Limestone.

Kitchen hardware: Rejuvenation.

For butcher block countertop options, SEE THIS and for apron front farm sinks, GO HERE.

Kitchen Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE.

Pot Filler: Kingston Brass…FIND HERE.

Kitchen farm table: Neptune. Find a lovely one RIGHT HERE and more options HERE.
Kitchen chairs: Maisons du Monde (a French online store similar to Target).

These dining chairs are very similar!

Charming French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #France #greenshutters #rustic #frenchcountry

Charming and rustic 150 year old French farmhouse in Western France. Photo: Vivi et Margot.

Exterior

Shutters: Custom-made and new, made locally.

Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France). Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.

Bathroom with clawfoot tub. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

See this full bathroom tour in Part 2. Fully renovated French farmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub. Draperies: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes). Find a Belgian Linen Semi Sheer Option RIGHT HERE. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Rug: Rejuvenation. Relaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Paint color on door: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

 French Farmhouse Bathrooms (see more  of them in Part 2!)

Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot.

Clawfoot bathtubs and faucets: Hudson Reed: FIND HERE. Find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Window Treatments

All Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes). Find a Belgian Linen Semi Sheer Option RIGHT HERE.

French Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Rug: Rejuvenation.

Bed: Maisons du Monde.

Chandelier: Maisons du Monde.

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware…FIND HERE

Skylight: Velux…Find Here.

The beauty continues in PART TWO of the tour right here.

You will love the French farmhouse shopping nirvana that is

Vivi et Margot!

And do visit their instagram RIGHT HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

p.s.

Don’t miss the exceptionally beautiful TIMELESS EUROPEAN COUNTRY HOUSE TOUR of Chateau Domingue’s founder, Ruth Gay!

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12 Comments

  1. November 21, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Hi Michele,
    What are you trying to do to us out here???? Drive us totally insane? I'm drowning in French loveliness with this post and loving every moment of it! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    xoxo
    Holly

    • November 22, 2016 / 1:32 am

      yes! i won't rest until the french farmhouse loveliness renders us all begging for mercy! happy thanksgiving, beautiful holly. xox

  2. August 20, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I agree. Now I want to redecorate my whole house!!

    • August 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      hahahaha…that's the spirit! 🙂

  3. August 25, 2017 / 3:09 am

    Hi Michele! What a lovely post, as usual! This is a bit random, but do you know what breed the dog is in the first picture? My best friend had a dog that looked exactly like it over 15 years ago. Her family always wanted to find out what breed she was but since they got her from a shelter they never got a definitive answer. Eventually they gave up the quest, but when my bestie and I were looking over your post she suggested we ask you. I mean, it's worth a shot! Thank you in advance and again, really amazing post! Definitely got my redecorating juices flowing :p

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:18 am

      Hi Kinga! Thanks for the kind words. I love that dog! Doesn't she look like a Schnoodle–a schnauzer poodle mix? Wondering if the image may be from Rachael Hale's book about dogs in France. I'll keep searching, and let me know if you discover the breed/mix. 🙂

  4. October 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I was struck by the pair of green boxes flanking the doorway with the posse of geese.
    They were fantastic!

    • michele
      Author
      October 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      I knowwww! Those boxes! So unique. Ha! Thanks for adding to the beauty, Kay. :0

  5. Lisa
    January 18, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    The dog is a Wire Fox Terrier! Think Asta from the Thin Man movies. The coat is blown out. Many are seen in France. I have owned a few. Rascals!

    • michele
      Author
      January 18, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! You’re an expert! 🙂

  6. Deanna
    May 22, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Where did you get those wrot iron twin beds. Love the look in that room with the rug and the panels.

    • michele
      Author
      May 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

      I added a link to the post for an iron panel bed that has a same feel. Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps. You can find a similar bed here:http://shrsl.com/ytdb

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