Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

You may have glimpsed this incredible French Nordic style estate with its superb architecture, stunning design, breathtaking stone, aqua-green accents, and thrilling French and European inspired interiors filled with collected treasures a few years back, and it continues to capture my imagination! The other half of this story is here in PART TWO.

Breathtaking French Gustavian house exterior with stoneand slate roof. Decor de Provence. #housedesign #frenchcountry #nordicfrench #gustavian #exterior #stonehouse #frenchhome
Decor de Provence

Longtime readers of Hello Lovely may also recall this enchanting French Nordic style home is the prior residence of Desiree of the decor blog Decor de Provence Desiree moved from this home and built an equally beautiful, though smaller home where been busy raising her young family and doesn’t blog like a designfreak on steroids (like yer girlfriend here), but her homes continue to show up in gorgeous shelter magazines and inspire us. Her style is timeless and tranquil — the combination I’m obsessed with, and she is one of the loveliest, French Country loving personalities in blogland. For years, her blog for me has been a sanctuary of lovely not just for decor ideas but for peaceful messages of encouragement and hope. Her heart is tender and beautiful.

What attracts countless admirers of European Old World style, French Country, and French Nordic beauty to this designer & her blog? Her eye for beauty and imperfect beauty, her talent for creating and decorating with a mix of antique treasures and modern pieces, the lovely breeziness of her interiors which feel simple and designed for living, her interpretation of European easy elegance, the quality of her projects, her preference for functional beauty, and her gentle spirit.

Want a glimpse of the person behind the decor blog? I interviewed Desiree and asked a set of questions I have posed to numerous creatives I admire.

Want to take a peek inside her former home and learn more about this beautiful soul who is drawn to French Country and French Nordic style? I hope you’ll find plenty of inspiration to pin! Affiliate links follow and may earn me a small commission should you choose to use them for purchases (and I hope you do to support this site!).

Source: Decor de ProvenceCountry French Magazine 

Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

Breathtaking French inspired curving staircase with wrought iron in an exquisite French Nordic style home in Utah with interior design by Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence

1. Beauty in Imperfection.

I asked the designer what springs to mind when she thinks about beauty in imperfection.

“Finding beauty in simple things, uniqueness of the individual, the freedom to be me, art, and nature.”

Isn’t she lovely?

Interior design inspiration for French Country bedroom with delicate iron canopy bed and linen bench with ruffle. Design by Decor de Provence. #bedroomdecor #NordicFrench
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

2. What is Currently Inspiring You?

My sweet friend’s current inspirations go much deeper than a favorite designer wallpaper or shelter magazine.

1. My relationship to my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ.

2. My husband and my children.

3. Enjoying the beauty that life offers.

A elegant hallway with wide plank hardwood floors looking into living room with French limestone fireplace. Trim is stained in a Nordic style blue gray. Interior design by Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

Dreamy blues and greens and a naturally effortless chic add to her design’s charm, oui?

European inspired linen arm chairs with nailhead trim in a living room with custom stained blue grey trim and Nordic French style interiors. Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

3. Why is creativity so essential?

Desiree’s take on creativity…

“It’s an expression of one’s self, and I believe we have been given gifts from a higher source. We are expected to lift and share with one another. Life would be so dull without creativity!!”

Tell it, sista.

Breathtaking luxurious #bathroomdesign with freestanding oval tub and stone flooring. Tall dark rustic glass front cabinets for bathroom storage flank the tub, and a linen French armchair is close to the tub. Design by Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}
Stunning living room in a French inspired new build in Utah with grand French limestone fireplace and neutral interiors. Trim is a custom stained blue grey which imparts a Nordic feel. Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #FrenchNordic #livingroomdecor
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}

4. How do we find more lovely on a daily basis?

A recipe for finding the lovely and sacredness in the “everyday?”

“Everyday is a gift! We all should strive to live in the moment more by embracing the good and bad and learning to grow from each experience. When we live from our hearts, we can not only see and feel the blessings of everyday life, we can lift and strengthen others. Gratitude for each experience is finding the lovely and sacredness in the ‘everyday.’”

Detail of pink peonies in a mercury glass urn on a rustic table. #peonies
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}
French Country design in a dining room with pedestal farm table, herringbone wood flooring, limestone fireplace, and blue grey trim. Design by Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #diningroom #FrenchNordic
Decor de Provence – Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 1}
Heavenly sunshine floods the front entry hall of a French Nordic, French Country style hallway with barreled ceiling and blue grey stained trim. #FrenchCountry #FrenchNordic #hallway
Decor de Provence

Don’t miss PART TWO of this story! And for more French Country decor inspiration, do take a peek at this inspiration and these kitchens!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.


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