Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

French Country and Swedish inspired design marry beautifully in this stunning livin groom with delicate iron staircase and collected antiques. Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #nordic #Frenchchateau

Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Decor de Provance}

We began touring this incredible French Nordic style home with its superb architecture, lovely interior design, breathtaking stone facade, aqua-green accents, and thrilling French and European inspired details on this blog not long after it was built (10 years ago!), and its Provencal design and serene home decor are still worth revisiting. PART ONE of this story is here.

Something you cannot miss is a love for soft greens, blues, greys, and beachy colors you may not typically associate with European inspired design or French Country decor…but you will notice that these cool tones balance the heaviness of wood ceilings, rustically knotty wood floors, and strong architectural elements elsewhere.

Longtime readers of Hello Lovely may remember this enchanting French Nordic style home with Gustavian interior design influences is the prior residence of Desiree of the inspiring site Decor de Provence . Blogger Desiree sold the home and downsized without sacrificing any of the beauty she found here. Within her newer home, she is quite busy raising her young family and only occasionally now treats us to a glimpse of the decor, interior designs, and sights of home inspiring her in the design realm.

Her beautiful interiors and French Country homes continue to pop up in gorgeous shelter magazines, Pinterest, and anywhere French Nordic interiors are explored since their style is timeless. Stylist extraordinaire, Bonnie Broten has lent her expertise to the interiors and championed beautiful editorial features I want to keep staring at! Both Bonnie and Desiree possess this ability to style with a mix of unfussy, rustically elegant and tranquil qualities–qualities demanding careful restraint and patient, thoughtful procurement. The result is a very live-able lovely environment which invites beautiful living.

Desiree is one of the loveliest bloggers with whom I have had the pleasure to get to know through blogging, and for many years, the decor inspiration blog Decor de Provence has become a retreat for lovers of South of France, Swedish, and Belgian lovely–not simply as a means to collect decorating ideas but for the gift of peaceful sentiments, hope-filled inspiration, and spiritually rich revelations. Her heart is tender and beautiful like the spaces she designs.

What attracts so many admirers of European Old World style, French Country, and French Nordic beauty to Decor de Provence? Surely it’s this designer’s keen eye for beauty and imperfect lovely, a skill set for creating and decorating with a mix of antique treasures and modern finds, a spare lovely breezy interior design style which feels simple and designed for real family living, an interpretation of European easy elegance, high quality craftsmanship, a preference for serene beauty, and a gentleness in regard to interiors and blogging.

Care to learn more about the person behind the decor blog? I interviewed Desiree and asked a set of questions I have posed to numerous creatives over the years.

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!

Source: Decor de ProvenceCountry French Magazine  (Most of these images reflect styling by Bonnie Broten)

Exterior of exquisite French Nordic stone house with Gustavian influence, slate roof, aqua painted trim, and superb architectural details. Decor de Provence. #Frenchchateau #slateroof #FrenchNordic

Front Entry: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

1. Beauty in Imperfection.

HL: What springs to mind when you think about beauty in imperfection?

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

What a beautiful soul she is.

Detail of French doors on stone home with French Nordic style and arched windows. Decor de Provence. #FrenchNordic #Frenchchateau #archdoors

Stone exterior: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

Doesn’t the stone add incredible age and architectural magnificence?

French limestone fireplace, rustic knotty wood floors, and a serene palette in this #FrenchCountry #livingroom by Decor de Provence. #limestonefireplace

Living Room: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

2. Sources of Inspiration.

HL: What is currently inspiring you?

D: 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.

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

A glance back at when the home was taking shape…

French country style home under construction by Decor de Provence

Under construction: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

…and in its completed splendor.

French Nordic style home (new construction in Utah) with stone, eyebrow dormers, slate roof, and exquisite design. Decor de Provence.

Architectural Masterpiece: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

I went gaga for Desiree’s lovely serene French Country kitchen!

Cheerful white French Country kitchen design with soft greens and aqua blues, open shelving, and high ceilings in a stunning #FrenchCountry home by Decor de Provence. #kitchendesign #serenekitchen #Farmhousekitchen

Charming French Country kitchen: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

Beautifully serene and quiet dining room with French dining chairs with nailhead trim, chandelier, and stunning French fireplace. Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #diningroom #pedestaltable

Dining Room: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

3. The Role of Creativity.

HL: Why is creativity so important in our lives?

D: “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!!”

How true, Desiree!

Natural light streams into a French Country kitchen with warm wood ceiling, white cabinetry, antique cabinet, open shelving, and aqua tile and accents. Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #Nordicdecor #Farmhousekitchen

Vintage and New in the kitchen: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

Soft pastels in aqua and pink in a beautiful white French Country kitchen by Decor de Provence. #farmhousekitchen #aqua #kitchendesign #whitekitchen

Open shelving and Aqua: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

4. Cultivating the Lovely of the Everyday.

HL: How can we find more sacredness in the “everyday?”

D: “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.’”

Ahhhhhh. Gratitude certainly does seem to be the key and secret ingredient for finding beauty, enduring love, and authentic happiness…thank you for reminding us since we so easily adapt to our blessings without reflecting on our gifts.

A stunning French and Gustavian inspired kitchen with wood ceiling, vintage rattan chairs at island, and aqua green accents. Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #Gustavian #farmhousekitchen #Frenchfarmhouse

Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

European inspired design in a foyer of a magnificent French Nordic style home with interior design by Decor de Provence. #barrelceiling #FrenchCountry #entryway

French Country Foyer: Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

Stunning interior design and architecture in a French Nordic style kitchen with wood plank ceiling, aqua green accents, and warm #FrenchCountry style. Decor de Provence. #FrenchNordic #farmhousekitchen #Frenchfarmhouse #kitchendesign

Breathtaking French Nordic Style Interior Design Inspiration {Part 2}

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Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
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Linen Footstool
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
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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
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
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
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
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

Don’t miss the other half of this story in PART ONE. For more French Country decor inspiration, do take a peek at this and this!

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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13 Comments

  1. Anne
    February 26, 2018 / 7:38 am

    What is the backsplash used in this beautiful French Nordic Style Kitchen?

    • michele
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 10:31 am

      I will try to find the source, Anne. Thanks for reading!

      • Allison
        March 17, 2018 / 10:35 pm

        Did you find the source? We love it too! Thanks!

        • michele
          Author
          March 18, 2018 / 3:26 pm

          Haven’t found it yet…boo! It looks like a ming green marble subway tile. I’ll keep you posted if I find it, and let me know if you have any luck. 🙂

  2. Bonnie Broten
    February 26, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Thank you, Michele, for your kind remarks about my styling for this beautiful home. Desiree and her family had already sold and moved from this home when we shot it. Her new home was shot
    that same week! You have shown her beautiful style in both. Desiree is one of a kind, beautiful, loving, stylish, funny, smart, creative and someone you want as a friend forever. I could never have
    done all of this without her help!

    • michele
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      She’s a gem! Always a pleasure to spotlight your work, Bonnie–Hello Lovely readers love what you do and are inspired as I am! Ready to assist you styling (to learn from a master) anytime, anywhere! xox

  3. Alison
    April 20, 2018 / 4:48 am

    Do you know what brand/color those cabinets are?
    I love your blog, you put so much thought into your posts and your photography skills are amazing!

    • michele
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 6:31 am

      Hi Alison. This is Desiree’s kitchen (her blog is Décor de Provence), and the home was built 2007-ish in Utah. They are probably custom. The maker of my own kitchen cabinets is Schuler, and they offer a door style called Boardwalk that looks like this one which is available in several different white painted finishes. See it here: http://www.schulercabinetry.com/inspire/door-gallery/boardwalk Hope this helps!

  4. Victoria
    April 30, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    I love how responsive and open you are about sharing on this lovely home! Definitely a new fan of this blog. Do you happen to have the floor plans?

    • michele
      Author
      May 1, 2018 / 9:03 am

      So happy to have you here! I took photos of the plans and will work on adding images to this post. Thanks for reading!

      • Victoria
        May 4, 2018 / 10:43 pm

        I’m so excited—I can’t wait to see them!

      • Victoria
        June 6, 2018 / 9:55 pm

        Hi Michele, I was just wondering if you ever found the floor plans? Thanks!

        • michele
          Author
          June 7, 2018 / 1:21 am

          I will contact my pal again and see if we can come with up the info–thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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