{Home Tour} Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

I have shared sooooo many images of inspiring homes, lovely interiors, and dramatic renovations over the years (um, this is my 9th year of blogging on Hello Lovely!), yet if pressed to identify just one solitary moment of French inspired home perfection, it would have to be this one…its stucco exterior, tile roof, elegant lanterns, rustic planked door, and limestone detail hugged by all that lush greenery makes me weak in the knees. I cannot seem to go a stretch on this blog without revisiting it!

Breathtaking French Country architecture on a Houston home designed by Reagan Andre with arch, steel window,stone steps, and elegant shutters.
Reagan Andre. Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

I know the precise moment this charming facade appeared on my radar: in the Milieu magazine mini mag that showed up in my mailbox years ago.  Against all odds, founder and editor Pamela Pierce launched the most beautiful source of stunning design, and I wanted to live inside every one of Milieu’s pages.

Though this home (and the bicycle with its blooms!) looks as though it could easily be located in the South of France, this moment of French Country perfection is in Houston!

Guest house

In fact, the home is the guest house serving the dreamy main house of Annette Schatte on Montrose Blvd. in the University Place neighborhood. Designed by Reagan Andre Architecture, the interiors were designed by Pamela Pierce. Schatte’s name may be familiar with you as the antique dealer with a keen eye for beautiful design who teamed with Babs Watkins (Watkins Schatte) offering fine antiques from Europe. Schatte later opened her own shop (and that shop is now interior designer Margaret Naeve’s M Naeve).

Let’s explore unforgettable French Country interiors designed by Pamela Pierce and stunning architecture by Reagan Andre in the Schattes’ Houston property on Montrose Blvd. where this breathtaking guest house shares space.

Photography: Mark Scheyer, Peter Vitale, & Miller Dahlstrand Architects
Interior Design: Pamela Pierce/Owner: Annette Schatte/Architect: Reagan Andre/Contractor: Southampton Homes

Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

What you are seeing above is the back view of the guest house, and isn’t the pool area stunning? Ready to see the main house this guest house belongs to? Get ready since it may surprise you…

Luxury home designed by Reagan Andre on Montrose in Houston with French Country interiors designed by Pamela Pierce.
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston. Reagan Andre.

Can you even imagine touring this fantasy Houston property!?!

Breathtaking French Country architecture on a Houston home designed by Reagan Andre with arch, steel window,stone steps, and elegant shutters.
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

Look at these plaster steps and the refined iron railing! I could stare at it all day.

Luxurious mansion in Houston with rustic wood floors, lantern, and iron railing on stone staircase.
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

I could. But then I might remember the heavenly sunshine of this French Country kitchen by Pamela Pierce.

Just the most elegant feast for the eyes, oui?

Stunning French Country kitchen designed by Pamela Pierce with antique table, slipcovered chairs,, rustic beam over range, and copper pots. #frenchcountry #kitchen #kitchendecor #OldWorld #stone
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

More timeless and tranquil splendor in the living spaces.

Gorgeous and elegant French inspired living room by Pamela Pierce with neutrals, stone fireplace, velvet and French antiques. #livingroom #PamelaPierce #neutralinterior #interiordesign #luxury #elegant
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston
Elegant bedroom with French inspired decor, blush taffeta curtains, white bedding, and rustic wood floors. #bedroom #French #PamelaPierce #elegant #FrenchCountry
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston
Elegant dining room with Old World style and design by Pamela Pierce. #diningroom #oldworld #frenchcountry #european #feminine #sophisticated
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston
Sophisticated French inspired vignette with French pots and fanciful wall sconce in a Houston home with interiors designed by Pamela Pierce. #whitedecor #PamelaPierce #FrenchCountry #biot
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

The blue of the antique doors in the powder room!

Luxurious and elegant powder room with blue antique doors, gilt mirror, and stone sink in Houston home with interior design by Pamela Pierce. #powderroom #French #PamelaPierce #luxury #bathroomdecor #stonesink
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston
Light pink roses in antique planters on rustic wood table. Design by Pamela Pierce.
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

Aren’t the lamps and their rectangular shades amazing?

Elegant French inspired living room with symmetry and sophistication from Pamela Pierce. #livingroom #FrenchCountry #PamelaPierce #elegant
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

Aren’t these framed botanicals amazing?

Vividly colorful framed botanicals hung above a French settee in an elegant home in Houston with interiors designed by Pamela Pierce.
Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston

Pamela Pierce’s own Houston kitchen (via Veranda: subscribe here) never ceases to knock me out…

Stunning French Country kitchen with white cabinetry, bull head, steel doors, stainless work island, and design by Pamela Pierce. #FrenchCountry #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #PamelaPierce
Pamela Pierce’s Stunning French Country Houston Kitchen

In the mood for a tad more Pamela Pierce kitchen magic? FIND IT HERE.

French Country Finds

Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
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 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
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
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
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
French Country Wood Mirror
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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  1. April 9, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Those rectangular-shaded lamps: where are the cords? That is always the challenge with lamps in the middle of the room. There aren’t even carpets to run the cords under. I want to know their secret!
    As for Provence vs. Houston, there’s only one giveaway: Houston is much greener. The South of France is very dry, and you would only see grass that green in winter. Even if it’s watered regularly, it’s so dry, the water evaporates and the grass is halfway dormant. It’s why you see so much gravel used–good for drainage in winter and doesn’t look parched in summer. I can’t complain, though–that low humidity makes summers very comfortable no matter how hot it gets.

    • michele
      April 9, 2018 / 11:24 am

      I love how P Pierce uses floor lamps, and hers are VERY special! In her own home, she has one made from an 18th century candlestick from W. Gardner in Houston. Wouldn’t that be an incredible DIY? These must be battery operated. In my own living room, we have floor outlets which are less common I think. Everything you write about France makes me want to flee to it immediately! πŸ™‚

      • April 10, 2018 / 3:19 am

        A friend has an amazing lamp made from one of those gigantic church candlesticks. I am searching for one to convert. Husband is handy that way–he can wire anything.

        • michele
          April 10, 2018 / 7:56 am

          I’d love to see the before and after and will happily share it here or from your blog when it happens! My husband is the same – he isn’t daunted by any of my big ideas! πŸ™‚

  2. Tracy
    April 9, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I’m dreaming over those upstairs wood floors…!

    • michele
      April 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Right? I am guessing based on the bespoke quality of this residence, they are reclaimed from Europe or very very special and one of a kind! Happy Monday, Tracy. πŸ™‚

  3. Rhonda
    April 9, 2018 / 10:06 am

    What a glorious way to start my week…beauty beyond description. Thanks for filling my senses with all this splendor, Michele!

    • michele
      April 9, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      You’re so welcome, Rhonda. Thanks for stopping by with your lovely gracious self! πŸ™‚

  4. April 9, 2018 / 10:15 am

    This is stunning Michele! It really looks like it could be in France. I love the simplicity of the front entry into the house. The door and architectural details around the door are elaborate but then there’s one simple potted plant and an upholstered chair outside! Love it!

    • michele
      April 9, 2018 / 1:59 pm

      I am ready to build a primary house with inspiration from this stunning guest house! My husband loves it too, so we shall see…Happy Monday, lovely woman. xox

  5. April 10, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    This home has Pamela’s name written all over it. She is amazing and Houston is so proud of her and her beautiful magazine. This particular home is a shocker because of where it’s located, once a boulevard with nothing but beautiful homes, now it’s a main thoroughfare with restaurants, a university, office, churches, and a smattering of homes, like this one, that have been completely redone by their owners. So happy to see the inside of this beauty! I musta missed that issue of Milieu! Beautiful post, which I’m saving for certain. Loving her draped tables especially.

    • michele
      April 10, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Marsha! So happy to have you here! I don’t think you missed anything. As far as I know, the Schatte’s home has not appeared yet in Milieu beyond that stunning stone staircase (I bet you can picture the magazine cover with a model in blue!). I am waiting for the interiors of this guest house to be photographed and to see even more of this home! πŸ™‚

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