European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Clearly I am a huge fan of the European inspired design happening over the last 20 years or so in Houston. My favorite designer, Pamela Pierce is based there. My favorite custom wall finisher, Leslie of Segreto Finishes also calls Houston home. And and the list just continues to stretch longer.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Jane Moore is another designer whose work has often appeared in Veranda (do you need a subscription…it’s a must read!) and in books I’ll reference below. Photography is by the fabulous PETER VITALE.

Today’s photo gallery of European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore is going to thrill lovers of French country, rustic farmhouse, Swedish country, Gustavian style, and Old World interiors. We’ll start with Jane Moore’s lovely townhouse which I learned of years ago from another Houston fav, Cote de Texas. Then, we’ll look at my favorite Swedish country project before arriving at decorating tips Jane Moore shared with Veranda.

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European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Townhouse Kitchen

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

French country kitchen. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Kitchen with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Perrine 2 Piece Mango-Wood Cutting Board Set

Mango Cutting Board Set. In case you need some rustic accents in your kitchen.

Laura Balloon Goblet 19.5 Oz. Red Wine Goblet

Red Wine Goblets. In case you need a few extras!

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Alianza Sofa

Tufted Sofa. In case you need a neutral tufted piece like this.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Photography by Peter Vitale.

Antique Revival French Wood Planter Box

French planter box. In case you need some yellow!

French country kitchen. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

French country kitchen. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Oria Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool

Swivel Bar Stool. In case you like a little French industrial with your French country.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Boxwood Topiary in Pot

Topiary in Pot. In case you agree these look great anywhere.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Kaira Coffee Table

Rustic Coffee Table. In case some rusticity is needed with your elegance.

How much of a dream would it be to have this next charming dining area tucked into a corner of your kitchen!?!

Green wicker furniture. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Dining Room

French country dining room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

French Dining Chair

Louis Dining Chair, Set of 2. In case you need these…I have them in my own dining room.

A green French country dining room with antiques and tapestry. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Green French country dining room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Photography by Peter Vitale.

Gladiola Console Table

Rustic Console Table. In case you’re in the market…I have a longer version of one similar to this.

Jane Moore Family Room

European country family room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European country family room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European country family room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European country family room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European country family room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

In Jane Moore's family room, a pair of old doors from Chateau Domingue. Photo by Peter Vitale. Veranda, March 2012. Found on Hello Lovely Studio.

In Jane Moore’s family room, a pair of old doors from Chateau Domingue . Photo by Peter Vitale. Veranda, October 2012.

Savannah Linen Bedspread Collection

Chambray Blue Linen Bedding by Pine Cone Hill

European Country Style Bedroom

Bedroom decor. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Pesmes Natural Linen Bench

French linen bench. In case you need a beautiful perch.

Bedroom with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Bedroom with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Bridgette Swivel Armchair

For a luxurious splurge, this swivel chair would be perfect in a timeless bedroom.

Bedroom with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Belgian Inspired Garden

Jane Moore's Belgian inspired garden. All green with boxwood, ivy and shrubs only. The pear trees are planted in rows to impart an architectural feel to the space. A lovely outside room within a room? Antique fountain and two urns stand at the “door” to the outdoor room which has a ground of white gravel. Two obelisks stand at the corners of the garden. Landscape design by Glauser McNair. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda, March 2012. Found on Hello Lovely Studio.

Jane Moore’s Belgian inspired garden. All green with boxwood, ivy and shrubs only. The pear trees are planted in rows to impart an architectural feel to the space. A lovely outside room within a room? Antique fountain and two urns stand at the “door” to the outdoor room which has a ground of white gravel. Two obelisks stand at the corners of the garden. Landscape design by Glauser McNair. Photo by Peter Vitale. Veranda, October 2012.

Here is Jane Moore’s garden in her prior home:

European style garden of Jane Moore in Houston.

Gaynelle Outdoor Arm Chair with Cushion

Set of 2 Outdoor Arm Chairs. In case you need these pretty finds.

 A Wonderful Swedish Inspired Home by Jane Moore

This beautiful home which appeared in Veranda’s March 2008 issue belongs to Jane’s daughter Shannon, married to Leslie Newsom’s son, Andrew. The Newsoms’ brand may also be familiar to you…Wisteria. You may recognize the interiors from this beautiful book: Swedish Country Interiors.

A Swedish Living Room

Swedish style living room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style antique desk with clock. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style living room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish antique desk. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style living room with Gustavian chairs. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Antique Swedish desk with clock. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

 Swedish style living room with Gustavian chairs and check fabric. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style living room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style living room with check fabric. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

 Antique Swedish desk with clock. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish Sun Room

Rustically elegant Swedish antiques and brick floor in a sun room by Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Rustically elegant Swedish antiques and brick floor in a sun room by Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Swedish antiques and brick floor in a sun room by Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008. #brickfloor #swedish #interiordesign #sunroom

Swedish antiques and brick floor in a sun room by Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Swedish style sunroom with antiques and brick floor. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

A sun room with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Sun room with Swedish antiques and brick floor. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Swedish style sun room with brick floor and antiques. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Beautiful Swedish Antiques

Swedish desk in a living room designed by Jane Moore in Veranda 2012. Photo by Peter Vitale. Found on Hello Lovely Studio.

Antique Swedish desk in a living room designed by Jane Moore. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda, March 2008.

Antique books on a stone antique mantel in a Swedish living room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Swedish chairs, console, bench, and leather screen in a living room by Jane Moore. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda, March 2008. Found on Hello Lovely Studio.

Antique Swedish chairs, console, bench, and leather screen in a living room by Jane Moore. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda, March 2008.

Swedish settee. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish style living room - Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Swedish style living room – Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Swedish Dining Room

Swedish style dining room. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Dining room with Swedish style, Mora clock, and round table - Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008. Found on Hello Lovely Studio.

Dining room with Swedish style, Mora clock, and round table – Jane Moore. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda, March 2008.

Antique lanterns on a blue painted antique console in a Swedish dining room by Jane Moore found on Hello Lovely Studio.

Antique lanterns on a blue antique console in a Swedish dining room by Jane Moore.

Kitchen

Swedish style kitchen with a collection of white confit pots behind glass cupboard doors. Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

A Swedish style kitchen with a collection of white confit pots behind glass cupboard doors. Jane Moore. Veranda, March 2008.

Classic Bathroom

Classic marble bathroom with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Bedrooms

Bedroom with European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Bedroom designed by Jane Moore uses dark furniture and fixtures with light walls and linens.

Girl bedroom designed by Jane Moore. Bennison fabric and scalloped ticking bedspread. Veranda, March 2008.

Care to see more of this house and similar beautiful ones spotlighted in Veranda?

Jane Moore’s Former Home

In Jane Moore’s former Georgian style home, the decor was English Country.

Breakfast Room

Jane Moore's breakfast room has a charming black and white toile mixed with red paneling. Rustic table, more transferware mixed with creamware.

Jane Moore’s breakfast room has a charming black and white toile mixed with red paneling. Rustic table, more transferware mixed with creamware. Veranda 2000.

French Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set

French Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set. In case you’re ready to get yer lounge on.

Hallway

Hallway to family room in Jane Moore's Georgian home in Houston. The cases contain a collection of toy soldiers.

Hallway to family room in Jane Moore’s Georgian home in Houston. The cases contain a collection of toy soldiers. Veranda 2000.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore

Swedish armoire and settee in an ad for Antique Shops and Designers - Jane Moore. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Swedish armoire and settee in ad for Antique Shops and Designers – Jane Moore.

Swedish settee and chairs in a charming breakfast dining area.

European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

An ad for Antique Shops and Designers - Jane Moore

Trumeau mirror flanked by crystal sconces for ad in Antique Shops and Designers – Jane Moore.

Interior Design by Jane Moore -a classic combo of black and yellow. European Country Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Jane Moore designed French country kitchen.

Webster Residence – Interior Design by Jane Moore.

Jane Moore designed French country kitchen.

Jane Moore designed kitchen – Webster Residence.

Jane Moore designed interior with console table, mirror, and sconces.

Webster Residence – Interior Design by Jane Moore.

5 Decorating Tips from Jane Moore.

As you evolve, so should your surroundings.

In each stage of life, we have different needs. Many of us want to keep holding on to things from each stage. We feel that if we hold on to what’s safe, we don’t have to deal with what’s changing.

It’s hard for a lot of people to get rid of what was given to them or what they bought with their own money in their earlier stages of life. But as we grow and mature, our likes and dislikes change, and that’s okay! Don’t hold onto what doesn’t fit anymore.

Beautiful European country vignette by Jane Moore for an ad running in Antique Shops and Designers.

European country vignette for an ad in Antique Shops and Designers – Jane Moore.

Play favorites.

We all love a lot of different things and different looks. Decide what you love the very most, where you feel the most comfortable, what’s the most peaceful to you. Once you’ve done that, carefully edit out what doesn’t enhance that look or feeling. I started my career doing almost all English, but as I grew to love the Provençal and Swedish aesthetics, I let go of those English things, even though I still loved them. The same goes for people with a lot of bright, colorful pieces who want to transition to something serene and neutral. With each object, ask: ‘Is this going to fit in?’

Another gorgeous mirror mixed with a painted chest. Can you see what a difference a real antique is compared to a faux antique. I love those candlesticks and that capital.

Trumeau mirror and old dresser in ad for Antique Shops and Designers – Jane Moore

Live in your moment—not anyone else’s.

Many of us have things we don’t necessarily love, but we live with them because they have sentimental value: heirlooms, gifts, things we didn’t know how to say ‘no’ to. What I tell my clients is this: Be in the moment as it is right now. ‘It’s your moment. Let’s do what makes you happy, what makes you have a good feeling when you’re home.’ Those before us—grandmothers, mothers, friends—had their time to enjoy what they loved, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to love it, too.
Only buy the items you daydream about owning.

Must See! Antique Swedish Dealer Jane Moore's Home Veranda Magazine

Only buy the items you daydream about owning.

Avoid buying what I call “fillers.”Instead, buy only what you absolutely love, what you simply cannot live without. For example, I have this 18th-century hand-carved angel on my mantle—it wasn’t anything I was looking for, but when I saw it, it just touched me. I didn’t buy it immediately, though. I thought about it for 24 hours, and I still just had to have it. At the time, I was trying to rationalize purchasing it, thinking ‘Oh, someday my daughter will love it, or my granddaughter will love it,’ Then I thought, ‘No. I love it, and if they choose not to have it in their homes someday, that’s all right.’

Bedroom designed by Jane Moore - Webster Residence.

Bedroom designed by Jane Moore – Webster Residence.

Let your home satisfy what your outside environment leaves you craving.

One of the most important rules of decorating is to let your environment help you make decisions about your home. For example, I have always lived in Houston, where it is very hot and humid. As a result, I always pick cool colors that come from nature—soft blues, greens, grays—because when I come in out of the heat, I want to be refreshed. Wherever I am, I look outside and bring that in.
AREN’T THESE EXCEPTIONALLY WISE TIPS FROM A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL!?!
Here is a brand new book from Veranda sure to please if you loved these interiors!

Milieu French Sofa
French 3-Light Sconce
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
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 Felicity Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse 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
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
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
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
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
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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8 Comments

  1. Mumbai
    June 11, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Modern kitchen, which I like some of them too, might be contemporary but my really favorits are the French old
    style. Nothing can top the coziness of these kitchens

    • michele
      Author
      June 11, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      French country kitchens are hard to beat! Thanks for reading.

  2. Connie
    June 11, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Oh hello lovely to all of it! The only thing I’d change is….. the addition of me! 🙂 I’d be perfectly happy in all of the beautiful light rooms.

    • michele
      Author
      June 11, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Can I come too!?! I would love to spend time in this townhouse kitchen to absorb all the quality and age from those pieces! Thanks for reading and making blogging so much fun. 🙂

  3. Karol
    June 11, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Michelle, you have hit my sweet spot. The two kitchens are from my dream home. I collect yellow ware and these rooms have the colors I love.

    • michele
      Author
      June 11, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Yay! What a wonderful collection – it is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for reading and your kind words. xox

  4. Caroline
    June 13, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Oh my, such a beautiful post Michele. Jane & Pamela are my 2 favorites, I love everything they do. I live in Houston too and with this oppressive heat and humidity these interiors are a breath of fresh air. Have a wonderful day.

    • michele
      Author
      June 13, 2018 / 10:55 am

      So happy the timing was just right, friend! We are kindred spirits then. Those designers take my breath away and make it all so easy when it surely is not. Thank you so much for adding to the beauty here. 🙂

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