French Farmhouse Design Inspiration & House Tour!

Prepare yourselves for exclamations of OH, THAT’S DARLING and HELLOOOOOO, LOVELY! This French Farmhouse Design Inspiration contains all of the ingredients of a winning timeless and tranquil fantasy, and I even have exact sources for many of those ingredients.

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.

Last week, it was my pleasure to connect with a kindred spirit who dared to take her passion for all things French farmhouse to the next level. I know you will delight in both the decor and lifestyle inspiration you’ll find here as you tour the beyond charming French farmhouse of new-friend-to-Hello Lovely, Charlotte.

These never before published photos are exclusively for us, and I’m so grateful to her!

Terracotta hexagon tiles 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 #neptune #farrowandballfrenchgray #kitchendesign #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Custom artisan pendant lights: Vivi et Margo…FIND HERE. Check Tablecloth (Maison de Vacances Blush Check)…FIND HERE. Basket…FIND HERE. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). 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.

French Farmhouse Design Inspiration & House Tour!

There’s much more than a tour in store for you, friends.

You will also discover an interview and a lovely, new-to-me, timeless, and tranquil French farmhouse shopping source: Vivi et Margot.

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.

Vivi et Margot

Meet the Lovely Founder of Vivi et Margot

Charming French countryside at a farmhouse by Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #gates #rustic #frenchcountry #marketbasket

A fairytale setting for a family’s rural France summer home. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Basket: Vivi et Margot.

Charlotte Reiss grew up in Marlborough, Wilshire in England before her career took her to London, NYC, and LA, where she currently heads a successful modeling agency (The Lions) and raises a young family with husband Sky Reiss. Sky is in the construction business, and a few years back, he and Charlotte felt a surge of inspiration upon viewing an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International.

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!

Raise your hand if ever you get the itch too from watching the show!

Romantic French Country Inspiration

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.

The dream of buying their own farmhouse in France to make sweet-as-macarons memories with family not only became a reality near Bordeaux, but thanks to Instagram, it very naturally led to a new venture for Charlotte: VIVI ET MARGOT, an online shop for French farmhouse finds!

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.

Hello, Lovely Vivi et Margot

Vivi et Margo is named for the couple’s two daughters and offers a full collection of French wares for home, linens, vintage treasures, and extremely popular French market baskets. The success of the shop has continued to bloom, and in April 2018 Vivi et Margot opened its first brick and mortar in NYC – a pop up store at Marche Maman (Maman NYC at 239 Centre Street, between Broome & Grand, SOHO, NYC).

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.

Interview with Charlotte of Vivi et Margot

You are livin’ the Hello Lovely dream, Charlotte!

“The home is such a passion project for me. We bought it 7 years ago and have never looked back.”

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.

Can you tell us what inspired you to shop for real estate in France?

“We were watching HGTV’s House Hunters International and both looked at each other and said  ‘we want to do that!’ So we started our search online.”

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.

Those beautiful terracotta tiled floors in your farmhouse! Are they original?

“We field so many questions about them! No, they are 200 year old reclaimed tiles we found in Angers…so much work, but we adore them!”

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.

I know designer Kathryn Ireland’s gorgeous book Summers in France also made an impression on you since like Ireland, you are also British and living in LA.

“Her beautiful book inspired me greatly! I admired her down to earth approach to the renovation of an old farmhouse in rural France while living in America and raising her children. We’re on a similar journey, and I have come to realize it takes time and much patience to create a home we will love spending summers in for years to come.”

Find Kathryn Ireland’s book RIGHT HERE.

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.

Your home is located in Deux-Sèvres. So many of us Americans instantly think of the South of France and Provence as dreamy locations for a vacation home, getaway, or dream home…how did you narrow your search?

“The south was out of the question for us financially and rather than seek a particular region we looked mainly at houses with ‘good bones.’ We looked all over France for properties within our price range, which was under 100,000€.”

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.

Your French farmhouse’s kitchen is so charming! Did it require a lot of renovation?

“The kitchen was a mess! Linoleum floors and cabinets! Also, the main stairs were initially located within the kitchen. My husband moved the stairs to the living room which opened up the kitchen.”

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.

I love that you are real life renovators like us! I understand your husband is a talented figure in construction and house flipping–was your beautiful kitchen a DIY project?

“We worked with Neptune kitchens (a UK company with branches in France) to create my dream kitchen. Apart from a new range (saving up for one!) it’s complete now.”

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.

It’s so lovely, Charlotte, and I can’t seem to get enough of your lovely photography of the space. Is it your favorite room in the farmhouse?

“It’s one of my favorite rooms but my absolute favorite is our master bedroom. We converted the entire top floor attic to create an open concept bedroom, bathroom and dressing area. There are no walls dividing up the space except for the loo. The claw foot tub is at the end of the bed, in effect, with a window overlooking the fields. It’s such a roomy open space with high ceilings and exposed beams. It’s my favorite spot for sure!”

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

So functional and French lovely! Basket: Vivi et Margot.

Considering that you bought your dreamy getaway sight unseen…are you enjoying the location now that you have spent vacations here?

“Yes! We are two hours from Bordeaux and 80 minutes from Ile de Re, my favorite place to visit.”

Picturesque French countryside in Western France. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #vivietmargot

French farmhouse design inspiration from Western France.

Now I want to discover Ile de Re! Where would we stay if we want to explore this Western France gem?

Hotel Toiras is absolutely my number one recommendation…it is truly spectacular. We fly into Paris and either drive five hours south or take a two and a half hour train ride to Poitiers.”

Vivi et Margot is stocked with such a charming mix of vintage decor finds from your travels in France and high quality wares for a French farmhouse inspired home. Did you furnish and decorate your home in France with local finds?

“Many items in the home were purchased from France or UK, but I actually incorporated a lot of items from Pottery Barn and Rejuvenation as well as paint from Farrow & Ball.”

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.

How grateful we are to learn the sources of your French farmhouse’s beautiful decor!

Let’s begin our tour of Charlotte’s summer home in Western France…the tour of the bedrooms, baths, laundry room and living room continues in PART 2 RIGHT HERE since there is so much lovely, and I don’t want you to miss a thing!

Also, don’t miss a helpful Shopping & Resource Guide below (courtesy of Charlotte Reiss) for sources of the furniture, decor, paint colors, and more.

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.

It is so easy to get caught up in the French farmhouse romance, oui? At this point in the post, I a daydreaming about the perfect baguette, French flea markets, and riding around town in a sweet bicycle LIKE THIS or even a beachy tricycle in an amazing French-y green like THIS.

French Farmhouse Tour

French Farmhouse House Tour: Exterior

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 crumbling stone on a French farmhouse with green door. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #rustic #stone #exterior #greendoor

Charming and fairy tale backdrop for memories to be made by a young family in rural France.

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.

French Farmhouse House Tour: Outdoor Dining

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?

French Farmhouse House Tour: Kitchen

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

French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Custom artisan pendant lights: Vivi et Margo…FIND HERE. Check Tablecloth (Maison de Vacances Blush Check)…FIND HERE. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). 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.

Kitchen window. 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

Oyster basket filled with stunning blooms in the kitchen window! Photo: Vivi et Margot.

Rustic Elegance in Beautifully Renovated Kitchen in France

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. 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 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. Check Tea Towel: 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.

Neptune Paint - Limestone. 28 original paint colours. 7 natural tones. An infinite number of colour combinations. Neptune's collection of elegant, artisanal paint colours is designed to work together beautifully so you have the freedom to mix any shade and any colour. All our paints are ecological, water based and very easy to use. #neptune #limestone #paint

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 the 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.

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!

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.

French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #hellolovelystudio #frenchfarmhouse #housetour #designinspiration #frenchcountry

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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

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10 Comments

  1. Marilyn S.
    August 11, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Oh my – 1 of each please! Maybe even 2 of some . VivietMargot !!!!
    Michele you have a gift for finding the most lovely. Thank you.

    • michele
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Thank you, Marilyn. This lovely finds its way to us, and I love sharing it with you. Vivi et Margot is something extra special! 🙂

  2. Alice Genzlinger
    August 11, 2018 / 9:00 am

    What a dream come true! It’s a sin to be jealous but jealous I am. Love her decorating choices and the fact that her husband can build anything she can dream up. Can’t wait for the next post.

    • michele
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 9:36 am

      They did such an amazing job, and I am ready to retire and get my own handy husband building! Can’t wait to share more! xox

  3. Connie
    August 11, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Ohhhh myyyy goooodnessss! This is a house with so much inspiration! I am bookmarking the link for future reference as well as a when I need a ‘virtual tour’ of the French country side.

    So beautiful!

    • michele
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 9:36 am

      It is a fairy tale wrapped in a French country’s girls dream, oui oui! I knew you guys would die over it! 🙂

  4. August 11, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I am dreaming of going to France for a few days!! It is yet some 5 years ago we went to the French Provence, and by seeing this gorgeous post of you, I would love to pack right away!!!
    Enjoy the weekend my friend! xoxo Greet

    • michele
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Isn’t it charming and romantic!?! Can’t wait to hear about it – wish I was going too! 🙂 Peace to you, Greet.

  5. August 13, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    I’m blown away! This is so perfect!!!! I watch House Hunters International all the time and think, wouldn’t it be great to do that? They’ve done such a beautiful job.

    • michele
      Author
      August 13, 2018 / 1:19 pm

      So fun to hear the story of the inspiration and makes me think we could do the same thing! 🙂

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