Serene French Country Decor Ideas

Thoroughly inspired and relaxed by the Serenity Suite in a restored 19th century Avignon French chateau (and available to book through Haven In), I gathered together a few ingredients for capturing a timeless and tranquil mood.

Today, you’ll find more inspiring interior design from this hotel suite and ideas for creating a calm French inspired look no matter where you call home.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country: Get the Look!

Images: courtesy of Haven In

This restored 19th century mansion with five suites for guests, boasts the largest private garden in Avignon, and I hope you’ll be inspired by the timelessly tranquil mood of the relaxing South of France suite.

Rustic Elegance on a Private Terrace

Terrace overlooking a lush garden in Avignon. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

What a peaceful view! Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Magnificent facade of a balcony on a French chateau. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Peek at a Common Areas in the Chateau

White slipcovered modern arm chairs in a deep green painted salon. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Modern slipcovered chairs in a beautifully moody green-gray painted room. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Inspiring interiors, gardens, and art within this restored French chateau Avignon Hotel Particulier. The Serenity Suite is available to book through Haven In...come take a peek! #frenchchateau #avignon #provence #provencal #housetour #french #home #mansion #luxuryhotel #luxuryhome

Built-in bookshelves, French limestone flooring, and warm French grey painted walls create a charmingly timeless and tranquil ambience. A 19th century restored French chateau. Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Photo: Haven In. Timeless interior design inspiration from the South of France.

Slipcovered white arm chairs with a modern design. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Modern furnishings in a traditional grand setting. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Inspiring interiors, gardens, and art within this restored French chateau Avignon Hotel Particulier. The Serenity Suite is available to book through Haven In...come take a peek! #frenchchateau #avignon #provence #provencal #housetour #french #home #mansion #luxuryhotel #luxuryhome

Stunning French staircase details and a gallery of framed art against French grey walls. A 19th century restored French chateau. Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Photo: Haven In. Gallery wall and Proencal interior design inspiration.

Inspiring interiors, gardens, and art within this restored French chateau Avignon Hotel Particulier. The Serenity Suite is available to book through Haven In...come take a peek! #frenchchateau #avignon #provence #provencal #housetour #french #home #mansion #luxuryhotel #luxuryhome

Dining room. Empire style chandeliers float over a rustic farm table surrounded by linen slipcovered dining chairs. Herringbone pattern wood floor, antiques, and neutral color palette sing. A 19th century restored French chateau. Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Photo: Haven In. Rustic elegance and Provencal interior design inspiration.

Soaring ceilings in a grand room within a French chateau. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Soaring ceilings and contemporary artwork. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Bathroom

Airy, spare, and neutral modern French bathroom in a restored chateau. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Airy, neutral, spare and modern bathroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Unique vessel sink in a serene and spare modern French bathroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Unique vessel sink in a serene and spare bathroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Open cubes in bathroom vanity and a minimal modern shower. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Open cubes in a vanity and minimal modern shower. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Interior window in a walk-in shower to maximize natural light in a serene, modern, spare bathroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Interior window in walk-in shower to maximize natural light in a serene, modern, and spare bathroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Bedroom

Grey walls, monkey art, and billowy white sheer curtains decorate the suite's bedroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Grey walls monkey art, and billowy white sheer curtains decorate the suite’s bedroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Two sets of French doors in this bedroom welcome in the outdoors. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Two sets of French doors welcome the outdoors in. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Whimsical white monkeys bring ambient light and playfulness to a modern French bedroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Whimsical white monkeys bring ambient light and playfulness to a bedroom suite. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Additional Sleeping Area in Suite

Modern art and a traditional style French country bed join a modern desk in a bedroom suite. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Modern art and a traditional style French country bed join a modern desk in a hotel suite. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

French country bedroom with twin bed. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

French country bedroom. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Beautiful and classic bust upon a rustic planked wood table. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Beautiful classic bust upon a rustic planked wood table. Serene French Country Style interior design inspiration. The Serenity Suite at Avignon Hôtel Particulier. Luxurious and timeless restored 19th century French chateau in the South of France. Provencal romance, traditional architecture, modern French design, unique art, and European antiques. Photo: Haven In.

Ideas for Capturing Serene French Country Style

Color Palettes

Let’s first consider the beautifully serene and very natural color palette employed on the exterior of the chateau. Its calm, quiet, nurturing tones form such a perfect backdrop to the garden’s lush, tropical vibrancy. A creamy limestone color is accented with a green-gray which to me resembles FARROW & BALL French Gray. This pairing of calm colors could work well inside as well. We saw a beautiful example of using Farrow & Ball’s French Gray on interior woodwork in this French farmhouse house tour.

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.

For the creamy limestone color, here’s a pretty one:

An idea for a paint color similar to the warm grey in this hotel suite’s bedroom? BENJAMIN MOORE Ashley Gray is a possibility. I used this color on the walls of our French country kitchen in our prior home. Our kitchen received a ton of natural light from large windows which were left un-dressed, so do keep that in mind when selecting a calm color like this gray.

Benjamin Moore Ashley Gray HC-87. #benjaminmoore #ashleygray #benjaminmooreashleygray #paint #graypaintcolor

BENJAMIN MOORE Ashley Gray HC-87. Elegant and rich, this muted shade of gray has a slight olive tint that pairs well with satiny hardwood floors.

The wall color in this serene, modern bathroom seems reminiscent of BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter, a color I have used multiple times, most recently as a glaze (with water) to transform our master bedroom furniture which formerly sported an antique white/pale yellow color.

Benjamin Moore - Revere Pewter HC-172. #benjaminmoore #reverepewter #benjaminmoorereverepewter #lightgraypaint

BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter HC-172. A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. A great transitional color, it’s perfect for an open floor plan.

Serene French Country – Bedroom Decor Ideas

For an elegant, tranquil, and rustic luxe look, consider these bedroom decor and furniture ideas…

Belgian Linen Bedding #belgianlinen #bedding #bedroomdecor

Belgian Linen Bedding: FIND HERE

Cronk Round Fiberglass Dining Table

30″ Round Breakfast Table: FIND HERE

Louis Ghost Style Chair

Louis Ghost Style Chair: FIND HERE

For a friendly priced French inspired settee…

French Country Settee. #frenchcountrydecor #settee #frenchinspired #loveseat #settee

French Country Settee: FIND HERE

For a twin bed or day bed…

French Country Daybed #daybed #frenchcountry #bedroomdecor

French inspired Daybed: FIND HERE

Rustic Teak Stool

Rustic Teak Stool: FIND HERE

Eleonor 12.2" Table Lamp

12.2″ Monkey Lamp: FIND HERE

Chic Side Table: FIND HERE

Chic Side Table: FIND HERE

Serene Modern Bathroom Decor

Here’s a beautiful (and pricier) cement tile option…

Lucky 8" x 8" Cement Field Tile in White/Green

Serene Cement Field Tile: FIND HERE

And here’s a low-cost porcelain option…

Artea 9.75" x 9.75" Porcelain Field Tile in Dark Gray/White

Porcelain Tile in Dark Grey/White: FIND HERE

Stone Circular Vessel Bathroom Sink

Round Stone Vessel Bathroom Sink: FIND HERE

Altar Candlestick

Aidan Gray Toulouse Candlestick: FIND HERE

Rustic French Country Accents

Baldwin Statue

Antiqued Statue: FIND HERE

Rustic French Country Weathered Pots. #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #planters #pots #weathered

Weathered Pots: FIND HERE

French Country Double Rattan Basket

French Country Double Rattan Basket: FIND HERE

Have a fabulous weekends, friends!

For French house tours and further inspiration, be sure to visit:

French Chateau in Avignon

Chateau Domingue – House Tour

Parisian Design Details

French Farmhouse Near Bordeaux

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

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6 Comments

  1. Joanna
    August 18, 2018 / 10:51 am

    How cozy would it be to climb under the covers surrounded by billowing curtains? Such a dreamy room.
    Those monkeys would freak me out though. It would be like sleeping with the Flying Monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.
    I love the Farrow & Ball French Grey. I have that colour on my fireplace that goes from floor to top of a cathedral ceilng. Love, love, love it!
    What I like most about Saturday is that leisurely, second cup of coffee. Mmmm Enjoy your weekend, Michelle! And, keep the beauty coming this way.

    • michele
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 1:57 pm

      hahaha! those monkeys do add energy and whimsy – two elements not all of care to promote in the boudoir! 🙂 i’m so happy you’re taking the day gently. mine started with chores and blossomed into quiet catching up with friends online. now to get out into the beautiful sunlight! 🙂

  2. Tracy
    August 18, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Beautiful serene places with calming color palette. I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford such lux to lay this head upon. I voted for you my friend. Positive vibes your way. Peace.

    Tracy
    Vintage whimsy by the sea

    • michele
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Nor will I…which is why it is a treat to tour just for the beauty of it! Thanks so much for the support, friend. xox

  3. August 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

    The dining room is fascinating! Those old herringbone floors are so perfect and the statue! Wow, powerful!

    • michele
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 9:22 am

      I am crazy about that dining room table, chairs, statue, windows, floor and natural light. I wonder what it feels like at night though? Maybe the garden is lit in a way that it feels cozy? Thanks for reading and bringing so much positive energy here. 🙂

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