French Country Decorating Ideas From Grand Estates

Am I the only one who loves to hang out on Zillow to peek inside homes on the market across the country? I was awed by the interiors of a couple of beautiful French country style houses, and it got me thinking creatively about how there are plenty of creative, designer, French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates that lovers of country French can apply to their own decor.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates!

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French Country Decorating Idea #1: Rustic Shutters

Even if your own European inspired home is half the size of this grand 11,000+ square foot French country home in Houston, rustic wood shutters add so much curb appeal and charm!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Need ideas for architectural elements and millwork options? See these.

French Country Decorating Idea #2: White Painted Trim

There’s something so elegant and pretty about white painted trim and woodwork, and I especially love the contrast with warm wood floors.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Wallpaper: Farrow and Ball Silvergate BP 879. Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed! French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Do you also love the simplicity of this wrought iron staircase railing!?! This delicate design appeals to me so much more than fancy wood spindles.

French Country Decorating Idea #3: Elegant Gold Sconces

Theresa Sconce
Theresa Sconce
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas

Wallpaper: Farrow and Ball Silvergate BP 879. Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed! French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates!

Need ideas for beautiful wallpaper options? See these!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #4: Lantern Pendants (Inside & Out!)

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Need ideas for beautiful lantern pendant lights? See options HERE.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #5: French Fireplace Surrounds.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Fireplace Mantel Surround Ideas

Chateau Louis Fireplace Surround
Chateau Louis Fireplace Surround
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #6: Airy Chandeliers

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Find more lovely Aidan Gray French Country chandeliers RIGHT HERE.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #7: French Inspired Counter Stools

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

See lovely examples of French Country counter stools RIGHT HERE.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #8: Rustic Wall Clock

Is this Houston kitchen’s pantry area to die for, or what!?!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Need ideas for a rustic, French country wall clock? See these. 

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Find ideas for an antique French pastry table HERE.

French Country Decorating Idea #9: French Country Accent Chairs

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

See THIS POST for lovely chair options!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Lovely French Country Chairs to Charm!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #10: Teal Accents

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #11: Romantic Bathtubs

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Find lovely options for a romantic bathtub RIGHT HERE.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston home (renovated in 2013) for sale HERE. Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

Care to learn about this home’s inside scoop? Let’s peek inside!

Wait…do we need to tour a bit more of this French country home? Oui.

Another glorious home by TOH and more European inspired decorating ideas to steal!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas

Houston kitchen in home by Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed! French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

French Country Decorating Idea #12: Light Grey Painted Cabinetry & Trim

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Houston kitchen and living area in home by Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed! French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates.

More Light Grey Painted Cabinetry & Trim from Another Houston Home on the Market!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
New construction Houston home for sale HERE.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
New construction Houston home for sale HERE.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
New construction Houston home for sale HERE.

What a gorgeous kitchen! Here’s the exterior of the home…

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
New construction Houston home for sale HERE.

French Country Decorating Idea #13: Symmetry

Even if the facade of your next French country home is a little less grand than this one on the market in my neck of the woods, you can study the symmetry of the architecture to learn more about your own preferences.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.

French Country Decorating Idea #14: Blue Grey Accents

The color of these arched front doors is such a glorious hue with limestone.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.

French Country Decorating Idea #15: Arched Doors

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.

French Country Decorating Idea #16: Pale Pink Bathroom Walls

The bathroom walls in this Hinsdale home for sale take my breath away! They remind me of what Charlotte Reiss did with her girls’ bathroom in their French farmhouse RIGHT HERE.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.

Here’s another pretty French inspired bathroom with a dusty rose pink on the walls.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
See this Elmhurst, Illinois home for sale HERE. Builder: Island Construction.

French Country Decorating Idea #17: Limited Color Palette

While an English garden is often blooming with various vividly hued flowers and greenery, keeping the palette limited on a French country exterior can certainly heighten the elegance factor.

p.s. My folks lived right around the corner from this home for years, and the very first home my husband and I bought and renovated for our family (a 1920’s bungalow) is just a few blocks away!

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
See this Elmhurst, Illinois home for sale HERE. Builder: Island Construction.
French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
See this Elmhurst, Illinois home for sale HERE. Builder: Island Construction.

It appears the palette is also very neutral and limited inside as well.

French Country Decorating Ideas from Grand Estates! Come peek at beautiful grand homes on the market with French interiors and steal the look for yourself! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #decoratingideas
See this Elmhurst, Illinois home for sale HERE. Builder: Island Construction.

Thanks so much for playing along and entertaining these French country decor ideas from beautiful homes on the market!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Connie
    January 14, 2019 / 9:15 am

    One word: Yum! 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 4:02 pm

      It’s so fun to study grand examples and realize so many of the design elements may be applied to homes of any size at all! Thanks so much for tuning in! Peace to you.

  2. Joanna
    January 14, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Oh my, I need time to collect myself. Just Gorgeous! If I was to list all the details that caught my eye and heart, it would require more space than allotted. It has my heart racing! I’m going to look through again, so I can absorb all the details that make up good French Design.

    • michele
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 4:01 pm

      You’re so delightful – thanks so much for playing along! Did you watch any of the videos of the house tour? Amazing!

      • Joanna
        January 15, 2019 / 10:00 am

        I did Michele! It was wonderful walking through this gorgeous home. A home that dreams are made of.

        • michele
          Author
          January 15, 2019 / 12:47 pm

          Thanks for touring with me! xox

  3. January 14, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Hi Michele,
    There’s nothing quite like a French country fireplace mantel and a gilded mirror hanging above it! I think it’ll always be in style. Speaking of fireplaces, it’s going below freezing here tonight. Hope you’re staying warm!

    • michele
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 4:00 pm

      I’m warm and toasty in Arizona with my mama! Hope your evening is a cozy lovely one!

  4. January 14, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    This post is filled with inspiration. I love each of these beautiful houses. I hope you are staying warm and toasty this winter and are not letting the weather get you down.

    • michele
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping, Elizabeth! I’m in Arizona soaking up sunshine at my parents’ home. Perfect weather today and a wonderful break from the frigid temps at home!

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