Country French Decor Ideas to Steal: Part 2

Country French Decor Ideas to Steal: Part 2 continues the fun we started HERE where we’re stealing slightly more realistic French country decorating ideas from luxuriously grand homes, many of which reside in my neck of the woods.

French country antique farmhouse cupboard painted red on inside and charcoal gray on exterior. Located in a beautiful Provence farmhouse offered for stays by Haven In.
Photo: Haven In. See more of this Provence villa RIGHT HERE.Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

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Country French Decor Ideas: Part 2

I hope the luxurious inspiration and ideas which follow will enlighten you and guide any plans in motion to create your own lovely French country or French inspired space.

Country French Decor Idea No. 11

Terracotta Tiles

If you have the budget to splurge and go for authentic, reclaimed tiles like the ones in Charlotte Reiss’ gorgeous kitchen, Chateau Domingue is where you should head!

French farmhouse renovated kitchen by Vivi et Margot near Bordeaux, with reclaimed antique terracotta hexagon tile floor. Kitchen design by Neptune. Photo and design by Charlotte Reiss.
See more of this inspiring French farmhouse kitchen HERE. 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.

Fore more budget friendly options for new tile, check HERE. For a new porcelain hexagon tile, there’s THIS OPTION.

Newberry Hexagon 10" x 11" Porcelain Field Tile in Cotto
Newberry Haxagon 10″x 11″ Porcelain Field Tile in Cotto

More Terracotta Floor Inspiration

French farmhouse style in a scullery or pantry with beautiful terracotta stone floor in a grand Hinsdale home.
Terracotta tile flooring in a beautiful scullery within a French country home in Hinsdale, IL HERE. Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.
French country traditional style kitchen with rustic terracotta stone tile floor in a grand Hinsdale home.
Terracotta tile flooring in a beautiful French country home for sale in Hinsdale, IL HERE.
French farmhouse style in a scullery or pantry with rustic terracotta stone floor and painted cabinets in a grand Hinsdale home.
Terracotta tile flooring in a beautiful French country home for sale in Hinsdale, IL HERE.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

Country French Decor Idea No. 12

Rustic Wall Clock

Traditional French country bathroom design with freestanding vanity and travertine tile in a grand home in Wheaton.
French country inspiration from a grand home in Wheaton, IL.

Find ideas for rustic country wall clocks RIGHT HERE.

Country French Decor Idea No. 13

Copper Kitchen Decor Accents

Magnificent custom white Shaker cabinetry in a French kitchen with wood countertops and copper accents. Located in Elmhurst IL.
Beautiful kitchen in a luxurious French Country house in Elmhurst, IL.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

Find lovely copper pans and accents for your French kitchen RIGHT HERE.

Country French Decor Idea No. 14

French Oak Wood Flooring

Beautiful oak hardwood flooring in an entry and stairs in a grand French country house in Elmhurst, IL.
Beautiful wood flooring in a luxurious French Country house in Elmhurst, IL.

Explore the multiple options for wood flooring (and see my story on engineered vs. solid hardwood) HERE and RIGHT HERE.

Country French Decor Idea No. 15

Flowers to Cut & Bring Inside

Landscaping detail with mulch, pavers, and hydrangea outside a grand French home in Elmhurst, IL.
Hydrangea outdoors a French Country home in Elmhurst, IL.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

Find live Annabelle hydrangea RIGHT HERE.

Country French Decor Idea No. 16

Rustic Pendant Lights

Modern French country kitchen with white Shaker cabinetry, checkerboard floor, and white orchard table with stools - Geneva, IL.
Beautiful modern French country kitchen in a grand home in Geneva, IL.

Find ideas for farmhouse style dome pendants RIGHT HERE and beautiful lantern pendant lighting options HERE.

If a lovely and romantic Aidan Gray French Country chandelier is more your style, see options RIGHT HERE.

Country French Decor Idea No. 17

Petite Settee

For vintage, see if you get lucky finding a pretty settee RIGHT HERE.

Lovely petite French settee in an entry of a grand French country home in Geneva, IL.
Beautiful modern French country kitchen in a grand home in Geneva, IL.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.
Chavanon Loveseat
Chavanon Loveseat…certainly lovely indeed.
Fincham Loveseat
Fincham Loveseat…certainly lovely indeed.
Apollinaire Traditional Cushioned Sofa
Apollinaire Traditional Cushioned Sofa…certainly lovely indeed.

Country French Decor Idea No. 18

French Gray Accent Colors

In a French farmhouse near Bordeaux, Charlotte and Sky Reiss completely renovated their home and chose Farrow & Ball colors for the interiors. French Gray was chosen for trim and doors as you see in the master bath below.

French farmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub. reclaimed terracotta hexagon floor tiles, and Farrow & Ball Parma Gray painted trim. Photo and design by Vivi et Margot.
See this full bathroom tour in HERE. Fully renovated French farmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub. Draperies: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes). Photo: Vivi et Margot. Rug: Rejuvenation. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Paint color on door: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.
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 a European inspired blue-grey hue with emphasis on the blue, try FARROW & BALL’S Parma Gray.

Farrow and Ball Parma Gray painted island in a beautiful classic traditional white kitchen by Mary Mac Interiors.
Design: Mary Mac Interiors. Paint color: FARROW & BALL Parma Gray.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

I am still enamored with light grey cabinets paired with creamy white ones in the kitchen.

Grey and white French country kitchen in a Houston home by Thomas O'Neill. Come explore more Country French Decor Ideas from luxurious and grand homes.
Houston kitchen in home by Thomas O’Neill Homes. Interior Design Inspiration: Romantic Country French Interiors…certainly lovely indeed!

Find ideas for lantern pendants HERE and architectural elements and millwork options See these.

Country French Decor Idea No. 19

Bergere Chairs

You're in for a treat with this parade of gorgeous and affordable French Country style chairs! I have a variety of Louis style, linen, and vintage French chairs in our home, and here are options for your own home! #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #furniture #chairs
Napoleon French Accent Chair in Oak…certainly lovely indeed.

See THIS POST for lovely chair options!

Folmar Armchair.
Folmar Arm Chair…certainly lovely indeed.

Country French Decor Idea No. 20

Tranquil Wall Paint Colors

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster with its green undertones is a favorite among interior designers and works so well in understated, French Country style spaces.

Exquisite white French country living room in a home by Thomas O'Neill Homes. Come explore more Country French Decor Ideas from luxurious and grand homes.
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.

While I’m not certain of the limestone color used in the entry to this grand French home below, it seems reminiscent of BEHR Quarried Limestone.

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BEHR Quarried Limestone
Grand double French arched doors at the entrance to a magnificent Hinsdale manse. Come explore more Country French Decor Ideas from luxurious and grand homes.
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

For a soothing beachy aqua color, BEHR Aqua Breeze may be a pretty option. That said, blues are a monster to get right. I would use this hue at a reduced strength to achieve a more muted effect like the room that follows.

Oval windows and arched French doors in a dining room painted a soothing pale blue in a grand Hinsdale manse. Come explore more Country French Decor Ideas from luxurious and grand homes.
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

The bathroom walls in this bathroom below take my breath away! FARROW & BALL’s Middleton pink is a pretty one to try.

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.” 
Beautiful pink walls in a classic and luxurious white bathroom in a Hinsdale manse. Come explore more Country French Decor Ideas from luxurious and grand homes.
Hinsdale, Illinios manse built in 2006 for sale HERE.
Country French Decor Ideas to Steal from Luxurious French Homes…certainly lovely indeed. Decorating ideas for French country and French farmhouse, as well as European Country design styles.

Don’t miss the first installment of this post RIGHT HERE! And do visit my French Country and French Farmhouse boards on Pinterest and pin liberally!

Treat Yourself to This Tutorial

Here’s a little decor lesson in how to mix traditional and modern…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Anna
    March 15, 2019 / 8:45 am

    Enjoyed the Canadian designer video 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Thanks for reading and viewing!

  2. March 15, 2019 / 9:29 am

    Love these country French ideas Michele! Those terra cotta tiles are beautiful and bring such warmth to a kitchen. From yesterday’s post I loved the chandeliers. What a great combination they’d make in a kitchen….
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Holly

    • michele
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 12:56 pm

      Those tiles make such a strong statement and exude such warmth and authenticity! Bon weekend, lovely woman. xox

  3. Alanah
    March 15, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Adore Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray kitchen.

    • michele
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 9:39 pm

      Parma Gray is dreamy! Thanks for reading.

  4. Amy
    March 19, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    I went with stone tiles in all our bathrooms and laundry room in our home being built. We live on a mountain and I felt like it went well with that and the casual/refined rustic vibe I’m going for. However, you don’t see this as much these days it seems with all the shiny subway tile and cute patterned tiles used in bathrooms and laundry rooms. So I appreciated this post highlighting this type of tile being used. It reassures me how much I do like it…it feels very timeless to me. Plus is seems camouflages dirt better as well! ha!

    • michele
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      So happy it reinforced your design choices in the new house! Wonderful to have you here on the journey, and thanks for making it so fun. 🙂

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