Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire!

When I stumbled on photos of interior designer Brit Jones’ own French home in Texas, I may have gone into one those design freaky trances where you don’t come up for air for an hour. You know exactly what I mean. Those homes with a palette that speaks to you and that radiate undeniable grace. I’m a timeless and tranquil sort of peaceful home guru, so what a blessing the designer was on board to share her work and lovely newly built home with us! Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire is more than just another collection of romantic French farmhouse photos. It has truly inspired me to begin designing something new, and maybe it will inspire your next building project or room makeover.

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Photo & Interior Design: Brit Jones Photography. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont. Find them HERE as well. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.

Architect: Tyler Gentry, of 17 Services. Interior Design: Brit Jones Design. Builder: Scott Lane Homes.

Rustic elegant French country farmhouse kitchen with beautiful stucco range hood, copper pots, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, arabescato marble counters, and lanterns over island. Brit Jones Design.
Country French kitchen. Paint color on kitchen cabinetry: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Bar Faucet: Danze Opulence. Find a similar option HERE. Copper cookware: Find HERE. Backsplash: reclaimed Chicago brick. Countertop: honed Arabescato marble. Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Cabinet hardware: Jeffrey Alexander. Custom range hood: created on site. Lantern: Feiss – Galloway. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.

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Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire!

With so many beautiful design elements I am certain will appeal to your Country French palette and European inspired design fantasies, I collected resources for you and have shared them in the captions.

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Timeless Country French House Tour

Seeing the rustic board and batten shutters brought a rush of emotion for me as I remembered our former French country manor house. My husband built our shutters, and they started out a blue like this before I painted them light grey years later. Oh the memories!

Detail of rustic blue exterior French shutters on arched window. Brit Jones Design.
Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Paint on rustic cedar board and batten style shutters: ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.

Timeless Country French Foyer Entry

French country farmhouse entry with rustic barn door, wingback chair, steel windows, chandelier and wall sconces. Brit Jones Design.
French farmhouse country entry way with rustic sliding vintage door. Sconces: Aidan Gray – Joni. Chandelier: Aidan Gray Musa Carved Arm. French armchair options: find HERE. European commode options: find HERE. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Front doors are 10′ steel and glass. Flooring: Hill Country Innovations – Cape Cod Oak. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.

Timeless Country French Bedroom With Blue Accents

French country farmhouse pale blue and white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Rustic and elegant master bedroom with muted color palette, romantic decor, and whispery blue accents. Similar French country chandelier: find HERE. Bed Skirt: find HERE. Sliding barn door is painted is hand-painted with a mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.
French country farmhouse white bedroom with Duck Egg blue barn door. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Romantic and timeless master bedroom with a soothing color palette. Pretty French bedside tables: find HERE. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Similar table lamp: find HERE and HERE.. Sliding barn door is painted in a custom mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue chalk paint, muted with Old White. Flooring: Hill Country Innovations – Cape Cod Oak. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.
French country farmhouse bedroom with Duck Blue barn door and Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Chandelier: Wood Carved Chandelier. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Linen upholstered ottoman: find HERE. Find Aidan Gray chandeliers HERE. Sliding barn door is painted in a custom mix of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue chalk paint, muted with Old White. Flooring: Hill Country Innovations – Cape Cod Oak. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.

About That Showstopping French Sliding Barn Door…

The designer arrived at the perfect muted shade of French blue-green by custom mixing Annie Sloan chalk paints in the colors of: Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco. Do bear in mind Annie Sloan has changed the color formulations of several paint colors in the collection.

It’s always worth taking the time to find the perfect hue! Here is an example of a combination of 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Combo: 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White.

Again, keep in mind that Annie Sloan recently updatedcolors! If you have not stopped in to your local brick and mortar stockist of Annie Sloan, do mosey on over. When I spent time interviewing a stockist this week at the shop near me, I learned about Annie Sloan Svenska Blue…oooooh, it’s a pretty new color you may love!

ANNIE SLOAN Svenska Blue paint color.

Imagine the possibilities mixing Svenska Blue with Annie Sloan’s whites!

Timeless Country French Living Room With Pale, Lovely, Faded Colors

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color in elegant French country great room with cathedral ceiling, beams, fireplace, and French chandelier. Brit Jones Design.
Similar chandelier: find HERE. Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite 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
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Timeless Country French Kitchen With Reclaimed Brick

This breathtaking kitchen has so many thoughtful design elements and interesting materials that I will devote a whole post to it to be sure it gets its well deserved accolades!

French country farmhouse kitchen with wingback chair, French dining chairs, farm table, rustic hanging lantern pendants, and reclaimed Chicago brick. Brit Jones Design.
Country French kitchen. Paint color on kitchen cabinetry: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Copper cookware: Find HERE. Wingback Chair: Nailhead Trim Chair HERE and also HERE. Side Chairs: Round Back Linen Chairs. Backsplash: reclaimed Chicago brick. Countertops and island: honed Arabescato marble. Floors: Hill Country Innovations Cape Cod Oak. Vent hood: custom, cast stone – created on site. Lantern: Feiss – Galloway. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.
Detail of French style kitchen faucet and reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash and farm sink. Brit Jones Design.
Single handle kitchen faucet: Danze – Opulence. Other options HERE and HERE. White Gardenia dish soap and collection: FIND HERE. Countertop: honed Arabescato marble. Backsplash: reclaimed Chicago brick. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.
Rustic elegant French country farmhouse kitchen with beautiful stucco range hood, copper pots, reclaimed Chicago brick backsplash, arabescato marble counters, and lanterns over island. Brit Jones Design.
Country French kitchen. Paint color on kitchen cabinetry: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Copper cookware: Find HERE. : reclaimed Chicago brick. Countertop: honed arabescato marble. Vent hood: custom – cast stone created on site. Lantern: Feiss – Galloway. Cabinet hardware: Jeffrey Alexander. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.
French country butler pantry, coffee room, or scullery with trim and shelves painted Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray. Brit Jones Design.
Butler pantry/Coffee Room has trim and shelves painted SHERWIN WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Brick: reclaimed Chicago brick. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.

Where to Find Reclaimed Chicago Brick

I learned about reclaimed Chicago brick (which is sliced so it can be used for tiling walls and floors) a couple of years ago because I thought it would be perfect on a wall in our fixer’s kitchen. Here’s the company I planned to use: Vintage Brick Salvage. Tell them I sent you!

Detail of reclaimed Chicago brick in French country home. Brit Jones Design.
Photo: Brit Jones Design.

Timeless Country French Laundry Room With Brick Flooring

Laundry room. Flooring: reclaimed Chicago brick in herringbone pattern. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Countertop: Polished Quartzite (Shadow). Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.

Timeless Country French Pink Girl’s Bedroom

Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Elegant and lofty French country girl's pink bedroom. Romantic French farmhouse style by Brit Jones Design.
Lofty, timeless, and classic girl’s bedroom with pink accents. Distressed White Chandelier: Similar HERE. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Some of the bedding: Soft Rose – Pottery Barn and OKL. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.
Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls.Elegant and lofty French country girl's pink bedroom. Romantic French farmhouse style by Brit Jones Design.
Delicate pink French country girl’s bedroom is romantic and feminine but not fussy or frou frou. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Some of the bedding: Soft Rose – Pottery Barn and OKL. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.

Timeless Country French House Tour: Den With Reclaimed Rustic Wood Ceiling

Charming French country den painted Sherwin Williams Alabaster with leather chair and arched detail over window seat nook. Brit Jones Design.
Cozy built-in nook with window seat and storage in the den. Sconce: HERE. Similar wall sconce: find HERE. Flooring: reclaimed Chicago brick. Wall paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Ceiling: a mix of reclaimed wood and new cedar. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.

Timeless Country French House Tour: Classic Bathroom

French country farmhouse white bathroom. Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint color on walls. Brit Jones Design.
Nickel Wall Sconce: find HERE. Bathroom paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry.
Romantic French country chandelier Terracotta Ballerina chandelier. Brit Jones Design.
Master Bathrom. Chandelier: Terra Cotta ‘Ballerina’. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Timeless Country French House Tour to Inspire with photos of beautiful French farmhouse and European country interiors as well as rustic decor. House tour of a newly built grand French home in Texas with pale colors, Old World design elements, and a decidedly timelessly tranquil mood.

Timeless Country French Home Tour: Old World Exterior

French country home exterior with brick, stone, rustic shutters and arches.
Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont in Aged Pewter finish. Find them HERE as well. Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Doors: 10 feet tall black steel with glass. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella, clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.
Detail of rustic blue shutters on arch window of French country home exterior. Brit Jones Photography.
Paint on rustic cedar board and batten style shutters: ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.

Timeless Country French House Tour: Paint Colors to Consider

Sherwin Williams Alabaster is the paint color used throughout this beautiful home.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster

Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray is the paint color used on the trim and shelves in the kitchen’s butler pantry/coffee room.

SHERWIN WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray paint color.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Uncertain Gray

Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and Old White are the chalk paint colors used on the sliding barn door in the master bedroom.

ANNIE SLOAN Duck Egg Blue paint color.
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue
ANNIE SLOAN Old White paint color.
ANNIE SLOAN Old White
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Combo: 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Combo: 1 part Duck Egg Blue with 3 parts Old White.

Sherwin Williams Sealskin was used on the exterior as you will see below.

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SHERWIN WILLIAMS Sealskin 7675

New Chalk Paint Color In Same Spirit You Might Like

ANNIE SLOAN Svenska Blue paint color.
ANNIE SLOAN Svenska Blue

Timeless Country French House Exterior Architecture & Design

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont in Aged Pewter finish. Find them HERE as well. Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Doors: 10 feet tall black steel with glass. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.
Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Doors: 10 feet tall black steel with glass. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.
Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont in Aged Pewter finish. Find them HERE as well. Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Doors: 10 feet tall black steel with glass. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.

Old World Style Architecture for a New Country French House

Detail of brick and stone on French country new house exterior. Brit Jones photography.
Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.
Detail of garage, dormers, and roof on new construction French country home. Brit Jones Photography.
Paint color on garage doors: SHERWIN WILILAMS Sealskin. Lanterns: Troy – Larchmont in Aged Pewter finish. Find them HERE as well. Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar. Roof: Tamco – Thunderstorm Grey. Stone: Castlerock Stone mix of cream and white, with white mortar. Windows: Pella Aluminum clad in Bronze. Design: Brit Jones Design. Architect: Tyler Gentry. Magnificent Old World style French home with architectural elements including stone, brick, stucco, and rustic shutters, as well as eyebrow dormers and arches. Additionally, steel doors, lanterns with aged finishes and board and batten wood shutters (with light blue-green paint) impart Country French style.

A Lovely Home Transformed by Brit Jones

What a delightful makeover and reveal for a fortunate client! It’s so fun to peek inside beautiful homes, and this home’s transformation by Brit Jones is truly inspiring. Design: Brit Jones Design. Construction: Scott Lane Homes.

I hope you enjoyed this house tour! Do reach out to Brit Jones Design if you would like help making your own French inspired interiors come to life, and see this post for romantic bedroom inspiration and this one for country french kitchen design from the designer!

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4 Comments

  1. May 8, 2019 / 9:56 am

    This home is positively gorgeous! Some of the paint colors were so perfect to enhance the French country vibe. Loved everything! Best, Kim

    • Michele
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      May 8, 2019 / 12:36 pm

      I’m so grateful when designers share paint colors so we can explore them for our own spaces. Dreamy blue-greens and blue-greys are some of my favs! Thanks for reading.

  2. Connie
    May 8, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    All so beautiful and lovely!

    The Brit Jones home design on the video is a fabulous example of showing people that your interiors can be what you want them to look like regardless of the architectural style of the home (well, for the most part 😉 ).

    It always saddens me to hear people say “Oh I can’t do THAT style because it won’t look right inside my house!” If you love a particular style, with help from some knowledgeable people, it can be achieved. If this home was a client of mine, I might initially thought they’d be going for a more contemporary and modern interior… (those windows, for example). See how that thinking can be so wrong? 😉

    Lovely lovely lovely! All things French speak to my heart…don’t know why, they just do. 🙂

    • Michele
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      May 8, 2019 / 2:08 pm

      For me, I think I am drawn to all things French because I have French heritage AND they happen to be masterful about all things sensual and pretty. So happy you enjoyed! This designer loves the same things I do!

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