French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]

If you loved the Country French farmhouse style renovation Chip and Joanna Gaines tackled on their HGTV series Fixer Upper (Season 5, Episode 11), this inspiring post with resources if for you! As a real life renovator, I do enjoy collecting ideas from the show, and today’s French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room] takes a closer look at pulling together a dining room like the inspirational one from The Club House on Fixer Upper.

Fixer Upper The Club House Dining Room - get the look
HGTV Fixer Upper The Club House Dining Room Get the Look Mood Board - Hello Lovely Studio.
Mood board for The Club House Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

01: Wallpaper // 02: Mirror // 03: Buffet // 04: Chandelier // 05: Dining Chair // 06: Dining Table // 07: Stems // 08: Planter // 09: Vase Set // 10: Rug

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We previously explored getting the look of this project’s living room and entryway…so do check out those suggestions after reviewing the dining room!

French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]

In this episode of Fixer Upper, we meet a family who are admirers of French country style and want a spacious home.

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The approach to French Country Joanna took for the project involved keeping the palette very quietly tone on tone, providing seating for eight, mixing a few vintage pieces with new furnishings, injecting multiple textures (nubby linen, woven seagrass, and rustic wood for the chandelier as well as a soft cloud of an anchoring rug.

Fixer Upper The Club House dining room.
Photo: The Club House dining room on HGTV Fixer Upper series, season 5, episode 11. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Serene Country French Farmhouse Dining Room: Addressing the Walls

The Club House dining room already offered a bit of architectural interest with its existing wainscot paneling before any reno, so the design plan was primarily a cosmetic one. Joanna Gaines chose a lovely grasscloth wallpaper for above the paneling.

Here are a few examples to consider.

Essential Haruki Sisal 12' L x 36" W Wallpaper Roll
Schumacher Essential Haruki Sisal Wallpaper (Silver), Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.

Grasscloth wallpaper is typically made from a natural material such as hemp, and designers love it since it works so well adding texture and organic warmth to spaces both modern and traditional. It is a more delicate wall covering that cannot be sponged off to clean. Gentle vacuuming with a brush attachment does the trick. There are also plenty of products that mimic the look which are made from synthetic materials.

Read this for tips for designing and installing grasscloth wallpaper.

Clément 24' x 36" Fine Sisal Wallpaper
Clement Fine Sisal Wallpaper, Wayfair. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Grasscloth Wall Covering

Grasscloth is heavier than typical wall coverings made of paper, and is trickier to install so it’s best left to a pro. Since it is made of natural materials, each piece is not going to “match” perfectly. If your eye can’t relax with such variation, it may not be the right choice for you. Grasscloth wallpaper is also not as durable so it is not appropriate for rooms where it will be bumped or damaged by children.

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You’ll note some of these grasscloth wallcovering options include a shimmery metallic feature.

Self-Adhesive Faux Grasscloth

For renters or folks who want to experience the look of grasscloth, there are self-adhesive faux grasscloth products which don’t require professional installation since they are peel and stick. I’d love to try this on the back of a book shelf!

Grasscloth Wallpaper, Sand
Self-Adhesive Grasscloth Wallpaper (Sand), Pottery Barn. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Paint Color to Get the Look of Warm Sand or Soft Natural Linen

While you won’t achieve the woven texture of grasscloth with paint, you can approach the mood of it by reaching for paint color hues suggestive of those in the linen dining chairs.

BEHR Premium Plus Ultra 8 oz. #PPU7-16 Vintage Linen Matte Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One Sample
BEHR Vintage Linen, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.

I actually did some research into faux painted finishes to mimic the look of woven linen or grasscloth, and I must say the projects I found were not terribly convincing.

Glidden Premium 5 gal. PPG1029-3 French Gray Linen Flat Interior Latex Paint
BEHR French Gray Linen, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.

If it’s texture you want, I suggest…um…getting texture. But if it’s the mood and color you’re after, you may be able to satisfy that part of the design plan with paint.

Paint color on wall: BEHR French Gray Linen, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.
Bleached Linen by Behr paint color - a warm white perfect for timeless and tranquil spaces.
BEHR Bleached Linen, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.

Serene Country French Farmhouse Dining Room: Area Rug

Joanna Gaines chose a serenely muted ivory area rug for the tone on tone French Country dining room as well. The contrast is kept low with the light wood tone hardwood flooring, linen slipcovered dining chairs, and natural-linen toned walls. Here are some options I found:

Burrus Ivory Area Rug
Burrus Ivory Area Rug, Wayfair…charmingly lovely indeed.
Shailene Ivory Area Rug
Shailene Ivory Area Rug, Wayfair. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!
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Aiken Ivory Area Rug
Aiken Ivory Area Rug, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.

While this last option is more geometric and contemporary in feel, it would work well with the other design elements in the dining room.

Prioleau Grey Area Rug
Prioleau Grey Area Rug, Wayfair. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Rustic Elegant Country French Farmhouse Dining Room Table

If you like this traditional style solid wood dining table in our inspiration room, there are plenty of wonderful options to shop for that won’t break the bank.

Gertrude Solid Wood Dining Table
Gertrude Dining Table, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Woosley Breadboard Dining Table.
Woosley Breadboard Dining Table, Wayfair. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!
Bree Dining Table
Bree Dining Table, Wayfair…rustically lovely indeed.

Belgian Style Linen Slipcovered Dining Chairs

The dining chairs appear to be from RH, including their Belgian Slope Slipcovered Side Chair and Belgian Wingback Slipcovered Arm Chair. I have these side chairs in Belgian linen from RH as well as their Belgian Slope Armchairs in my own home, and the quality is wonderful.

Colette Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair.
Colette Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

Dining Chair Ideas

If you’re buying a slew of them, it’s quite an investment, so I have some ideas for a more cost conscious strategy of getting the look. For instance, a pair of these upholstered chairs cost 75% less.

Belgian style upholstered dining chairs
Upholstered Dining Chair (Set of 2), Wayfair. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

I’m thinking about trying them out when we get around to tackling our lower level (it’s bachelor pad days are numbered now that our son is shopping for his first house!).

Marklaine French Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair.
Marklaine French Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair (Set of 2), Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

These skirted wingback chairs are so pretty and would work in any number of rooms outside of the dining room.

Doric Petite Wing Back Skirted Arm Chair
Doric Petite Wing Back Skirted Arm Chair, Wayfair…decidedly lovely indeed.

While there isn’t an upholstered bench in our inspiration dining room, I found this super friendly priced one and thought you might enjoy entertaining the possibility! Wouldn’t it be wonderful in an entry, on a landing, or paired with dining chairs?

Trost Linen Upholstered Bench.
Trost Linen Upholstered Bench, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.

French Country Room Sideboard & Decor

The decor is kept simple in this Fixer Upper dining room and limited with white vases of a greenery on the sideboard and a mirror as well as a distressed planter in the center of the dining table with stems of green only.

Fixer Upper The Club House Dining Room.
HGTV Fixer Upper, The Club House Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Sideboard Ideas

A wood sideboard is topped with what appears to be a vintage salvaged wood mirror (or a wonderful replica). Some of the original paint remains on the rustic wood, imparting age and character as well as rusticity.

Anita Buffet
Wire Brushed Gray Anita Buffet, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

While there are a good number of wood sideboards in every size imaginable for your own design schemes, a vintage piece would work well and could even be painted to suit. Search your fleamarket for a treasure!

Rustic Wood Buffet/Sideboard, Amazon….certainly lovely indeed. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

If you’re dining room is on the cozy side and won’t accommodate a large dining table AND a buffet, a little cart like this can be functional and a base for creating a decorative vignette:

Industrial Wood and metal trolley cart
Industrial Wood & Metal Trolley Cart, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

While it’s industrial in style and doesn’t scream “France,” you could definitely play up the character while giving yourself some storage and functionality for entertaining.

Country French Farmhouse Dining Room Chandelier

Joanna Gaines went on record saying the chandelier for this French country dining room was her favorite piece. It truly sets a tone, and if you’re going to splurge on one thing, this is going to give you a lot of bang for the buck.

French Country Wood Carved Chandelier.
Aidan Gray French Country Wood Carved Chandelier…rustic elegance is certainly lovely indeed.
Knott 6-Light Chandelier
Knott Rustic Distressed French Country Chandelier, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!
Aidan Gray French Country Wood Chandelier.
Aidan Gray French Country Chandelier, Lavender Fields…certainly lovely indeed.

Lots of more cost conscious French Country beautiful possibilities reside HERE. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to add sconces to your dining room’s design, here’s a stunning option:

Country French Farmhouse Decor in Dining Room

There’s an obvious absence of anything floral in the space, and the very low contrast and spareness yields a tranquil, serene mood. White painted trim keeps things feeling pretty and elegant, and casual place settings with white dishware set a welcoming tone for everyday enjoyment.

Here are some ideas for a wall mirror, either above a buffet/sideboard or elsewhere.

Mcclanahan Cottage/Country Distressed Accent Mirror
McClanahan Distressed Accent Mirror, Wayfair. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!
Louca Accent Mirror
Louca Accent Mirror, Wayfair…rustically French Farmhouse and lovely indeed.

Rustic White Vases & Planter Options for a Country French Farmhouse Dining Room

Sulilvans Distressed White Vase Set
Sullivans Distressed Vase Set, Amazon. Country French dining room. French Farmhouse Decor on Fixer Upper [Get the Look! The Club House Dining Room]. Decorating ideas and furniture suggestions as well as resources to shop to get the look of the dining room in The Club House. Interior design inspiration: French country farmhouse decor and decidedly rustic elegance from Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Achievable and affordable Country French farmhouse design ideas…certainly lovely indeed!

Mood Board to Get the Look: Country French Farmhouse Neutral Dining Room

HGTV Fixer Upper The Club House Dining Room Get the Look Mood Board - Hello Lovely Studio.
01: Wallpaper // 02: Mirror // 03: Buffet // 04: Chandelier // 05: Dining Chair // 06: Dining Table // 07: Stems // 08: Planter // 09: Vase Set // 10: Rug

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Home Tour of an “Undone” Rustically Elegant Celebrity Home

Omg, you can learn so much about the personal lives of entertainers simply by touring their homes and meeting their family. Soooooo many stories are shared, and you’ll get to glimpse collections, nostalgia, and the unexpected. Who watched ‘General Hospital’ back in the day? Ha!

Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Winter Jewels Crown Decor
Dried Hydrangea Wreath
Blue Juliska Platter
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
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
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
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
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
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
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

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-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Amy
    June 19, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Enjoyed the home video you shared! It’s always fun & interesting to me to see famous people’s personal homes and get ideas! This one was interesting having them actually do the tour themselves! Your blog is SUCH a resource to me of ideas, inspiration, and helpful info…especially now in the midst of our house build! Thanks for all the time, effort, energy, and love you put into it! I’m thankful I found it! 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      June 19, 2019 / 10:37 am

      I am so glad the resources shared here help! Love to hear that. Keep me posted on the build – always game to create a story with you if have been taking photos along the way! 🙂

  2. June 20, 2019 / 11:35 am

    I will take it all! Wow, love neutrals and textures that you displayed.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 20, 2019 / 5:16 pm

      Yay! So happy you approve! 🙂

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