How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor

How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor is for admirers of French inspired country style who wish to apply it at home. You’re in good company should you find yourself weak in the knees at the sight of: pale paint colors, old metal lanterns, Louis style furnishings, nubby linen, rustic earthenware, weathered finishes, unfussy antiques, religious art, distressed wood, hand-thrown pottery, original paintings, quirky accessories, curvy mirrors, rugged limestone and romantic chandeliers.

Beautiful outdoor French Country decor ideas and inspiration with a French farmhouse courtyard feel. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #outdoordecor #frenchfarmhouse #courtyard #garden
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How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor

Let’s dig deeper into Rustic White French Farmhouse Style and Timeless French Inspired Beauty…because when you uncover the underlying sensibilities of this design style, you’ll be able to interpret it uniquely!

Modern farmhouse kitchen decor in this white classic kitchen with Shaker cabinets, fireclay farm sink, and marble subway tile, Viatera quartz countertop in Minuet and stainless bridge faucet. Design by Hello Lovely Studio. #whitekitchen #modernfarmhouse #farmsink #kitchendecor #whitedecor #serene #frenchcountry
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly airy and peaceful indeed.

Timeless French Beauty

Have a favorite element of Country French, Rustic White French, or French Farmhouse style? As for me…what I admire most about beauté française intemporelle (timeless French beauty) and French inspired decor can be summed up in the acronym

T I M E L E S S.

Timeless, Intuitive, Mixed, Evocative, Luminous, Earthy, Subtle, and Soulful

Rustic French farmhouse style in an entry with a weathered bench, boots, bucket, and basket! Kelli Boyd Photography.
Interior Design Inspiration from a Glorious Vignette by Designer Leah Bailey; Photo: Kelli Boyd Photography…certainly rustic indeed.

Rustic White French Farmhouse & Timeless French Inspired Decor

Timeless. Creating a timeless look almost always includes incorporating collected pieces from the past in your design. The French have a reverence for patina and “benign neglect” so pieces showing their age are revered. Is the rug threadbare and faded from years of use? Lucky you!

Rustic White French Farmhouse style vignette with Belgian crate, ironstone, and hydrangea upon a wood table. Dreamy Whites Atelier. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry
Vintage Belgian Crate, Dreamy Whites Atelier – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

This reverence for aged beauty not only reinforces the unfussy quality of French country decor so many of us admire, it ushers in a layer of rusticity and texture. When timelessness trumps trends, rich character is layered within rooms we want to linger in.

Terracotta hexagon tiles in a kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #neptune #farrowandballfrenchgray #kitchendesign #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Muted tones, bespoke elegance, and rustically refined style in a French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux by Vivi et Margot...certainly breathtaking indeed. Find lovely French farmhouse kitchen options RIGHT HERE as well as similar dining chairs.

Antiques, vintage pieces, and even not-quite-vintage objects which have perfectly weathered and appear to have naturally aged, look right at home in a timeless mix. Since decor objects in a European country style home must also be functional, those items called regularly into service will gain and show age more quickly than items collecting dust on a shelf…BONUS!

Weathered blue grey vintage wood cabinet with white towels inside. French canning jars decorate the top, and shiplap adorns the wall behind it. Dreamy Whites Atelier. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #shiplap
Vintage Canning Jars, Dreamy Whites Atelier – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

Gentle Intuitive Approach to French Farmhouse

Intuitive. A beautifully decorated French inspired room is especially lovely when it comes together intuitively and possesses a quality of imperfection. It doesn’t follow formulas or result from overthinking a juxtaposing strategy. Rather, it’s that priceless, intuitive layer of intelligence which guides the curation and placement of art and accessories.

French Nordic style in my studio with white piano. French Farmhouse Decor & Lightening Up for Spring.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly white and serene indeed.

For example, I placed the Diana bust (above) in a corner with an abstract seascape painting by moi, and with the pale white backdrop, I knew instantly more zhushing was required. Leaning a rustic vintage wood shutter (reclaimed from a local homestead) against the wall instantly increased my fondness for the bust AND my painting! For me, zhush factor goes hand in hand with intuition. While it may take a few tweaks, typically a lengthy process of tedious arranging isn’t necessary since intuition can be trusted.

Stunning French Country kitchen decor with a slipcovered bench, farm table, and feminine cane back French chairs. The mood is serene, the neutral palette quiet, and the taste factor high! #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #frenchfarmhouse #farmhousekitchen #beams #dreamhomes #breakfastroom #interiordesign
Photo: Cote de Texas…certainly exquisite indeed.

French Country Masterful Mixology

Mixed. It’s all in le mélange! Rustic with refined. Antiques with modern. A mix of high end with thrift. Masterful juxtapositions. Why does an “all precious” room or a space with “strictly shabby” feel off putting or uninspiring? Because we humans are naturally drawn to contrasts at a very subconscious level. Divergent elements occurring together create a third thing…a pleasant tension wherein our imagination is invited to compare and make connections.

French farmhouse decor and French Country interior design inspiration from a beautifully designed French Farmhouse dining room by interior designer and Milieu magazine editor, Shannon Bowers. Minimal yet warm, this French Country style space with farm table, farm bench, rustic elegant wood chandelier, and neutral palette feels fresh and inspiring. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #diningroomdecor #diningroomdesign #breakfastroom #kitchendecor #interiordesignideas #farmhousedecor #oldworld #rusticdecor #elegantdecor #antiques #sophisticated #interiordesign
Design: Shannon Bowers – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.
Masterfully designed French farmhouse kitchen with Lacanche range, plaster walls, antique stone sink, rustic wood beam details, and a neutral palette. Interior designer and Milieu magazine editor, Shannon Bowers created the sophisticated kitchen with pieces from Chateau Domingue. #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #farmhousekitchen #rusticdecor #elegantdecor #oldworld #european #antiques #interiordesigner #interiordesignideas #luxurykitchen #neutralinteriors
Interior Design: Shannon Bowers in Milieu…certainly stunning indeed.

French Inspired Decor’s Evocative Nature

Evocative. The French deeply understand SENSUALITY and how to evoke emotion with art, color, and objects in a room’s design. Indeed, they appear naturally wired to evoke pleasant moods and feelings of well-being with their adept ability to introduce surprising juxtapositions. It’s why we admirers study the work and seek to develop an eye for creating that perfect balance of rustic and refined!

Rustic Finish on Table & Textured Basket

French Country decor in a dining room with slipcovered dining chairs, lavender, and breathtaking interior design. #Frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountrydecor #frenchcountrystyle #diningroomdecor #interiordesign #toile #provence #lavender #milieu #slipcover
Milieu – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

Luminosity & Country French Style

Luminous. My favorite color palette within the realm of French inspired interiors features faded, light-filled, chalky, subdued, bleached, and pale colors that reflect and increase the ambient light in a room. If the word sun-drenched tickles your brain and engages your senses, you know just what I mean.

Rustic Encaustic Tile Floor

A beautiful mud room with built-in cabinetry, cement tile flooring, and shiplap walls. Design by Bria Hammel Interiors. #mudroom #cementtiles #Scandinavian #lightgrey
Bria Hammel Interiors…certainly serenely charming indeed.

Natural Elements & Earthiness

Earthy. Natural materials are everywhere in French country design. Flowers are fresh. Rugs and textiles are woven of materials which grew from the earth. Pottery, earthenware, construction materials, and furnishings are made of wood, stone, and iron…not synthetics or plastic. Additionally, there’s a practicality–a down to earth sensibility–in French inspired decorating. Objects are functional AND beautiful; in fact, their functionality only makes them more beautiful.

French Inspired Courtyard’s Rustic Garden Decor

French Country decor inspiration in a French courtyard with pea gravel, boxwood, bench, and vintage decor. #hellolovelystudio #frenchfarmhouse #frenchfarmhouse #outdoordecor #courtyard #peagravel #boxwood
Hello Lovely Studio – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

A Subtle Approach

Subtle. Whether it’s the color palette or lighting, the French know their way around the art of the understated. What strikes me as the most successful use of juxtaposition in French country and French farmhouse style decorating is how the French employ subtlety amid the contrast. I don’t enjoy feeling jolted or jarred by a room’s design. Rather, I want to feel soothed, seduced, and embraced by its nuanced layers of loveliness.

White, Rustic & Refined

French Country interior design inspiration from Milieu magazine founder, Pamela Pierce. A large French pot holds blooming white roses. The mood is quiet, the color pallete is subdued, and the taste factor heavenly! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchfarmhouse #decorideas #frenchpot #biot #whitedecor #pamelapierce #milieu
Design: Pamela Pierce…certainly sophisticated simplicity indeed.

When Interior Design is Soulful

Soulful. It’s that ageless element of simplicity, purity, and graceful elegance that simply cannot be ordered online. Soulfulness flows from the spirit of the decorator, from the integrity of objects, from the bones of the shelter, and even from color choices.

Weathered to Perfection

Lovely French Farmhouse kitchen design by interior designer and editor of Milieu magazine, Shannon Bowers. This European inspired sophisticated kitchen features an antique stone sink, rustic wood open shelves, and a neutral palette. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #interiordesigner #refined #rusticdecor #European #antiques
Design: Shannon Bowers…certainly weathered to perfection indeed.

What I’m calling soulful may be known as sensual or even poetic. When you’re after an effortless look, you want to avoid overthinking it. So soulfulness involves decorating with ease and a full heart.

Authentic Ancient Construction Materials in New Build

French Country interior design in this entry and staircase. Romantic mood and French farmhouse style with reclaimed stone from Chateau Domingue. #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #frenchcountry #staircase #limestone #chateaudomingue #pamelapierce #entryway #oldworld #stonewalls #rusticdecor #rusticelegance
Photo: Chateau Domingue…certainly refined yet rustic indeed.

It’s that lovely golden thread running through the most satisfying French inspired designs, the “hard to quantify factor” which can be difficult to reduce yet easy to sense.

Rustic Knotty Alder Doors

French Nordic style and French farmhouse decor in a rustic cottage bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio with alder door, white oak flooring, and white linens. White paint color is Benjamin Moore White. French Farmhouse Decor & Lightening Up for Spring.
Hello Lovely Studio – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.
Parisian glass bottle jug vase with branch. #parisian #frenchcountry #glassbottle #winejug
Daniella Witte…certainly European inspired elegance indeed.

Here’s the thing about my affinity for French inspired decor: there are all sorts of parallels in my daily life. For example, I tend to welcome quiet, wabi sabi beauty into the ordinary rhythms of my day. Also, I feel a harmonious connection to a more relaxed, laid back style of living that need not be perfect.

For me, this resonance with French inspired soulful living is yet another way to greet what life brings with a grateful HELLO, LOVELY. If l dare to cease the overthinking and instead keep my heart peaceful and open to receive the flow, an ocean of beauty may just rush in to meet me.

Pamela Pierce Magic

French Country kitchen design by Pamela Pierce in Veranda magazine. COME TOUR a BREATHTAKING collection of FRENCH COUNTRY and French Farmhouse decor, interiors, and exterior moments of beauty. #Frenchcountry #Frenchfarmhouse #kitchendesign #farmhousekitchen #livingroomdecor #bedroomdecor #bathroomdecor #homedecor #interiordesignideas #decoratingideas #furniture #dreamhomes #interiordecorating #modernfarmhouse
Design: Pamela Pierce in Veranda – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.
A pink quote by Vincent Van Gogh about love

Green Accents in a French Country Kitchen

Soft pastels in aqua and pink in a beautiful white French Country kitchen by Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #shelves #romanticcountry
See this kitchen designed by Decor de Provence…certainly glorious indeed.

8 French Inspired Decor Ideas

8 French Inspired Decor Ideas Banner on Hello Lovely Studio. Gorgeous furniture, lighting, and accessories to pull together a Country French look with rustic Old World style.

1 Basket|2 Chandelier|3 Stool| 4 Mirror|5 Bench|6 Chair|7 Table|8 Vase/Jug 

French Nordic white dining room. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss. Paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand; the Paint color on trim: BENJAMIN MOORE: Dove Wing; Paint color on furniture: BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove. Score vintage European grain sacks HERE...certainly charming finds indeed.

Take a Peek Inside My Home

No. 1: Accessories With Function & French Flair

For more low cost accessory ideas, you’ll love THIS and also THIS.

French Market basket bag, straw beach tote, Straw Beach bag Straw Bag, French Basket, handmade french market bag
Leather Trimmed French Market Basket, Amazon…certainly useful indeed.
French laundry basket
Reproduction Vintage Collapsible Laundry Basket, Amazon…certainly functional indeed.
French Market Basket
French Market Basket…certainly lovely indeed.
A bia cordon bleu pitcher
16 oz. White Pitcher, Amazon…certainly petite and sweet indeed.

No. 2: French Inspired Lighting

Don’t miss this story with heart stopping French inspired sconces and this French country chandelier ditty!

Paladino 6-Light Chandelier
6-Light Chandelier, Wayfair…certainly friendly priced indeed.
Emil 27" Table Lamp
Emil Table Lamp, Wayfair…certainly budget friendly indeed.
Craftmade Antique Silver chandelier with crystals - a gorgeous lighting option for a romantic French inspired space.Charming European Country Interior Design Inspiration: June Favorites, Part 2 Shares French Country Photos of Interiors to Inspire As Well As Decorating Finds and Tips Shared in June.
Craftmade Antique Silver Chandelier, Build…certainly romantic indeed.

No. 3: Rustic French Inspired Accents

You may want to consider galvanized accessories in this post as well.

Rustic weathered white vintage wood milking stool
Rustic Vintage Wood Milking Stool – Photo: JansVintageStuff on Etsy – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.
Khalid Accent Stool
Khalid Accent Stool, Wayfair…certainly rustic indeed.
Three leg rustic old wooden stools are charming and perfect in any French farmhouse or European country design scheme. #threelegs #stools #rusticdecor
Weathered 3-Legged Stools, OldWoodenStool on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.

Ever considered encaustic tiles for a design project? So charming for a farmhouse style mudroom or laundry room!

Medina 8" x 8" Cement Field Tile
8×8 Medina Cement Field Tile by Moroccan Mosaic…certainly a killer color indeed!

No. 4: Romantic French Country Mirrors

French Farmhouse Mirror
French Farmhouse Mirror…certainly a versatile mirror indeed.
Gleaming Primrose Mirror
Gleaming Primrose Mirror, Anthropologie…certainly a sweet splurge indeed.

I modified a plain ol’ salvaged bathroom vanity mirror with a little latex paint and this Springtime in Paris stencil.

French farmhouse decor style in a courtyard garden with pea gravel, a vintage watering can, and a mirror stenciled with a French poem. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #courtyard #stenciled #mirror
Hello Lovely Studio – How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

No. 5: Rustic French Inspired Benches

Find more ideas for French inspired benches as well as rustic and refined decor here.

Dole Upholstered Bench
Dole Upholstered Bench, Wayfair…certainly a smart find indeed.

Here’s a rustic unfinished bench you can customize to your liking:

International Concepts BE-47 Farmhouse Bench, Unfinished
Farmhouse Bench (Unfinished), Amazon…certainly versatile indeed.

No. 6: Slipcovered Dining & Accent Chairs

Recently, we considered a host of decidedly lovely linen seating so do see that too.

Colette Dining Chairs, Amazon
Colette Dining Chairs, Amazon…certainly good looking indeed.
French Country kitchen decor in a serene white European inspired home. Window seat with linen pillows, Belgian linen slipcovered arm chairs, and a round farm table. Design by Hello Lovely Studio. #farmhousekitchen #windowseat #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #kitchendecor #kitchendesign #breakfastroom #belgianlinen #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly quiet and atmospheric indeed.
Set of 2 dining chairs
Set of 2 Dining Chairs, Wayfair…certainly well-priced indeed.

No. 7: Chic & Rustic Side Tables

So many gorgeous options for chic as well as rustic side tables!

Reulet End Table
Reulet End Table, Wayfair…certainly French inspired indeed.
Marvella End Table
Marvella End Table, Wayfair…certainly laid back and industrial indeed.
Berniece End Table
Berniece End Table, Wayfair…certainly casual and cozy indeed.
Campaign style Side table
Campaign Style Side Table, Amazon…certainly a steal indeed.

No. 8: Rustic Style Jug/Vase

Mercer Recycled Glass Bottle
Mercer Recycled Glass Bottle…certainly reminiscent of French inspired interiors indeed.
IMAX Dimora Wire Caged Bottles - Set of 3
Wire Caged Bottle Set…certainly quirky and whimsical decor indeed.
Clear glass jars with fresh cuttings from the garden. #spring #glassbottle #floralinspiration
How to Style Your Home With a Rustic White French Farmhouse Look & Timeless French Inspired Decor As Well As Inspiration Photos of European Country Style Bliss.

Shop the Look

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

Do not miss the inspiration of this authentically constructed French country home and a French farmhouse with a pale palette.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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