Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos, Paint Colors, Design Resources

Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos, Paint Colors & Design Resources is truly a treasury of helpful resources. Enjoy learning which paint colors, design elements, and shopping resources were involved in the interior design while relishing one joy ride of house tour inspiration! Admirers of rustic lovely French country style homes in France are about to be swept off their Francophile tootsies…

Terracotta hexagon tiles in a rustic kitchen within a charming farmhouse in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos, Paint Colors & Design Resources

Last summer, it was a delightful treat to connect with Vivi et Margot’s founder, designer, stylist and all around timeless style guru, Charlotte Reiss.

Photography and styling: Charlotte Reiss for Vivi et Margot and Evgenia.Prinsloo (courtesy of Vivi et Margot)

Breathtaking charming farmhouse  in France exterior with green shutters. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

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In addition to exclusive photos just for us of her charmingly renovated French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres (near Bordeaux), we learned her secret shopping resources!

Detail of farm sink in a kitchen within a charming farmhouse in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
An apron front farm sink certainly plays a starring role in this French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux.

“The home is such a passion project for me. We bought it years ago and have never looked back.”

Charlotte Reiss
Charming French countryside at a charming farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux is Lovely Indeed.

Charming Farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot

Of course, it’s her charming shop Vivi et Margot (where the amazing array of French market baskets is only the beginning!) that remains the shining jewel among those sources for French homewares.

Provence, Bordeaux, South of France inspiration! Vivi et Margot vintage bicycle in France with a French market basket filled with blooms. Gorgeous periwinkle blue shutters on the charming house in the background!
Vivi et Margot…certainly lovely indeed.

Charlotte even shared the Farrow & Ball paint colors she chose in the renovation of her French farmhouse, and I’m so glad we have these images since she has begun refreshing, redesigning, and re-painting some of the spaces you’ll see here.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink walls in girls bathroom in a charming farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink.Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Girls bathroom paint color: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Since 2015, Vivi et Margot has blossomed from an online marketplace to brick and mortar pop ups across the USA to interior design services and even prop sourcing. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Rustic crumbling stone on a charming farmhouse in France with green door.Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Color me relaxed just gazing at this decidedly lovely moment!

Fall in Love With French Farmhouse Lifestyle

Vivi et Margot is named for Charlotte’s daughters, and if you have had the pleasure of enjoying the brand’s instagram feed, then you know she graciously shares the most lifestyle inspiration, inviting us along on this lovely journey.

Charming farmhouse in France house tour with French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely.
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Enjoy this interview with this talented entrepreneur, and if Vivi et Margot is news to you, prepare to fall deeply in love.

Charming weathered green door! Charming farmhouse in France with French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration With Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux..

How did the farmhouse in France come into your possession?

“While watching HGTV’s House Hunters International, we looked at each other and said ‘We want to do that!’ and promptly started our search online.”

Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.

Beyond Provence for a Dreamy Holiday Home

Wow! And then you found your amazing vacation home in Deux-Sèvres. My imagination always goes to the South of France and Provence when I think of as dreamy French country locales…what led you to Western France?

“The South was out of the question for us financially. Rather than seek a particular region, we looked mainly at houses with ‘good bones.’ We explored possibilities all over France within our price range, which was under 100,000€. “

Charming farmhouse in France exterior. Design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot.Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

How practical and inspiring! That will give a lot of folks some hope. But did you truly buy your dream house in France sight unseen?

“Yes, we did! We are two hours from Bordeaux and 80 minutes from Ile de Re, which is my favorite place to visit.”

Charming and rustic French farmhouse exterior with Vert Olivier Green Shutters - photo by Vivi et Margot.
Vert Olivier green painted shutters on a gloriously aged to perfection building exterior.

Rustic Exterior Inspiration from Western France

Charming and rustic French farmhouse exterior with Vert Olivier Green Shutters - photo by Vivi et Margot.
Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Ile de Re sounds like a magical place I would love to discover! Where would we stay if we want to explore this gem in Western France?

Hotel Toiras is my number one recommendation…it is truly spectacular. We fly into Paris and either drive five hours south or take a two and a half hour train ride to Poitiers.”

Romantic suite at Hotel Toiras in Ile de Re with windows open to the French air. Photo by Vivi et Margot.
Hotel Toiras – Photo: Vivi et Margot…certainly lovely indeed.

In Case You Need a Taste of Ile de Re (I do!)

Inspiration from ‘Summers in France’

You mentioned that epic designer Kathryn Ireland’s gorgeous book SUMMERS IN FRANCE also made an impression on you. Like Ireland, you are a Brit residing in Los Angeles!

Summers in France by Kathryn M. Ireland - book cover with South of France French farmhouse!
Summers in France (Gibbs Smith)

“Her beautiful book inspired me greatly! I admired her down to earth approach to the renovation of an old farmhouse in rural France while living in America and raising her children.

Charming bicycle with French market basket (Vivi et Margot) of flowers and pink shutters on window. Vivi et Margot. Get the paint colors and design resources now!
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

We’re on a similar journey, and I have come to realize it takes time and much patience to create a home we will love spending summers in for years to come.”

Charming French market baskets from Vivi et Margot hang from a hook in a charming farmhouse in France. Get the paint colors and design resources now!#vivietmargot #frenchmakret #frenchbaskets #marketbaskets #summerliving #rusticdecor #frenchcountry
Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

I’m crazy about her approach to design and the clear sensibility she has about creating LIVABLE places, not showrooms.

Green shutters and climbing vines on a breathtaking French farmhouse exterior. Vivi et Margot! Come be inspired by this house tour on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargo #frenchfarmhouse #climbingvines #exterior #greenshutters #vertolivier #romanticdecor #frenchcountry #europeanfarmhouse
Climbing vines on a breathtakingly rustic French farmhouse exterior…certainly lovely indeed.

Unfussy & Rustic Yet Elegant French Style

It’s what I love about unfussy old farmhouses like yours…it’s not about impressing the neighbors as much as it is about a comfortable backdrop for family holidays and memory making.

Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.

Let’s talk about your kitchen which I am absolutely in love with! What was it like when you took possession of the home and are those terracotta floors original?

“We field so many questions about the tile! No, they are 200 year old reclaimed tiles we found in Angers So much work to make them happen, but we adore them!”

Custom renovated kitchen in authentic French farmhouse. 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. #kitchen #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone)/Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

French Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation

Was the kitchen a gut job?

“The kitchen was a mess! Linoleum floors and cabinets! Also, the main stairs were initially located within the kitchen. My husband moved the stairs to the living room which opened up the kitchen.”

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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Holy cow! Moving stairs is for fearless renovators! Did you tackle the renovation work on the kitchen yourselves?

“We worked with Neptune kitchens (a UK company with branches in France) to create my dream kitchen.”

Kichen 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Stunning antique terracotta hex tiles were added during the renovation of this farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux…certainly lovely. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

A Favorite Space in the Farmhouse

It’s my dream kitchen too, Charlotte! Is it your favorite room in the farmhouse?

Kitchen. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

“It’s one of my favorite rooms. My absolute favorite is our master bedroom. We converted the entire top floor attic to create an open concept bedroom, bathroom and dressing area.

Master bedroom dressing room. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Blissful Master Suite Design

There are no walls dividing up the space except for the loo.

Bathroom with clawfoot tub. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Paint color on door: FARROW & BALL French Gray/Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001…certainly a lovely combination.

The claw foot tub is at the end of the bed, in effect, with a window overlooking the fields.

Farrow and Ball Strong White on walls in a French farmhouse bathroom. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001/Woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray…certainly a pleasing contrast.

Old World Style & Classic Construction Materials

It’s such a roomy open space with high ceilings and exposed beams. It’s my favorite spot for sure!”

Green shutters on a French farmhouse exterior with climbing vines. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Did you furnish and decorate your home in France with local finds?

“Many items in the home were purchased from France or UK, but I actually incorporated a lot of items from Pottery Barn and Rejuvenation as well as paint from Farrow & Ball.”

Living room. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes)/Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001/Paint color of wood beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray…certainly lovely indeed.

Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you so much, Charlotte!! I feel so encouraged and empowered by your approach to finding a fixer to renovate and the relaxed manner in which you designed the interiors!

Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.

Stay tuned for a helpful Shopping & Resource Guide below (courtesy of Charlotte Reiss) for sources of the furniture, decor, paint colors, and more.

Vivi et Margot tablecape with blush pink Maison de Vacances tablecloth. #vivietmargo #blushpink #tablescape #tablecloth #check #gingham
Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas, House Tour and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

House Tour of Charming Farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot

But first let’s continue our tour of Vivi et Margot’s French farmhouse!

French market basket from Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchbasket #frenchfarmhouse #marketbasket
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.
Gorgeous French farmhouse in Western France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #farmhouse #exterior #greenshutters #frenchcountry
Shutters were painted a popular French green color called Vert Olivier.

Climbing Vines on a Country House Exterior

Climbing vines and green shutters on an authentic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriori #vivietmargot #greenshutters #frenchcountry #rusticdecor #farmhouse #provence #southoffrance
Fairytale setting for a young family’s French holiday home.
Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.
Picturesque French countryside in Western France. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #vivietmargot
Timeless and tranquil inspiration in Western France.
Romantic outdoor dining at this French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Navy check tablecloth (Maison de Vacances) available at Vivi et Margo. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #outdoordining #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.
Green shutters on a rustic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #ecsterior #greenshutters #vivietmargot #rustic #farmhouse
Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.
Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.

Romantic French Home & Lifestyle

French tablescape with navy blue check linens (Maison de Vacances) from Vivi et Margot, bagutte, pastries, and berries. #vivietmargot #tablescape #check #gingham #tablecloth #baguette #dining #frenchfarmhouse
Check tablecloth? Check!
Pool at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #pool
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.
Rustic stone farmhouse with green shutters in French countryside. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #farmhouse #France #romantic #greenshutters
Vert Olivier green painted custom shutters look authentic and charming on this French farmhouse renovated by the Reiss family.
Inspirational French quote on Hello Lovely Studio. Vert Olivier is the gorgeous background color.

Timeless Home Tour & Tranquil French Countryside Setting

Charming outdoor dining area at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #dining #outdoor
Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.
Outdoor dining in a French courtyard. Blush tablecloth by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #outdoor #dining #kubu
Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.
Kitchen window. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Oyster basket filled with stunning blooms in the kitchen window!

Vivi et Margot French Farmhouse Kitchen

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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Charlotte Reiss has an artful eye for color stories that surprise and deilght.
Kitchen. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.
Kitchen. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Copper Accents in a Charming French Kitchen

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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Copper pans add so much charm to this rustic French kitchen!
Kitchen. 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 #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.
French market basket from Vivi et Margot filled with blue flowers.
Vivi et Margot
Charming and rustic French farmhouse front door, vintage bicycle, and exterior with Vert Olivier Green Shutters - photo by Vivi et Margot.
Door and shutters feature a common French green called Vert Olivier.

Paint Colors Used in a Charming Farmhouse in France

Paint Color on Shutters

TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin): Castorama.

Charming stone exterior of a farmhouse in France - photo by Vivi et Margot.
Photo: Vivi et Margot
Charming Vert Olivier green door on an aged to perfection French building.

Charlotte says this beautiful Vert Olivier green is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France.

French farmhouse green shutters paint color: Vert Olivier.
French farmhouse shutters light medium green paint color: TOLLENS Vert Olivier.
Charming and rustic French farmhouse exterior with Vert Olivier Green Shutters - photo by Vivi et Margot.
Photo: Vivi et Margot

Paint Color: Interior Walls

FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #strongwhite #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. A cool, grey-based white.

Paint Color: Trim, Doors, and Beams

FARROW & BALL French Gray.

Farrow and Ball French Grey #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchgray #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL French Gray. A soothing grey with green undertones.

Paint Color for Ceilings

FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005.

FARROW and BALL All White paint color - a beautiful white by Farrow and Ball. #farrowandballallwhite #allwhite #paintcolor #bestwhite
FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005. A totally pure white.

Paint Color: Kitchen Cabinets

NEPTUNE Limestone.

Neptune Paint - Limestone. 28 original paint colours. 7 natural tones. An infinite number of colour combinations. Neptune's collection of elegant, artisanal paint colours is designed to work together beautifully so you have the freedom to mix any shade and any colour. All our paints are ecological, water based and very easy to use. #neptune #limestone #paint
Neptune Paint – Limestone

Paint Color in Girls’ Bathroom

FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink No. 245. #farrowandballpink #farrowandballmiddletonpink #middletonpink #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. A delicate pretty pink named for named for colorist Catherine Middleton.
Charming French country vignette with white bicycle, French market basket of flowers, bright blue shutters, and a crisp white house exterior. Romantic indeed! Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration from Vivi et Margot on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bicycle #frenchbasket #shutters #marketbasket #romanticdecor #frenchcountry
Photo: Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.
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

French Farmhouse Design Resources

Shutters: Custom-made and new, made locally.

All Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes).

Clawfoot bathtubs and faucets: Hudson Reed – find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Master Bedroom Rug: Rejuvenation.

Bed in Master: Maisons du Monde.

Chandelier in Master: Maisons du Monde.

French farmhouse in France entry with coat rack and charming rustic decor. Photo by Vivi et Margot.
Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.

Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot.

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware…FIND HERE

Skylight: Velux…Find Here.

Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France). Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.

Artisan Pendant Lighting in Kitchen: Vivi et Margot

Tablecloth in Kitchen: Maison de Vacances Blush Check, Vivi et Margot

French Market Basket in Kitchen: Vivi et Margot

Terracotta Hex Tile Flooring: reclaimed tile from France

Kitchen Dining Chairs: Maisons du Monde – find similar wood farmhouse dining chairs

Kitchen Table: find similar farmhouse dining tables here

Apron Front Farm Sink: find sink options here

Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo find similar…RIGHT HERE.

Charming French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #France #greenshutters #rustic #frenchcountry
Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

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-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Joanna
    August 17, 2019 / 11:29 am

    She did an amazing job of renovating the old farmhouse. When I watch House Hunters, these homes always appear dark and cold. This home is light, cozy and livable. She has updated the old home for today’s living, without sacrificing the history of an old stone house in France. I love the reclaimed brick floors in the kitchen! The master bedroom was brilliant with it’s exposed beams, wall to ceiling cupboards and open bath. It has so much charm.

    I have the Farrow & Ball French Grey on my fireplace and island in my kitchen. It seems to change colour with the light. I would say it is perfection in a can.

    I hope you are feeling better, Michele.
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Oooooh, that is really good point about the darkness that can go along with these older structures and the complications of changing something in a very old and even historical building. Those floors were a lot of work for the couple to make happen, but I think they were so smart for braving the challenge. The bedroom suite for me looks completely natural in its context! Imagine what other owners may have put there in a renovation! i am dying to use that French Gray and you should send pics!!! It’s going to take time for me to feel like myself again – I know this because I have lived with the flareups since I was 18. Crohn’s is sort of a familiar friend (and I am truly hoping it is Crohn’s and not something new – Lord knows I don’t need another condition). 🙂 Even when I am down like this, there is more of me available to receive the Grace of God, and what a beautiful truly joyful thing that peace is in my life. I can never wish my trials away since they usher in so much healing and growth. xox

      • Connie
        August 17, 2019 / 12:22 pm

        My prayers for you too Michele….far away in person, but close in Spirit.

        • Michele
          Author
          August 17, 2019 / 2:45 pm

          I covet them and believe they matter so much. Thank you, thank you.

  2. Karyn
    August 17, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Salut! Loved this post. I think you might have forgotten an “n” in one of your quotes.
    “Quand on n’a pas ce que l’on aime, il faut aimer ce que l’on a.”
    When we have not what we love, we must love what we have.
    Bon week-end!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Oh, my heavens – thank you so much!!! That n makes all the difference, and I had cut and pasted the quote without triple checking – hahahha. I have fixed it all up. Please become my editor! Have a lovely Saturday, Karyn! 🙂

  3. Connie
    August 17, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    I’ve fallen in love with her gorgeous French cottage long ago! I never tire of seeing more and more of it! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 2:46 pm

      Same! I am so inspired by all Charlotte does and believe her artist eye is a rare treasure indeed – she is very humble yet her talents are epic!

  4. August 17, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    Loved this Michele! Great interview. I can’t even wrap my head around a project of this scale and in another country to boot! She did an amazing job. It must truly be a different life style when you’re there.
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Holly. I thought it was challenging to do our Arizona project across the country and agree that it must be quite a trip to do it across a continent! Bravo to that courageous couple. Happy weekend, lovely!

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