13 Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look

Did you enjoy luxuriating peacefully in the interior design inspiration from the amazing French farmhouse moments with all the white in my last post? Moi aussi! Ideas for Scoring a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look arrive in that same spirit of airy, natural, unfussy style.

French country farmhouse kitchen with design by Pamela Pierce, architecture by Reagan Andre, and constructtion by MDD. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Interior Design: Pamela Pierce; Architecture: Reagan Andre; Construction MDD; Photo: Peter Vitale for Veranda.

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Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look

If you have been hanging out on this blog for any time at all, perhaps you have noticed I admire European country inspired interiors. *Ahem* What can I say? Those European sensibilities and proclivities for effortless chic style, masterful mixing, and je ne sais quoi are simply unmatched.

Gorgeous #FrenchCountry entry with magnificent French doors - Decor de Provence. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Design: Decor de Provence. See this home’s tour HERE. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

I will forever marvel in wonder how our friends in the countrysides of France, England, Belgium, Italy, Scandinavia, and elsewhere manage to gloriously feather a nest.

French country farmhouse kitchen with design by Pamela Pierce, architecture by Reagan Andre, and constructtion by MDD. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Interior Design: Pamela Pierce; Architecture: Reagan Andre; Construction MDD; Photo: Peter Vitale for Veranda.

Authentic & Timeless Design

Capturing an authentically European country look was explored in this piece about getting that rustic yet refined look.

Pamela Pierce's own French inspired kitchen. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Photo: Laura Resen for Veranda…certainly a breathtaking kitchen.

Since antiques play such an important role, budget obviously matters. Yet it is possible to capture the spirit of a lovely country home for yourself if you are willing to lean into a more relaxed Euro state of mind.

Pamela Pierce designed vignette. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Over-sized antique sconces from Watkins Culver – Design: Pamela Pierce in Veranda.
Pamela Pierce interior design ideas.

One of my favorite things about the world of interior design is our ability to create an atmosphere that serves us NO MATTER WHERE WE CALL HOME.

Sophisticated French country interior design inspiration and antiques - Pamela Pierce. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Interior design: Pamela Pierce…certainly understated, rustic, and elegant.

Modern French Design Inspiration

Hence, designer Eleanor Cummings can create a modern French farmhouse from scratch in Round Top, Texas. I am fascinated by such living works of art and heart because for me they also represent a spirit of American fearlessness and hope. It is risky business when you’re going for timeless and tranquil!

Modern farmhouse living room with French Country decor by Eleanor Cummings. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Eleanor Cumings in Milieu. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

My own home, an airy and sparely decorated cottage in the Midwest incorporates favored design elements gleaned from European Country decor.

Window seat with linen pillows in a soft, serene, romantic kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
My Kitchen. Hello Lovely Studio. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

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Colette Dining Chairs, Set of 2. #linen #slipcovered #diningchair
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Rustic Round Dining Table
Rustic Round Dining Table: FIND HERE

1. Live With What You Love

I’m picky and don’t hang on to things I don’t love, and this is the secret to keeping the look light and more personal. It’s also a very French way to approach decor in that everything decorative must also serve a purpose.

Serene and neutral modern farmhouse decor in a kitchen by Hello Lovely. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
My Kitchen – Hello Lovely Studio. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

Trends come and go, so at times the look I love is all the rage, and at times, it isn’t. None of that red carpet fashion forwardness deters me.

Window seat with linen pillows in European country inspired serene kitchen. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
My kitchen – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly simple and Euro inspired.

If you love to collect, than living with what you love may be easy for you! I don’t feel like a collector, yet when I look around I see pale-hued objects and lots of white. So I suppose I collect muted colors.

Bridgers 59" Floor Lamp
59″ Bronze Floor Lamp: FIND HERE.

2. Embrace a Reverence for Euro Textiles

Our home incorporates my favorite textile: Belgian linen. Gorgeous and nubby Belgian linen covers dining chairs, furniture, pillows, and drapery.

As soon as you step inside, you'll notice the European country influences and my love for white French country decorating! Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #hellolovelystudio #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Hello Lovely Studio – Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look in case you love French interiors.
Chateau Domingue's Ruth Gay's exquisite home with design by Pamela Pierce, antiques, and construction with reclaimed stone and materials from Europe. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Interior Design: Pamela Pierce – Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look in case you love French interiors.

A wonderful way to bring a rustic layer of European country style and history into your home is to use antique or vintage grain sacks for upholstery, pillows, and art. You can score authentic and old grainsacks RIGHT HERE.

3. Opt for Patina & Weathered Finishes

Ah the look of age! Weathered wood, stone, metals, pots…it’s just so comforting to live with things that have endured what time and the elements dished out! Materials and objects affect us at very subconscious levels, and surely they become these silent reminders that endurance is a key ingredient for maturity and personal growth. See a few exceptional weathered finishes here.

French country living room with reclaimed antique stone floors and walls. Chateau Domingue. Design by Pamela Pierce.
Design: Pamela Pierce. See this home’s tour HERE.

4. Plaster & Artful Finishes

 Here’s a breathtaking collection to delight with the most lovely finishes for timeless interiors you can imagine!

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Plastered walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed wood flooring sing in a newly constructed, timeless European country inspired home. #interiordesign #plasterwalls #oldworld #staircase
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Plastered walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed wood flooring sing in a newly constructed, timeless European country inspired home. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

5. Rustic Wood Shutters

There is something so irresistible to me about rustic wood shutters on a home exterior. It was one of my favorite design elements at our prior French country home, and our shutters were handmade by my husband. In our present home, I have a few beautiful antique shutters used inside in a subtle way for accent and texture.

Green shutters on a rustic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Vivi et Margot’s 150 year old French farmhouse near Bordeaux…certainly charming indeed.

Check out these gorgeous DIY custom ones on an authentic French farmhouse HERE.

French farmhouse exterior with beautiful green shutters. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Haven In – Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

6. Open Shelving for Ease

When you have limited space at home, it only makes sense to have only what you need and love. It also follows that those things should be easily accessible. It’s laughable how we Americans have excessive storage spaces we fill and soon forget what we own…out of sight, out of mind.

French country dining room. Chateau Domingue. Design by Pamela Pierce. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
See this home’s tour HERE – Design: Pamela Pierce…certainly inspiring French country decor.

Is it time to open up those cupboard doors and dig inside closets for treasures (and multiples!) long forgotten?

7. Glowing Candles

While the glow of candles is not limited to country European designs, it is surely a romantic common thread running through them. While there is beauty and safety in our battery-operated “candles,” there is nothing like wax dripping down a brass or turned wood candlestick or the flickering flame of sweet glowing pillar.

Need an idea for friendly priced ones? SEE THESE.

Hello Lovely Studio serene vignette with branch and rustic candle holders. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Hello Lovely Studio. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.

8. Glazed Pottery & Earthenware

There’s just nothing like beautifully handcrafted dishes, pots, urns, vases, and useful pieces with purpose and presence.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Come score ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look. #europeancountry #interiordesign #frenchcountry
Dining room in Chateau Mireille, a vacation rental from Haven In…certainly lovely indeed.
French farmhouse living room with antiques, limestone, and shutters on Hello Lovely Studio #chateaudomingue #Frenchfarmhouse #PamelaPierce
See this home’s tour RIGHT HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

9. Hardworking Farm Sink

It’s my favorite design element in our kitchen because it is so user friendly, beautiful, timeless in design, and gorgeous to the touch.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look in case you love French interiors.
Detail of farm sink in French farmhouse kitchen. Vivi et Margot.
Photo: Vivi et Margot – Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look in case you love French interiors.

10. Fruits from the Garden

French lavender.

French country lavender.
Haven In – Ideas for a Timeless and Tranquil European Country Inspired Look in case you love French interiors.
French Lavender Flower in Pot
French Lavender Flower in Pot: FIND HERE.

11. Treasures from the Past

Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Beautiful European Country Design Details…certainly lovely indeed.
Knotty alder door to a white French country style bathroom. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Shop my home HERE.

Copper pots. See a pretty set HERE.

12. Beautiful Baskets

Whether it’s a beautiful French market basket or a rattan storage trunk, well made baskets are purposeful and double as decor. I love the quality and charm of shopping baskets from Vivi et Margot, and you can also search for options for a variety of styles HERE.

French market basket. Vivi et Margot.
Design/Photo:  Vivi et Margot.

13. Tranquil Color Palette

My serene white kitchen with farm sink, Viatera quartz counters (Minuet), and Shaker cabinets - Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio – French country interior design inspiration as well as European farmhouse charm.
Quiet and timeless hues in a French farmhouse bathroom by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tiles, freestanding tub, romantic chandelier, and Farrow and Ball's Strong White on the walls.
Vivi et Margot

I share paint color ideas often here on Hello Lovely, find ideas here:

Tranquil Paint Colors

Calm Paint Colors

Designer Favorite White Paint Colors

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Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Winter Jewels Crown Decor
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
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
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Photo: Haven In. Chateau Mireille.

If you have a moment, I’d love for you to check out my PINTEREST BOARDS and PIN pretty things you like – I just started saving images to a White European Country Decor board!

Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Winter Jewels Crown Decor
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
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

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Winter Jewels Crown Decor
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
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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2 Comments

  1. Connie
    January 1, 2020 / 9:43 am

    Once again, a most enjoyable post! I agree: My French/European inspired home isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and it’s not always “in style” or the latest trend, but it’s what we love and to us it seems timeless, comfortable and restful.

    Since we currently moved to a new-t0-us home on 2 acres complete with apple orchard and vineyard, our style now fits in even better 🙂 The rock exterior of our home very much resembles an old cottage one might find in the countryside of France. We just love it here and your posts are inspiring me to continue tweaking our style. 🙂

    • Michele
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      January 1, 2020 / 10:06 am

      Yay! How wonderful to have acreage and nature to inspire your Euro farmhouse dreaming and scheming…woo hoo as you make it your own! Happy New Year!

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