French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite

With a plethora of swoonworthy houses, why return to a handful of special ones time and time again? Maybe since there are only a few with peaceful palettes and European inspired rustic elegance I can imagine happily dwelling within. French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite is such a home (and it’s big enough for all of you to move in with me as well!).

Country French and Gustavian elements combine in a peaceful white kitchen with green accents - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite

I’m one of those hopeless real estate freaks who simply cannot stop looking at beautiful homes on Zillow and wherever I am traveling. I think about how I could decorate the place – the changes that could increase its potential – whether it would be a smart investment – and how my daily life might change living in it. I know you get it, and maybe it’s why you visit this space on the internet of a billion blogs.

French & Gustavian Dream Home

Photos: Ashlee Raubach and Decor de Provence

When Desiree of Decor de Provence shared a few snaps of her then mountain home a decade ago, we were living in a 5,000 square foot French country new build in the heartland which in no shape or form approached the magnificence and grandeur of this French chateau.

French chateau with stone exterior and Gustavian details - Decor de Provence. #frenchhome #frenchchateau #houseexterior #stonehouses
This grand French home in Utah was inspired by a chateau in France called Aramis.

That Utah mountain manor inspired and continues to inspire with its bespoke design, blend of French and Gustavian elements, and attention to detail. With all its spaciousness and luxury, it still feels human, quite livable, and even un-decorated in its fresh beauty, pale color, and good bones.

Stone exterior of a magnificent French chateau - Decor de Provence. #frenchcountry #stoneexterior #housedesign #frenchchateau
French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite

BTW. If you know of other homes with such qualities, do hit reply to this email (if you receive my posts in your inbox) or leave a comment which directs me to images that get you dreaming.

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

Overview of This Chateau in America

This fantasy home’s design entails: 14,000 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 5 kitchens, and 19th century light fixtures from France.

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

The architectural style? A mix of the design-savvy homeowner’s favorite elements of French, Belgian, and Swedish Gustavian styles.

Walnut floors in living room with magnificent French staircase - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

In terms of the interior design, a notable design element not to be missed is the handmade Bouvet door hardware.

French chateau with stone exterior and Gustavian details - Decor de Provence. #frenchhome #frenchchateau #houseexterior #stonehouses

Poplar Throughout

You also can’t miss the beautiful poplar wood throughout, with trim and doors stained a custom hand-mixed grey-blue for a one of a kind, French Gustavian look.

Serene seaglass green subway tiles in white French country kitchen with farm sink - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Seaglass green tile from Ann Sacks.

Most of the furnishings in the home which aren’t antiques were found at Alice Lane Home.

Open white kitchen shelves and green subway tiles in white French kitchen (Decor de Provence). Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

The designer and homeowner Desiree has a passion for beachy, watery, oceanic blue-greens which she used so beautifully in this white kitchen which has such a pretty and laid back vibe for such a formal home.

Serene white and bright French kitchen with farm sink and light green subway tile backsplash - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

What a treat to see such gentle sea-honoring hues combined with more rugged beams and handsome floors.

Simple white French bedroom with pale blue-grey stained trim around door - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Mix of Rustic & Elegant

The collected vintage French chandeliers are another example of a tender femininity and romance meeting other more masculine design elements.

In fact, I’m encouraged to see how collected treasures from Europe are incorporated into this home when one could easily become shy when considering questions of scale. Must I always opt for a formulaic and space-proportional 30-light Marie Antoinette style chandelier dripping with 500 crystals in a French country interior with a soaring ceiling? Or can I have fun with scale – tell the formula freaks to relax or take a hike – and live with what I love and with what brings me joy?

Den with rustic weathered green cabinet and wood ceiling - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

I think it’s clear I am more of a free spirit when it comes to pulling together the ingredients of a peaceful home. If you collect treasures and want to enjoy them, incorporate them into the mix and let your intuition be your guide.

French chateau with stone exterior and Gustavian details - Decor de Provence. #frenchhome #frenchchateau #houseexterior #stonehouses

Do you suppose the designer’s Swedish Mora clock influenced her design palette as much a love for the ocean?

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

And what is it about a stone exterior that simply takes my breath away? The only stone found on our present home is smooth round-ish river stone accents… so much more hillbilly than haute like this! Ha!

Greens Inside & Out

French chateau with stone exterior and Gustavian details - Decor de Provence. #frenchhome #frenchchateau #houseexterior #stonehouses
Emerald green slate tiles line the roof.

Notable design element…antique Swedish mora clock!

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.
Hand-wrought iron staircase and balcony railings.

I’ll zip it now so you can enjoy the view and notice how a variety of natural materials, collected treasures from Europe, reclaimed building elements, and a kind soul came together to create something special.

Rustic Wood Ceilings

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.
Poplar cilings and walnut hardwood flooring.

White European Country Kitchen With Green Accents

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.
Subway tiles in dreamy shades of celadon and aqua add oceanic allure and serenity to the home’s breathtaking country kitchen.
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.
The subway tiles are sea glass green tiles from Ann Sacks.

Open Shelves & Serene Palette

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

Rustic Vintage Counter Stools

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.
Countertop material is carrara marble.

Farm Sink & Classic Bridge Faucet

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.

French Country Earthenware

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.

Lacanche Fantasy Range

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.

Candle Style Chandelier

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the tour of a French Dream Home: Belgian and Swedish Style.
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth -  come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

French Lavender Accents

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Serene & Swedish Dining Room

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach - come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

19th Century French Chandelier

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

Fine Craftsmanship & Handsome Details

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Photos by Ashlee Raubach. Come take the Dreamy Home Tour: French, Belgian & Swedish Style.

French Stone Fireplace

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Custom Pale Stained Poplar Trim

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Airy Rooms Ready for More Finishing Touches

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Charming Architectural Details

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Beachy Blue-Greens

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!
Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Paint Color in This Home

Magnificent French country and French Gustavian home decor inspiration in a house designed by Desiree Ashworth. Come tour French Fantasy House Build: A Timeless Tranquil Home Favorite!

Paint colors for the interiors are from the Flamant line. You can see this story for ideas for beautiful French and Belgian colors in the spirit of this home.

The white paint color for walls in the home is FLAMANT Cool Ashes. It reminds me of Benjamin Moore Classic Gray which we used in a bath here, and which I recall Loi of Tone on Tone uses frequently.

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FLAMANT Cool Ashes Paint Color

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Vintage Chinese Bench
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
French Ticking Stripe 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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4 Comments

  1. Carole
    January 22, 2020 / 7:52 pm

    Michele, I want you to know that you have a new fan. My one year old granddaughter loves to dance along with your ‘dance video’.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 11:13 am

      Awwwwww – thanks so much for sharing and adding to the beauty here. xox

  2. January 23, 2020 / 7:14 am

    What a classic beauty! I especially love the kitchen with it’s wonderful beams and marble. Thanks for the inspiration this morning!
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 11:09 am

      Thanks for reading and stopping by, friend. Peace to you!

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