French Farmhouse Rustic Easy Breezy Style in Western France

A delightful renovated historic home in Deux-Sèvres has become wildly popular on Instagram and inspired a French homewares business for a family in America. French Farmhouse Rustic Easy Breezy Style in Western France tours this charming home and also offers design ideas to get the look.

Breathtaking lavender and a French market basket from Vivi et Margot. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #vivietmargot #frenchlavender #marketbasket #provence
French Farmhouse Rustic Easy Breezy Style in Western France…in case you admire rustic French design inspiration!

Photos: Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot

French Farmhouse Rustic Easy Breezy Style in Western France

You may remember my interview with creative dynamo Charlotte Reiss, who shared her journey to home ownership in France with HL a few seasons ago.

Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot
Charlotte Reiss

She and husband Sky fulfilled their dream to own a French farmhouse as both an escape from LA for summers and holidays and a place for their young daughters to enjoy the French countryside.

Green shutters on a stone farmhouse exterior with climbing vines. French country rustic design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #frenchfarmhouse #frenchhome
French Farmhouse Rustic Easy Breezy Style in Western France…in case you admire rustic French design inspiration!

It’s one thing to take on a whole house renovation (don’t I know it!), but quite another to do it in a foreign country.

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Here’s a taste of renovation reality:

A Business Blooms

French farmhouse living eventually bloomed into a business for Charlotte, whose fans on Instagram requested the beautiful French homewares glimpsed on her feed.

Charming French market baskets from Vivi et Margot hang from a vintage hook rack. #vivietmargot #frenchmakret #frenchbaskets #marketbaskets #summerliving #rusticdecor #frenchcountry

She created Vivi et Margot (named for her daughters), where you can snag the wildly popular French market baskets (above) as well as vintage treasures.

Provence inspiration with a vintage style bicycle and French market basket filled with blooms and baguettes! Vivi et Margot.
Basket: Vivi et Margot/Photo: Evgenia.Prinsloo
Vivi et Margot Pop Up store at Marche Maman (Maman NYC at 239 Centre Street, between Broome & Grand, SOHO, NYC)
French Homewares from Vivi et Margot

Let’s tour Charlotte’s French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres (80 minutes from Ile de Re and 2 hours from Bordeaux)!

Breathtaking farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #farmhouseexterior #greenshutters #rusticfrench

French Farmhouse by Vivi et Margot

The renovated farmhouse charms with its authentic French country interiors and French decor accents, many of which are sourced at Vivi et Margot.

Rustic and airy French kids bedroom with wood beams and Farrow & Ball Strong White paint color on walls. #farrowandball #strongwhite #paintcolors
Photos of a gorgeous French country home as well as ideas to get the look.

And don’t miss the helpful Paint Color Guide and Shopping Resources at the end of this post in case you would like to score an authentically natural French country look.

Design Inspiration from a Beautiful French Farmhouse in Western France

French Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Built-ins, tufted furniture, crystal chandelier, and rustic beams in a renovated farmhouse bedroom in France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #bedroomdecor #farrowandballstrongwhite #interiordesign
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Dressing area in bedroom of a beautiful restored farmhouse in France. Cabinets are painted Farrow & Ball French Gray, and the walls are Strong White. #farrowandballfrenchgray #paintcolors

Rustic Architectural Elements Mix with Feminine Romance

Timeless and tranquil bedroom in a renovated farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot. Paint color on walls is Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #interiordesign
Photos of a gorgeous French country home as well as ideas to get the look.

Hello, Lovely Crystal Chandelier!

Timeless and tranquil bedroom in a renovated farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot. Paint color on walls is Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #interiordesign
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Timeless and tranquil bedroom in a renovated farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot. Paint color on walls is Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #interiordesign

French Farmhouse Master Bathroom Design Inspiration

Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub and reclaimed antique terracotta floor tile in a renovated farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #bathroomdesign #terracottatiles #interiordesign
Photos of a gorgeous French country home as well as ideas to get the look.
Clawfoot tub. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #frenchfarmhouse #bathroomdesign #interiordesign
Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bathroomdesign

Romantic Rustic Elegance in an Authentic French Home

Clawfoot tub and antique terracotta tiles in bath. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #bathroomdesign #clawfoottub #frenchcountry #farrowandballstrongwhite
Vanity in romantic bath. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #frenchcountrybathroom #interiordesign #bathroomdesign
Inspirational quote about courage on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #couragequotes #encouragementquote

Renovated French Farmhouse Bathroom

Romantic bathroom in France with clawfoot tub near window. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look!
House tour of a farmhouse in Western France as well as shopping resources.
Antique hex terracotta floor tiles in a romantic bathroom in France. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #bathroomdesign #oldworldstyle #frenchcountry #terracottatiles

Touches of Pink in a Charming French Bathroom

Farrow & Ball Strong White paint color on walls and French Gray on trim. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #farrowandball #frenchgray #strongwhite
Farrow & Ball Strong White paint color on walls of a romantic bathroom in France with crystal chandelier. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #frenchcountry #bathroomdesign #farrowandballstrongwhite
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Basket of towels and French soap from Vivi et Margot. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look!

Clawfoot Tub With a View!

Old world style in a bathroom in France with terracotta tiled floor and vintage style tub. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #bathroomdesign
House tour of a farmhouse in Western France as well as shopping resources.
Farmhouse style bathroom vanity. Beautiful 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 #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchmarket #summerhouse #europeanfarmhouse
Detail of terracotta antique tiled floor with rug.
Detail of French soap on a clawfoot tub in a beautifully renovated bathroom in France by Vivi et Margot.

French Farmhouse Living Room Design Inspiration

Living room in French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Paint color on cabinetry is Farrow and Ball French Gray. #livingroom #frenchfarmhouse #farrowandballfrenchgray #vivietmargot
Living room. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, 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
Living room with oak flooring in a renovated French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #livingroom
House tour of a farmhouse in Western France as well as shopping resources.
Pottery Barn Belgian flax drapes in a lovely living room in a French farmhouse by Vivi Et Margot. #belgianflax #livingroomdecor #frenchcountry
Living room in French farmhouse by Vivi et Mragot. Paint colors: Farrow & Ball Strong White on walls, Farrow & Ball French Gray on woodwork. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #livingroom #farrowandballfrenchgray
Living room. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, 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
French farmhouse living room decorated for Christmas. Vivi et Margot #frenchfarmhouse #livingroom #vivietmargot
Living room. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, 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

Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – Laundry Room

Charming laundry room with rustic beams, grey subway tiled wall, farm sink, and butcher block countertop. #laundryroom #frenchcountry #rusticfrenchstyle #farmsink

Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – Girls Bedroom

French country girls bedroom with iron panel vintage style twin beds. #girlsbedroom #frenchcountry #farrowandballstrongwhite
Dtail of window in girls bedroom in France. Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look!

French Farmhouse Kids Bathroom Design Inspiration

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink walls in girls bathroom in French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. #bathroom #farrowandball #middletonpink #clawfoottub #vivietmargot #terracottatilefloor #authentic #frenchcountry
Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink in bathroom. Beautiful 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 #bathroomdecor #farrowandballmiddletonpink
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Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink in bathroom.Enjoy this house tour and ideas to get a rustic European country look! #bathroomdesign #terracottatile #farrowandballmiddletonpink

French Farmhouse Design Inspiration: Interior Paint Colors

Paint colors for interiors throughout the French farmhouse: FARROW & BALL. Make sure you see THIS WHITE PAINT POST for ideas for whites paint options.

Trim: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Interior walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Ceilings: FARROW & BALL All White No. 2005

All White by Farrow and Ball. #farrowandballallwhite #allwhite #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL All White No. 2005

Pink Bathroom: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245

Green Shutters: TOLLENS Vert Olivier at Castorama.

This is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France, and for French green paint color ideas, see THIS.

French farmhouse green shutters paint color: Vert Olivier. #frenchgreen #vertolivier
TOLLENS Vert Olivier

Get the Look! Shopping & Resource Guide

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Charming French kitchen in a renovated farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Terracotta tiled floor, Neptune kitchen, farm sink, and walls painted Farrow & Ball Strong White. #frenchkitchen #smallkitchen #farmhousekitchen

Get the Look: French Farmhouse Kitchen

See more of this kitchen tour RIGHT HERE, and stay tuned for a post devoted to getting the look of this amazing French kitchen!

Check Linens, vintage, and Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot

Kitchen design: Neptune Kitchens

Kitchen cabinet color: Neptune – Limestone

Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Flooring: Antique reclaimed terracotta tile

Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France)

Farmhouse table: Find similar RIGHT HERE

Farmhouse wood chairs: Find similar RIGHT HERE

Faucet: Cuissimo; similar RIGHT HERE

Apron front farm sink options GO HERE

Within a thoughtfully renovated authentic French farmhouse near Bordeaux, Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot has added authentic and romantic decor from France to create a timeless home with European country charm.
Farm sink in an authentically renovated French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux, France, by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tile floors, rustic ceiling beams, and a custom kitchen by Neptune.
Charming French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #France #greenshutters #rustic #frenchcountry
See more of this farmhouse exterior in the house tour RIGHT HERE.

Exterior

Shutters: Custom-made locally

Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France)

Similar rattan dining chairs: RIGHT HERE

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

 French Farmhouse Bathrooms

Towels, Soaps, AccessoriesVivi et Margot

Flooring: reclaimed antique terracotta tile

Similar terracotta-like porcelain tile: RIGHT HERE

Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Trim paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Clawfoot Tub: Hudson Reed…similar LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE

Rug: Rejuvenation

Drapes: Beligan Flax Linen drapes Pottery Barn

Clawfoot tub in bathroom in France. Beautiful 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 #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchmarket #summerhouse #europeanfarmhouse
Laundry room. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, 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

Get the Look: Laundry Room

Basket: FRENCH LAUNDRY BASKET is HERE

Butcher block countertop options: SEE THIS

Apron front farm sink options: GO HERE

Similar bridge faucet: FIND HERE

Grey subway tile options: RIGHT HERE

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

French Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Rug: Rejuvenation

Bed: Maisons du Monde

Chandelier: Maisons du Monde

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware – FIND HERE

Skylight: Velux – Find Here

Slipper Chair: FIND HERE

Tufted French country bedroom bench OPTIONS HERE

Similar crystal chandelier: FIND HERE

Cremone Bolt on Door: FIND HERE

Similar tufted round ottoman: HERE

Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Trim color: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Drapes: Beligan Flax Linen drapes – Pottery Barn

Girls bedroom in France. Beautiful French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot.

French Farmhouse Girls Bedroom

Beds and chandelier: Maisons du Monde (France)

Similar metal panel beds: RIGHT HERE

 Similar chandelier: HERE

Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White

Trim paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Curtains: Beligan Flax Linen drapes – Pottery Barn

Charlotte Reiss continues to amaze and inspire her enthusiastic followers (like moi), and she recently re-painted the house! Can’t wait to share with you fresh French farmhouse interiors from her!

A blog friend of mine in “the other South of France” also took on two renovations, and you can be a guest in her luxurious apartments we toured HERE.

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
Bonjour Pillow
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. Connie
    March 2, 2020 / 10:39 am

    Love love love it all! 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      March 2, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Happy Monday, Connie – thanks for reading! I’m trying to adhere to ‘why be moody when you can shake yer booty?’ today as I gear up for the work week ahead. Peace to you.

  2. Andrea Charles
    March 11, 2020 / 12:34 am

    Charlotte’s house is beautiful. I always believe white shades give tranquillity to the entire house. Her French Farmhouse is the example of how meticulous detailing gives a stunning looks. The house was adorned with baskets in most of the rooms which enhanced the beauty of the building. The checked pattern tea towels and tablecloths were resplendent. Thank you, Michelle, for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 11, 2020 / 10:45 am

      Thank you so much for adding to the beauty here, Andrea. I could move right into Charlotte’s gorgeous home and not change a thing because of the thoughtfulness. There is such a sense of authenticity and as if they listened to the home to guide them in the renovation. Peace to you right where you are.

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