If you love weathered finishes, soulful French decorating, and country house tours, you’re golden today. Onward with more loveliness in Part 2 of a French farmhouse house tour of an amazing renovated 150-year-old country house in Western France! What a pleasure to share even more Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration from Vivi et Margot!
Photos: Charlotte Reiss for Vivi et Margo
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration!
Overview of the Project
In another post where we toured the exterior and kitchen, you met homeowner Charlotte Reiss, who shared the story of her journey to home ownership in France.
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.
Can you fathom how charming this French farmhouse exterior is!?!
A Business is Born
That dream then bloomed into a business for Charlotte, when fans of her iInstagram requested the beautiful French homewares they glimpsed on her feed. She created the online shop Vivi et Margot (named for her daughters) a couple of years ago, where among other treasures, you can snag wildly popular market baskets (above).
Let’s continue our French farmhouse house tour of Charlotte’s French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres (80 minutes from Ile de Re and 2 hours from Bordeaux).
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.
And don’t miss the helpful Paint Color Guide and Shopping Resource Guide (below) in case you have your own dreams of getting an authentic and natural French country look.
Girls bedroom in a French farmhouse near Bordeaux with beds as well as chandelier from Maisons du Monde (France). Similar metal panel beds RIGHT HERE and similar chandelier HERE. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; trim: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Drapery: Beligan Flax Linen drapes.
Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot; flooring: reclaimed antique terracotta tile. Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Clawfoot Tub: Hudson Reed – Find LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE. Rug: Rejuvenation.
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – House Tour
Make sure to visit Part 1 of the French Farmhouse House Tour with an amazing photo gallery of the exterior, kitchen, and dining areas.
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – Master Bedroom
Slipper Chair: FIND HERE; tufted French country bedroom bench: OPTIONS HERE. French wall mirror: similar HERE. Similar crystal chandelier: FIND HERE; cremone bolt on Door: FIND HERE; skylight: Velux/Find Here. Similar tufted round ottoman: HERE. Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Drapery: Beligan Flax Linen drapes– Pottery Barn.
Rustic Architectural Elements Mix with Feminine Romance
Here’s a lovely tufted accent chair that is in the same spirit:
Hello, Lovely Crystal Chandelier!
Master Bathroom French Design Inspiration
Romantic Rustic Elegance in an Authentic French Home
Renovated French Farmhouse Bathroom
Touches of Pink in a Charming French Bathroom
Clawfoot Tub With a View!
Find a terracotta lookalike porcelain tile at a friendly price point for a similar look RIGHT HERE.
French Farmhouse Living Room Design Inspiration
Tufted French chair ideas: RIGHT HERE.
French farmhouse living room ideas as well as shopping resources. Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes). Wall Paint Color: F&B Strong White 2001. Woodwork and beams paint color: F&B French Gray.
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – Laundry Room
Laundry Room with farm sink, grey subway tile, butcher block countertop, and rustic French farmhouse charm. FRENCH LAUNDRY BASKET ideas HERE, HERE and HERE. For butcher block countertop options, SEE THIS and for apron front farm sinks, GO HERE. Similar bridge faucet…FIND HERE. Find grey subway tile options RIGHT HERE.
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration – Girls Bedroom
French farmhouse girls bedroom. Beds and chandelier: Maisons du Monde (France). Similar metal panel beds RIGHT HERE and similar chandelier HEREWall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White. Trim paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Drapery: Beligan Flax Linen drapes– Pottery Barn.
French Farmhouse Kids Bathroom Design Inspiration
French Farmhouse Design Inspiration: Interior Paint Colors
Paint colors for interiors throughout the French farmhouse: FARROW & BALL.
Woodwork, doors, and beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray
FARROW & BALL French Gray. A soothing green grey. French Gray is really much more green than grey, but characterfully flits between the two depending on the light and time of day. Taking inspiration from French design and wallpapers used in the 19th century, it creates the most relaxed of rooms. This soothing hue is perfect for exterior woodwork and a particular favourite for front doors in our matte Exterior Eggshell, or garden furniture where it sits seamlessly amongst the greenery.
Interior walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001
FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. A grey based white. This cool white is both strong by name and strong by nature. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, the subtle urban feel of its light grey undertones add a contemporary twist to period homes, while staying in keeping with modern properties. Pair with Skimming Stone, Elephant’s Breath and All White in any combination for an effortlessly cohesive scheme.
Ceilings: FARROW & BALL All White No. 2005
FARROW & BALL All White No. 2005. A totally pure white All White is exactly what it says! Unusually, it contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white. One of our Contemporary Neutrals, All White pairs seamlessly with Skimming Stone and Strong White for a warm scheme with a slight edge. For a clean and almost graphic finish, contrast with fresh, strong tones like Pitch Black and St Giles Blue.
Girls’ Bathroom: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245
FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. A delicate pink. Our prettiest and most delicate pink was named after the discerning colourist, Catherine Middleton. This light pastel tone is fresh and uncomplicated, especially when contrasted with All White for a gently playful feel. Try pairing our Middleton Pink with Great White for a slightly cleaner urban finish.
Paint color of shutters: TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin) purchased at Castorama…see THIS STORY for color match ideas!
This is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France.
Shopping & Resource Guide
See more of this kitchen tour RIGHT HERE. Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration…certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Vivi et Margot. Check Tea Towel. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.
French Farmhouse Kitchen
Shutters: Custom-made and new, made locally.
Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France). Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.
Vivi et Margot Lovely Inspiration
Beautiful French Farmhouse Design Inspiration in Master Bath. Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot. Flooring is reclaimed antique terracotta tile. Find a terracotta lookalike porcelain tile at a friendly price point for a similar look RIGHT HERE. Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Clawfoot Tub: Hudson Reed; Find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE. Rug: Rejuvenation. Drapery: Beligan Flax Linen drapes– Pottery Barn.
French Farmhouse Bathrooms
Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot.
All Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes).
French Farmhouse Master Bedroom
Chandelier & Bed: Maisons du Monde
Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware…FIND HERE
Skylight: Velux…Find Here.
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