White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors

White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors was born as I daydreamed about white French decor, country French furniture, and French inspired pretty and practical things to consider if you love living with white.

White French Nordic decor and ethereal serenity in a kitchen by My Petite Maison. #frenchnordic #nordicfrench #frenchcountry #whitedecor #shabbychic #oldworldstyle #swedishdecor #countryfrench #uropeancountry
My Petite Maison – White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors

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HOW IS IT JULY? Whoa Nellie, we cannot let this summer get away from us! Since I’m still recovering (I explained in my last post), I have updated this post from last summer. Since I blog everyday, it very well may be new to you!

White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors

Are you seeing pretty homes pop up on the market these days like I am?

I’d like to tour every single one, and I think I would make a terrible realtor. How in the world would I keep my mouth shut on those tours where it’s important for potential buyers to collect their thoughts!?!

White kitty on a stack of white painted vintage suitcases - The Renovated Cottage. #frenchnordic #frenchountry #whitedecor #shabbychic #frenchfarmhouse
The Renovated Cottage – White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors

We have looked at a few homes recently but still nothing I would be willing to sell this one for.

All white Nordic French decor in a darling Swedish immigrant's cottage - My Petite Maison. #whitedecor #allwhite #nordicfrench #shabbychic #interiordesign #whitecottage #frenchnordic
My Petite Maison – White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors

What I’d love to do is build something French inspired and fill it with white decor!

Swedish white decor and Nordic French style by My Petite Maison. #frenchnordic #nordic #swedish #interiordesign #decorating #allwhitedecor
My Petite Maison

Have you visited Tracie’s new My Petite Maison shop? A wonderland of loveliness!

Vintage etched glass tumblers and garden roses - French Nordic vintage style from My Petite Maison. #etchedglasses #vintagestyle #frenchnordic #nordicfrench #swedishcountry
My Petite Maison

Pretty White French Farmhouse Chairs

Carterville Solid Wood Dining Chair - Come explore White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors!
White Wood Cross Back Dining Chair, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Living with white has been the most natural thing since I was a teen and styled my first home. There was a shortage of dorm rooms my freshman year of college so my best friend and I moved into an apartment off campus, furnishing it with cast-offs. (Being poor will shape your aesthetic and character in profound ways!)

Parisian bistro table and chairs - find more White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors at Hello Lovely.
Lacina Bistro Table

Fixing up this European country inspired fixer of ours has been a gratifying, educational experience for sure, but we’re not as young and resilient as we used to be. Is there a little white French farmhouse in our future? Time will tell. For now, I’ll dream about how I might furnish it.

Luxurious White Dining Chair

White Angel Wings

Wooden Angel Wings Wall Art White 2pc - 3R Studios - image 1 of 2
Angel Wings Wood Art, Target …certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Outdoor Furniture

AERIN East Hampton Outdoor Sofa
Aerin East Hampton Outdoor Sofa, Williams Sonoma Home

Sexiest White Chair Alive?

Eames style white Mid-century swivel chair with ash plywood
Mid-century Swivel Plywood Armchair, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Round Dining Table, White Base - come discover more  White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors!
Tulip Table, Williams Sonoma Home

I have never owned a modern tulip table like the one above, and I adore its simplicity and how it works with a variety of design styles.

Simple White Marble Side Table

Norwich Marble Top Accent Table with Wood Base White. Hello Lovely, White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors.
Marble Top Accent Table, Target…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Many of the white decor pieces you see here do not scream “French farmhouse,” and I think that’s what I love about customizing and personalizing a design. Mixing what you love is almost always going to work, and if your jam is tone on tone…

Louis Style Modern Chair

I love the power of white paint as well. Read this for guidance in choosing the right white. And here’s a charming little white cottage from a decor blogger who explains how she lives with white:

My family and friends know that I have been a lifelong lover of white paint and have always been compelled to paint everything and anything.

White Decor Accents

Terracotta Cachepots. Hello Lovely, White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors.
White Farmhouse Urns…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

I have been known to paint over yellow and red handled brooms with white and without blinking an eye, will cover bad art with bright gallery white to create something new.

White Matelasse quilt
White Matelasse Quilt options HERE

And, yes, I’ll paint upholstery white! I have the pieces in our home to prove it!

So no qualms or headaches here at all about living with white. As the blogger in the video above alluded, I too encourage eating meals and snacks at the table! That helps.

White Sofa

See also THIS POST for a round up of gorgeous white sofas.

Laguna Sofa. Hello Lovely, White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors.
Laguna Sofa, Williams Sonoma Home…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

In terms of slipcovers and furniture, I have never found mine needed more than spot cleaning, but I know living with white among pets and small children is another matter.

Greer Sofa, Ivory Linen. Hello Lovely, White French Home Decor for Fans of Country Interiors.
Greer Sofa (Ivory Linen), OKL

This sofa (above) is either the exact one or a dead ringer for the one Erin Fetherston chose for her California modern farmhouse. I still have people emailing me about that white on white inspiration post!

Easy to Live With Dining Pieces

White is beautiful when it’s a pristine linen, but it is also fabulous in a distressed state:

Zoie Dining Chair. #chairs #farmhousestyle #tolixstyle #industrialfarmhouse #metalchairs #diningchairs #furniture
Industrial Bistro Chair Set of 4, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

White Marble Everyday Essential

Here’s a piece I have on my kitchen counter which I presently use for utensils. During the holidays, I tucked a beautiful live, lemony cypress inside, and it was the perfect size for the pot.

White Marbel Bistro Table

There’s something irresistible about a petite bistro table to tuck into almost any corner for intimate conversation, sipping wine, and dining in French style.

White French Farmhouse Decor

This next image just has French farmhouse kitchen all over it for me with the copper and white marble. Don’t you love the idea of a chunky shelf like this over a warm wood countertop?

Marble fruit bowl. #marble #serveware #kitchenware #homedecor
Marble Fruit Bowl, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Folks email me all the time asking for ideas for getting a scrubbed, limed, bleached oak look for wood. It’s tricky, and I want to devote time to achieving that look and posting how-to’s on the topic.

Here’s a great example of the elusive finish:

Bella 5-Light Chandelier. #chandeliers #frenchcountry #candlestyle #lighting #romanticdecor #homedecor
Bella 5-Light Chandelier, Wayfair

Pretty White Classic Chair

Chippendale Bistro Side Chair. #diningchairs #whitechairs #furniture #homedecor
Chippendale Bistro Side Chair, Williams Sonoma Home…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Easy Breezy White Serving Pieces

White kitchens are timeless, classic, and so perfect in French homes. I learned many years ago that as long as I collected white serving pieces, my tablescapes and entertaining spreads would be a breeze to pull off.

Porcelain Rectangular Platter White 9.5"x15.25" - Threshold. #whiteplatter #kintchenware #tabletop #homedecor
15. 25″ Porcelain Rectangular Platter, Target…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.
Apilco Egg Cup. #eggcups #frenchwares #kitchenware #homedecor

For a French Nordic moment in any kitchen, these tureens scream French farmhouse to me.

The French are masters at the little details and taking time to make dining experiences truly experiential and special. We’re often in a rush here in the states and don’t often slow down enough to think about serving eggs like this anymore.

Apilco Egg Cup. #eggcups #homedecor #kitchenwares
Apilco Egg Cup, Williams Sonoma…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Storage Pieces

White baskets can easily cheapen a look compared to natural woven ones, so it’s a nice change to discover pleasing examples such as this one.

Tabletop Ideas

I’m crazy about this scent from Williams Sonoma, and it is SOOOOOOO not new to me. I have been living with this essential oil collection for decades!

Williams Sonoma Meyer Lemon Candle. #meyerlemon #candles #essentialoils #homedecor
Meyer Lemon Candle, Williams Sonoma….certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

I haven’t met a scented dish soap or candle from Williams Sonoma I haven’t loved yet.

Williams Sonoma White Gardenia Essential Oils Collection. #candles #gardenia #homedecor
White Gardenia Collection, Williams Sonoma…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

That’s it. I think I need to begin drinking espresso.

When hardworking kitchen essentials look this good – no need to tuck them away in a cupboard!

French kitchen marble mortar & pestle. #frenchwares #kitchenware #homedecor
Classic Mortar & Pestle, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

Dishtowels

I may or may not have a hoarding issue with pretty dishtowels. At this very moment there are at least half a dozen with the tags on ready for their rotation.

Rustic Country Clock

I have never had a rustic wall clock…how about you? They look so at home in a white French farmhouse.

24" Round Metal & Wood Clock Black/White - 3R Studios. #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle #clocks #walldecor #homedecor
24″ Rustic White Metal Wall Clock, Target…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

White Porcelain Dinnerware

If you have seen these pieces in person, then you know how incredible they are since they look hand thrown. Each piece is wavy, wonky and wonderful.

Mercer Mug. #dishware #kitchenware #whitedishes
Mercer Porcelain Mug, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

We see this next farmhouse chair in a variety of dark finishes all the time in modern farmhouses so it’s interesting to see it covered in white.

Weathered White

Is weathered and white your cup o’ tea? Then, one of these girlies may have your name on her.

Paladino 6-Light Chandelier. #frenchcountry #chandeliers #homedecor #lighting
Paladino 6-light Chandelier, Wayfair….certainly lovely indeed. 38 Lovely Decor Finds for a White French Farmhouse as well as interior design inspiration for decorating with white.

And wouldn’t this be right at home in any white French farmhouse?

Are you seeing any particular design trends this summer? If you’re curious about what fellow designers foresee, here’s an article at New Home Source where I also chimed in.

White French Farmhouse Shop the Look - Hello Lovely Studio. #homedecor #furniture #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #whitedecor #allwhitedecor
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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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 Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera 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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6 Comments

  1. Claire
    May 4, 2019 / 6:24 am

    Reading this at 6am, I am amazed at two things. First that I am awake at 6am on a Saturday morning. And second that you have had health issues for a year! Your posts are always so informative and, obviously, very well researched. That takes lots of time and energy! It is truly a God given strength that allows you to do this. I know this because I was ill in the month of February and I did good to get out of bed to fix myself a glass of ice tea! And those of us in the South have to have our ice tea. No matter what time of year it is or if we are healthy or not. I pray that God has blessed you with improved health. Love your blogs. I like French country design which seems to have lots more color than French farm house. But love that elements of both styles can co-exist. Is that even logical? Guess I just love anything French so I figure it will go together somehow someway! May God bless you with renewed strength and health. I look forward to your post everyday.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 8:53 am

      Hahaha. I was awake at 4 then 6 then 8! Midlife is somethin else. So great to hear from you at any hour at all. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. Yes. I was hoping gallbladder surgery would mean the end of my digestive issues, and I did experience a couple of months without attacks. But since I am not well, it is possible my body will need more months to adjust and/or that my Crohn’s disease is involved. What a year it has been…and blogging keeps me moving forward and feeling somewhat productive. I’m hoping to be able to begin walking now that the weather is milder since I have been so sedentary. I’ll write something this weekend with an update since other folks have been emailing and wondering why I’m not better yet! Peace to you and may God’s richest blessing rest upon you and yours.

  2. Connie
    May 4, 2019 / 10:43 am

    Well I love all your posts but especially ones dedicated to French style…and white. We’re two peas in a pod about that lovely color! 🙂

    This post was especially fun to read/look at because I would see a photo and say “I have something like that!”….but most of my things from furniture to accessories comes from thrift stores, a local online classified site and garage sales. And with the power of white paint, I transform it. One example is a pretty chandelier I got a few months ago for above our dining table. I went to buy it only to find it was plastic :'( But that gave me ‘permission’ to transform it with paint and no guilt as if it had been real brass ..as is another one we have in our home. I looked at chandy photos online (in fact some of the ones you’ve shown) and copied the look. Even my native French friend in Brittany said “I want to paint mine to look like that!” I reassured her it was probably not a great idea to paint family heirlooms from Louis XVI days! 😉

    I too have a health condition that makes me take pause often in my daily life. Some things I used to enjoy are now off-limits. But like you, I too have found God is always there even in times when we feel completely devoid of our self. To say He works in mysterious ways, is putting it mildly. I have found having a quiet environment (and that does mean less stuff and more whites in our home 🙂 ) is a great help. You too have discovered that white has one of the most calming and also regenerating properties for those of use who have ongoing health concerns.

    I feel I know you through your blog and will put “my friend Michele” into my prayers. This song “Blessings” by Laura Story, is one I sing/play in our church’s worship band. There are times I’ve sung it when I felt I might not make it through because it speaks so close to home. May your life continue to be blessed, dearest Michele. And we pray your blessing will be many….especially a blessing for your health.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6J6Wgnv4M

    • Michele
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 11:20 am

      What a gift you have shared. Thank you. Thank you. You do know me – so I hope you know the prayer and encouragement helps me in mysterious ways I don’t need to understand. There are days I feel a sort of buoyancy and a knowing that the prayers of others are in some way involved in sustaining me. I’m blessed and recognize the mercy, sometimes in disguise, sometimes as clear as day. It’s interesting. When the lyrics of that song turned to ‘this is not our home’ I was reminded that I felt that sentiment earlier in my spiritual life. Heaven and the kingdom were places out there waiting for me. I still think of heaven as a home. But my perspective has shifted to ‘i’m already home’ and I sense the kingdom here. I feel very connected to and part of the earth as my lovely home where Christ is everywhere. The universe feels sacred and not cursed to me so I can love it here, not feel separated from God here, and understand the kingdom is within us. Thank you for this reminder which has shown me how I have grown and let go in important ways. And thank you for being a friend on the journey – it’s lovely with you here.

      • Connie
        May 5, 2019 / 1:54 pm

        Did you feel my prayers for you this morning? My prayers and my arms were around you….if only from afar. 🙂

        • Michele
          Author
          May 5, 2019 / 1:59 pm

          Thank you so much – I feel peaceful and cherished. Peace to you. xox

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