6 Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements, Sage Green & French Crowns is bound to make you woozy if (1) you admire European inspired interior design, (2) French country sensibilities butter your biscuit, and (3) you love French crowns or a color palette with grey-green.
Source: Decor de Provence and Country French Magazine Styling: Bonnie Broten
6 Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements, Sage Green & French Crowns
Blogger and designer Desiree of Decor de Provence lives in one of my favorite Provence inspired homes which is full of rich character and Old World style yet is actually a new build.
Isn’t that roof stunning? Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!
It Only Looks Old
This exquisite custom Gustavian French home in Utah is enchanting on the outside and unique on the inside since it has been thoughtfully imagined with antiques from Europe and reclaimed materials for authenticity.
above: Design: Decor de Provence. Photo: Eliesa Findeis of be photography.
Rustic French Country Interiors
The color palette is especially unique, and I wish I could give you the name of the stain used on the trim throughout the home, but it was a custom formula. We can still make some educated guesses though!
Decor de Provence – 6 Amazing Rustic Country French Interior Design Elements & Inspiration With Grey-Green…certainly charming indeed!
French Kitchen With Soothing Greens
I do love a charming French kitchen, and this one is bound to inspire you with its rugged reclaimed wood ceiling and soothing, serene mood.
The styling in the photos is lovely since it doesn’t look contrived or over thought, and the amazing Bonnie Broten was at the helm.
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Country French Design Element No. 1: Green Paint on a Weathered Vintage Lantern
While it could take some serious shopping across the pond, on eBay, at Chateau Domingue, or OKL to find a vintage lantern with just the right amount of distress, with a little effort you may be able to age a new one.
To introduce a green accent to a kitchen, here’s a handsome industrial option:
French Country Design Element No. 2: Greenish Grey Stain for Trim & Doors
Even though it is a significant commitment, just look at the effect when you opt for a serene and quiet tone for stained wood work. I would love to try this someday!
You could also experiment with a wash – thinning a color like Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray with water.
If you haven’t shopped for stain in some time, you may be surprised to find more options for colors and customization now. It might be fun to experiment with a weathered gray color and green or aqua (clearly ‘fun’ only applies for DIY types and design freaks like us!) .
Country French Design Element No. 3: Pretty Sage Green Tile Backsplash
I spotted these beautiful green ceramic tiles which are available in various sizes, and there’s even an aqua option which may appeal if you like more blue in your green than grey. It is of course wise to order a sample since the actual color can vary with photography and how it presents on your particular digital screen.
Country French Design Element No. 4: Green Glass Bottles & Accessories
This set of glass bottles has a nice variety of green tones and if it looks familiar, maybe you’re an HGTV fan of the Property Brothers…they are the very same bottles in Drew’s own California kitchen.
No. 5: Light Sage Green Painted Chairs, Benches, and Chests
I have painted my share of vintage wicker pieces over the years, and it truly isn’t that scary if you know without a doubt you’re painting the piece. If you happen to be on the fence about just leaving it alone, that’s another story!
Remember that if you have an object that is the perfect shade of green, you can always bring it with you to the paint counter to get a custom color match.
Element No. 6: Vintage Style Green Kitchen Tools
Even though SMEG is an Italian brand (founded by Vittorio Bertazzoni from Guastalla, a town near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy), I think it looks great in Country French, French Nordice, European Country, and classic kitchens!
French Crown Inspiration
I’m rather obsessed with the idea of these sweet petite handmade French crowns which transform a plain ol’ cake (even a round non-homemade one from the bakery!) into something royally lovely. They could be incorporated into a centerpiece and would be darling for any prince, princess, or queen themed party.
For more inspiring ideas for green paint colors, see THIS and also THIS.
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Good afternoon Michele, this is one of my favorite houses as well. If you did not know it was a new build you woud think you were in Provence. So many great ideas to take home and use in your own house.
Have a great day!
Thanks, Elizabeth! Hope you are having a wonderful summer – can’t wait to see what you have been whipping up in the kitchen! 🙂
Love, love, love your blog. So much beauty, presented in such a way that inspiration can be used by your readers according to their own aesthetic precepts and needs.
Keep up the good work. I’ll order from Amazon through your website
Thanks so much for the kind words and support – peace to you.
Love your blog I am building a house search the internet for ideas and always end up on your site you gave me inspiration for my interior showed my designer this stunning simple French cottage and she also fell head over heals totally using ideas from the stunning painted woodwork to the simple layered antique look been searching for a house interior that sings to me for years this is it
How exciting to be moving forward on your simple French cottage plan! So happy you are a frequent visitor, and I’ll try to keep the inspiration flowing! Best of luck on the plans. 🙂
Love ❤️ Do you have any info on the house plans for this new build?
The designer/homeowner is Desiree Ashworth, and you can find her on instagram to inquire – keeping in mind this is a custom home. 🙂
Can you tell me about the octagon tile? I’m interested in it and would love to know where I can get it!
Wondering if you are referring to the terracotta hex tiles in the French farmhouse of Vivi et Margot? They were antique reclaimed tiles – you can find a similar tile in porcelain here: https://rstyle.me/+jsZhF3-F1uCUqD0EyYSg2A
I love the stainless pendants in the design no. 3 photo’s, hanging over the island.
Can you tell me where you got these?!
Hi Traci. This is designer Desiree Ashworth’s former home, and those pendants appear to be vintage or custom made. She typically uses only vintage lighting in her rooms at home. (Sometimes the condition of her lights looks so amazing that it is hard to believe they are not new!) These particular pendants remind me of another set of vintage lights I saw repurposed in a kitchen that were exterior lights in their former life.