Soothing French Country and Farmhouse Decor Inspiration + Peaceful Quotes

As I recover from illness at home, I am hoping to draw more and more peace into my spirit and surroundings. Surely I am not alone in my longing for such calm. It would appear I will never tire of beautiful interiors and especially French Country and farmhouse decor inspiration. There is something timeless, tranquil, romantic, and charming when the rustic and elegant are joined together: and indeed each seems to elevate the other. Soothing French Country Farmhouse Decor Inspiration & Peaceful Quotes shares beautiful images and decorating ideas.

Beautiful outdoor French Country decor ideas and inspiration with a French farmhouse courtyard feel. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #outdoordecor #frenchfarmhouse #courtyard #garden
Soothing French Country and Farmhouse Decor Inspiration…in case you admire European country style.

ABOVE: See more of my home. Our French country inspired courtyard garden.

Photos: Haven In and The Flying Dutchwoman

Soothing French Country and Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

This time last year, my husband and I toured a 1919 American farmhouse which hit the market and piqued our interest since it included both acreage and an affordable price tag.

Although the home was beautifully restored for modern living and even appeared in Architectural Digest, it obviously did not become our next home.

While we were enamored with its limestone exterior and the rolling landscape, its overwrought interiors just would not work for the way we live. (And the way we live is growing simpler and simpler each year!).

But that won’t stop us from gazing at the possibilities with appreciation for how others have created a country house paradise.

Let’s gaze…

Enchanting Provence Home Exterior

Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

ABOVE: Oh those French shutters, climbing vines, and rustic details – Haven In. See also: Convent to Villa: French Country Design in Provence for more interior design inspiration, rustic elegance, and classic French design details. This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

ABOVE: Provence Exterior Design Inspiration – The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

ABOVE: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille – Haven In. This South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence is lovely indeed! 

Rustic Elegance in a Bath

Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

ABOVE: Elegant French country bathroom decor with terracotta tile floors, clawfoot tub, and also rustic wood beams – Haven In.

Out beyond ideas of...Rumi's gorgeous honey-like words to soothe the soul on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #Rumi #poetry
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

ABOVE: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille – Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed! 

Gustavian & French Style Cottage

French Country style in a country home inspired by Europe. Heavenly sunshine floods the front entry hall of a French Nordic, French Country style hallway with barreled ceiling and blue grey stained trim.#frenchcountry #interiordesign #decorideas #entry #frontdoor #archeddoors #barrelceiling #staircase

ABOVE: Design: Decor de Provencetour this home here.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

ABOVE: Provence Exterior Design Inspiration, Rustic French Country Doors and also Healing Thoughts – The Flying Dutchwoman. Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and climbing vines create a romantic sight indeed in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

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Pema Chodron quote. GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US. #hellolovelystudio #PemaChodron. #quote #faith #spirituality #wisdom
GLORIOUSNESS & WRETCHEDNESS NEED EACH OTHER. ONE INSPIRES US, THE OTHER SOFTENS US. Pema Chodron.
Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

ABOVE: Isn’t the facade breathtaking (Haven In)? This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt.

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French Country Shutters and Stone

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

IMAGE ABOVE: The Flying Dutchwoman – Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and also climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

ABOVE: South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez
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Climbing Vines

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez
C. S. Lewis quote about aging on Hello Lovely Studio. YOUR'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. #CSLewis #quotes #inspirationalquote #dreamquote #aging #quotes
Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers.

A Home That Only Looks Ancient

French Country interior design in this entry and staircase. Romantic mood and French farmhouse style with reclaimed stone from Chateau Domingue. #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #frenchcountry #staircase #limestone #chateaudomingue #pamelapierce #entryway #oldworld #stonewalls #rusticdecor #rusticelegance

Chateau Domingue – also SEE THE FULL HOME TOUR RIGHT HERE. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten.

French Nest Interior Design Co. dining room is serene, spare, and timeless. #diningroom #frenchcountry #interiordesign

A tranquil and timeless dining room by The French Nest Co. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Anais Nin inspirational quote - live out the confusions. #hellolovelystudio #anaisnin #inspirationalquotes #encouragment #struggle #quotes
Lovely French Farmhouse kitchen design by interior designer and editor of Milieu magazine, Shannon Bowers. This European inspired sophisticated kitchen features an antique stone sink, rustic wood open shelves, and a neutral palette. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #interiordesigner #refined #rusticdecor #European #antiques

Design: Shannon Bowers via Milieu magazine. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten.

Blooming With Color

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

Provence Exterior Design Inspiration. Rustic French Country Doors and also Healing Thoughts. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman – Crumbling stone, weathered antique doors, and also climbing vines create a romantic sight in the Gulf of St. Tropez village of France.

Inspirational quote about romance from Carolyn Gold Heilbrun on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #romancequotes
Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

Charming French country bathroom in a luxurious vacation rental from Haven In.

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French farmhouse decor ideas and French country interior design inspiration to pin for later! COME TOUR these lovely, romantic, French inspired interiors and take away decorating ideas and resources. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #decoratingideas #interiordesignideas #homedecor #interiordecorating
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Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

In case you admire exquisite French garden inspiration too! Château Mireille is a property available to rent from Haven In.

Rumi quote on Hello Lovely Studio about this moment. #rumi #poetry #inspirationalquote #quotes

Whimsical Walls in a French Dining Room

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe.

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Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

In case you admire French country bedroom inspiration – Château Mireille.

Inspirational quote and faith quote about the soul on Hello Lovely Studio. #faithquote #inspirationalquote #christianity #soulquote #quotes

South of France Countryside

Provence retreat! Inspiring French country interiors, enchanting gardens, and rich architectural details in a historical and luxurious vacation rental from HAVEN IN. #provence #frenchchateau #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #architecture #european #counrtryhouse #havenin #rusticelegance

What a garden view! This historic chateau near Provence France (Villa St-Saturnin) is located in the heart of the Luberon National Park near the medieval village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. Simple sophistication merges with Old World charm and breathtaking gardens in this South of France paradise retreat for travelers.

French Country interior design inspiration from a classic kitchen with blue and white decor! Stunning traditional style kitchen with light blue painted cabinets, hammered brass hardware arch window over farm sink, and waterfall marble island. #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #dreamhomes #kitchenideas #decoratingideas #timeless #blueandwhite #bluecabinets #frenchcountry #farmsink

Atlanta (Southeastern Showhouse!) not France, yet just as  inspiring. See this kitchen by Matthew Quinn and Lauren DeLoach. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe.

Frank Lloyd Wright quote about passion and success. #flw #franklloydwright #quotes #inspirationalquotes #personalgrowth
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed!

French Inspired Kitchen With Green

Soft pastels in aqua and pink in a beautiful white French Country kitchen by Decor de Provence. #FrenchCountry #shelves #romanticcountry

See this kitchen by Decor de Provence. French country decorating inspiration, lovely Provence photos to inspire, French garden beauty, and also, interior design images to soothe and enlighten too.

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

St. Tropez Exterior Design Inspiration, Rustic French Country Doors and also Healing Thoughts.

Encouraging quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #quotes #encouragement #personalgrowth
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Rustic and also elegant Provençal home with French country design inspiration from Château Mireille.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence…lovely indeed!

Rustic French Country Doors in Provence and gorgeous curb appeal with climbing vines, crumbling stone, and weathered age. Photo: The Flying Dutchwoman. #provence #southoffrance #exteriors #weathereddoors #rusticdoor #frenchcountryside #summerinfrance #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #frontdoor #sttropez

I hope these images inspired a sense of peace and wonder, and if you have time to pin away French inspired holiday inspiration, see THIS!.

Lovely Things.

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French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
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French Country Bed
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Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
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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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 Chairs
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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28 Comments

  1. debbie
    May 7, 2018 / 2:33 am

    I have a physical reaction when I see these beautiful homes, my pulse quickens and I forget to breathe. Those crittall doors leading to that glorious view almost gave me a nervy turn! Beauty is just so entrenched in the French lifestyle I think. Thanks for the inspiration to create our own beauty.

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Me too! We’re French country design freaks for sure. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. May 7, 2018 / 5:38 am

    Old stones make such a difference. Our house was a business in its previous life, complete with a parking lot and not much charm (but it had mature trees! You can renovate a house and change a garden but it takes decades to get mature trees). A pool replaced the parking lot, and to make it look like and old French farmhouse we bought a huge pile of stones from someone tearing down a derelict stone grange. The stones have gone into a pergola and walls around the pool. Locals who knew our place as a business are shocked to see the change. We didn’t spend a lot–the stones were worth their weight in charm.

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 8:29 am

      My husband and I are obsessed with limestone at the moment. His dream is to learn stone masonry. We were hoping that the interiors within the limestone home we saw yesterday would charm us enough to pull the trigger…Your home sounds like a wonderful transformation from public to private – I would love to feature it on this blog…and don’t you think I should photograph it myself!?! xox

      • May 7, 2018 / 9:16 am

        Michele I think you should photograph it and I should tag along to carry your gear. I am fascinated with the history of Carcassonne and would love to see it in person.

        • michele
          Author
          May 7, 2018 / 3:00 pm

          It would be a privilege, yes? Let’s go stay in one of her apartments, Elizabeth! We can call it a blog conference with Taste of France! 🙂 p.s. I am serious!

    • May 7, 2018 / 9:14 am

      I love reading about your home. How beautiful it must be with the ancient stones.

  3. Tracy
    May 7, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I love me some old stone, linen, pea gravel and sunshine. Dreamy eye candy for this Monday morning! Thanks Michelle for the quotes too!

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks for reading and the kindness as a kindred spirit! xox

  4. Karyn
    May 7, 2018 / 9:36 am

    All the images are so lovely. Thank you for this beautiful, inspirational post, Michele.

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks for taking the time for these kind words, friend. It’s great to have you here. 🙂

  5. Connie
    May 7, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Oooh the outdoors scenes make me so happy….well, of course so do the interiors 🙂 But now that we have spring in our area, we can enjoy our outdoor patio with its French bistro set and soon-to-be-filled pots with pretty annual plants. (Our own little faux French life here in the U.S.)

    Glorious views, wonderful words!

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Yay for French inspired living wherever we happened to be planted. So happy to hear you are enjoying the weather and these posts, friend. xox

  6. May 7, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    This sets the tone for a beautiful week Michele! Thank you. The outdoor spaces and gardens with their stonework and gravel paths are such a breath of fresh air. Love the CS Lewis quote too?

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you for reading with such a kind heart, friend. If you like this one, you are going to really enjoy the next one that goes a little deeper! xox

  7. Mary
    May 7, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I needed this today…thanks. I feel better now.

    • michele
      Author
      May 7, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      So thankful to you for reading. Hope tomorrow is a lovely one. 🙂

  8. Lyn
    May 13, 2018 / 2:25 am

    I too feel so much more Relaxed/Inspired, after reading you’re piece!
    I’m trying to give my New Home (Welsh Cottage) that relaxed French feel.
    Thank you LE.

    • michele
      Author
      May 13, 2018 / 9:08 am

      So glad it brought peace. I never tire of studying these interiors for design cues, and it is so fun to share inspiration. Would love to hear more about how you are achieving this look! 🙂

  9. Sheila in SF
    May 15, 2018 / 12:37 am

    Thanks I enjoy the inspirational phrases and French decor.

    • michele
      Author
      May 15, 2018 / 9:21 am

      So happy you are here. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  10. Joan
    March 27, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    I so enjoyed the quotes along the way . . . my first journey on your blog. My husband and I honeymooned near Luberon. It changed the way I thought about a great many things.
    Keep up how you are gazing – it’s inspirational.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 27, 2019 / 8:56 pm

      Welcome! So happy to have you here, and I appreciate the kind words. Hope you’ll be inspired to dig in the archives for more French inspiration. 🙂

  11. September 26, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    I pray for you often my friend. Thank you for sharing these glorious images with us. They say so much about you ❤️

    • Michele
      Author
      September 26, 2020 / 11:32 pm

      I appreciate it so much, Holly. xox

  12. Susan Short
    September 28, 2020 / 8:10 am

    Everytime I see these lovely homes in the South of France from the 18th century, for example the Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence, I wonder about the wallpaper and if it’s available nowadays. Please share info is possible. Including the name of the wallpapers in Château Mireille.

    Thank you!
    Susan

    • Michele
      Author
      September 28, 2020 / 3:35 pm

      A great topic to build upon – thank you for your lovely inquiry – I’ll see what I can learn.

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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