I am forever grateful to talented designers who are thoughtful about understated holiday decor. Christmas decorating has simply never come easy to me because I’m quickly overwhelmed by color and allergic to most bling. So in recent years, my help comes from interiors like these. In fact, this designer is sort of why I even started looking at Instagram after years of unplugging from it (and Pinterest! I was soooooo late to the table!). I love everything Jennifer does. French Farmhouse Christmas Decor Inspiration features moments of pale, underbaked, elegant yet not fussy, livable luxurious beauty from The French Nest Co Interior Design. If you also admire interiors with sophisticated simplicity, tone on tone, and European country flavor, this is for you. (And if you wonder why so many bloggers begin posting holiday inspiration in July, allow me to enlighten…)
French Farmhouse Christmas Decor Inspiration
Interior Design: The French Nest Co Interior Design.
The thing is, there are folks who take their holiday decorations VERY seriously and think about ideas all year long. Also, it takes time for posts and pictures to gain traction across social media…typically about six weeks.
Hence, by the time we get to Thanksgiving, content creators are churning out “organizing ideas for the New Year” ditties. I wish things were not paced this way because at this moment, I’m still loving all the white pumpkins…
but I am a little fish doncha know.
btw, I’ll also share an update on my personal life at the finish line.
Is this beautiful home in Provence?
This gorgeous French nest in Tucson, Arizona, belongs to interior designer Jennifer Lincoln Cutler, a passionate Francophile who consistently gets WHITE right.
Her identity as The French Nest Co. may be on your radar if #frenchfarmhouse or #romanticfrench are hashtags you routinely search since her Instagram feed featuring lovely work is BEYOND dreamy.
I spend more time than I care to admit luxuriating in the designer’s photos of her projects, trips to France, and own home so beautifully appointed for Christmas.
I have also added a few quotes that I suspect may hold meaning for the talented designer.
Romantic Chandeliers + Peely Paint Perfection
Deep Versailles Sigh!
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In case you are hunting for a vintage French canister set, you may find an option HERE and also HERE.
Heaven Came Down & Glory Filled My
Simple Sentiments & Greenery
These rustic urns would look lovely with fresh greenery.
Elegant Vignette Idea to Steal!
Need a cozy throw or blanket? See THESE.
Stripes on a Bow!
I found some pretty wired stripey ribbon HERE!
Go stocking stalking RIGHT HERE. (no one has to know!)
One of the Designer’s Adorable Children
I’m Starry Eyed Staring at Stairs
For classic styled glass hurricanes, see THESE.
More French Nest Moments Sans Christmas Decor
Whites Done Right
Framed Etchings & Those Checks!
French Country Bedroom
Country French Whimsy
Client’s Breakfast Nook
Oh, my heavens! I am so inspired and don’t want the tour to end…et vous?
(For another enchanting glimpse of European farmhouse perfection, SEE THIS.)
MERCI BEAUCOUP, MADAME CUTLER, for your décor de noël magique!
What I wouldn’t give to work as a peasant assistant in Arizona to your queenship and be immersed in your country French world…and oui, I will happily pet sit le fur babies with a smile!
Let’s enjoy more of the designer’s timelessly tranquil French inspired portfolio by FOLLOWing her on IG!
Personal journey stuff: My health is stable (thank you, Lord and digestive enzymes and restorative sleep!), and I am busy organizing my nest since I now have the energy. I feel strangely motivated to achieve a sense of “doneness” and completion of the rooms here. At the same time, both my husband and I feel as though we have done everything we want to do with this fixer and are trying on the idea of stretching our creative wings again. I am so grateful we have a partnership love affair.
We don’t jump into new projects or turn our lives upside down with renovation and real estate unless we are both all in. What’s wonderful is our energies are so often synchronous and harmonious so it’s not one partner selling an idea. I’m a strong cheetah living bravely and freely with no time for ‘happy wife, happy life’ insults. We don’t have a formulaic vision of what a happy life even looks like. Frankly, life is more dynamic and rich to reduce to the singular ‘happy.’
I know plenty of folks conceive happiness as shorthand for having your health or raising successful kids or crushing a fulfilling career. But where does that leave those of us with chronic illness, imperfect kids we didn’t raise perfectly, and mixed feelings about work and absolutely everything? If I don’t have my health, I don’t have anything?
I have gained riches in my weakness if only because the glass through which I see it all becomes clearer. It really is an upside down kingdom when you have eyes to see. Together, he and I see it all as adventure and mystery and a wondrous, perplexing, painful, beautiful, humbling, lovely ride where as we listen to God, we grow.
Peace to you right where you are.
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Another beautiful post. I love all the restful neutrals that flow together so beautifully. Thank you!
“Restful neutrals” has the sweetest ring, doesn’t it? Thanks so much for reading. Peace to you, friend.
French & Farmhouse, always a winning combination. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.
So true! Thanks so much for reading, Celia. xox
Such gorgeousness…. one of my favorites ever!
Thanks for tuning in! This designer is one of my favs!
After the merriment and crazy activity of putting up our Christmas trees today this post was a calming respite. I want a sweet little house to decorate in this lovely…just for me and whomever I invite to join me. Would love for you to be my first guest! Thanks for the inspiration, Michele, as always.
I’m thrilled to hear it, lovely one. Invite me and watch me show up! As long as you come to my someday French farmhouse!
Oh my oh my oh my! I honestly do not have enough words to describe how a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y lovely this post is!
I love French design and my own home follows that path. But if one is looking for a “textbook example” of how to do white/French correctly, you could quite simply use this designer as your complete guide! It is all so lovely!
Thank you SO very much for sharing. Merci beaucoup!
Your reaction is just like mine! Hahahahaha. I can’t stop admiring her work either! She is a superstar. You’re welcome- peace to you, friend.
Chippy old urns, thick turned candlesticks, and mirrors grab my heart. I find them romantic and they all find a home alongside my transitional decor. I think my home says a lot about me, as all should.
I came home with a mirror yesterday. I did go out for one, nor need it but it followed me home. Now, where to put it? It might mean a shift in mirrors and/or art but it will find a home. My husband has learned to just go with it.
It’s the first of December! I’m off in a week to fly across the country to visit my daughters and their families. I love our time together. Excited!!!
Your joy is so delightful! Thank you for sharing it with us! xox
Great Christmas ideas! Just beautiful, can’t get enough of the French deco done right. Thank you!
Thanks so much for reading and sharing your festive spirit! 🙂
love the xmas tree in the pottery and the quote from Alice Walker “whever you….”. Have a nice day.
Thank you so much for taking this ditty for a spin – may your weekend be relaxing and blessed.
sorry dear Michele, as a non-native speaker I don’t understand the meaning of “ditty for a spin” in context to my comment. Can you pleas explain? For you too a very nice weekend.
Just ignore me! It’s a silly way of saying thank you for reading with tenderness and an open mind. 🙂
Prayers for you, Michele and for your family. May health be your gift.
Thank you, friend. Let the blessings of wellness flow freely here. 🙂
Praying for complete healing in Jesus name Amen
Thank you for this blessing, friend.
A beautiful post. A happy beginning to my birthday morning. Blessings on all you are and do; especially into these ‘dark days,’ you bring LIGHT!
Thank you so much for your joyful energy and generosity – soaking up all your bright light and reflecting it back on your lovely soul. 🙂
Praying for you dear one; that you sense the nearness of God during this difficulty. Praying God grants you stability and lasting healing, wisdom for your drs, and His power in the midst of your weakness. “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” II Cor 12:10. 💕
Thank you. The challenges keep rolling in, and I’m trying to stay positive and awake. It’s hard.