Vivi et Margot Farmhouse in France: Paint Colors & Sources Now!

Vivi et Margot Farmhouse in France: Paint Colors, Sources is a treasury of helpful resources we’re revisiting to get the look. Discover paint colors, design elements, and shopping links while relishing one truly joyful house tour! Admirers of rustic lovely French country style homes in France are about to be swept off their Francophile tootsies…

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Photography and styling: Charlotte Reiss for Vivi et Margot and Evgenia.Prinsloo (courtesy of Vivi et Margot)

Vivi et Margot Farmhouse in France: Paint Colors & Sources

It was a delightful treat in 2018 to connect with Vivi et Margot’s founder, designer, stylist and timeless style guru, Charlotte Reiss. Today we’ll revisit her charming home.

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

In addition to exclusive photos just for us of her charmingly renovated French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres (near Bordeaux), we learned her secret shopping resources!

Farm sink in a French country kitchen with putty cabinets - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: An apron front farm sink certainly plays a starring role in this French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux.

“The home is such a passion project for me. We bought it years ago and have never looked back.”

Charlotte Reiss
Charlotte at home in France - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux is Lovely Indeed.

Charming French Home by Vivi et Margot

Of course, it’s her charming shop Vivi et Margot (where the amazing array of French market baskets is only the beginning!) which remains the shining jewel among those sources for French homewares.

French blue shutters on arched window and cruiser bicycle with French market basket - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot…certainly lovely indeed.

Farrow & Ball Paint

Charlotte even shared the Farrow & Ball paint colors* she chose in the renovation of her French farmhouse.

Extra glad we have these images since the house has been repainted in new F&B colors since these photos were taken!

Middleton Pink (Farrow & Ball) painted walls in a French country bathroom with clawfoot tub - Viivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Girls bathroom paint color: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Since 2015, Vivi et Margot blossomed from an online marketplace to brick and mortar pop ups across the USA to interior design services and even prop sourcing. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

French farmhouse exterior with rugged textures and green shutters - Vivi et Margot.

Fall in Love With French Farmhouse Lifestyle

Vivi et Margot is named for Charlotte’s daughters, and if you have had the pleasure of enjoying the brand’s instagram feed, then you know she graciously shares the most lifestyle inspiration, inviting us along on this lovely journey.

Climbing vines and French green shutters on a farmhouse in France - Vivi et Margot.
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Enjoy this interview with this talented entrepreneur, and if Vivi et Margot is news to you, prepare to fall deeply in love.

French green front door and French country basket with baguettes - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration With Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Interview With Charlotte Reiss

How did the farmhouse in France come into your possession?

“While watching HGTV’s House Hunters International, we looked at each other and said ‘We want to do that!’ and promptly started our search online.”

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Beyond Provence for a Dreamy Holiday Home

Wow! And then you found your amazing vacation home in Deux-Sèvres. My imagination always goes to the South of France and Provence when I think of as dreamy French country locales…what led you to Western France?

“The South was out of the question for us financially. Rather than seek a particular region, we looked mainly at houses with ‘good bones.’ We explored possibilities all over France within our price range, which was under 100,000€. “

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

ABOVE: Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

How practical and inspiring! That will give a lot of folks some hope. But did you truly buy your dream house in France sight unseen?

“Yes, we did! We are two hours from Bordeaux and 80 minutes from Ile de Re, which is my favorite place to visit.”

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

ABOVE: Vert Olivier green painted shutters on a gloriously aged to perfection building exterior.

Rustic Exterior Inspiration from Western France

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

Ile de Re sounds like a magical place I would love to discover! Where would we stay if we want to explore this gem in Western France?

Hotel Toiras is my number one recommendation…it is truly spectacular. We fly into Paris and either drive five hours south or take a two and a half hour train ride to Poitiers.”

Open windows from a room at Ile de Re Hotel Toiras - vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Hotel Toiras – Photo: Vivi et Margot…certainly lovely indeed.

In Case You Need a Taste of Ile de Re (I do!)

Inspiration from ‘Summers in France’

You mentioned that epic designer Kathryn Ireland’s gorgeous book SUMMERS IN FRANCE also made an impression on you. Like Ireland, you are a Brit residing in Los Angeles!

Summers in France by Kathryn M. Ireland - book cover with South of France French farmhouse!
Summers in France (Gibbs Smith)

Her beautiful book inspired me greatly! I admired her down to earth approach to the renovation of an old farmhouse in rural France while living in America and raising her children.

French market basket on a bicycle parked near blush pink shutters on a pale stucco home in France - Vivi et Marot. #provencestyle #blushpink #frenchcountry

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

We’re on a similar journey, and I have come to realize it takes time and much patience to create a home we will love spending summers in for years to come.”

French market baskets hanging in a charming kitchen - Vivi et Margot.

I’m crazy about her approach to design and the clear sensibility she has about creating LIVABLE places, not showrooms.

Charming shutters on a stone French farmhouse with climbing vines - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #shutters

ABOVE: Climbing vines on a breathtakingly rustic French farmhouse exterior…certainly lovely indeed.

Unfussy & Rustic Yet Elegant French Style

It’s what I love about unfussy old farmhouses like yours…it’s not about impressing the neighbors as much as it is about a comfortable backdrop for family holidays and memory making.

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Let’s talk about your kitchen which I am absolutely in love with! What was it like when you took possession of the home and are those terracotta floors original?

“We field so many questions about the tile! No, they are 200 year old reclaimed tiles we found in Angers So much work to make them happen, but we adore them!”

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

French Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation

Was the kitchen a gut job?

“The kitchen was a mess! Linoleum floors and cabinets! Also, the main stairs were initially located within the kitchen. My husband moved the stairs to the living room which opened up the kitchen.”

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

ABOVE: Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Holy cow! Moving stairs is for fearless renovators! Did you tackle the renovation work on the kitchen yourselves?

“We worked with Neptune kitchens (a UK company with branches in France) to create my dream kitchen.”

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

ABOVE: Stunning antique terracotta hex tiles were added during the renovation of this farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux…certainly lovely. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

A Favorite Space in the Farmhouse

It’s my dream kitchen too, Charlotte! Is it your favorite room in the farmhouse?

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

“It’s one of my favorite rooms. My absolute favorite is our master bedroom. We converted the entire top floor attic to create an open concept bedroom, bathroom and dressing area.

Dressing room with beautiful built-ins in a French farmhouse bedroom - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

Blissful Master Suite Design

There are no walls dividing up the space except for the loo.

French country traditional bathroom in France with clawfoot tub and terracotta antique tile flooring - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Paint color on door: FARROW & BALL French Gray/Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001…certainly a lovely combination.

The claw foot tub is at the end of the bed, in effect, with a window overlooking the fields.

Old World style in a French country bathroom with soaker tub and Farrow & Ball gray paint colors.

Old World Style & Classic Construction Materials

It’s such a roomy open space with high ceilings and exposed beams. It’s my favorite spot for sure!”

French green shutters on a lovely French country house in France - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration with Authentic as well as Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Did you furnish and decorate your home in France with local finds?

“Many items in the home were purchased from France or UK, but I actually incorporated a lot of items from Pottery Barn and Rejuvenation as well as paint from Farrow & Ball.”

Pale Belgian linen curtains in a charming French country living room in France - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Drapery: Pottery Barn Beligan Flax Linen drapes; Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001/Paint color of wood beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray…certainly lovely indeed.

Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you so much, Charlotte!! I feel so encouraged and empowered by your approach to finding a fixer to renovate and the relaxed manner in which you designed the interiors!

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Keep reading for a helpful Shopping & Resource Guide below (courtesy of Charlotte Reiss) for sources of the furniture, decor, paint colors, and more.

Blush pink check French country tablecloth and summery picnic fare - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Photo Gallery, Decorating Ideas, House Tour and Shopping Resources In Case You Love Old World, Rustic European Country Style.

House Tour: Charming Farmhouse in France by Vivi et Margot

But first let’s continue our tour of Vivi et Margot’s French farmhouse!

French country hanging hook rack with stripe dishtowel and woven market basket.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

ABOVE: Shutters were painted a popular French green color called Vert Olivier.

Climbing Vines on a Country House Exterior

Enchanting French country house exterior with light green shutters, wrought iron balcony, and climbing vines - Vivi et Margot.
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French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome
Outdoor dining tablescape with blue and white check tablecloth at a French farmhouse - Vivi et Margot.
French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome
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Romantic French Home & Lifestyle

Navy blue and white check tablecloth French picnic by Vivi et Margot.
Pool area at a French farmhouse near Bordeaux - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

Vert Olivier green painted custom shutters look authentic and charming on this French farmhouse renovated by the Reiss family.

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Timeless Home Tour & Tranquil French Countryside Setting

French farmhouse outdoor dining table with check tablecloth - Vivi et Margot.
French farmhouse outdoor dining table with check tablecloth - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Blooming hydrangea in a charming French farmhouse kitchen sink window - Vivi et Margot.

Oyster basket filled with stunning blooms in the kitchen window!

Vivi et Margot French Farmhouse Kitchen

Apron front farm sink and wood counter top in a
Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

IMAGE ABOVE: Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

Copper Accents in a Charming French Kitchen

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

IMAGE ABOVE: Copper pans add so much charm to this rustic French kitchen INDEED!

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen with beams, terracotta hex tile floor, putty cabinets, and traditional charm - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchens

ABOVE: Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors and Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors as well as a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.

Beautiful French market basket filled with blue blooms - Vivi et Margot. #frenchcountrybasket #marketbasket
French green painted shutters and door on a pale stone home in France - Vivi et Margot. #frenchcountry #frenchgreen #greenshutters

IMAGE ABOVE: Door and shutters feature a common French green called Vert Olivier.

Paint Colors Used in a Charming Farmhouse in France

Color on Shutters

TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin): Castorama.

Lovely covered back patio on a stone farmhouse in France - Vivi et Margot.
Traditional French green painted door on a rustic stone house in France - Vivi et Margot. #frenchcountry #greenfrontdoor #frenchgreen

ABOVE: Charming Vert Olivier green door on an aged to perfection French building…HELLO LOVELY indeed.

Charlotte says this beautiful Vert Olivier green is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France.

French farmhouse green shutters paint color: Vert Olivier.

ABOVE: French farmhouse shutters light medium green paint color: TOLLENS Vert Olivier.

Traditional French green shutters on a stone farmhouse in France - Vivi et Margot. #frenchgreen

Paint Color: Interior Walls

FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001.

Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #strongwhite #paintcolor
White paint: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. A cool, grey-based white.

Paint Color: Trim, Doors, and Beams

FARROW & BALL French Gray.

Farrow and Ball French Grey #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchgray #paintcolor
Color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. A soothing grey with green undertones.

Paint Color for Ceilings

FARROW & BALL All White. No. 2005.

Paint Color: Kitchen Cabinets

NEPTUNE Limestone.

Neptune Paint - Limestone. 28 original paint colours. 7 natural tones. An infinite number of colour combinations. Neptune's collection of elegant, artisanal paint colours is designed to work together beautifully so you have the freedom to mix any shade and any colour. All our paints are ecological, water based and very easy to use. #neptune #limestone #paint
Neptune Paint – Limestone

Paint Color in Girls’ Bathroom

FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink No. 245. #farrowandballpink #farrowandballmiddletonpink #middletonpink #paintcolor
Paint color: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink No. 245. A delicate pretty pink named for named for colorist Catherine Middleton.
Charming cruiser bicycle with French country basket and flowers near bright blue shutters flanking an arched window in France - Vivi et Margot. #frenchmarketbasket #frenchcountry

ABOVE: Photo: Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot. Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved 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
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & 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
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing

French Farmhouse Design Resources

Shutters: Custom-made and new, made locally.

All Drapery: Pottery Barn (Beligan Flax Linen drapes).

Clawfoot bathtubs and faucets: Hudson Reed – find more LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Master Bedroom Rug: Rejuvenation

Bed in Master: Maisons du Monde

Chandelier in Master: Maisons du Monde

Rugged stone walls in a charming entry of a French country home - Vivi et Margot.

ABOVE: Renovated French Mas in Western France with Farrow & Ball Paint Colors, Reclaimed Terracotta Tile Floors, and a Stunning French Kitchen by Neptune.

Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot.

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware…FIND HERE

Skylight: Velux…Find Here.

Patio Furniture: Maisons du Monde (France). Find similar rattan dining chairs RIGHT HERE.

Artisan Pendant Lighting in Kitchen: Vivi et Margot

Tablecloth in Kitchen: Maison de Vacances Blush Check, Vivi et Margot

French Market Basket in Kitchen: Vivi et Margot

Terracotta Hex Tile Flooring: reclaimed tile from France

Dining Chairs: Maisons du Monde – find similar wood farmhouse dining chairs

Kitchen Table: find similar farmhouse dining tables here

Apron Front Farm Sink: find sink options here

Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo find similar…RIGHT HERE.

Find More Ideas for French Farmhouse Style

French farmhouse stone exterior with light green shutters - Vivi et Margot. #farmhouseexterior #countryhouses #frenchcountryhome

ABOVE: Vivi et Margot’s Charming Farmhouse in France: Photos and Paint Colors as well as Design Resources to Get the Look. French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration: Authentic and Charming Country French Design in a 150 Year Old Home Near Bordeaux.

If you find yourself suddenly inspired to collect more FRENCH FARMHOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION…run don’t walk to my board HERE overflowing with gorgeous examples and decorating ideas!!!!

Do visit Vivi et Margot on instagram RIGHT HERE.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved 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
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & 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
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston 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
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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20 Comments

  1. Joanna
    August 17, 2019 / 11:29 am

    She did an amazing job of renovating the old farmhouse. When I watch House Hunters, these homes always appear dark and cold. This home is light, cozy and livable. She has updated the old home for today’s living, without sacrificing the history of an old stone house in France. I love the reclaimed brick floors in the kitchen! The master bedroom was brilliant with it’s exposed beams, wall to ceiling cupboards and open bath. It has so much charm.

    I have the Farrow & Ball French Grey on my fireplace and island in my kitchen. It seems to change colour with the light. I would say it is perfection in a can.

    I hope you are feeling better, Michele.
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Oooooh, that is really good point about the darkness that can go along with these older structures and the complications of changing something in a very old and even historical building. Those floors were a lot of work for the couple to make happen, but I think they were so smart for braving the challenge. The bedroom suite for me looks completely natural in its context! Imagine what other owners may have put there in a renovation! i am dying to use that French Gray and you should send pics!!! It’s going to take time for me to feel like myself again – I know this because I have lived with the flareups since I was 18. Crohn’s is sort of a familiar friend (and I am truly hoping it is Crohn’s and not something new – Lord knows I don’t need another condition). 🙂 Even when I am down like this, there is more of me available to receive the Grace of God, and what a beautiful truly joyful thing that peace is in my life. I can never wish my trials away since they usher in so much healing and growth. xox

      • Connie
        August 17, 2019 / 12:22 pm

        My prayers for you too Michele….far away in person, but close in Spirit.

        • Michele
          Author
          August 17, 2019 / 2:45 pm

          I covet them and believe they matter so much. Thank you, thank you.

  2. Karyn
    August 17, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Salut! Loved this post. I think you might have forgotten an “n” in one of your quotes.
    “Quand on n’a pas ce que l’on aime, il faut aimer ce que l’on a.”
    When we have not what we love, we must love what we have.
    Bon week-end!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Oh, my heavens – thank you so much!!! That n makes all the difference, and I had cut and pasted the quote without triple checking – hahahha. I have fixed it all up. Please become my editor! Have a lovely Saturday, Karyn! 🙂

  3. Connie
    August 17, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    I’ve fallen in love with her gorgeous French cottage long ago! I never tire of seeing more and more of it! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 2:46 pm

      Same! I am so inspired by all Charlotte does and believe her artist eye is a rare treasure indeed – she is very humble yet her talents are epic!

  4. August 17, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    Loved this Michele! Great interview. I can’t even wrap my head around a project of this scale and in another country to boot! She did an amazing job. It must truly be a different life style when you’re there.
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Holly. I thought it was challenging to do our Arizona project across the country and agree that it must be quite a trip to do it across a continent! Bravo to that courageous couple. Happy weekend, lovely!

  5. Len A
    June 9, 2020 / 12:43 am

    Hello! I was impressed with all the photos! The bike caught my eye, do you know where I can buy it from or what the brand is?

    • Michele
      Author
      June 9, 2020 / 5:12 pm

      It’s so beautiful – I’m drawing a blank on the maker of it – it’s a beach cruiser style like this: https://rstyle.me/+Lx7suWgRkx2Dc_ZoG7aktQ If you can find one, lucky you! They have been out of stock since the sheltering began. I’ll try to get the name of that exact bike in image and circle back here if I find it.

  6. Mumbai
    September 17, 2020 / 3:37 am

    love every part of that house. Decorated with love and passion. Thank you Michele for sharing so many details.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 17, 2020 / 7:40 pm

      It has such a livable quality to it, and I so admire how Charlotte kept it authentic and humble. Happy almost weekend to you, friend.

  7. Dream house
    September 28, 2020 / 5:11 am

    Just love your house much! If i can i will design my house like this!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 28, 2020 / 3:36 pm

      Charlotte and Sky did an amazing job with the renovation!

  8. Amy
    September 12, 2021 / 6:33 pm

    I never tire of viewing this home! One of my fav things have always been the black pendants in the kitchen! I love them! Also the hooks by the door full of woven market baskets waiting to be used and the sun hats as well. Useful items also beautiful for decor! My everyday china I chose when I got married was French Countryside looks just like the white plates on her table! Ha! We’ve broken many pieces thru our 33 years but I’ve never tired of that classic white pattern and still enjoy using them!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 12, 2021 / 7:47 pm

      I’m so excited to see what Charlotte does next – they moved to France permanently and are shopping for a new home so this one will be on the market soon! You have reminded me I need to pull out my wedding china…I still love it! Have a great week, friend.

  9. Amy
    September 13, 2021 / 8:24 am

    Oh wow…will be so fun to see their next project!!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 13, 2021 / 12:04 pm

      Yes! I’m following along on IG, and Charlotte is taking us along on the house hunt. 🙂

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