I hope your spirits remain bright as you move through the final week of the year and prepare your heart for a brand new one. We have no white stuff on the ground at the moment, but my thoughts are on a favorite topic: snowy white interiors. Today’s Nordic French Style Cottage: Serene White Interior Ideas is a tour of an English country cottage with serene and spare whispery pale rooms to inspire. (And do keep your eyes peeled for seriously gorgeous cats who roam the property!)
Nordic French Style Cottage: Serene White Design Inspiration
Property: The Hatch/Design: Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote of The Beach Studios and Locations.
If you love their interior design style, you may enjoy their lovely book PALE AND INTERESTING (Ryland Peters & Small, 2017)
Design Elements in This Home
Inside you’ll find window seats, floor to ceiling windows, and an updated boot room as well as Plain English cupboards in the lovely kitchen with an enviable cream AGA.
Also impossible to overlook?
A trio of Maine Coon cats who call this location home (keep your eyes peeled for them in images!).
Serene French Nordic Bath
Quiet colors, humble fixtures, and weathered finishes are always welcome for a Nordic French cottage look.
White Bedroom With Gentle Touches of Pink
What a dream to have those deep window sills for amazing window seats!
If you’re looking for a greyed-white paint color to achieve a similar look, try Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.
Country Home With Nordic White Interiors
There’s nothing like a beautiful crystal chandelier, and what a bonus when it can be reflected in a mirror.
A serene look is often a very pared down look so simple branches in a clear vase look more at home than a fussy floral arrangement.
Wabi Sabi Wonder & Vintage Goodness
Don’t you love the scale of the glass fronted cupboard?
Simple, White, and Scandinavian Style Entry
I love the barefoot elegance of this foyer!
Twinkly Lights in a Gorgeous Nook
When you love beaded board as much as I do (it’s such a timeless classic for country cottages and beyond), this serene moment just sings:
Plain English Country Kitchen
Do you love an English country kitchen with traditional style?
What a surprise when a kitchen which could accommodate a large island is home to a lovely farm table instead.
All White Decor in a Country House
Imperfect floors are not for everyone, but if you live in an old house or appreciate signs of age, then you probably understand.
Mercury Glass & Antique Mirror
Do you love the look of antiqued mirror?
Blogger Jenna Sue has a great tutorial for a DIY version here:
Romantic French Crystal Chandelier
I rarely see oversized vintage mirrors so in most cases, I would imagine they are custom items.
But aren’t they amazing for bouncing the light around and expanding a small space?
Pale & Lovely Living
Fine me in a sunny room like this!
Simple Spare and Vintage Bath Design
Have you noticed that wood floors are often welcome in European homes?
It would seem that Americans are much more likely to add tile, vinyl, or waterproof materials even though they are not nearly as comfy underfoot.
Farm Sink, Wood Countertops & European Country Simplicity
All the painted surfaces lend themselves to a laid-back, soft, serene look which isn’t showing off.
Even the windows are bare and minimal.
Scandinavian Style White Wood Floors
So many of us are curious about how white painted hardwood flooring wears and whether it is a constant headache to live with.
I lived with white painted flooring for a couple of years in a room that didn’t get a lot of traffic, and while I loved the look, you have to be okay with lots of scratches and chips.
If you are serious about going for it, I suggest testing a plank of wood that is similar to what is in your room. A few coats of an oil based primer is likely the first step before paint.
White on White Living Room Decor
Layering whites can yield such beautiful results.
Pretty White Slipcovers
Seeing the custom slipcovers in this cottage inspires me to make my own!
Tone on Tone Inspiration
Staircase in a Nordic French Style Home
Classic Style in a White Bathroom
English Country Cottage Exterior
Potting Bench & Terracotta Tile
What Are Main Coon Cats Anyway?
Maine Coon Adoptions says of the gentle giants:
“Maine Coons usually have muscular, broad chests and long rectangular bodies with long, flowing, silky fur, often with a front ruff. Males average 15-17 pounds, with some reaching 25 pounds or more, and females average 12 pounds. They may not reach full size until they are about four years old. Maine Coons come in just about every cat color and pattern (about 75 altogether) — solid, tabby, red or orange, cream, white, buff, black, silver, brown, multi-colored, tortoiseshell or calico.”
Pretty French Linen & Slipcovered Sofas
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Boots for the Country or City
Tour a Cozy 1700s Cotswolds Cottage
In case this home inspires you to paint something white…SEE THIS.
Also, to learn more about styling with white, French, rustic style, SEE THIS.
In case you are in the mood to tour another property with rustic, white, Nordic French style? FIND it HERE.
For ideas for a white sofa, ALSO SEE THIS.
Peace to you right where you are.
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