European Country Inspired Designs for Lovely Interiors Now

European Country Inspired Designs for Interiors spotlights lovely ingredients to set a rustic yet elegant mood at home. You’ll find inspiration for living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and baths. We toured this amazing English country cottage filled with French and Swedish antiques, and such inspiration primes the eye for a no-fuss mix of beautiful pieces. But what if authentic antiques and quality plaster finishes are not yet within reach? Sometimes we simply need a few placeholders until the perfect piece presents itself. So also collect shopping resources as well as a mood board with furniture and accents. Maybe they can in some way inspire your French country, French farmhouse, English Country, Scandi, Tuscan, and Belgian-inspired interior schemes.

Serene, lovely, authentic English cottage interior with white, raw wood beams, and European antiques - Anton & K. #englishcottage #oldworldstyle
Anton & K

European Country Inspired Designs for Interiors

These European country interiors go by so many names!

Wing chairs, European antiques, and crystal empire chandelier in a rustic 17th century English cottage - Anton & K.
Anton & K – see more of their home HERE

Some are Old World. Others are classical. I just call them timelessly lovely.

Charming custom bath by Giannetti Home with vessel sinks and pool plastered shower. #bathroomdesign #vesselsinks #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #rusticelegance
Velvet and Linen…in case you love repurposed antique vanities with rustic basket storage.

My favorite kitchens all seem to be designed by deVOL, and you can’t miss their fine craftsmanship and timeless designs.

Simple open shelving and beautiful neutral colours, kitchen bliss #deVOLKitchens. Come be inspired by 11 White Kitchen Design Ideas Adding Warmth! #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #whitekitcheninspiration
deVOL – European Country Inspired Design Elements for Interiors

I will never tire of this exquisite kitchen which only looks like a South of France beauty…it’s in D.C.!

Magnificent European inspired kitchen design by Solis Betancourt & Sherrill in Washington D. C. (Rock Creek). #kitchendesign #luxurykitchen #travertine #tuscanstyle #rusticdecor
Solis Betancourt & Sherill

Brooke Giannetti is so very humble about her approach to decorating. I’m not even sure she calls herself an interior designer as I recall she used the term “decorator.”

Thoreau quote about simplicity. #wisdomquote #thoreauquotes

But designer she is! And she has the best eye and skilled touch. Her work never comes off as contrived or overwrought, and I have learned much from her and Steve Giannetti.

When a rustic French farmhouse powder room with repurposed antique table and vessel sink is this gorgeous, who would want to leave? Design by Brooke Giannetti. #europeancountry #oldworld #bathroom
Brooke Giannetti/Velvet and Linen

Likewise, the work of Pamela Pierce has been inspiring me for many years. We share a passion for white interiors with soul. How does one inject soulfulness into an interior?

Exquisite cherub with ex voto heart in a lovely Santa Fe home - Photo by Peter Vitale for Milieu. #frenchcountry #europeancountry #oldworldstyle #interiordesign #cherub
Pamela Pierce/Milieu

Surely it begins with the spirit in which the designing begins. It’s an “inside job” which flows outward from those creative landscapes in the heart.

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French Country Inspiration

There are a great many ways to interpret French country style beyond faux lavender, roosters, and grainsack.

Modern French kitchen by L'atelier Paris with bespoke craftsmanship. #frenchkitchens #modernfrench
L’Atelier Paris – European Country Inspired Design Elements for Interiors

Introducing a pale color palette and rich texture is a great start.

Rumi inspirational quote. #quotes #rumi #inspirationalquotes #sufipoetry #poetry #spiritualjourney #soulquotes

Modern Country Influences

Traditional design elements can feel fresh and contemporary when the look is kept spare and light. The color in this nook elevates the look and feels modern, yes?

While this dining room is very traditional, there is something about the tone on tone that keeps it feeling timelessly fresh. The green just feels so optimistic and welcoming rather than formal and dated.

Gilded Glory

If you still think you can’t mix metals within a space, begin to look more closely at well done rooms and see how it works.

I have always been too lazy a decorator to NOT mix metals. Matte black lantern near oil rubbed bronze etagere and antiqued silver chandelier? It’s a casual country layering thing and not something to avoid.

Early fall living and dining rooms - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Allowing Intuition to Guide

When you’re after a relaxed look that is all you, trusting your intuition is everything. If decorating is one of those areas of your life where you are prone to overthink, try to pivot. Is there another area of your life where you tend to it in a heart-centered way? Let that same spirit permeate your creativity as you layer the ingredients for your interior.

Knotty alder front door with speakeasy in our European country inspired cottage. #hellolovelystudio #knottyalder #frontdoors #exteirordoors #europeancountry #frenchcountry #entry

Even “mistakes” can be forgiven when you decorate in the right creative spirit. If a color combination seems a little “off” or quirky, I’ll sometimes internalize something like “hmmmm…that was very French of me.” Same goes for scale. I might pat myself on the back with “look how I got playful there.”

A serene music room with European country inspired farmhouse ingredients, alder doors, and spare decor - Hello Lovely Studio.
In case you admire European Country decor: Stunning European Country Inspired Farmhouse Decorating Ingredients

I suppose I am suggesting we all become more confident about the decorative choices we make in our own homes since the goal should truly be to please ourselves and not to impress neighbors or a social media feed.

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

I mean, my chairs don’t even match! The nerve! And shouldn’t there be a plant or fresh flowers on the table!?! Let’s face it. I am just too lazy for styling and rulebooks and internet bullies who would take the time to police my humble interiors.

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. Come enjoy 15 Stunning European Country Inspired Farmhouse Ingredients

(If I sound just the slightest bit sassy, perhaps you can imagine the number of trolling comments I have encountered since I began blogging in 2008. The internet landscape has hardly changed…BUT I HAVE!!!).

White roses in an oversized terracotta urn planter with handles on my kitchen counter - Hello Lovely Studio. #viateraquartz #minuet #kitchencountertop
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Again, there are a million interpretations of Euro-influenced country style, but here are some ideas that may appeal…beginning with a fantasy home with modern Euro style:

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Euro Country Inspired Finds

Gwyneth found reclaimed materials and antiques from Chateau Domingue. But if your budget is less fantasy-like, don’t underestimate FB Marketplace, eBay, and OKL for vintage and antique pieces!

Sophisticated Paint Color Ideas

It’s only February, and you may already be tired of seeing green interiors EVERYWHERE online, but I don’t think green will fall from favor soon. Remember how the 1970s were all about the earth tones? They seem to be back but they are more sophisticated this time around.

Chalky, Warm, & Muddy Greens

9 earthy green paint colors from Benjamin Moore to consider - Hello Lovely. #greenpaint #paintcolors #earthygreen
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Neutral Paint Colors to Sample

Sometimes just the name of a paint color will entice me enough to sample it…has anyone tried Pashmina?

Neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore I love - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #benjaminmoore #seapearl #pashmina #maritimewhite #whitepaintcolors #hellolovelystudio
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I recall Lisa Furey using Pashmina on the kitchen island in her beautiful Palmetto Bluff cottage:

Kitchen. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey

More Natural Colors to Try Inside or Out

House Exterior White Paint Ideas - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #houseexteriors #bestwhitepaint #whitepaintcolors
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European Country Kitchen Ideas

Fireclay Apron Front Farm Sink

I know it’s not as simple as plucking out your existing undermount sink and dropping one of these in, but if you have the chance to add one to a kitchen design plan, you may love it as much as I do. In fact, I am incorporating one into the kitchen at the new house. After researching my options, I decided on one from Nantucket Sinks:

Fireclay apron front farm sink - so perfect for a European Country inspired design for your kitchen!
Fireclay Farm Sink…certainly lovely indeed.

Can’t wait to add it to our dated kitchen with its worn out 30 year old sink and faucet.

Inspirational quote from Pema Chodron about personal transformation and growth on Hello Lovely Studio. #pemachodron #inspirationalquote #spirituality #personalgrowth #faithquote

Classic Farmhouse Lantern Pendants

Window seat with European inspired pillows and Belgian linen slipcovered dining chairs in a breakfast area of a French country kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #breakfastroom #belgianlinen #windowseat #serenedecor

Here is a another slightly more modern farmhouse style lantern pendant:

Didmarton 3-Light Foyer Pendant - 15 Stunning European Country Inspired Farmhouse Ingredients
3-Light Boxy Lantern Pendant: FIND HERE.

Find more lovely lantern pendants RIGHT HERE.

Inspirational quote from Walt Whitman on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #waltwhitman #curiosity #lifequotes

Find Feiss lantern pendants like these (below) RIGHT HERE.

French country farmhouse kitchen with wingback chair, French dining chairs, farm table, rustic hanging lantern pendants, and reclaimed Chicago brick. Brit Jones Design.
Brit Jones Design – see more of this home HERE
Inspirational quote about personal growth from Hemingway on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #hemingway #transformation #personalgrowth #lifequotes

Rustic Candle Holders

Serene and peaceful breakfast dining room with farm table and Swedish chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #diningroom #farmtable #frenchNordic #benjaminmoore #ashleygray
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Inspirational quote about courage from Faulkner on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquotes #courage #lifequotes #personalgrowth

A Mirror That Can Work in Multiple Rooms

Beveled Round Wall Mirror #roundmirror #modernfarmhouse #farmhousemirror
Round Beveled Accent Mirror: FIND HERE

Country French & Euro Country Chandeliers

Inspirational words of peace from Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #selfcare #lifequotes #zenquotes #quotes #hellolovelystudio

Simple Accent Table

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

Settee for Entry, Bedrooms & Living Spaces

Inspirational quote from Lord Byron about adversity - Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #lordbyron #struggle #lifequotes

Powder Bath, Laundry and Mud Room Ideas

Wood Accent Mirror.  Come see 15 Lovely European Country Inspired Decorating Ideas for Home!#FrenchCountry #Frenchmirror #ovalmirror
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Ceramic Square Vessel Bathroom Sink. Come see 15 Lovely European Country Inspired Decorating Ideas for Home! #farmsink #vesselsink #bathroomsink
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Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet - Come see 15 Lovely European Country Inspired Decorating Ideas for Home!
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Bedroom or Living Room

Inspirational quote and spiritual words from Pema Chodron on being fully alive - Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #pemachodron #spirituality #faith

Hope this collection of Euro country goodness brought an idea or two you can apply to your own space. I love hearing from you…let me know what state you are commenting from!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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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4 Comments

  1. Karen
    February 4, 2022 / 9:40 am

    Thank you for another lovely and inspiring post. As I watch out the window today I see a landscape of white and I crave color! But your post and Gweneth’s beautiful home (thank you for that video) remind me that if I keep my backgrounds neutral and textured I can add all the color I desire in easily changeable accessories. Besides it’s a great excuse to have fresh flowers, like I need an excuse, all year!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 4, 2022 / 10:34 am

      Thank you for taking the time to leave lovely footprints here, Karen. I really do appreciate it considering we’re all so busy these days. I could write about color and the absence of color and the psycho-spiritual implications of living with color every single day because there’s such a rich mystique there. I’m also gazing out at snow, and I think “how can i bring more of that purity and pared down beauty into my interiors?” Hahahaha. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Amy
    February 4, 2022 / 10:06 am

    LOVED the video home tour as always…that’s one of my favorite things you do! Gwyneth’s dining room wallpaper looks JUST like your bedroom one! And OH MY …THAT SPA!! 🤗 My husband co-owns a plumbing supply store in AL…so that came in real handy when building our home. One splurge for us that I would definitely recommend which I use on the regular is a steam shower! Not quite Gwyneth’s spa, but a luxury none-the-less & I’d also recommend a heated bidet seat…I mean once you have one you wonder how you EVER lived without it! Haha! And it’s truly worth every penny when you consider how many times every day of your life you use your toilet. Ha! Truth be told, I sit on it often just to warm up on cold days while chatting on the phone, reading, or just feeling a bit chilled! Haha! But those two items make a bathroom FEEL more spa like for sure…along with pretty stone-like tile for the floor/shower. And I DID consider Pashmina after you shared the Palmetto Bluff cottage in a post…I love it…but ended up going with Edgecomb grey for our kitchen/laundry cabinets/interior doors instead which is somewhat similar. Love both Gwyneth’s unique sofas & chairs(I’m a chair person like you!)…and cool light fixtures which to me make a room! Also loved marble she used…again another thing I think that can make your kitchen and to me the more movement in the veining the more unique & beautiful it is. I debated over that when choosing ours and have thoroughly loved one that stands out against the rest of my more subdued neutral kitchen. Thanks for always inspiring us with beauty, Michele!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 4, 2022 / 10:30 am

      I’m inspired by YOU, Amy. Do you think I could swing by your bathroom and try out the steam shower? Can my husband chat with yours about all things plumbing and heated seat-ish? Because we will be tackling an unsightly bath very soon and will need all the motivation and help we can get. We’re old now, and we couldn’t make this stuff look easy if we tried! I like to imagine there’s a good chance Gwyneth may have seen a post or two on Hello Lovely about Chateau Domingue! Hahahahaha. Doncha think? So maybe in some silly way all of this European inspired beauty gets connected in mysterious ways. Thanks for the helpful info about all things home. Your spot as a guest poster is always open and waiting for you, girlfriend. Now I’m off to watch the video again. xox

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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