European Country Rustic Kitchen Design for Timeless Ideas Now

We’re revisiting a parade of brilliant inspiration, decorating ideas and shopping resources in European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Elements to discover how to get the look! You’ll soon see the possibilities for adding charm with: English Country style, French Country loveliness, Nordic French beauty, and Belgian chic. As you’ll note, a serene mood and character are achieved not with a singular or simple formula. And there certainly are no rules for a color palette! Rather, a range of diverse design strokes and freedom from design formulas rule.

Beautiful French country kitchen in Provence with wood stove, blue plates on walls and stone sink. #frenchkitchen #provencekitchen #oldworldkitchen #frenchcountrykitchen
Decorative blue and white plates in a Provence villa kitchen – Haven In

European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Elements to Inspire

Today is a kitchen love sort of day with a breathtaking mix of romantically rustic country farmhouse style kitchens across Europe and beyond.

Rustic white organic and natural kitchen design with exposed rafters and an airy Cali vibe - Lulu and Georgia. #rustickitchen #kitchendesign #modernfarmhouse #organic #modernrustic
Lulu & Georgia…European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas.

Pssst…meet me at the finish line with your thoughts on how European country kitchens differ from those commonly seen in the USA.

Rustic Open Wood Shelves in Lieu of Upper Kitchen Cabinets

If you were imagining that floating shelves in country kitchens were a flash in the pan, think again.

This sensible concept for organizing kitchen essentials and decorative items has staying power for good reason.

Serene and stylish Scandinavian kitchen with mossy green cabinets and modern adjustable arm sconces - Petra Bindel. #swedishkitchen #scandinaviandesign #nordicstyle #europeancountry #kitchendesign
Photo: Petra Bindel for Elle Decoration Sweden…in case you are keen on green and serene!

There’s a laid back ease and sensibility about being able to simply reach for a drinking glass or book or bowl on a shelf.

French farmhouse vintage decor on lovely white shelves in a kitchen - design by Le Cultivateur. #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #decorating #openshelving #vintagestyle
Le Cultivateur – European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas.

And plenty of folks have an organizational style in which they like to see their belongings in the open. (Dusting those items? I suppose that is another topic of debate!)

Rustic Wood Topped Worktables

It is becoming increasingly common to see butcher block on counters.

Gorgeous and serene blue grey monochromatic English country kitchen by Plain English with bespoke cabinetry and luxurious black range. #englishcountry #kitchendesign #greykitchen #bluegray #bluegrey
Plain English…certainly a bold and dramatic monochrome moment!
Rustic English country cottage kitchen with heavily distressed handmade cupboards, open shelving, and industrial vintage lighting. #industrialfarmhouse #rustickitchens #distressedwood
Coastal cabin rustic kitchen in East Sussex: The Beach Studios & Locations…in case you love chippy aged glory.

Unfitted Kitchen Design

While American kitchens typically have walls of built-in cabinets, a European country kitchen with authentic Old World style might look like this:

Unfitted Old World traditional French kitchen with blue cabinets and dishes. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
Photo: Tim Beddow, Elisabeth Kotsier for PROVENCE STYLE (Vendome, 2021) by Shauna Varvel. See more from the book HERE! A pair of high-backed kitchen chairs in front of the large blue dresser in the kitchen displaying a collection of ceramics from North Africa, Andalucia, China and Holland.

Terracotta or Stone Tile Floors

More homeowners who love authentic country kitchens are choosing pricey reclaimed stone for their flooring.

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen
Anton & K – see this home here

What a timeless choice that will only get better with more time.

Custom renovated kitchen in authentic French farmhouse. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #kitchen #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Kitchen cabinets by Neptune and also paint by Farrow & Ball in this kitchen near Bordeaux by Vivi et Margot.

Linen Skirt for a Sink Base

This is a look I love enough to incorporate into my own kitchen design (stay tuned!).

Patina Farm kitchen by Giannetti Home and Brooke Giannetti - OKL. #patinafarm #frenchfarmhouse #farmhousekitchen #whiteoakcabinets #farmsink #lanternpendant #brookegiannetti
Giannetti Home via Velvet and Linen – European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas.

It is an informal way to add softness and a more unfitted look to the kitchen.

Rustic white cottage kitchen with vintage charm by Leanne Ford in a renovation on Restored by the Fords. #leanneford #rusticdecor #kitchendesign #vintagestyle #farmsink
Leanne Ford – also learn the paint colors HERE

Rattan Woven Pendants

When it is texture you’re after – here’s a lovely way to infuse a kitchen with a rustic pendant.

Breathtaking, elegant, and rustic luxe English country kitchen by deVOL kitchens in the UK with bespoke cabinetry, AGA stove, steel windows and doors, woven pendants, and copper accents. Interior design by Susie Atkinson.
Classic English Cotswold Kitchen by deVOL Kitchens – design as well as rush seat chairs: Susie Atkinson Design. 

There’s something so casual and vacation-like about these coastal shades even if the property is far from the coast.

A glorious modern rustic farmhouse kitchen by Leanne Ford for the Faraci family on Restored by the Fords. #restoredbythefords #leanneford #interiordesign #farmhousekitchen #modernfarmhouse #kitchendesign
Leanne Ford (Photo: Alexandra Ribar) – European Country Rustic Kitchen Design Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas.

My favorite woven pendants are found HERE.

Wood Stoves

What a bonus if you can incorporate a handsome wood stove or fireplace in the heart of a home.

Beautiful French country house in Provence. Come tour Provence Villa St-Saturnin: Timeless & Tranquil Design...the interiors have authentic and classic French style and this luxury vacation rental can be booked through Haven In. #frenchcountry #houseinfrance #bastide #frenchfarmhouse #housetour #provence #provencal #havenin #europeancountry
Tour THIS HOUSE TOUR HERE (Haven In) – a South of France country house kitchen in the heart of Luberon National Park near Apt…certainly lovely indeed!

Green Glass Bottles

I’m crazy about blues and greens for European country kitchen accents, and recycled green glass is readily available everywhere for jars, vases, bottles, and jugs.

French farmhouse design style by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #stilllife #shabbychic #frenchfarmhouse #vintagestyle
See MY KITCHEN HERE. Hello Lovely Studio – A still life with a meditative mood as well as a French farmhouse design style.

Pottery, Vessels, & Urns

If you’re lucky enough to travel to Europe to purchase antique olive jars, do it! But how lucky are we to be able to source such beautiful imports closer to home too.

Milieu magazine (Spring 2021) on my kitchen counter (Viatera Minuet white quartz) with urn and candle holders - Hello Lovely Studio. #viateraquartz #minuet #milieu #modernfrench
Hello Lovely Studio

Have you seen the beautiful examples curated by Jenni Kayne for Olive Ateliers?

Jenni Kayne Home x Olive Ateliers

I found my own urn from Shabby Chic Couture by Rachel Ashwell.

Brick Wall

Whether it’s original or not, brick can be beautiful as a backsplash, statement wall or ceiling.

Elegant yet rustic breakfast dining area with wingback chairs in a French country home with design by Brit Jones. #diningrooms #interiordesign #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse
Brit Jones – see more of this kitchen HERE

Rustic Artisan Farmhouse Lighting

There are so many wonderful handmade fixtures that can add whimsy or artful personality to your space.

Terracotta hexagon tiles in a kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #neptune #farrowandballfrenchgray #kitchendesign #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
French farmhouse kitchen with copper pots and also reclaimed antique terracotta hex tiles – Vivi et Margot.

Lighting can truly be one of those layers of the kitchen design that can set your space apart and become a conversation piece.

Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and also similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE.

French Wicker Baskets

Their workhorses and the well-made ones will last forever!

Traditional French Country kitchen in Provence in a villa available from HavenIn. #frenchcountrykitchen #frenchkitchen Rrustickitchens #provencekitchen
Traditional and cozy kitchen in a Provence, France Villa – Haven In…in case you love elegance paired with your rustic.

Additionally, it’s fun to hunt for them at the flea market, when you’re overseas, or even online. I found some incredible antique baskets from the 1800s which were handmade and put into service for many years on a farm before they came to live with me. Where did I find them? Facebook Marketplace from the granddaughter of the maker of the baskets. I even got to pick them up at the historical farm!

Freestanding Cupboards for Storage

What a good looking alternative to the standard built-in pantry with pull-out shelves, functional though they be!

Exquisite Belgian kitchen of Brigitte Garnier, an antiques dealer and owner of The Little Monastery near Bruges.
Design: Brigitte Garnier – lovely photos of European kitchens as well as country kitchens with influences from England, Italy, France, Scandinavia and Belgium.

Lots of folks are parting ways with their hulkish entertainment centers from the 1990s so it’s easy to find them (along with tall heavy armoires). In fact, they are often offered online for free.

Fireclay Farm Sink

Farm sinks add instant nostalgia, age, and charm to country French and farmhouse kitchens.

Detail of farm sink in a kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Farm sink in a gorgeous French farmhouse kitchen by – Vivi et Margot.

Such a lovely traditional fixture to set a tone in your country kitchen.

For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE. Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE.

Rugged Farmhouse Dining Table

Before “island life” became so popular in American kitchens, farm tables and wood work tables graced them.

Traditional French Country kitchen in Provence in a villa available from HavenIn. #frenchcountrykitchen #frenchkitchen Rrustickitchens #provencekitchen
Haven In

I have such fond memories of meals shared with my Swedish gram in the kitchen at a table which also served as a workspace. It’s a humble, uncommon, memory maker for sure.

French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Margot has a luxurious Ilve range and cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Smoke Green. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchkitchen #kitchendesign #farrowandballsmokegreen #greencabinets #ilverange #vivietmargot
Vivi et Margot – Kitchen design inspiration as well as ideas for incorporating texture and rusticity. (Color on cabinets: FARROW & BALL Smoke Green…in case you love this sophisticated tone.)

Why not spring for an oversized table if you need it as a work surface? You could store the extra dining chairs to be able to host a large group even if your kitchen’s on the small size.

French country style dining area with farm table, pale colors, and antiques in Nora Murphy Country House book.
Nora Murphy Country House book – see more HERE

There’s a warmth that comes from a wood table in lieu of a stone-topped island in the kitchen.

My own huge 7′ harvest table made from antique reclaimed barn wood was way too big for my breakfast nook yet I moved it in there from time to time anyway! I love it too much to ever be separated from it for too long. It’s our family table where we ate all our meals and worked on homework so I make it work!

My simple white Shaker kitchen with white oak floors, marble subway backsplash, Viatera quartz "Minuet" counters, and a window seat. #hellolovelystudio #whiteshakerkitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #classickitchen #viateraquartz #minuet
Hello Lovely Studio – this harvest table in our kitchen was built with reclaimed barn wood as well as square nails.

No Fuss Country Linens

In case you haven’t noticed, Grandmillennial style and traditional touches like tablecloths are back.

Vivi et Margot tablecape with blush pink Maison de Vacances tablecloth. #vivietmargo #blushpink #tablescape #tablecloth #check #gingham
French farmhouse tablescape simplicity by Vivi et Margot with check tablecloth…certainly a cheerful color palette.

Even if it is just a temporary flirtation with vintage style, why not embrace it and see if it elevates your everyday?

Kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration from Vivi et Margot’s rustic kitchen in France…in case you love blush pink (tablecloth isMaison de Vacances Blush Check).

Lovely European Country Rustic Kitchen Inspiration

It’s easy to see the appeal of kitchens that feel more like living spaces than utilitarian workspaces.

Country French Nordic Interior design, antiques, and all white decor in a lovely cottage by My Petite Maison. #frenchnordic #scandinavian #whitedecor #frenchcountry #cottagestyle #interiordesign
My Petite Maison

They can even feel like My Petite Maison’s serene sanctuary of a kitchen above.

Traditional French Country kitchen in Provence in a villa available from HavenIn. #frenchcountrykitchen #frenchkitchen Rrustickitchens #provencekitchen
Haven In

There are plenty of ways to achieve the feel of a warm, living roomish kitchen that isn’t one-note.

Rustic white organic and natural kitchen design with exposed rafters and an airy Cali vibe - Lulu and Georgia. #rustickitchen #kitchendesign #modernfarmhouse #organic #modernrustic
Lulu & Georgia – French Country and European inspired country kitchens with rustic decor as well as vintage style.

Sometimes it’s about simply gathering your favorite elements together and trusting that they will find harmony with each other…

Mix of Metals

I love it when I come across beautiful kitchens where there is a mix of metals for hardware and fixtures yet it doesn’t feel fussy or out of place. Here’s a kitchen with gold and brass tones, copper, matte black, and possibly even silver tones.

Breathtaking, elegant, and rustic luxe English country kitchen by deVOL kitchens in the UK with bespoke cabinetry, AGA stove, steel windows and doors, woven pendants, and copper accents. Interior design by Susie Atkinson.
Magnificent island with Arabescato Corchia marble counters as well as classic English Cotswold kitchen bespoke design by deVOL.

Rustic Wood on Ceiling

While this is certainly not the easiest feat or an inexpensive tweak, covering the ceiling with wood (reclaimed and aged is best!) can add so much character and set a mood.

Rustic French farmhouse European country cottage with pale blues and green interiors - Decor de Provence. #frenchcountry #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #cottages
Decor de Provence – in case you love soft aquas and French green.

There are plenty of companies who make faux beams now that can fool anyone.

Kichen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
European sensibilities as well as French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration – Vivi et Margot.

And think beyond stained wood beams or dark painted ceilings – Vivi et Margot chose a soft gray for her French farmhouse ceiling above.

Painting exposed rafters and beams white is also a fresh option.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. #frenchkitchen #frenchcountry #frenchantiques #bespokekitchen
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair: a quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

And if you have the budget, hire a professional finishing company (Segreto is my favorite Texas-based biz!) to do the artisan work.

French country kitchen with seaglass greens and open shelving - Decor de Provence.
Decor de Provence

Vintage Earthenware & Pottery

When you are thrifting or at the flea market, keep your eyes peeled for rustic pottery in earthy tones.

The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of the Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill, it’s a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, it’s the most humble. You see the piece of furniture, solid hardwood, handmade and hand-painted, it’s not a modular kitchen cupboard that needs another one next to it, it’s a whole cupboard all-encompassing. 10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. #deVOLKitchens
Tuscan Farmhouse Carrara marble sink by deVOL in the Scullery (one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of their showroom at Cotes Mill.

Don’t worry if the color is not quite right since you can tweak it if it is an inexpensive piece.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – in case you like your country kitchen serene.

Oyster Baskets

If you’re lucky enough to find European coastal elements, go for it!

Kitchen window. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Rustic oyster basket filled with stunning blooms in the kitchen window: Vivi et Margot…certainly charming indeed.

Pieces that have history AND can be brought into service on a daily basis are perfect for a more authentic European country kitchen.

Kitchen. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Vivi et Margot – wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and also similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE.

Painted Wood Floors

While painted floors may not work for every household, it is an option when the floors are in bad shape or just cannot be sanded down and changed.

Shabby Chic White Cottage Interior Design Inspiration from a beautiful home in East Sussex by The Beach Studios (Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote). #shabbychic #whitedecor #housetour #cottagestyle #interiordesign #rusticdecor
The Beach Studios…in case you love white painted hardwood floorng.

Rather than aim for a pristine, high gloss, sleek look, lean into a forgiving, distressing look that will only improve with age and use.

10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. deVOL kitchen's South Wing Kitchen. You can't go wrong with Trinity Blue cupboards, especially when they're paired with smooth pale worktops, walls and floors - what a beautifully simple and peaceful combination. Notice these cupboards are fitted away from the walls too, this created the bespoke and freestanding feel to the room that the customers really wanted but it was all done using standard sized cupboards from our Shaker range. #deVOLKitchens
deVOL – Wall paint color: DULUX Pale Nutmeg; hardware: deVOL’s Bella Brass range. Trinity Blue cupboards paired with smooth pale worktops, walls and floors for a beautifully simple as well as peaceful combination. (Cupboards are fitted away from the walls for a bespoke and freestanding feel to the room.)

If you follow Loi of Tone on Tone on IG, then you may have seen he painted his kitchen floors a light grey (BM Shoreline). The floors are standing up to use even with a furry baby in the house.

Classic Nordic French white kitchen with light grey painted floors, topiaries near window, and classic pendants (Circa Lighting) over island - Loi of Tone on Tone. #whitekitchens #toneontone #bmshoreline #bmchantillylace
BM Shoreline for floors and BM Chantilly Lace for cabinets and walls – Loi Thai.

Repurposed Crocks Near Sink

This is one way to score instant rustic charm: bring an old marmalade jar, crock, or shaving pitcher into service near the kitchen sink.

French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Farm sink and also French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration: Vivi et Margot.

Open Storage

There isn’t just one way to design open storage in the kitchen. There are plain floating shelves, plate racks, wine racks, and even cabinet boxes without the doors.

After: luxury bespoke kitchen design by Artichoke in a Tuscan villa.
Luxury bespoke kitchen design by Artichoke in a Tuscan villa – also see more of Artichoke HERE.

Hope you found promising kitchen design and decor inspiration, and I’m always happy to hear questions from you!

For a peek at beautiful French farmhouse kitchens, visit here, and to see a collection of beautiful white kitchens, check out this.

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Decor Finds to Shop the Look

Vintage Dundee Marmalade crock jar from England - ShopTaylorMade4U on Etsy. #dundeecrock #marmaladejars
Vintage Dundee Crocks HERE, ShopTaylorMade4U on Etsy
Antique Chinese weathered wood bench
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench…in case you care to add a vintage design element.
REDECKER Natural Fiber Bristle Pot Brush, Comfortable Beechwood Handle, Durable Heat-Resistant Design for Cleaning Pots, Pans and More, 2-1/4 inch Diameter, Made in Germany
Wood Pot Scrubbing Brush…in case you love hardworking tools that look good too.
Chandelier…in case you care to add a bit of romance to your rustic space.
Cross back dining chair
Cross Back Farmhouse Dining Chair…a timeless as well as rugged piece for the dining area.
Aged terracotta pots in metal basket
Terracotta Pots & Basket…in case you love to bring the outside in.
Teak farmhouse stool
Farmhouse Stool…certainly an easy piece to pull into service.
Tuscan terracotta urn vase
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase…in case you love a weathered finish.
Farmhouse dining table
Farmhouse Dining Table…certainly a friendly price.
Holborn weathered lantern lighting pendant
Weathered White Holborn Lantern…in case you need an idea for a pendant light.
French picnic baskets with lids
French Picnic Baskets…certainly a rustic and lovely way to hide kitchen stuff.
Cissell Industrial Chic Console Table
Rustic Industrial Console Table: FIND HERE…certainly a versatile piece that won’t take up too much space.

Market Basket: FIND HERE and find even more lovely options for baskets RIGHT HERE.

Aryana Farmhouse Chic Console Table
Farmhouse Chic Console Table: FIND HERE
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Halluin Console Table
Vintage Style Console Table: FIND HERE

Tips for Designing a Kitchen With Old World Style

French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
Maison de Vacances Aqua Check Linens at Vivi et Margot

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15 Comments

  1. linda pederson
    May 29, 2018 / 7:20 am

    LOVE all of them..I scrolled thru them twice-love that they aren’t afraid of STUFF-so cozy!

    • michele
      Author
      May 29, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Ha! This is definitely not one of those less is more themed stories! 🙂

  2. Mary
    May 29, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Very romantic. But if I had to choose, I would go for your kitchen, Michele! Clean, fresh, light, welcoming and current with the needs of cooking in our time. Some of these were very charming, but dark. I would be always looking for spiders…..just saying, because they like dark, woody places. Give me quartz and freshly painted cabinets and sunshine any day!

    • michele
      Author
      May 29, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      I hear you! That’s kind of you! I love looking at authentic European country spaces to take in the romance and function which can be interpreted in any number of ways in any style kitchen I think. This approach makes so much more sense to me than shopping for kitschy items that are only suggestive of European country. And for design freaks like me who want to get to the heart of what makes Old World spaces so welcoming, it’s fun to peek inside these uncontrived interiors. 🙂

      • Nano
        June 8, 2018 / 8:37 am

        Re; uncontrived interiors comment….so true! Thank you for pursuing these authentic beautiful spaces!

        • michele
          Author
          June 8, 2018 / 4:57 pm

          It is not as easy as you might think to curate design which has that uncontrived feel! Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  3. May 29, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I like how they use a farm table instead of an island a lot of times. Their kitchens seem more lived in than ours, like you’d just linger there after dinner…

    • michele
      Author
      May 29, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      Right. That unfitted look can be so much more charming than the expected great big island in the middle of the space. 🙂

  4. Theresa
    May 31, 2021 / 11:47 am

    Thank you … always makes my day to open Hello Lovely! Just wondering … I have noticed that the majority of the beautiful kitchen sinks don’t have an air gap on by the faucets. Do you know why that is? Maybe it isn’t a code requirement?

    • Michele
      Author
      May 31, 2021 / 12:37 pm

      I am not sure about that detail – I’ll have to ask a kitchen designer in the know! Thanks for reading!

  5. Amy
    May 31, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    I got the idea to put a table and a couple chairs in our kitchen instead of the typical island from all your posts that I poured over as we were building recently & have LOVED it!! It is such a cozier feel and I really do sit down & use that table quite often! Plus great extra seating if we do have a crowd over for a meal. Plus I didn’t want a cookie cutter looking house and the table is more unexpected than an island.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 31, 2021 / 7:58 pm

      I have always loved that look – it’s so friendly, not to mention mobile. Do you watch Hometown? I loved the episode where they placed a long table in lieu of an island in the beautiful kitchen, and the space is so much more timeless as a result of just that one detail. 🙂 Thanks for pointing out the beauty of this element, Amy. xox

  6. Jill Austin
    July 13, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    In a previous home, I had an island built from reclaimed wood. It looked like a movable work table but it was fixed & had electrical outlets underneath, wiring coming up inside a hole drilled through 2 of the legs. I’m planning a new kitchen in my current home & like a work table. For those who have a movable table, do you have to use extension cords? You do lose some storage, especially if you have pets. My Pomeranian decided to make the lower shelf her special relaxing area. Adorable but tricky for storage.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 13, 2021 / 4:39 pm

      Really good point you’re making about thinking about the function of the work table and whether it needs to be electrified. I rarely use electrified appliances and never need electricity at my own petite work cart. My Vitamix is in a secret hideaway cabinet with outlets inside – I just slide it out, plug it in and use appliances on my peripheral counter space. Giving up storage is a tricky sacrifice. Sometimes aesthetics win! But good design must always start with function and all of those questions about daily use – since ultimately the kitchen should work for you and your unique needs. 🙂

  7. Joe
    June 16, 2022 / 4:18 am

    Some amazing designs here, such a great range of textures and so much character! I also like the idea of using an oversized table for an extra work surface, especially when a kitchen island isn’t practical, so thanks for that tip!

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