31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments {Decor Inspiration}

This photo gallery of French farmhouse style beauty and sentiments features some of our favorite interiors and gardens. They reflect rustic elegant style that inspires and are both a comfort and a testament to what hard work (and a dream to own a French country home!) can bring to fruition. Also see this post for the full scoop on Vivi et Margot, a shop born after a young family restored their 150 year old French farmhouse near Bordeaux. You’ll also find photos of my own interpretation of French inspired style as well as designer favorites.

Rustic exterior of a French farmhouse near Bordeaux with green (Tollens) shutters and a darling window sill - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriors #rusticcottage #frenchcottages #oldworldstyle #greenshutters #cottageinFrance
French farmhouse exterior inspiration…in case you love green shutters (Vivi et Margot).

8 Secrets to More Authentic French Style Farmhouse Decor

Secrets? I can read your mind: “Why are you calling them secrets and what makes you an expert anyway?”

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Our master bedroom and bath have rustic knotty alder interior doors and liberal doses of French country. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #alderdoors #romanticdecor #rusticelegance
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you care to peek at my white modern French bath.

Maybe they aren’t secrets outside of mainstream America, but one peek around Pinterest, and it would seem there are endless inauthentic attempts.

Charming weathered green door! 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 #europeanfarmhouse
French Farmhouse Design Inspiration…hello lovely indeed (Vivi et Margot.)

The look often falls flat without understanding of what undergirds this design style and makes it so charming in the first place!

Breathtaking farmhouse exterior with green shutters. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor
Charmingly rustic farmhouse exterior with signature French green shutters (Vivi et Margot).

1. Bear in mind where French Farmhouse style originates.

French farmhouse style originates from the lovely landscape of rural France with its hills and valleys. If you can’t travel to the south of France, do spend time online or at the library studying the region to better understand the romance and allure.

Charming bicycle with French market basket (Vivi et Margot) of flowers and pink shutters on window. Vivi et Margot. Come be inspired by more French farmhouse design inspiration on Hello Lovely. #vivietmargot #bicycle #pink #frenchfarmhouse #frenchbasket #marketbasket #romanticdecor
Basket: Vivi et Margot. (Photo: @Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot).

2. Genius Mix Masters

There is often a sense of refinement in French Country homes where a mix of old and new feels balanced and sensible, yet also soulful and interesting. Old World charm, collected antiques and family treasures impart a sense of rich character.

Picturesque French countryside in Western France. Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #vivietmargot
French farmhouse design inspiration from Western France…hello lovely indeed.

3. Mismatch Magnifique

Plenty of Americans still opt for matching furniture sets that fall from favor after a few years. This would never do for a French farmhouse.

Farrow & Ball Strong White and French Gray in a French farmhouse living room and Vivi et Margot house tour of authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #living rooms
French farmhouse living room by Vivi et Margot…hello lovely indeed. Drapery: Pottery Barn Beligan Flax Linen drapes; another Belgian Linen Semi Sheer Option RIGHT HERE. Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; paint color of wood beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray.

A French country approach to furnishing a home is relaxed; the goal is a custom, harmonious and also undone look (appears un-decorated and never overwrought).

Serene and peaceful breakfast dining room with farm table and Swedish chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #diningroom #farmtable #frenchNordic #benjaminmooreashleygray
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire pale rustic elegance.

4. Refreshingly Frugal and Functional

French farmhouse style is practical since home decor pieces tend to work in a variety of rooms and can be moved around to function flexibly.

Gorgeous colorful blooming roses in a green glass jug vase in a French farmhouse inspired kitchen at Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti. #patinafarm #frenchfarmhousekitchen #floralarrangements #frenchcountrystyle
Velvet and Linen (photo and design: Brooke Giannetti)

Since many furniture pieces are weathered, chunky, and not terribly delicate, pieces get better with age and use. They work hard no matter where they are put into service.

5. Honoring Nature

Oh the climbing vines and blooming loveliness creeping up the walls of Charlotte’s home!

Green shutters on a French farmhouse exterior with climbing vines. #frenchhouses #vivietmargot #greenshutters
Vivi et Margot design inspiration…also keep reading for the green color of these charming shutters!

The French love their gardens and bring flowers inside for casual display.

Lovely end of summer purple hydrangeas in a beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with wood countertops - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #hydrangea #frenchkitchen #countrykitchens #woodcountertop #kitcheninfrance

Depending on the region, sunflowers, irises, and poppies are common blooms flourishing in the French countryside.

French kitchen with open shelving, antique pots, topiaries, terracotta hex tile floor and limestone painted cabinets in authentic French farmhouse. Vivi et Margot. #frenchkitchens #frenchfarmhouse
French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…hello lovely indeed. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot; kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Flooring: antique reclaimed terracotta. Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and also similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Faucet: Cuissimo – find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. too. Also, for lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

6. Distress is Not Distressing

Since French Country is a style which imparts a sense of age and tradition, scratches and rust as well as signs of wear are celebrated.

Belgian linen chaise and antique sideboard from Belgium in our European farmhouse inspired living room - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #livingroom #europeancountry #belgianlinen #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire rustic country antiques from Europe.

Perfectly new painted finishes rarely blend as well with antiques and vintage pieces. The same is also true for rugs. The French don’t shop for a new rug because of fading or fraying since this look is deemed attractive.

Detail of farm sink in a kitchen in France with putty colored cabinets, butcherblock countertop, marble backsplash, and brass faucet. #vivietmargot #frenchkitchens #farmsinks
Farm sink and French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…charming indeed.

It is common practice to use something until it is threadbare and beyond useful. In fact, distress and wear from use are honored and exalted in French Country design.

Swedish antique demilune bedside table with fluted drawers in a romantic bedroom at Patina Farm (a European country farmhouse by Giannetti Home). #brookegiannetti #frenchfarmhouse #frenchbedrooms
Velvet and Linen

7. Patience, Mes Amis! 

The French typically take a decidedly patient, unhurried, and also not-too-serious approach to home decor.

Green Smoke (Farrow & Ball) painted cabinets in a French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Maragot with Ilve range, copper pot rack, butcherblock counters, terracotta hex floors, and brass hardware. #frenchkitchens #greenkitchens #ilverange #farrowandballgreensmoke
Farrow & Ball Green Smoke is color on cabinets in Vivi et Margot’s Bordeaux kitchen.

The look unfolds over time as family heirlooms are passed down through generations.

Rustic stone Bordeaux farmhouse with green shutters in French countryside. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #exterior
The French countryside in summer is hard to beat..hello lovely indeed.

8. Trends? Look the other way

Rather than redecorating every decade, the French understand timeless beauty and prefer: timeworn finishes, patina, and character from age.

It’s an elegant, sophisticated look which is never contrived or overthought.

Gorgeous French farmhouse rustic exterior with lavender in Western France by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #countryhouses #greenshutters #frenchcountryhome #frenchhouse
In case you love lavender!

How do the French accessorize in their French Country homes?

Unlike a lot of American decorating styles, French Country home decor accents always have a purpose. For example, plates may be hung decoratively on the wall, but they can also be pulled into service.

Charming rustic French farmhouse kitchen with green painted cabinets (Farrow & Ball Green Smoke), floating shelves, farm sink, and collected antique pots and baskets - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #rustickitchens #farmhousekitchen #greenkitchens #frenchcountry #kitcheninfrance #oldworldstyle
Farrow & Ball Green Smoke on cabinets in Vivi et Margot’s lovely rustic kitchen in France.

Baskets, jars, vases and earthenware are staples that can be utilized rather than simply collect dust on a shelf.

Belgian linen slipcovered chair in my European country French inspired bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #linenchair #slipcovered #belgianlinen #hellolovelystudio #accentchair
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you love linen slipcovers.

Open shelves in the kitchen are a good example of how beautiful everyday items can be accessible and also adorn the space.

French Country Influence at My Home

Our former home with its Nordic cottage style exterior and timeless interiors was inspired by French Farmhouse style and Belgian design sensibilities.

Charming French country inspired garden with pea gravel and boxwood. #hellolovelystudio #gardendecor #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcourtyard #peagravel #outdoordecor
Hello Lovely Studio…see more of my French inspired courtyard HERE too.

In addition to the French country courtyard with its pea gravel and serene color palette,

French farmhouse style white kitchen with window seat, linen pillows, slipcovered chairs, and white roses. #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #kitchendecor #serene #whitedecor #farmhousekitchen #hellolovelystudio
My kitchen (Hello Lovely Studio) – 31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments as well as Decor Inspiration.

there are many moments inside reflective of a more European country inspired home.

Serene white decor in breakfast nook with window seat and Belgian linen upholstery - Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendecor #breakfastnook #windowseat #frenchfarmhouse #europeancountry #belgianlinen #frenchcountry #interiordesign
Belgian linen slipcovers on dining chairs may seem vulnerable, but they have held up for 14 years and counting!

For example, you cannot miss the abundance of Belgian linen and pale colors that feel so natural and beautiful to me.

French Country Unfussy Aesthetic

French farmhouse and French Country interiors feature a mix of country warmth, sophistication, and simplicity that are undoubtedly less fussy than many other decorating styles.

French tablescape with navy blue check linens (Maison de Vacances) from Vivi et Margot, bagutte, pastries, and berries. #vivietmargot #tablescape #check #gingham #tablecloth #baguette #dining #frenchfarmhouse
Maison de Vacances check linens…in case you admire French checks ( Vivi et Margot).

The decor is rarely fussy, too bold, or too froufrou. (The French picnic scene above is for me indicative of a more laid back luxe vibe.)

Beautiful serene shabby chic dining room with cane back chairs by Hello Lovely Studio. #diningroom #hellolovelystudio #shabbychic #frenchcountry
Hello Lovely Studio

However, unfussy doesn’t have to be mean overly informal. My Arizona home was decorated with a French Nordic style (very minimal and lots of white) and could even be considered “dressy.”

Romantic outdoor dining at this French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Navy check tablecloth (Maison de Vacances) available at Vivi et Margo. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #outdoordining #rusticdecor #farmhousestyle
Vivi et Margot…in case you love romantic casual outdoor dining.

Pale Colors

Neutrals, whites, and pastels often play a starring role in French country interiors because they lend themselves to a serene mood and a sunnier atmosphere.

French Gray (Farrow & Ball) painted cabinets in a French farmhouse closet in a Bordeaux farmhouse in France by Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot.
Master Bedroom Dressing Room is toured RIGHT HERE…in case you are a French farmhouse fan!

What may be surprising to many is the wide range of pale colors from which to choose!

French Country Baskets

Baskets are often a recognizable ingredient in many French farmhouse inspired homes.

Charming French country vignette with white bicycle, French market basket of flowers, bright blue shutters, and a crisp white house exterior. Romantic indeed! #provencestyle #romanticfrance
Bike Basket: Vivi et Margot (Photo: @Evgenia.Prinsloo, courtesy of Vivi et Margot)…hello lovely indeed.

Not only useful for a variety of tasks, they also bring texture to a room.

French market basket from Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchbasket #frenchfarmhouse #marketbasket
Vivi et Margot

I love how Charlotte of Vivi et Margot displays the beautiful French baskets from her shop near the door.

Cozy Romantic French Country in Houston

Ruth Gay’s glorious home is a study in French country colors that is worth noting.

French farmhouse living room with antiques, limestone, and shutters. Design by Pamela Pierce. #chateaudomingue #frenchcountry #reclaimedstone
31 Beautiful French Farmhouse Style Moments in case you admire decor inspiration from Chateau Domingue.

The warm gold of the reclaimed stone walls sets a sunny tone and adds so much texture. Notice there aren’t bold “pops of color.” Rather, the contrast is low, lending a calm mood.

Elegant Yet Approachable

For a more thorough discussion of rustic elegance, do see THIS.

Climbing vines and green shutters on an authentic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #exteriori #vivietmargot #greenshutters #frenchcountry #rusticdecor #farmhouse #provence #southoffrance
Shhhhh…the green shutters only look original but were custom made locally (Vivi et Margot).

If you train your eye to notice some of the common denominators of French farmhouse charm, you’ll note that almost all of the decorating inside and out is rendered with a light hand.

Green shutters on a rustic French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #greenshutters #vivietmargot #rustic #farmhouse
150 year old French farmhouse in Deux-Sèvres (Vivi et Margot)…certainly rustic elegance for miles!

In contrast, many American country interiors seem to take the opposite approach with a more is more aesthetic.

Outdoor dining in a French courtyard. Blush check tablecloth by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #kubuchairs #patiofurniture #oldworldstyle

Even these outdoor scenes from a dining area in this farmhouse near Bordeaux inspire with an understated, hushed color story. Do you love the curves of her kubu chairs?

Cordele Dining Chair
Cordele dining chair…in case you admire these patio chairs.

They are similar to the grey kubu chairs I have shared from my own home:

I’m also partial to thse beauties:

Cordele Rattan Arm Chair in Gray
Rattan Chair in Gray…hello European inspired chair indeed.

They just scream SUMMER and invite us to slow down and relax, oui?

Charming outdoor dining area at a French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. #vivietmargot #frenchfarmhouse #outdoordining #kubuchairs

Do you also love the pea gravel look of a French farmhouse garden or patio?

Vivi et Margot tablecape with blush pink Maison de Vacances tablecloth. #vivietmargo #blushpink #tablescape #tablecloth #check #gingham

And these checkered linens feel essential to a French picnic.

Love for the Threadbare

Even something as simple as worn linens speaks to a more laid back, unfussy Country French vibe.

Farrow and Ball Strong White on walls in a French farmhouse bathroom with terracotta hex tile and clawfoot tub. Vivi et Margot. #frenchbathroom #frenchcountrystyle
French farmhouse master bathroom…in case you love Old World style (Vivi et Margot). Also find LOVELY TUB OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Worn fabrics and even mends to textiles and linens are celebrated, not avoided.

French farmhouse kitchen with putty colored cabinets, butcher block, farm sink, terracotta hex tile, and open shelving - Vivi et Margot.
Find a farmhouse table RIGHT HERE, chairs RIGHT HERE, and also a faucet HERE and HERE. Also find apron farm sink options HERE.

The practical sensibilities consistent with French country living are so appealing because they support philosophies of timelessness, sustainability, and humility. So much of modern life has become disposable or wasteful. Here’s a way of life that reinforces something different.

“Undone” and Not Overwrought

Getting a look that feels “undone” actually takes some mindful effort.

Charming French market baskets from Vivi et Margot hang from a hook in a French farmhouse. #vivietmargot #frenchmakret #frenchbaskets #marketbaskets #summerliving #rusticdecor #frenchcountry

Ahhhhh, lovely French summer living…baskets: Vivi et Margot.

Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink walls in girls bathroom in French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot. Reclaimed antique terracotta tile flooring. Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. #middletonpink #pinkbathroom #frenchfarmhousebathroom
Girls bathroom is painted FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink 245…hello darling indeed.

Get the Look!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
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
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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
Tray Side 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

Even fresh flower arrangements are not over-thought or overdone. The simpler the better!

French kitchen with check linens, putty cabinets, copper pans, and rustic wares from Vivi et Margot.

French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas & Decorating Ideas!

Timeless Decor Furniture & Decor

I love timeless…for example, the sort of decor un-influenced by what is currently strutting down the runway.

It won’t look silly in a couple of years because it is connected to the past yet remains relevant now.

My Own European Country Inspired Bedroom & Bath

When I discover beautiful finds I use in my own home, I love to share them. Here’s a girly bedroom in our former home with French inspired touches like the Paris print and curvy headboard.

Even though the statement wall in our bedroom was rustic reclaimed wood, the hushed color keeps everything from feeling less feminine.

A Louis style chair and a vintage clawfoot tub in our bath add elegance to be enjoyed every single day.

Pretty, Timeless & Tranquil French Inspired Pieces

This loveseat looks so sumptuous and would work in a variety of spaces including a smallish apartment.

Bodil French Country style Loveseat.
Louis Loveseat: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

There’s something magical that happens when you combine more rustic pieces with elegant ones. Luxurious bedding on a country style bed elevates the look and more importantly, the feel of a retreat.

Lovely Display Cabinets

Don’t you love how a cremone bolt adds instant age and elegance to a cabinet?

Which one do you prefer: the arched top or straight?

I can’t decide! I love the two-toned thing happening on the cabinet above.

Martini Table Finds

While this may not shout “French,” the curves and silhouette are suggestive of elegant French style.

If the above accent table is suggestive of French country, the diminutive table below may be more modern French.

Martini Tray Table
Black Martini Tray Table: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed.

The table below is a favorite of mine, and the friendly price means you can snap up two! Imagine the uses – beside a bed or in a bath or even as mini bar.

Antiqued silver tray side table with delicate feet.
Inexpensive chic Side table…hello sexy legs indeed!

Pretty Headboards & Bed Possibilities

I have crushed on this bed forever and would love to welcome it into my boudoir!

This bed is calling my name too as I can imagine how comfy all of that upholstery would be.

Davis Wingback Bed, Talc Linen
Wingback Bed: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.
Hamel Tufted Headboard, Beige Linen
Moderately Priced Tufted Headboard: FIND HERE...certainly lovely indeed.

French Inspired Timeless Chandeliers

I’m a strong believer in candle-style chandeliers everywhere: pantries, laundry rooms, bathrooms, etc.

French country Laluz chandelier
French Country decor: Laluz French Chandelier
Low Priced French Country Chandelier: FIND HERE…certainly lovely indeed!

Who can resist a French blue check?

Marian Checkered 100% Cotton Tablecloth
Gingham Tablecloth

French Farmhouse Design Inspiration: Interior Paint Colors

It can be tricky to know where to start with paint colors even when you have decided on neutrals and French farmhouse style. Start with samples and take your time!

How to choose perfect paint colors every single time - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #thebestpaintcolors
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But which samples?

Charming check tablecloth, copper pans, and pale cabinets in French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Margot.

Consider some of these options provided by Charlotte of Vivi et Margot:

Woodwork, doors, and beams: FARROW & BALL French Gray

Farrow & Ball French Grey #farrowandballfrenchgray #frenchgray #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL French Gray is a soothing green grey.

Americans tend to think white is the only color trim can be, but it can be interesting to use an atmospheric color that slightly contrasts with lighter walls.

Beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with reclaimed antique terracotta tile floor and walls painted Farrow & Ball Strong White. #vivietmargot #frenchkitchens #strongwhite #farrowandballstrongwhite
French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…in case you admire European country rusticity.

Interior walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Despite the name, Strong White is a muted light grey (see more light gray options in this).

Farrow & Ball Strong White. #farrowandballstrongwhite #strongwhite #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001 is a grey based white.

Ceilings: FARROW & BALL All White 2005

Ceilings and/or trim could be this color:

All White by Farrow and Ball. #farrowandballallwhite #allwhite #paintcolor
FARROW & BALL All White No. 2005 is a totally pure white.

Girls’ Bathroom: FARROW & BALL Middleton Pink 245

Pink paint colors are not the easiest so take your sweet time!

Paint color of  shutters: TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin) purchased at Castorama.

This green is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France…see THIS for ideas for green paint colors.

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

Shopping & Resource Guide

French Farmhouse Kitchen Resources

Vivi et Margot's beautiful French farmhouse kitchen with Neptune kitchen cabinets and walls painted Farrow & Ball Strong White.
French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration from Vivi et Margot’s farmhouse. Similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE. Similar faucet…RIGHT HERE and also HERE. Lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE.

If you love the look of the antique, reclaimed hex kitchen floor tile, check out this porcelain hex tile with a gorgeous finish!

Kitchen Design: custom by Neptune Kitchens.

Cabinet Paint Color: Neptune – Limestone.

Kitchen hardwareRejuvenation.

Kitchen Faucet: Cuissimo

Pot Filler: Kingston Brass…FIND HERE.

Charming French farmhouse exterior with green shutters. #frenchfarmhouse #vivietmargot #France #greenshutters #rustic #frenchcountry
Charming and rustic 150 year old French farmhouse in Western France – Vivi et Margot.

Rustic Cottage Exterior

Shutters: Custom-made locally.

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

 French Farmhouse Bathrooms (see more  of them in Part 2!)

Towels, Soaps, Accessories: Vivi et Margot.

Clawfoot bathtubs and faucets: Hudson Reed.

French bathroom with clawfoot tub and reclaimed antique floor - Vivi et Margot.
See this full bathroom tour in Part 2; draperies: Pottery Barn.

Window Treatments

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

French Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Rug: Rejuvenation

Bed & Chandelier: Maisons du Monde.

Cremone Bolt on Door: Signature Hardware

Skylight: Velux…Find Here.

More Country French Inspiration Ahead

The beauty continues in PART TWO of the tour right here.

You will love the French farmhouse shopping nirvana that is Vivi et Margot!

And do visit their instagram RIGHT HERE.

p.s. Don’t miss the exceptionally beautiful TIMELESS EUROPEAN COUNTRY HOUSE TOUR of Chateau Domingue’s founder, Ruth Gay!

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

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
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
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
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
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
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
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
Tray Side Table
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23 Comments

  1. November 21, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Hi Michele,
    What are you trying to do to us out here???? Drive us totally insane? I'm drowning in French loveliness with this post and loving every moment of it! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    xoxo
    Holly

    • November 22, 2016 / 1:32 am

      yes! i won't rest until the french farmhouse loveliness renders us all begging for mercy! happy thanksgiving, beautiful holly. xox

  2. August 20, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I agree. Now I want to redecorate my whole house!!

    • August 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      hahahaha…that's the spirit! πŸ™‚

  3. August 25, 2017 / 3:09 am

    Hi Michele! What a lovely post, as usual! This is a bit random, but do you know what breed the dog is in the first picture? My best friend had a dog that looked exactly like it over 15 years ago. Her family always wanted to find out what breed she was but since they got her from a shelter they never got a definitive answer. Eventually they gave up the quest, but when my bestie and I were looking over your post she suggested we ask you. I mean, it's worth a shot! Thank you in advance and again, really amazing post! Definitely got my redecorating juices flowing :p

    • August 25, 2017 / 5:18 am

      Hi Kinga! Thanks for the kind words. I love that dog! Doesn't she look like a Schnoodle–a schnauzer poodle mix? Wondering if the image may be from Rachael Hale's book about dogs in France. I'll keep searching, and let me know if you discover the breed/mix. πŸ™‚

  4. October 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I was struck by the pair of green boxes flanking the doorway with the posse of geese.
    They were fantastic!

    • michele
      Author
      October 3, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      I knowwww! Those boxes! So unique. Ha! Thanks for adding to the beauty, Kay. :0

  5. Lisa
    January 18, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    The dog is a Wire Fox Terrier! Think Asta from the Thin Man movies. The coat is blown out. Many are seen in France. I have owned a few. Rascals!

    • michele
      Author
      January 18, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! You’re an expert! πŸ™‚

  6. Deanna
    May 22, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Where did you get those wrot iron twin beds. Love the look in that room with the rug and the panels.

    • michele
      Author
      May 23, 2018 / 10:01 am

      I added a link to the post for an iron panel bed that has a same feel. Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps. You can find a similar bed here:http://shrsl.com/ytdb

  7. vinilos decorativos
    January 10, 2020 / 11:22 am

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great posts, have a nice morning!

  8. Mary de Bellescize
    August 28, 2020 / 8:12 am

    Absolutely in Love ! Any idea where to get similar women baskets like the one on the wall ?

  9. October 22, 2020 / 3:18 pm

    Absolutely stunning French Country style. I must have one of those chandeliers!!!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 22, 2020 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks for visiting and joining in the admiration – it’s lovely to have you here. πŸ™‚

  10. Brandyce Reese
    January 21, 2021 / 2:14 am

    Lovely! Where can I find those beautiful tan colored ceramic urns that you have all of those hydrangeas placed in on the kitchen counters towards the beginning of this page.

  11. Acl
    July 31, 2021 / 5:13 am

    Your post topic is very informative and useful for all readers

  12. lee
    June 24, 2022 / 11:17 am

    Hi there, I love your color recommendations for paint and awhile back I know you had a color you recommended for painting furniture white. I wrote it down and of course can’t find the paper!!! Just wondered if you could recall it, I have a small chest as well as a couple other pieces I would like to do. I am going to paint an antique claw foot table my father grew up with as a child as well. It is the orangey oak stain . Any ideas????? Can’t wait to see your new house!!!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 24, 2022 / 5:13 pm

      Hi there! I bet I recommended Benjamin Moore White Dove because it is the white I have turned to over and over for vintage pieces. You can often get by without sanding if you prime first (I am having good luck with Zinsser primer lately). Wish I was ready to share pretty pics of the new house – still in that mode of rolling up the sleeves and doing the invisible work that no one will even see (4 coats of primer on dark stained trim for starters!). We’re old and moving slower now so everything takes twice as long, but that’s okay, it still gets done! I think when I do share our home improvement projects, you will understand why it took so long since we really just have weekends. πŸ™‚

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