It’s the kitchen and sunroom imagined by Joanna Gaines we’ll consider in today’s How to Capture French Country Flavor: the Club House Kitchen (and Sun Room!). These rooms in a French country renovation of a Texas family home known as The Club House were truly dramatic transformation indeed. The kitchen went from totally forgettable and cramped to lofty, luxurious, and dare I say, architecturally wondrous. For fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper (Season 5, Episode 11), the resources and design ideas here are destined to thrill!
Speaking of #8 (above)…I have shared clips of the clean comedy comedienne Christianee Porter with you for years, and it is her choir directing character Shirleen who is my favorite. Oh, Shirleen! She feels like a friend after years of watching her and has the best quips (Worry ’bout yourself! Be blocked and be blessed, Stretch on Em!).
If you didn’t grow up in the church as I did, you’ll probably still appreciate the humor because of the beautiful young comic Christi’s talent. But if you did!?!
Watch this quick rant where Shirleen vents:
Get the Look: The Club House Kitchen on Fixer Upper
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Country French Farmhouse White With White Oak Kitchen
The original kitchen in this home felt cramped and dated, but no more! Joanna Gaines gave the homeowners architectural interest by vaulting the ceiling and adding white oak beams which match the flooring.
The palette is quiet and understated, and a unique hutch with glass doors connects the kitchen with the sunroom and allows natural light to flow into the space.
There are plenty of rustic design elements including the natural wood on the island and counter stools, the distressed white French country chandelier, and the ceiling beams. However, the kitchen feels elegant and pretty since the color story is restrained and serene.
To get the look, I shopped for pieces that work together for a French inspired mix of decor, furniture, and lighting that won’t break the bank.
Rustic Field Tile for Kitchen Backsplash
Distressed White Rustic French Chandelier
Get the Look of The Club House Kitchen’s Wood Floor
Country French Farmhouse Style Kitchen Bridge Faucet
Even though the faucet incorporated into The Club House kitchen design is a simple more modern fixture, my vision for a French inspired kitchen involves a bridge faucet. The option below is well priced and available in a brushed nickel finish I favor as well as warm brass.
New & Vintage French Bread Boards
These beautiful rustic boards would be right at home in The Club House kitchen…in fact, we see them just around the corner in the sun room which we will turn our attention to later in this post as well.
Farmhouse French Style Wood Kitchen Counter Stool Ideas
I found several options to get the look of our inspiration kitchen from Fixer Upper, and since there is no need to copy the exact stools, you’ll notice I found a few that are slightly less rustic and might work if small children with messy paws aren’t lurking about.
I actually favor these options more than our inspiration stools!
French Country Upholstered Kitchen Counter Stool Ideas
This is one of my favorite options for an upholstered French country linen counter stool:
Another elegant option is this very sophisticated yet simple stool which would work in any number of kitchen designs.
French Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Idea: Stoneware Crocks
Farmhouse Kitchen Essential for the Countertop: Bottle or Mug Holder
Exact Ivory Tea Kettle in The Club House Kitchen
Here’s a lovely accessory to score, and it’s the exact pretty tea kettle you see on this episode of Fixer Upper!
Natural Woven Rug Runner
In the inspiration kitchen, there are numerous design moments with natural wood finishes, and another way to bring that into almost any kitchen is with a jute rug or runner.
Light Grey Kitchen Towels
These neutral towels are similar to the ones seen in this French country kitchen on the show and work with almost any color palette.
Whimsical & Rustic Glazed Mugs by Rae Dunn
This next kitchen decor idea comes straight from my own white country kitchen. I have collected lovely Rae Dunn pieces since the artist made each piece by hand back in her San Francisco studio, and now that they are mass produced, it’s easy to afford her designs!
Classic White Kitchen Essential for a French Inspired Kitchen
Lighting Ideas for a Country French Farmhouse Kitchen
Rustic Planter Idea to Inject Character Into a White Kitchen
Get the Look of The Club House Sun Room
The sun room in the French country renovation is my favorite room from this whole project!
Warm terracotta floors, a gorgeous not-too-fussy fireplace, deconstructed linen upholstered chairs, vintage accessories, and a casual dining table and chairs add up to a whole lotta cozy, with easy access to the beautiful kitchen on the other side of the glass cabinet.
01: Planter//02: Deconstructed Chair//03: Pillow//04: Candleholder//05: Basket//06: Chenille Throw //07: Grain Sack Stool//08: Table//09: 3-Light Lantern //10: Dining Chair//11: Pillow//12: Birch Logs
Furniture & Decor Inspired by The Club House Sun Room
Modern Rustic Planter & Stand
Although this particular planter is not in the actual design from Fixer Upper, I think it is in the same spirit and would be interesting in the mix.
Deconstructed Upholstered Arm Chair Ideas to Get the Look
The Perfect Accent Table!
Tribal Artisan Style Pillows
This first pillow suggestion is designed by Joanna Gaines, and you may recall she piled these on the built-in bench in the dining area of the sun room.
Slim Black Iron Candleholders on Mantel
This first option is from a favorite designer (Annie Selke) and very similar to those in our inspiration room.
Vintage Bread Boards for Rustic Decor on Mantel
French Inspired Rustic Baskets for Storage in a Sun Room
These options for rustic French baskets are tempting indeed since they would work in any number of rooms where you need a solution for corralling all the things!
Sun Room or Den Decor Idea: Cozy & Creamy Cableknit Throw
European Country Style Breakfast Nook
Get the Look of the Sunroom’s Breakfast Nook
Birch Log Set for a Cozy Fireplace
Sweet Doormat for Setting a Casual Tone
For not-so-fancy and unfussy homes full of warmth and charm, this little welcome mat may be just the ticket.
Here’s that kitchen mood board again, and I hope you will pin it to spread the design love since it’s a great look even if you haven’t seen this episode yet and just need a neutral farmhouse mood to jumpstart a design plan.
PIN THIS POST to keep the inspiration flowing!
See more Rooms from The Club House Episode With Ideas to Shop the Look!
Peace to you right where you are.
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