Modern French Country Old World Interiors in a Lovely New Build!

I feel like we need a palate cleanser with lots of lovely photos after all those messy “before” photos I shared of our house under renovation! A dear friend of this blog (Merci, Michele!) pointed me to this beautiful French home in Texas by Morningstar Builders, and you will especially admire it if you love Modern French style. Let’s tour this Modern French Country Old World style home in Texas!

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

Modern French Country Old World Interiors in a New Build!

Even though this 4-Bedrooom, 7,200 square foot new home is way too big for my needs, I’m ready to sashay my fairy self through those French steel doors (ever seen an arched steel transom like this?) and move in!

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

Modern French Entry

The gallery white walls, wide knotty plank floors, and golden-toned sconces create a neutral and elegant French inspired backdrop for a variety of design styles.

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

While the interiors strike me as modern French, the exterior feel very Old World and traditional:

French country exterior by Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountryexterior #frenchcountryhome #homeexteriors

The wall sconces in the entry are rather slim and minimal, and are a beautiful choice when you’re leaning toward a more classic or modern French look as opposed to a vintage or traditional look.

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

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Modern French Country Lighting Ideas

Here are a few options I have shared before on the blog, and the first one seems like a dead ringer:

By the way, as I am shopping for light fixtures for our new home, I must remind you of two things: you really do get what you pay for…

and sometimes you must “buy once, cry once” to be fully satisfied with a choice that you’ll live with for a very long time. This last option involves less tears:

The warm brass with the gorgeous von gorgeous stone ceiling! Can you even?

Beautiful crystal chandelier juxtaposed with a rustic stone ceiling in a French country foyer - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountryfoyer #crystalchandeliers

Since I’m also shopping for chandeliers, I recognized this Jacqueline Chandelier (Aerin) straight away:

Wall Art Idea Inspired by a French Country Home

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

Need an idea for framed wall art or a fine art print you could frame? Here’s a gorgeous example that would suit any number of spaces, Modern French or otherwise:

Fine Art Print from Minted (Rosy II)
Framed Fine Art Print, Minted

I have collected three fine art prints from Minted over the years and am sold on the quality of the archival paper and curation of work from fine artists.

French country foyer with religious art and modern French decor - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrench #foyer #interiordesign

That chest with the stone top! I recently bought a marble topped antique dresser for our foyer, and I am toying with the idea of playing with the dark brown finish. I do not plan on rushing it though since there’s no turning back!

Have a favorite design element from the exterior?

French country exterior by Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountryexterior #frenchcountryhome #homeexteriors

Because mine has to be the charming section on left with white stucco, blue shutters, and brick over arched window!

French Country Great Room Design Inspiration

Let’s continue to tour and peek at the great room or what the builder calls the “transitional room”:

Beautiful great room in a modern French home by Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountry #greatrooms #modernfrench

Oversized windows usher sunlight into this spacious, yet cozy living space with soaring ceilings and beams.

Beautiful great room in a modern French home by Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountry #greatrooms #modernfrench

The custom built-ins add a dash of flair as well as a ton of storage. I do think they need antique French baskets on top to fill in all of that vertical space.

Modern French Country Kitchen Inspiration

The teal green color of the kitchen islands was the first thing that caught my eye.

Modern French country kitchen with teal painted island, wood range hood, and paneled refrigerator - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrenchkitchen #frenchcountryinteriors

That pop of color on double islands adds a layer of lightheartedness.

Modern French country kitchen with teal painted island, wood range hood, and paneled refrigerator - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrenchkitchen #frenchcountryinteriors

More design details in here include: a shiplapped ceiling, custom paneled refrigerator, and custom barn doors into a pantry/scullery/dirty kitchen/secondary kitchen space:

Beautiful white pantry with antiqued barn doors in a French country kitchen - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrypantry #frenchkitchen #pantrydesign

Oh those antiqued sliding doors to a mini kitchen! We’re seeing so many family homes with these secondary kitchens where the mess can live so the main kitchen stays tidier.

Modern French country kitchen with teal painted island, wood range hood, and paneled refrigerator - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrenchkitchen #frenchcountryinteriors

And I suppose this trend was bound to emerge given that kitchens are often the most popular living space in a home, high end or not.

Beautiful white pantry with antiqued barn doors in a French country kitchen - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrypantry #frenchkitchen #pantrydesign

I mean, there are butler pantries, and then there are VA VA VOOM butler-pantry-with-benefits PANTRIES.

Modern French country kitchen with teal painted island, wood range hood, and paneled refrigerator - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrenchkitchen #frenchcountryinteriors

Here’s a blue-green that came to mind if you’re seeking a similar look:

While this VACAY blue-green may be more of a blue teal than a green, you never really know because of photography and post-editing with images.

Beautiful white pantry with antiqued barn doors in a French country kitchen - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrypantry #frenchkitchen #pantrydesign

What say ye about the rustic wood French country range hood?

I know myself and could probably live with it for two days before my paint brush would get dipped in one of these:

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As far as the white paint color on the cabinets, I’m seeing a white with some grey undertones that works nicely with the grey of the stone countertop.

Modern French country kitchen with teal painted island, wood range hood, and paneled refrigerator - Morningstar Builders. #modernfrenchkitchen #frenchcountryinteriors

It can be nerve wracking to select a backsplash after your countertops are installed – it’s happening at my house this very moment. I like how in this secondary kitchen or scullery, the designer chose a low contrast pairing with Zellige tile.

Beautiful white pantry with antiqued barn doors in a French country kitchen - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrypantry #frenchkitchen #pantrydesign

Aren’t the gold-toned drawer pulls lovely too?

French Inspired Dining Room Inspiration

The neutral dining room feels as though it could easily change with the seasons.

Modern French dining room - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrydiningroom #modernfrench

The open concept with floor-to-ceiling, iron windows overlooks a beautiful backyard.

Modern French dining room - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrydiningroom #modernfrench

More warm gold fixtures harmonize with all of the cool greys and white.

Modern French dining room - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrydiningroom #modernfrench

I’m fond of the framed botanicals which add a very casual and even rustic element.

Modern French dining room - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrydiningroom #modernfrench

Who says you have to choose just one fabric for dining chairs?

Modern French dining room - Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountrydiningroom #modernfrench

Romantic & Tranquil French Country Bedroom

If you love burnt orange, I bet you’ll find something to love here:

Beautiful modern French country bedroom with orange accents and pale furniture - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbedroom #modernfrench #bedroomdecor

The poster bed is pretty close to perfect with its more delicate lines and pale color.

Beautiful modern French country bedroom with orange accents and pale furniture - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbedroom #modernfrench #bedroomdecor

While we might expect to see an accent color behind such a pale bed, the absence of color means there’s a restful mood.

Beautiful modern French country bedroom with orange accents and pale furniture - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbedroom #modernfrench #bedroomdecor

Touches of warm gold in the sunburst and framed art bedside seem to float.

Beautiful modern French country bedroom with orange accents and pale furniture - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbedroom #modernfrench #bedroomdecor

Isn’t the fluted detail on the table magic?

White, Grey & Gold in a Bathroom

Oh so pretty!

Beautiful modern French bathroom with grey branch wallpaper and console sink - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbathroom #modernfrenchbath #wallpaperedbathroom

I love me a skirted sink, and I don’t often see a console sink dressed this way.

Beautiful modern French bathroom with grey branch wallpaper and console sink - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbathroom #modernfrenchbath #wallpaperedbathroom

Even a simple block of French soap can Frenchify a bath!

Beautiful modern French bathroom with grey branch wallpaper and console sink - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbathroom #modernfrenchbath #wallpaperedbathroom

Details like wainscot and paneling in a bath are best planned at the design stage or beginning of renovation plans.

Modern French decor in a beautiful new build by Morningstar Builders.

Because take it from me–you don’t want to be pulling out plumbing fixtures to add the pretty things after!

Beautiful modern French bathroom with grey branch wallpaper and console sink - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbathroom #modernfrenchbath #wallpaperedbathroom

It’s fun to see a fresh fabric like this (is it a Batik style?) on an Old World style French chair (above).

Beautiful steel doors to a modern French home office in a home by Morningstar Builders. #homeoffices #modernfrench

Hope you found lots of inspiration and ideas to tuck away. If you love this home tour, you’ll also love the story HERE.

French country exterior by Morningstar Builders. #frenchcountryexterior #frenchcountryhome #homeexteriors

And I hope this finds you calmly collecting decorating inspiration as opposed to feverishly trouble-shooting design dilemmas as I am today.

Touring beautiful homes and chatting with you online has become a sweet refuge and escape from the real life work here at the new place.

Beautiful modern French country bedroom with orange accents and pale furniture - Morningstar Builders. #frenchbedroom #modernfrench #bedroomdecor

Thank you so much for keeping me company on the journey. I know all things will be well and that someday the disorder here will subside.

Oh, and this quote has been resonating with a lot of folks on Hello Lovely’s FB page:

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Pinning it to Pinterest may just get someone thinking about the true meaning of empathy at just the right moment. Who knows the ripples that may ripple?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Karol Iberg
    July 22, 2022 / 8:20 pm

    I have every confidence in you!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 23, 2022 / 8:51 am

      Hahaha – thanks so much, friend.

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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!
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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