Ethereal European Country Design Style Cottage With Rustic Interiors

More than a dozen years ago, I connected with the most engaging design inspiration bloggers including Desiree Ashworth of Beljar Home and formerly Decor de Provence. She and her husband had just built a grand chateau in Utah with French country interiors. They downsized a few years later into this much smaller Gustavian French cottage. While they left the property after building an English country cottage, there’s still too much to admire! Today we’ll revisit their Ethereal European Country Design Style Cottage With Rustic Interiors. Although it looks Old World, this is a newly constructed custom crafted home incorporating reclaimed antique materials and collected treasures from Europe.

Exterior of a lovely Gustavian French home in Utah with stone, eyebrow details, and distinctive roof. DecordeProvence and Beljar Home. #frenchgustavian #europeancountrycottage

Photos/Design: Decor de Provence

European Country Design Style Cottage With Rustic Interiors

I have always loved Desiree’s eye for beauty, the designer’s noteworthy restraint, and the unique way she interprets wabi sabi sensibilities.

Bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

In Desiree’s collaborations with her husband and with her father, she arrives at interiors and exteriors that feel plucked from the European countryside.

Exterior of a lovely Gustavian French home in Utah with stone, eyebrow details, and distinctive roof. DecordeProvence and Beljar Home. #frenchgustavian #europeancountrycottage

European Country Cottage: Entry Inspiration

What a cozy feel just inside the arched front door:

Front door in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

I’m noticing how the homeowner played with scale in this vignette and also mixed an ornate framed piece of art with a very rustic yet elegant console.

Beautiful French console in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Reclaimed Lanterns & Light Fixtures from Europe

All of the authentic materials make this new build feel established and collected.

Arched front door and entry in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Ethereal Colors & Mood

There’s an atmosphere of calm serenity created with the mix of soft muddy washed out colors.

Dining room and staircase in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Faded blue greys, seafoamy pale green, warm golden oak, and natural linen harmonize.

Elegant dining room hutch in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

With the visual weight of dark wood rustic ceilings, all of the billowy goodness below them feels even more tranquil.

Dining room in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

The reflective qualities of crystal from chandeliers and glass fronted cabinets keeps the look lighter as well since the furniture pieces are sturdily rustic.

Dining room in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Design Simplicity in a Bedroom With Romantic Charm

What a dreamy space to retreat!

Vintage lantern sconce in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

The lighting is certainly showstopping in this French cottage, and who could compete with these vintage chandeliers!?!

Bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

A sculptural bed feels airy and even modern in its lines and playfulness.

Arm chair and ottoman in bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Roman shades on the windows keep the look more simple, and I find them so livable!

Bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Again, the ceilings add such rich character and architecture to the entire home. They essentially function as furniture!

Bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Custom Stain for Woodwork & Trim

While the stain mixed for all of the trim and doors was custom, it seems similar to the grey of…

Home office in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray.

Den in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Find a wealth of info about Pavilion Gray in THIS STORY.

Neutrals & Dramatic Wood Ceilings

What happens when the warmth of rugged reclaimed wood plank ceilings joins cool Nordic inspired hues throughout a home?

Den in in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

A unique mix and balance of texture and tone.

Family den in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

There’s just nothing like the glow of warm golds and wood tones with chalky Scandinavian inspired blues and greens.

Great room in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

I recall Desiree being fond of the ocean and beachy things, and you can feel that passion shining through.

Breakfast room farm table in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors
European Country Design Style Tour of a Utah home as well as Resources to Get the Look

The repetition of arched doorways, doors, and objects is also a way to infuse a new home with Old World charm.

Weathered Greens & Greys

Could you achieve a similar look with faux and distressed finishes on new objects and materials?

Breakfast room farm table in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Perhaps.

Breakfast dining area in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors
European Country Design Style Tour of a Utah home as well as Resources to Get the Look

But there’s no way to capture the soul and history of authentically aged wood, metal, and paint. Artists are sometimes able to emulate such finishes, but it’s far better to take your time collecting (or saving your pennies!) the real thing and mixing it with contemporary.

Beachy Blue-Green Tile & Open Kitchen Shelving

Desiree must be so tired of discussing her love of pale green, seaglass green, and French green tiles!

Detail of stained grey door in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

It seems to be one of her signatures, and she has always thoughtfully used this color that is packed with so many feels.

Desk in kitchen with open shelves in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

While reminiscent of the beach, it also sets a very vintage, nostalgic mood. Our grandmothers loved decorating with this green so it carries all of this heartwarming history too.

Rustic Wood Beams & Wood Ceiling Planks

What a labor of love to cover ceilings with rugged planks of wood!

Open shelving, light green subway tile backsplash in kitchen in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

It must have required so much sweat, strength, and engineering prowess to get them right.

Kitchen with desk area in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Americans have become so accustomed to white drywalled or textured ceilings covered with swiss cheese recessed lights that it feels otherworldly to see something that diverges from it!

Kitchen island in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

The mood completely changes when you start with such a ceiling with beams and rich texture.

Kitchen in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

The mood is immediately casual and handsome with little chance that the interiors will ever become too precious or feminine.

Industrial Farmhouse Style Pendants

We also see a fair amount of industrial style elements in this cottage. From vintage metal lights over the island to a commercial style range hood, there are strong nods to materials that feel durable and utilitarian.

Light green subway tile in kitchen in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

And yet the overall effect is anything but cold and business-like!

Breakfast Dining Area

Surely this is everyone’s favorite moment in this Nordic French country cottage, yes?

Rustic reclaimed antique wood ceiling in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

So much European country style cottage style simplicity in its thoughtful design.

Breakfast room farm table in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Mixing texture, warm and cool tones, vintage and antique, and natural materials…

Great room in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

the effect is stunning and stunningly livable.

Rustic reclaimed antique wood ceiling in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Livable luxe for sure, of course, since buying trips to Europe were inevitably involved!

Great room in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

What a modern take on Old World style to create a great room where the kitchen, dining, and family den areas are connected so conversation and flow can flow.

Breakfast dining area in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Collected European Country Antiques

When you’re after a completely custom, bespoke, unimitated look, collecting pieces you love from places you love is the name of the game.

Tall antique green cabinet in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

In the mean time, wouldn’t this cupboard above be an excellent model for a newly built one?

Magnificent Architecture

Thanks for revisiting this new/old tour of a new/old home in Utah!

Exterior of a lovely Gustavian French home in Utah with stone, eyebrow details, and distinctive roof. DecordeProvence and Beljar Home. #frenchgustavian #europeancountrycottage

If you love the style of the interiors, you’ll love Desiree’s shop BELJAR HOME.

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Visit her online too right here.

Beautiful warm stone entry with arch in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

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Paint Color Idea Inspired from This Home

SWEDISH PAINT COLORS - Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray 242. "When I was in Sweden, the restaurants and homes always had a lot of candles burning. It's all very inviting and creates this wonderful atmosphere that works so well with pale gray walls and light Gustavian furniture. And then you have that dramatic backdrop of the deep blue sea and the huge blue sky." âSara Story
PIN TO SAVE for LATER! FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray 242
Farm table in breakfast dining area in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors

Tour a Decidedly Non-Rustic Chateau!

For you Francophiles who fantasize about the ultimate fixer upper in the Loire Valley, come tour designer Timothy Corrigan’s amazing property!

European Country Furniture Finds

Trips to France, Italy, Belgium, Span, and Scandinavia to discover authentic finds would obviously be the ultimate way to furnish your spaces in the spirit of this designer. If reality makes that impossible, maybe one of these reproductions can add Euro cottage flavor to your home.

Find friendly priced French country furnishings and decor finds RIGHT HERE

Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall. Hello Lovely Studio.

Explore living room elements with a French inspired look RIGHT HERE.

French Country Console

Hill Country Console Table from Hooker Furniture
Hill Country Console Table, Hooker Furniture
French Blue Antiqued 4-Drawer Cabinet
Friendly priced Bombe Chest options: FIND HERE. 

Modern French Table

French Country Pieces in Our Home

My dining room with French country Louis style dining chairs. Hello Lovely Studio
In my own home…certainly simple indeed.
Lilian Oval Back Dining Side Chair. French Country Furniture Finds. Because European country and French farmhouse style is easy to love. Rustic elegant charm is lovely indeed.
Oval Back Dining Chair: FIND HERE…certainly one of my favorite chairs.

Weathered Finish

Athena Upholstered Storage Bench
Athena Upholstered Storage Bench…certainly a perfect bedroom bench.
French country mirror
French Country Mirror: FIND HERE…certainly a versatile piece for the bedroom or bath.
French country arm chair
French Arm Chair: FIND HERE…certainly friendly priced indeed.

If you admire soft colors and French inspired beauty, be sure to see THIS TEXAS HOME which is also new yet packed with traditional Old World goodness. You may enjoy THIS FANTASY of a HOME imagined with ancient stone and European antique materials.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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