These beautiful examples of inspiring Elegant Rustic White Interiors soothe and remind us why timeless, unfussy yet elegant style doesn’t fall from favor. Whether it is Country French, American Country, Farmhouse French, or Nordic decorating you admire, there is something to PIN for future reference and decorate your beautiful boards of inspiration.
Elegant Rustic White Interiors to Inspire
French antiques, plaster, and Old World style sing in this showstopping modern functioning kitchen (below) with finishes by Segreto. (Ideas to steal? Mossy green velvet is perfectly sumptuous with all the neutrals!)
Sophisticated spare simplicity with antiques collected from Europe and sumptuous bedding come together in a pale lovely bedroom at Patina Farm by the Giannettis:
My FB followers are somewhat torn about the amount of AI generated design that has begun to saturate our social feeds. I find it helpful (if not imperfect!) for easing design conversations.
When You Love Rustic Elegance & European Country Collections
What a joy if you have collected treasures from Europe to display. If you’re a shop owner, those collections likely evolve, change, disappear, and increase! I’m partial to how Brooke Giannetti styles vignettes and keeps things spare but not bare. Her shop Patina Home and Garden is a fav…
Tracie’s My Petite Maison shop is another fav, and even her pets seem to look elegant in her all white Nordic cottage:
Texture From White Tongue & Groove
Although it’s a rustic touch, it still feels gentle. It’s one of the most common and effective ways to achieve texture in any number of country style rooms, and looks so natural with handmade dishes or vintage ironstone…
Are you loving the laid back charm of mixing stained wood with painted? deVOL mixes hardware styles too for an evolved over time look. But my favorite design detail may be that painted floor! What a dream!
There’s something gorgeous about bleached, limed, scrubbed, raw, and pickled wood furniture in white country rooms, yes?
The combination can be timeless and Old World or even freshly modern and classic as the one below:
When raw, scrubbed, or bleached wood is used for flooring…oh my!
Do you suppose the above floor is reclaimed wood? There is nothing quite like ancient reclaimed materials from Europe used in new construction. Exhibit A: Ruth Gay’s glorious Houston home:
Psst. This tweet tickled me and also made me feel as ancient as Ruth Gay’s stone floors:
Plaster Walls & Texture
Ever lived with plaster walls? It has been years for me, but goodness, I would gladly welcome them again!
Even crumbly walls.
But when the walls are newly plastered…yum. Just a reminder to renew your subscription to MILIEU if you have not! You don’t want to miss features like this one:
Who could ever forget Jill Egan’s own gloriously designed modern Belgian inspired home!?!
White Walls & Blue-Gray Trim
If you love a French Gustavian look, you probably love this home! We don’t know the exact color of the trim since Desiree Ashworth mixed a custom stain, but it’s inspiring:
You could definitely mix your favorite tints to arrive at the perfect bespoke muddy hue. I recall Brooke and Steve also mixed a custom stain for their trim. They said it is close to…
Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray – and you can see plenty of examples HERE.
Pavilion Gray is actually one of my favorite grey paint colors, and I painted my own kitchen cabinets with it at 66% saturation.
In our former home, I chose a warmer, more linen/beige toned grey (Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter) for our bedroom furniture.
Make sure to sample it first since it could be too dark or too light for your own needs.
Belgian Style White Inspiration
If you love rustic simplicity and linen, you may favor a Belgian flavor of country style…
Isn’t it so livable and timeless? The style worked so well in our former home, and the art I create (mostly abstracts in moody tones) juxtaposes nicely with it:
If you are fortunate enough to incorporate pale stone and brick into your interiors, the resulting texture can be stunning…
French limestone is such an incredible material, and the color is magic with white walls when you’re after subtle contrast.
By now, you likely have a sense of how much understated elegance is possible when the color story is kept pale.
Inspiring Elegant Yet Unfussy White Country Spaces
There are those who cannot imagine living without pops of color…
and then there are those of us who know that the stuff of life, natural accents like fresh flowers and plants, and even light and texture can enliven a room of neutrals.
It’s so funny that folks who live with a lot of saturated colors can feel nervous with white schemes. It’s the spice of life!
Tap here for a primer to create a rustic white European inspired look.
For an incredible gallery of sophisticated interiors with artful finishes, GO HERE.
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