French Interior Design Ideas

This beautiful French style home is located in the heart of West Texas. The expansive single story 4,300 square foot floor plan was designed by Brit Jones Interiors and architect Tyler Gentry, of 17 Services. It was built by Scott Lane Homes.

You are immediately greeted with a stunning staircase leading you into a foyer filled with unique and one-of-a-kind french antiques. The interiors also feature a neutral color palate with pops of soft blue and traditional furniture styles.

I haven’t seen a tailored home like this one in some time and I really think you guys will love it as much as I do.

French Interior Design Ideas

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This French-style home exudes timeless architectural details and plenty of curb-appeal.

The home features a foyer, dining, living, kitchen, den, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and 2 half baths, den, playroom, private office, large mudroom with wrapping room, courtyard and expansive lawn in front and back.

 Shutters

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Shutters are rough cedar painted in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue and made to look weathered with sand paper. The homeowner painted them herself!

Front Door

Black Steel and glass front doors- custom made glass front steel doors 10 foot tall

Black steel and glass front doors are custom made – 10 foot tall.

Brick

Exterior Brick: Mangum Brick in Country French color with white mortar.

Stucco

instead of regular stucco we did a “brick slurry” where they did the stucco over the brick in a hand finish instead of a sprayed finish Color is a custom tan finish

Instead of regular stucco the homeonwer did a “brick slurry” where they did the stucco over the brick in a hand finish instead of a sprayed finish. Color is a custom tan finish.

Trim Color

Sherwin Williams Seal Skin Dark Exterior Trim Paint Color Color Trim

Dark Exterior Trim Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Seal Skin.

Roof

Roof is Tamco Thunderstorm Grey

Roof is Tamko Thunderstorm Grey.

Windows

Windows Pella Aluminum clad in bronze

Windows are Pella Aluminum clad in bronze.

Stone

stone is castlerock stone in a mix of cream and white with white mortar

Exterior stone is Castlerock stone in a mix of cream and white with white mortar.

Lighting

Front Lanterns are Troy Larchmont Lanterns in hand forged iron in age pewter finish

Front Lanterns are Troy Larchmont Lanterns in hand forged iron in Age Pewter finish.

Welcome Home!

Black Steel Double Front Doors Black Steel Double Front Doors Black Steel Double Front Doors

The black steel double doors open to a stunning French foyer.

Foyer Paint Color

Sherwin Williams Alabaster White French Interior Paint Color Sherwin Williams Alabaster

White French Interior Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

Chandelier: Aidan Gray

Sconces: Aidan Gray

Blue Chair

Robin Egg Blue Chair The Robin Egg Blue chair is a French antique

The blue foyer chair is a French antique.

Antique Door

Antique door hung as Barn Door Antique French Door hung with barn door hardware The barn door is a true antique door from France

The barn door in the foyer is a true antique door from France.

Get the Look:

Drapery

Drapery Light Blue Drapery French Blue Drapery

The window coverings are custom drapes and shades from Susan Cannon at Budget Blinds. They are drapes on French radius rods with motorized wove. Brittany, the homeowner, loves her them!

Chairs and ottoman are from Wisteria.

Similar Side Table: here .

Details

Foyer drapes are a French Blue with a custom embroidered banding on a French rod

Foyer drapes are a French Blue with a custom embroidered banding on a French rod.

Dream Kitchen & Dining Room

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This French-country kitchen and dining room are full of beauty and character.

Dining table and bench are Classic Home Furniture. Similar here (table & bench).

Dining Chairs

Dining Chairs French Dining Chairs Wingback Dining Chairs

Wingback Dining Chair: Wayfair

Side Chairs: World Market. Similar here, here & here.

Similar Vase: here (large).

Kitchen

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Isn’t this one of the most beautiful French kitchens you have ever seen?! Its design and choice of materials are impeccable.

Backsplash

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The herringbone backsplash is reclaimed bricks from a building in Chicago. The homeowner took it all the way up the wall to make it more dramatic with the custom cast stone vent hood.

Cabinet pulls can be found here.

Lighting

Feiss Galloway 6 light pendant

Kitchen Lighting: Feiss.

Kitchen Hood

Kitchen vent hood is sprayed cast stone material that is custom made in place

Kitchen vent hood is sprayed cast stone material that is custom-made in place.

Countertop

Kitchen countertop is honed arabescato marble

Kitchen countertop is Honed Arabescato Marble.

Similar Counterstools: here, here, here & here.

Get the Look:

Hardware

Kitchen Hardware Jeffrey Alexander Bremen Pulls and the Durham knobs for perimeter

Kitchen Hardware: Jeffrey Alexander Pulls and the Durham knobs for perimeter.

Cabinetry

White Kitchen Sherwin Williams Alabaster Paint Color Cabinets are Pine shaker style cabinet door with a beveled edge Cabinet paint color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster White Kitchen Sherwin Williams Alabaster Paint Color White Kitchen Sherwin Williams Alabaster Paint Color

Cabinets are Pine, shaker style cabinet door with a beveled edge. Cabinet paint color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

Kitchen Sink: Rohl.

Appliance Pull: Here.

Faucet

Kitchen Faucet Danze Opulence Faucet Kitchen Faucet Danze Opulence Faucet

Kitchen Faucet: Danze Opulence Satin Nickel.

Hardwood

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Hardwood Flooring: Hill Country Innovations Coastal Dunes Collection in color Cape Cod.

Similar Plaid Pillows: Here & Here.

Kitchen Pantry Cabinet Color

Uncertain Gray Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray Sherwin Williams Cabinet Color

Paint Color: Uncertain Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Lighting

Industrial Farmhouse Lighting hammered copper one light pendant

Industrial Farmhouse Lighting: Lighting is Hammered Copper one light pendant from Nebraska Furniture. Similar here.

Beams

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The kitchen ceiling features stained wood grid ceiling.

Arch

Brick Archway Kitchen to dining room Brick Arch A brick archway divides the kitchen area from the living room

A brick archway divides the kitchen area from the living room.

Living Room Ceiling

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The living room features cathedral ceiling with beam.

Chandelier: Quorum.

Layout

French Interior Layout Ideas

The picture above gives us an idea of the layout; arches lead to foyer, next to a sitting area, dining room, kitchen and pantry on far left (by the refrigerator).

Patio Door

Living room patio Door A large slide door with transoms opens to a patio

A large slide door with transoms opens to the patio.

Paint Color & Furniture

Alabaster by Sherwin Williams SW 7008 Wall Color Alabaster by Sherwin Williams SW 7008

Wall & Trim Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams SW 7008.

Sofas are Bernhardt.

Chairs are Lee Furniture.

Get the Look:

Powder Room

Bathroom Wall Mounted Faucet on Marble

Countertop is Honed Arabescato Marble.

Cabinet Paint Color

Pewter Tankard Sherwin Williams Cabinet Color

Cabinet Color: Pewter Tankard Sherwin Williams.

Hardware: Anthropologie.

Grey Den

Rustic Den with reclaimed wood ceiling and brick flooring

This rustic den features reclaimed wood ceiling and brick flooring. Breathtaking!

Den sofa is Mayo Furniture.

Ceiling Details

reclaimed barn wood beams over regular cedar planks distressed with nails, chains, and hammers

Note from the Designer: “The ceiling in the den is reclaimed barn wood beams over regular cedar planks that my husband distressed himself with nails, chains, and hammers”. – Brittany Jones.

Reading Nook Lighting

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Reading Nook Lighting: Savoy House.

Den chairs are Century Furniture. Similar here, here & here.

Brick Flooring

Herringbone Reclaimed Brick Flooring Indoor Herringbone Reclaimed Brick Flooring

Brick Flooring: Reclaimed bricks from an old building in Chicago. The designer/homeowner found the bricks from a vendor in Waco, Texas who sources the brick directly from a brick cutter in Chicago.

Laundry Room

Laundry Room Brick Flooring Countertop Polished “Shadow” Quartzite Laundry Room Brick Flooring Herringbone brick flooring

The laundry room also features brick flooring.

Countertop: Polished “Shadow” Quartzite.

Hardware: Jeffrey Alexander.

Daughter’s Bedroom

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The color palette of this bedroom is a dream!

Bedding

Girl Bedroom Pale Pink Girl Bedroom pale Pink

Bedding is a mix of Pottery Barn, and Bella Notte.

Chandelier

White Chandelier White French Chandelier White Chandelier

White Chandelier: Home Depot gold chandelier that the designer redid with chalk paint and added pearl strands from her wedding. Similar here.

Window

Girl Bedroom Drapery Girl Bedroom Custom blush velvet cornice, white sheer drapes over a white and cream woven wood shades Drapery Girl Bedroom Drapery Girl Bedroom Drapery #GirBedroomDrapery

Window Treatment: Custom blush velvet cornice, white sheer drapes over a white and cream woven wood shades.

Bathroom Paint Color

Best White Sherwin Williams Sherwin Williams SW 7008 Alabaster

Best White: Sherwin Williams SW 7008 Alabaster.

Lighting: Feiss.

Bathroom Tray Decor

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Perfection!

Mirror & Sconces

Bathroom Mirror and Sconces

Bathroom Mirror: similar here.

Sconces: Pottery Barn.

Bathroom Hardware

Bathroom Hardware Pulls and knobs cabinet hardware

Bathroom Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs.

French Master Bedroom

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Bedding is RH and Ballard Designs.

Window Treatment: Woven wood shades under white linen drapes.

Chandelier

Regina Andrew wood carved chandelier French Chandelier Regina Andrew wood carved chandelier

Chandelier is Regina Andrew.

Paint Color

Trim and Wall color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Trim and wall color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

Barn Door

The barn door is a custom designed door from a local carpenter and painted by the designer in Annie Sloan - custom mix of Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco

The barn door is a custom designed door from a local carpenter and painted by the designer in Annie Sloan – custom mix of Duck Egg Blue, Old White, French Linen, and Coco.

Master Bathroom

Bathroom Faucet

Bathroom Faucet: Danze.

Countertop: Polished Arabescato Marble.

Cabinet Hardware

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Bathroom Cabinet Hardware: Restoration Hardware.

Bathroom Chandelier

Terracotta Ballerina 6 light chandelier

Terracotta Ballerina 6 light chandelier.

 Neutral Hues

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How stunning is this bathroom? Notice the wall tile and the linen drapes.

Tub Surround Tile: Handmade white subway tile with a polished white finish. Similar here.

Master Bathroom Floor: Emser Tile Pietre Del Nord in color Maine with matte finish.

Interior Design & Photography: Brit Jones Interiors ( Instagram).

Inspiring Color Palette

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Timeless Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Alabaster. Benjamin Moore Bird’s Egg. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. Sherwin Williams Watery. Sherwin-Williams Silver Strand. Benjamin Moore White Sand.

 

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2018 Interior Design Trends

Every year brings more options for materials, finishes and ideas to bring into our interiors. If you’re ready to try something new, consider the following design trends. We searched through Houzz data, popular photos and articles, and talked to designers for this snapshot of 22 things you’re likely to see more of in 2018.

Discover 100 of the Most Beautiful French Homes on Houzz

 July 14 is Bastille Day in France. The holiday, instituted in 1880 during the time of the nation’s Third Republic, marks the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution, an event that symbolized the end of absolute monarchy. Bastille Day also commemorates the Fête de la Fédération, a national festival held in 1790 to celebrate the unity of the nation and the drafting of the early stages of the constitution the previous year.
What better occasion to embark on a tour of French architecture and decor? On the itinerary are elegant Haussmannian apartments, the charms of Provence, lofts brimming with character and traditional country houses. From Lyon to Paris, Bordeaux to Nice, and even to the nation’s overseas territories, we look at incredibly rich styles, surprising choices and clever ideas. Don’t forget to tell us which of the photos is your favorite!
For 50 more please visit net weeks Blog!
Thank you to HOUZZ and
July 14, 2017
Rédactrice en chef Houzz France

How to Design a Plan for Your New Home or Remodel

Building or renovating a house? Follow these 6 steps to draw up a plan that delivers the goods…
Most importantly…..

What you need and what you think you want are not the same thing.

Before you can even begin to design your own home (or design anything for that matter), you need to establish a clear brief for the project. This is more than just a wish list — it covers all aspects of the project: size, appearance, location, orientation, sensory qualities, cost, construction methods and much more. Let’s take a look at writing a brief in detail.

So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Creating a New Home

Whether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Creating a home is more than building “three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms.” It is so much more than the sum of a few parts.

As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research and plan your trip. You’ll want to have a sense of what the end result should be and how much it’ll cost. And while you’ll no doubt be able to go it alone, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will likely mean a more enjoyable, more enriching and overall better journey.

Let’s look at the steps, in chronological order, involved in creating a home.

Starting a project? Find an architect, general contractor, home builder or design-build firm to start

20 Ideas for Easygoing Summer Parties

Summertime calls for a distinctly unfussy approach to entertaining, and thankfully so —because who wants to sweat over planning a summer soiree? Make things easier on yourself by hosting outdoors instead of in, getting guests to pitch in and embracing low-key, budget-friendly decor. From DIY flowers and quick extra tables to a beachy outdoor bar, these 20 ideas will make your party planning easier.

Trending: New Summer Entertaining Tablescapes

I recently received by first “Bouq”… 36 rainbow roses to celebrate Ron and my wedding anniversary….
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It’s officially here –– the first day of summer has arrived! As bright days laze their way into warm evenings, we’ve got our minds set on friends, family, food, and flowers. To start the season, we checked in with Eric Buterbaugh, The Bouqs Co.’s very own Chief Floral Designer, to talk dreamy summer tablescape trends. We styled the table with beautiful tableware and linen courtesy of our friends at Shabby Chic and Parachute Home. Happy dining!

Bud Vases

At your next gathering, forget the extra fork. Instead, try adding a bud vase at each table setting to round out your decor. Using a single stem in each vase gives you a lot of bang for your buck, and each flower type lends a unique feel to your tablescape. The diminutive yet ultra-elegant nature of miniature calla lilies makes them a great option.

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Featured Bouq: Juliet // White miniature calla lilies

 

Summer Garland

Dread using the same runner for another year? Tap into the table garland trend by adding bright florals and cool greenery for a look that makes your summer table absolutely sing.

Start by layering the greenery together down the center of the table and steadying it with floral wire. Then toss in some focal flowers for a pop of color. The abundant spray roses and alstroemeria in our Bourdeaux Bouq are perfect for adding some season-friendly brightness to your garland. Just pull out a few stems and tuck them in, before featuring your Bouq front and center on the tablescape.

Featured Bouq: Bordeaux // Pink roses and alstroemeria

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Floating Florals & Candles

In case you were wondering, Gerbera daisies are great swimmers! Before your next soiree, spare a few stems (our Cabana Bouq is a great option), add water to a bubble vase, and include the blooms for an easy, elegant centerpiece. Experiment with size, color, and texture by mixing and matching different flower types. For those day parties that flow into the evening hours, a tea light or two in the vase will give your centerpiece a cozy glow.

 

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Featured Bouq: Santa Cruz’n // Multi-colored spray roses

Succulent Table Setting

Succulents are perhaps nature’s prettiest, most low-maintenance friend. And best of all, they’re an on-trend and easy way to complete your summer tablescape. You can pick up succulents from your local garden center or pull from our Showstopper Bouq to cap off each table setting. It’s a great way to hold down name cards on breezy evenings, and it also makes for a great take-home gift to offer your guests! They can bring their succulent home to plant for a gift that keeps on giving.

 

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Featured Bouq: Showstopper // Pink roses and alstroemeria with succulents

We’d love to see what you come up with for your next summer party! As always, be sure to use #Bouqlove when you post photos of your outdoor tablescape. It’ll make us feel like we were there enjoying the evening with you.

A Quick Downsizing Quiz for the Undecided

We all consider downsizing for different reasons. Maybe we’re sick and tired of the maintenance and upkeep of a large home. It could be that we’re weary of the financial burden, or of being tied to a house and yard. Perhaps we want a smaller footprint for greener living. But is downsizing really for you?
If your circumstances make downsizing a necessity, go for it and decide to love it. But if you have a choice in the matter, take a few minutes with what I call the Knee-Jerk Reaction Test to see if downsizing is really for you. Gather a pencil and paper, look at each picture below and write down the number next to the response that most closely matches your own.Ready? Here we go.

Groom Your Rooms With Kentucky Derby Decor

 It’s time to run for the roses! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at home with decorative touches that evoke the Bluegrass State

 

It’s not the only marquee horse race in the country, but there’s something about the Kentucky Derby that conjures up a singular sense of romance and refinement. Where I live it’s a major cause for celebration — never mind that two whole states stand between Birmingham, Alabama, and Churchill Downs. I know countless folks here in town who can’t wait to break out their picture hats and pearl chokers, uncap the Maker’s Mark and invite friends for viewing parties on that first weekend in May.

So as long as everyone’s in the spirit, I thought, why not take it one step farther? Try these ideas for adding a little Kentucky style to your home. Long after the winner’s rose garland has wilted, you’ll remain at the peak of bluegrass chic.

Thank you to Houzz for the great information!!!!

10 Considerations for the Bedroom Addition of Your Dreams