Green landscapes and blooming fields as far as the eye can see. In the midst of simple farmhouses with exposed brick walls, thick natural stone walls or clay facades, a mirror of nature. Just like the facades, the interiors are kept simple and cool.
In the other living rooms wood is popular as a floor covering. Abraded or sealed planks bring warmth to the living room and bedroom. They make these rooms comfortable, but they still appear airy.
simple is the magic word when it comes to the design of rooms in the French country house style. No colorful wallpaper, no curtains and no walls with pictures. Thus, the walls of the bedroom of this house in Normandy remained virtually untouched. The only decoration, the image with a child motif, decoratively stands on the floor. This reduced wall design makes the country houses look fresh - hot summer in the country become more bearable.
This living room of a house not far from Calais kept in bright and neutral colors. Beige, white, cream and light gray characterize the room with a cozy and airy atmosphere.
This kitchen in a former mill in the southern French town of Nages-et-Solorgues is also close to nature. On the bare wall natural stones flash out, the kitchen fronts are made of untreated wood. The worktop and white porcelain dishes are simple. The kitchen equipment is therefore very calm and gentle. The flowering fruit branches in the enamel jug bring a little more lust for life into the kitchen.
Old wood furniture that already tells stories, a cold stone floor, a noble screen and an antique brass mirror: this simple elegance characterizes a rural new building with antique charm near Valbonne in southeastern France.
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Cast iron brings a rustic charm with it. The rough material gives the French country house style its partly prehistoric effect. But to make sure the interior is not too rustic, only a few accessories or decorative elements should be made of metal. Chandeliers, luminous feet or cast-iron candlesticks fit well.
Toile de Jouy is a popular since the 18th century in France printed calico fabric. From Ireland, he was later mainly produced in Jouy-en-Josas, France. It is cheaper and much more durable than silk and therefore a practical material for the elegant life in the countryside. The fabric is popular as a cover for armchairs, sofas, bedspreads or curtains, as in this bedroom.
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A freestanding claw-foot bathtub and slim-legged washbasin look elegant and romantically antiquated. One can almost smell the scent of lavender soap at the sight of this Parisian bath. Chandeliers, cement tiles and an antique cabinet contrast in color with white bathroom ceramics, metro tiles and walls - an elegant variant of French country house style.
A popular piece of furniture for storage space in the living room, bedroom or hallway is the dresser - for the country house style painted in soft colors. Decorated handles or knobs enhance this furniture. A special flair can be achieved with an arrangement of wood mirror or antique painting and table lamp with a linen shade.
In the so-called "Bergère" the (decorated) wooden frame remains visible, in him arm and back upholstery are incorporated, the seat cushion is usually only hung up. In general, the vertical surface between the seat and armrest is also padded. With pale cotton or coarse linen upholstery, this chair shape, which came into being in the 18th century, can often be found in French country houses.
After a long day in the flourishing French countryside, relax with a good book in a "Bergère". Even if you do not live in Provence or Brittany yourself, you can dream of France in such a piece of furniture.
Of the Shabby chic is closely related to the (French) country house style. A vintage chair, on which some paint has already chipped off, not just for sitting a nice piece of furniture. A single chair, for example, also makes a stylish figure next to the bed as a shelf.
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