Neutral French Country Living Room with Whitewashed Fireplace Surround
The real show piece in the new living room is the newly designed but old-world inspired fireplace. The surround was built out using vintage bricks and covered in white mortar for a whitewashed and textured finish that makes it look as if it had been there for generations.
The elegant dining room opens up through French doors to an outdoor door dining area with beautiful views of the La Jolla, Calif., coast. Exposed wood ceiling beams and an Old World-style chandelier bring a touch of rustic charm to the space, while bookshelves flanking the doors house the homeowners' collection of cookbooks.
The owner of this house wanted to revamp her French Country home with colors and textures that were more "her" after her divorce, so she had bright, girly colors installed in her dining room and throughout her home. The ceiling, once a traditional shade, has now been painted turquoise to match the rug and the dining room chairs. She then brought in neon yellow accents to brighten up the space, while the metallic wallpaper with a geometric design helps to continue that stylish, girly trend this homeowner so desperately wanted.
In this sitting area, a mix of patterns in neutral colors give dimension and interest to the space without being overwhelming. A simple iron and glass coffee table provides a blank canvas for the books and accessories on top.
Arched French doors and windows bring in tons of natural light, as well as provides beautiful views of the California coast. Traditional furniture in floral upholstery pairs with a classic area rug and hardwood floors to create a comfortable living space.
French Country Dining Room With Fresh Orange Accents
This light and bright dining room features fun orange accents, including a pendant light and striped wooden bench that is upholstered to match the white dining chairs. Festive gold candlesticks and glass sculptures decorate a wooden dining table, while framed photographs create an accent wall.
Neutral French Country Living Room with Reclaimed Wood Beams
The wood beams in natural finish and the simple but elegant furnishings provide contrast and give the room a whole new life. The beams are from reclaimed wood that came from Sweetwater Mill near Huntsville, Alabama. The lumber specialist estimates that the tree from which the lumber was milled was 250 to 300 years old when it was cut down.
French doors were added to create an airy, yet private home office. The walls were painted a medium gray and bright linen window treatments create soft, natural mood. The room is staged with a traditional desk and chair. Topiaries, old books, and a map set the mood for creative exploration.
Eclectic furniture and detailed molding on the ceiling make this apartment distinctly Parisian. A lighted mirror, herringbone wood floor and a distinctive chandelier make this room truly one-of-a-kind as seen on HGTV’s House Hunters International.
For this French Country dining room, Designer Nichole Jacobson chose vibrant colors, girlie patterns, bold statements. Metallic wallpaper design adds texture and style, when paired with the turquoise painted ceiling and bright yellow armoire.