French-Inspired Patio With Floral Pillows and Whitewashed Terra-Cotta Pots
Whitewashed terra-cotta pots and ceramic pitchers work together to set the scene. Start out with a few creamy pillows and add to your collection over time. Yellow and blue is a classic color scheme that also feels very French.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.
Natural Materials on Exterior of French Country Estate
The main portion of this French country home and the fence enclosing the courtyard are built from natural stone. The exterior of the private spaces of the home are clad in a contrasting stucco, drawing a visual boundary between public and private spaces, even from the exterior of the home.
Magnificent Pool Views at Back of French Country Home
From the back of this French country home every room on this side of the home has a brilliant view of the pool. The upper-level guest rooms each have their own private Juliet balcony, while the master suite extends into its own private second-floor patio. From the first floor, all the private spaces have pool access, and a downstairs patio provides the homeowners with the perfect place for entertaining next to the pool.
Bright orange chairs are bold statement pieces in this French country-inspired backyard. A wood pergola houses an outdoor dining area and effortlessly flows into a sitting area with white patio furniture and stone fire pit.
Pool Views and Access at Back of French Country Estate
Rooms on the second floor of this French country estate all have a view of the pool from their private Juliet balconies. These balconies are covered by overhangs that match the terra-cotta tile roof. From the first floor, large French doors lead out of the common spaces onto the back patio and landscaped concrete pad around the pool.
Soft creams and yellows, baskets overflowing with flowering plants and beautiful floral patterns call to mind the relaxed, yet chic style in the South of France. Use a natural sisal or jute rug to let the colors and patterns of your decor pop.
Backyard & Exterior: French Normandy Beauty in New Canaan, Conn.
Rich gray stucco pairs with classic gray stone and sloping gables to create a stunning French Normandy-style home. A lush backyard with beautiful landscaping adds appeal to the home's already impressive exterior.
French-Inspired Patio With Wicker Chair and Flowering Plants
Flowering plants peeking out of a basket is an easy addition to make to any outdoor space. Purchase a number of plants and group them together inside a basket, and use them in several spots around your deck. A simple small chair is an easy addition to any of your existing furniture.
Black-and-White Courtyard Features Photograph of Sculpture as Centerpiece
Art consultant Alex Ray selected a photograph of Antonio Canova's Neoclassical sculpture of Psyche and Cupid at the Louvre as the centerpiece of "An Ode to Innocence," the private courtyard at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ray showcases the photo in a weatherproofed light box that doubles as a lighting source at night. Landscape architect Frank Eddy added floating peonies in the shallow pool to add to the romance of the setting.
Sophisticated Front Entrance of French Country Home
The front entrance of this gorgeous French country estate is covered in beautiful, natural stone. Stucco arches cover the windows on one side of the home, the smooth surface contrasting with the rough stone, creating a visual division between the first and second stories.