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.
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.
Combining Styles: French-Inspired Home With Contemporary Patio Furniture
Designers were able to successfully mix styles by keeping with the home's exterior neutral color scheme across the outdoor furniture and accessories. The more contemporary patio furniture blends well with the French Provincial theme because it does not take a lead in the overall scheme; rather, the furniture's simple lines and structure blend with the evenness of the architecture. Landscaping by Mark Scott and Associates.
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.
Concrete Patio With Wicker Furniture and French-Inspired Accessories
Easily create a French-inspired vibe with textiles, pillows and wicker decor. Use a tablecloth on your existing side table. Large Euro shams are perfect to use on Euro pillows, and can easily be switched out and washed.
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.
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.
Exterior: French Normandy Beauty in New Canaan, Conn.
One of the last designed by renowned architect Rick Moisan, this custom-built French Normandy home boasts six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms. Featuring a close attention to detail and materials rarely found in newer construction, the home oozes sophistication and elegance.
French Doors Provide Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Transition
The design of this elegant French country estate allows for the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. On the first floor, all of the public spaces in the home are connected to the outdoor spaces by French doors.
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.