The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.
French touches give this traditional California dining room an air of casual elegance. Antique Neoclassical chairs are upholstered in utilitarian leather, which strikes a nice contrast with the toile panels in the living room's settee.
French Country Living Room with Exposed Beam Vaulted Ceilings
This subtly-hued French country living room features an 18th century limestone fireplace flanked by mirrored wall panels. Light blue floral pillows decorate the two soft peach colored tufted sofas, while a mirrored coffee table and French crystal chandelier sit center stage.
Sleek black cabinets topped with white countertops provide plenty of storage in this French country kitchen. A multifunctional island offers extra storage and workspace, with a breakfast bar at the end for dining in.
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.
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.
Sophisticated Living Room Evokes French Country Style
This neutral living room embraces soft, overstuffed furniture with traditional turned legs. In the corner is a industrial-style table with wheels and gears, which is the perfect contrast to this elegant space.
French Country Master Bathroom With Exposed Plumbing
This neutral master bathroom features a double sink vanity with exposed plumbing that –– in addition to the polished concrete floors –– adds an industrial look to the space. Two mirrors and a pair of pendant lights are positioned above the vanity, while a wood plank ceiling and woven area rug add natural touches.
A spacious peninsula offers prep space and storage space — for pots, pans and wine bottles alike, in this French country kitchen. Gorgeous terra cotta tile floors provide color and contrast against the kitchen's all-white cabinetry.
This master suite was given an air of the French countryside with a beamed mansard ceiling and cafe au lait French toile used on the walls as well as for bed curtains. Polka dots for the armchair and ottoman provide a playful contrast.
From the first floor to the second, rich wood stairs lead into the private spaces of the home. Halfway up a landing opens to the outside, keeping the stairwell bright and open. Off the landing, the staircase ascends to the second floor, providing access to the home's bedrooms.