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.
Curved stone walkways meanders through the gorgeous gardens that make up this property's exquisite grounds. A vast array of foliage, trees, and flowers along with the narrow walkway create a tranquil and intimate space.
Stone archways frame views of the pool and cabana beyond, as well as invite cool breezes to filter inside this loggia. Meanwhile, a white table and chairs both visually lighten the room and allow for entertaining guests.
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.
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.
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.
Grand French Country Estate Boasts Manicured Lawns
This French Country Estate is grand yet inviting. With over 5000 square feet of living space this home is the perfect retreat for a growing family. This home’s exterior stucco finish and native stone wainscot come together to beautify the structure. Wrought iron balconies, custom wood shutters and window planter boxes, copper spires, and subtle archways compliment the design.
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.
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.
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.
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.