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Porte-Cochere Offers Covered Access to Side Entrance of French Country-Style Home
An inviting porte-cochere trimmed with heavy wood beams connects a side entrance of this French country-style home in Atlanta, Georgia, to a small shed that is set up to serve as a private office or studio. Both structures are clad in whitewashed wood shingles, mimicking the style of the adjacent carriage house garage.
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.
With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.
Tucked in the far corner of the backyard is an idyllic swimming area. Here, tall trees and a stone garden wall offer privacy, while an outdoor dining set invites guests to savor sips and snacks after a leisurely swim.
When this patio garden was conceived, the landscape architect was remembering a year in Provence. The French country garden boasts concrete pavers, a trellis covered in cup-and-saucer vines, purple leaf plum trees and flowering ground cover.
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.
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.
A covered loggia connects the garage to the main house, as well as teases a view of the rear garden. Blue pottery decorates the breezeway and speaks to the same cobalt-colored tile that lines the pool and fountain.
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.
Elegant French Country Home with Custom Wood Shutters
This grand French Country Estate boasts custom wood shutters and native stone wainscoting for a charming yet elegant look. Archways with gorgeous wood doors and wrought iron accents add to the formal design.