French Country Home Decor Foyer

French Country home decor has always been a favorite and today I am embracing it.

French Country home decor has always been a favorite and today I am embracing it.French Country home decor is back in the house!  It’s been a little quiet around here because I just returned from the most amazing weekend.  I attended the Haven Conference (a conference for DIY and home decor bloggers) and I’m newly inspired.  I have so many ideas and new and exciting things in store for this little blog and can’t wait to show you.  In the meantime, I needed a little creative output and decided the foyer needed a little update.

French Country Home Decor

I have been feeling the pull of farmhouse a little more in my designs and although I love farmhouse, French Country home decor will always have my heart.  It started when I ran across this sweet jardiniere at the thrift store.  It was marked just $15 and I was so thrilled to bring it home.

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It has some areas that are pitted and not in the best shape, but I think it gives it a little more character.  I think that is the part of farmhouse that I love…the chippy, pitted, weathered, and worn look.  So, in my mind I’m imagining a French Country cottage that has been weathered and worn by the salt air of the ocean.  Sounds heavenly doesn’t it?  Now if I just had some amazing French bread and cheese to go along with it.

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I’ve definitely had the coastal breezes to go along with it and the late afternoon rain storms.

One thing jumped out at me at the conference that has just stuck with me.  Be yourself.  It sounds like such a simple thing to do right?  I mean, can we really be someone else even if we tried really, really hard?  Not gonna happen.  It’s almost like I needed permission to embrace the French Country home decor I see in my mind even if it doesn’t look quite like any other French Country home decor.  It’s my own take on it.

And I’m running with it.  So, I’m now passing this along to you.  Be yourself.  Do what you want to do with your home.  Gain inspiration from others but create the home of your dreams.  Follow a trend or not…you do you.

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So here’s my recipe card for my version of French Country Home Decor with a coastal twist:

  • Weathered Wood
  • French furniture pieces
  • White
  • Natural Linen
  • Soft luxurious textures like old velvet
  • Crystal and wrought iron mixed
  • Gold gilding and Blue and White mixed
  • Coastal birds and shells
  • Slipcovered furniture with pleats
  • Carving and detail in everything

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The next few months are going to be fun!  It will be a learning curve for me as I’m embracing some new media avenues I have never used before.  As I struggle through the technology of them I keep reminding myself all this learning is good for my brain.  Sometimes that works and sometimes I just get really frustrated with the technology…just like you do.  I hope you come along for the ride!

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If you need more French Country home decor inspiration, you might like these posts.

Slightly Coastal Design Manifesto

Nine French Country Lamps for Every Price Point

French Buffet Makeover

I hope you have an awesome weekend and we’ll see you back here Tuesday for some more fun!

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Susie

    July 27, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Love the new look in the foyer. And so happy to hear that you are embracing your first decor love — French country. It’s such a beautiful look. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Nancy

      July 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks so much Susie!

      Nancy

  2. Cindy

    July 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Nancy, that jardiniere is to die for! I can’t believe you only paid $15.00! It’s fabulous! Love your vignette with it’s french country vibe.

    1. Nancy

      July 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Cindy! It was one of those thrift store trips that make you feel like the clouds parted and sunshine shone down on it. Amazing. Thanks for stopping by!

      Nancy

  3. Beth

    July 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Are you abandoning coastal from your design?

    1. Nancy

      July 27, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Hey Beth!

      No, I’m not abandoning coastal from my design. I’m just mixing a lot more of my French Country love in with some of the coastal. In my head I’m envisioning a coastal cottage on the French Riviera. I guess a little more caftan dress rather than flip flops. Does that make sense?

      Nancy

  4. Beth

    July 27, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Yes it does. Thanks for the response.

  5. Jeanne

    July 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    French Country meets Coastal…Fabulous! Love your Look.

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