5 ways this style expert showcases French country style

Sara Silm is definitely an Australian stylist, prepare and journalist. Sara has spent a lot of her existence travelling the planet, before choosing Chateau Montfort within the French countryside in 2015, which she renovated extensively.

Full of beautiful French country decor ideas that people can’t wait to repeat, she’s just printed a magazine, How you can French Country.

Here, Sara shares her some tips for getting Gallic charm to your home, regardless of whether you reside in the Loire Valley or La, Nantes or New You are able to.


‘The original encaustic chequered tiles, softened having a natural jute rug, set the chic rustic tone here.’ states Sara. ‘They were painstakingly revealed beneath a layer of persistent glue and old carpet.

‘French country is about developing a layered aesthetic that’s elegant but understated and pattern is a superb tool for adding these layers. This decorative wallpaper goes superbly using the red and gray marble-capped antique table.’

2. Envision An Area To Collect

French country is ideal for traditional dining area ideas.

‘Used to see relatives meals and formal dinners, this room is neither too casual nor too precious. The large old wooden table is essential you purchased it , in a brocante (flea market) for €50 ($57), its legs colored inside a chalk-based gray to have an instant French country transformation,’ states Sarah.

‘The grand created hearth is softened having a bric-a- brac display of birds’ nests, ceramics along with a marble bust which was based in the house.’


‘A French country kitchen needs a regal sink similar to this, produced from one huge, solid bit of stone. The plumbing is hidden with a simple raw linen skirt – very understated French chic – held on a wire.

‘A neutral palette is effective inside a traditional French kitchen. The wall features bevel- edged white-colored subway tiles and also the flooring is tumbled travertine marble from Cupa Stone. The patina and natural colour variations are extremely forgiving from the dirt that’s inevitably walked in in the garden and also the irregular surface is the best quantity of rustic.’

4. Concentrate On The BED

The centrepiece here, a vintage option for a French bed room, may be the grandeur of the antique bateau bed upholstered inside a vibrant pink hue. It’s offset by a stylish patterned wallpaper – Borastapeter’s Paradise Wild birds – along with a stylishly understated Ikea seagrass rug. Mismatched bedside tables happen to be u . s . with similar shade of Autentico chalk paint. The bedlinen is organic hemp from Couleur Chanvre, accented with Cai¨ Fahrel woodblock print cushions. The 2 botanical prints are market finds.

5. Test Out TOILE Within The BATHROOM

We, at Homes & Gardens, adore bathroom wallpaper ideas, and what is more romantically Gallic compared to pastoral scenes of the classic toile de jouy? This really is Little Greene’s Stag Toile in Juniper, that is washable, very well-suitable for the area. If you are using wallpaper inside a bathroom, don’t hang it too near to a baby shower area (which needs to be tiled), ensure that it’s not in direct connection with water regularly, and use a ventilation fan to lessen steam and condensation.