Ok, so there is nothing new under the sun. I agree with that. So, that means I can borrow ideas from others and adjust them to fit my needs. Right? So here’s my not-so-new idea.
My Not-so-New Idea for French Country Decor
You’ve seen the Julie & Julia movie several times by now. Well, don’t worry, I’m NOT going to cook my way through “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” like Julie Powell did; but I am attempting something similar for a possible French outcome.
I recently watched the documentary about Nora Ephron, the director and screenwriter for the movie, Julie & Julia. I had no idea she was so prolific. It’s funny how we know all about the actors in our favorite movies, but little to nothing about those behind the scenes. There are so many French designs that I love. I love French Country, French Industrial, and although I’m really not that much into Farmhouse, the French Farmhouse is equally adorable. So, my not-so-new idea is to share with you some of my favorite bloggers who do the French styles so well. Instead of cooking through a French cookbook, I’ll be sharing little things about these looks, their origination and what it is that makes them French.
My trip to Aix en Provence a few years ago was the icing on the cake for my love of French style. Our few souvenirs from that stop remain some of my favorite small decor accessories. You’ll find more style if you keep reading.
Designthusiasm is the first French Country Website to consider when planning this style for your home.
Lory at Designthusiasm began her blog sharing her tablescapes with friends and family. Her Easter table is divine.
The flowers remind me of a rolling French landscape brimming with blooms. And look at the gorgeous frosted glass poppy bowls from Annieglass. Poppies are all over Europe, so to add this breathtaking glass to your table is oh so French!
Now if you want the real authentic French Country living experience via the internet, do not miss Sharon Santoni over at My French Country Home.
On her blog, she shares lovely stories of chateaus, writer’s residences, and the things we are all missing, like tea for two. Her series, “Country Homes Around The World,” will entertain and wow you at the same time. Everytime I visit her blog, I want to put my house up for sale and move to Europe. Just for fun, read all about her staff and how many of them have done just that!.
Cindy over at Edith and Evelyn would be the next blogger I have to include in this French “movie.”
After you read her about page, you will fall in love with her – even if you don’t care for French Country style. I was blown away that she named her blog after her mama (Edith) and her mother-in-law, (Evelyn). You can tangibly feel the love she has for these two women in her story.
The story of how she grew up in southwest Missouri and then moved to the deep south, is what won me over to seek her out on Instagram. It was a double blessing when I found her booth in a local antique mall near me.
Cindy’s use of religious relics in her everyday decor is beautiful. Her post on Sacred Hearts now has me on the hunt for these beautiful hearts.
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
You’ll find Anita Joyce celebrating her 10 year anniversary of blogging at Cedar Hill Farmhouse. Her website is filled with project pictures, her books and tours of the remodel of their farmhouse near Round Top, TX.
French Country Cottage
The style and photography of Courtney at French Country Cottage will make her your new addiction. Her Spring door decor is straight out of an Italian seaside town. The European styling of her olive baskets make them a perfect addition to this French Country tour.
I found Amy Chalmers at Maison Decor while trying to find a tutorial for reupholstering a chair. I read that post over and over again as I started my own project. That post is coming soon. But I have to thank Amy for her detailed pictures and tutorial for reupholstering a French chair. But, after I read the post about the chair, I found myself loving her other posts about her dollhouse, French courtyard, Florentine pumpkins for Fall and spending Christmas at home in 2020.
Love French Style
And finally, I end this French Country tour with Love French Style by Katie Anderson. The thing I love about her blog is that yes, it is about French style, but it is also about simple home life…. in France.
My not so new idea was to take the idea of working through a French Cookbook and stroll through French Country blog sites that I love. This post was originally about cooking through a diet cookbook. I decided that was boring! So.. for a much more fun post….These are bloggers who are consistent and keep up my appetite for French design. And, the calories are ZERO!
The simplicity, vintage and relaxed style of French style make for a lovely home. What do you think of French Country? Do you have a favorite blog you follow?