I love the look of French Farmhouse…especially in the kitchen. Nearly three years ago, I made some changes to our kitchen but kept the elements that speak French Farmhouse Kitchen to me…I share with you today, some updates…more French updates.
French Farmhouse Kitchen Updated
To me, what brings the elements of Farmhouse and French decor in our kitchen begins with this sweet hutch. When I transformed the kitchen, I painted the hutch white and added beadboard wallpaper. The decor on the shelves speak farmhouse and French to me…some directly from France.
I love these sweet cow creamers…the littlest one came from France…one of my favorite French decor resources Sunday Brocantes…in fact you’ll see more in the next few photos.
The butter mold was my father’s I’m not sure exactly how old it is. I love these sweet little cast iron roosters too.
I love to display these preserved boxwood wreaths year-round. These bowls were fashioned to look vintage, but they’re not…the linens are, however.
Baskets, galvanized buckets, china, ironstone, and more come together on our hutch to add that farmhouse touch – with a French accent here and there.
On the opposite side of the room I have this French pot rack next to an old chair and china cabinet…my youngest will get this china cabinet some day…I’m already dreaming and planning what I’ll replace it with. I love graphics both in the Bamboo Tattoo mat and that on the door (from The Graphics Fairy).
On the desk I have this little French crock filled with Lavender and Rosemary…alongside a blue and white pitcher filled with French Hydrangeas…
On the opposite side of the peninsula I have more preserved boxwood wreaths, white dishes – especially white pitchers, a large French market basket, dried lavender and lots of collectibles.
In the corner we had an old built-in oven that we replaced with a door that I painted to have a chicken in my kitchen. Above the door I have an extra large French Bread Board. I love the look of chalkboards in a home too!
Years ago, I determined the kitchen would have a French flair when I purchased this area rug with this amazing rooster by April Cornell.
Bringing home fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer is so much more sweeter when I have this French market basket…the chair in the foreground was painted to give it patina and I used grainsack for the seat…love that farmhouse look!
A small French cutting board and a vintage egg basket round out this vignette as I create a wonderful French inspired brunch.
At the doorway, I have these awesome Scarborough nesting boxes…they add charm and interest as you walk into the kitchen
What Does It Take to Add French Farmhouse style to your kitchen?
A little bit or a lot of these items:
- Ironstone dishes – bowls
- wire baskets – or egg baskets
- dried lavender
- vintage crockery – scales, butter molds – churns
- grain sack
- painted furniture
- bread boards
- whatever you love…
You don’t have to live in a farm or live in France to bring the ambiance of these decor styles to your home…you can make it yours by adding your special touches here and there.