18 Buys for Your Future French Country Farmhouse
If your design fantasies often include an old French farmhouse in the countryside, then you're in the right place. Here are our favorite finds to help stoke your dreams.
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French Market Basket
You really can't get more French country than a chic, traditional market basket. Fill it up with fruits and veggies at your local farmer's market, or use it as a piece of decor filled with firewood, pillows or magazines.
Buy It: Food 52, $60.00
Oval Floral Mirror
A lovely, carved-wood mirror would look fantastic above a mantel or in an entryway. It would even look great in a more feminine bathroom. Hand-carved from mango wood by artisans in Saharanpur, it feels old and weathered in just the right way.
Buy It: Amazon, $65.91
Even though this Chinoiserie rug isn't vintage, it looks like it could be. This lovely rug is part of the new goop x CB2 collection. In fact, Gwyneth Paltrow said she was inspired by her time living in Europe when she created this piece.
Buy It: cb2, $499.00
Inspired by old hospital beds, this iron piece features modern lines to help it feel fresh. It would be a perfect pick for a guest bedroom or a kid's room. Spice up the frame with tassels or fringe, or hang a beautiful textile over the headboard.
Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $729.00
This hand-sewn quilt features super-soft jersey cotton. And with all the ruffles, it takes up to three days to complete! It would bring a lovely touch to your master bedroom.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $288.00
Faux Olive Leaf Wreath
So what if you don't have olive trees or a French chateau? No one needs to know that! With this lush olive leaf wreath, no one will. Hang this wreath on your front door during any season to bring some extra oomph to your entry or porch. Because it's faux, you won't need to care for it.
Buy It: Target, $36.99
Chevron Tufted Pillow
We love this fun, tufted pillow with tassels because it feels like it could be handmade. The neutral palette gives a nod to those French country vibes, while also rocking a bit of trendy, boho style.
Buy It: Pier 1, $39.95
This pretty pattern almost feels like it could be from a vintage textile. You can choose from nine different colors to go with whatever palette you have going on in your home. With a white background, the curtains still feel pretty neutral, but it might just be the splash of color you're looking for.
Buy It: Minted, $63.00
These glass pieces feature a silvering technique to create the mirror-like appearance that resembles mercury glass.
Buy It: Build, $63.36
We would buy a bunch of these brass candlesticks in different sizes, then stagger them down a dining table for a super dramatic look.
Buy It: Terrain, $20.00
It wouldn't take much imagination to think of yourself sitting in a French-style farmhouse with this double bench. This sweet seat is an 18th-century replica, featuring lovely detail on the hand-carved seat and front supports. It would be an excellent choice for a front entrance or mudroom.
Buy It: Design Toscano, $799.00
This tiered hanging basket is another piece that feels like it could be handmade. With a rope hanger and copper baskets, this piece would be ideal to hold fruits and veggies. It would also be a fun laundry room storage accessory to house wool dryer balls, detergent pods or fabric softener.
Buy It: TJ Maxx, $14.99
Here's a sleek, updated take on an old-school leaning ladder you would likely find in any French barn or country house. Use these in your living or family rooms to hang antique textiles, or try it in a foyer to hold scarves and other accessories.
Buy It: Food 52, $50.00
Boxwood Double Topiary
If you don't have space (or time!) to create French gardens outside your house, bring the look inside with these boxwoods. These double boxwood plants are freeze-dried, so they will stay green and fresh-looking for years to come.
Buy It: West Elm, $59.00
Le Creuset Tea Kettle
Tea is a staple in European households, so make sure you have a chic tea kettle on hand to embrace the French country vibes. Available in 10 colors, this solid kettle has an exterior made from quick-heating carbon steel and porcelain. It even has a sweet, sing-song whistle.
Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $70.00
With a marble top and pretty, round lines, this side table is a lovely addition to any room. It features one drawer to hide away remotes and coasters.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $328.00
A dresser that manages to be both rustic and totally chic? Check and check. This dresser has the perfect mix of drawers and cabinets. The gray oak finish gives the new piece an antique look.
Buy It: Apt 2B, $1,103
Copper Wire Basket
Anything copper somehow manages to feel French country to us, and this basket is no exception. This storage basket is crafted with a "freeform" grid, which helps it to feel homey and handmade. Use a bunch of baskets lined up in your pantry, or try one or two in your entryway to store hats, gloves and shoes.
Buy It: cb2, $19.95