Welcome to Cozy Living Saturday, which occurs the first Saturday of every month. It’s when I gather with a few blogging friends to share cozy ideas for the month. It’s whatever gives us warm fuzzies for the month and can be anything from home decor to a yummy recipe to outdoor living ideas. Summer also means travel for me, so I’m sharing a beautiful French country cottage that’s sure to make you want to relax in the living room or bedroom, or cook up a tasty French meal in the kitchen. You can see what my friends are sharing at the end of this post.
Let’s start with the light and airy living room that gives off an organic vibe through natural fabrics, stone crocks, wood furniture, and decorations from Mother Nature herself. A sense of peace is emphasized with a portion of the famed serenity prayer painted on the staircase wall.
A close-up view shows the pottery and branches on the console table. Sisal
The living room opens up to the kitchen, which definitely has a French country style.
While some people might like a more modern kitchen, I prefer this type of kitchen which is also known as an “unfitted kitchen.” An unfitted kitchen doesn’t have all matching cabinets and generally uses standalone pieces. I consider my own kitchen to be unfitted even though it does have a few built-in cabinets. I love the pairing of gray and mustard in this French country kitchen.
Remember the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun? Frances, the main character, renovates an Italian villa. I’ve always thought how wonderful it would be to live in another country in a home that’s hundreds of years old. That’s what this French country cottage reminds me of. It transports me to another world, a dreamy fantasy of sorts.
On the opposite side of the spacious living room is the dining area.
Large windows throughout the cottage bring in plenty of natural light while floor to ceiling curtains add softness to the beautiful interiors.
I’m intrigued with the large vases on the side table. I wonder what they’re made out of? There’s so much organic texture to enjoy, including the rustic ceiling beams the the plastered walls.
More pottery lines the shelves of the cabinet on the far wall. Views of the outdoors can be seen from every angle of the living room.
Upstairs, painted paneling coats the vaulted ceiling while a boho chic chandelier takes center stage in the middle of the bedroom. Read a book in bed or in the comfy lounge chair in the corner.
A soft blue paint hugs the walls of the large bathroom with vintage sconces flanking a wooden mirror.
A linen roll shade at the window lends privacy while soaking in the claw foot tub.
A large circular window crowns the walk-in shower.
Outside, a patio provides space for cozy alresco dining.
The French country cottage has oodles of charming details like wooden plantation shutters, painted bead board wainscoting, and a cute side chair with a linen cushion.
A hallway is decorated with wire hearts and circles hung with pale yellow ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this cozy tour of a gorgeous French country cottage. Summer is the perfect time to dream of visiting your favorite destination and staying in a place like this.
Be sure to visit my blogging friends who are participating in this month’s Cozy Living series!