French Living – a work in progress!

My question is, can you create French style in a newly built property?

We are the proud owners of Le Petit Coquelicot, Derriere Le Bourg.  I walk the dog through the village in the morning and then pop into the local boulangerie to purchase my real French bread for breakfast.  Of course I imagine that I am dressed and look like this.

Audrey with dog on a bike

Audrey with dog on a bike

Double and single bedroom

Double and single bedroom

But back to reality, we now have the basics which make our French home very comfortable inside but we don’t have much style yet.  This will definitely have to be a work in progress.  All the furniture we have purchased for the house is new.  The sofa, the TV cabinet, the console, the table and chairs are all very modern in design.  The beds are vintage style cast iron from Homebase in the UK and there was a large double vintage style pine bed that we purchased with the house.

Double and single bedroom

Double and single bedroom

Pine bed

Pine bed

For the bedrooms I am looking to move away from this above and more towards these images below:

French bedroom

French bedroom

French style bedroom

French style bedroom

In the living area we have gone for modern furniture in a light grey colour.  The L shaped sofa is in leather and from Fly and the TV cabinet and console sideboard are from Ikea.  I have a lovely large clear glass vase on the console at the moment (purchased from a vide grenier at Easter) but would quite like a collection of white enamel jugs if I can find them. 

enamel jugs

enamel jugs

French cupboard

French cupboard

Hemnes console table Ikea

Our Hemnes console table Ikea

 

 

French vase

My French clear glass vase

Of course we could have gone for something more like this.

French style dresser

French style dresser

But I don’t think we could get away with this in a new house.

At moment it is so hot over 30 degrees in the shade so we have a fan blowing which is sitting in the corner of the living area.  Where the fan is we would eventually like to have an unusual chair of some sort.  Not quite sure what it could be.  Ideas below curtesy of Pinterest.

Poppy bean bag

Poppy bean bag

Green chair

Green chair

Rattan Chair

Chair with poppy design

Our kitchen units are yellow and probably need to be replaced with something that will blend in with the French theme, for example white.

White kitchen units

White kitchen units

The garden is also very much a blank canvas too but I will leave this to a future blog.

Any thoughts would be very welcome.

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