September 16, 2013

French Country Living...Living Rural French

Burlap Luxe Home Photos Dore Callaway

Good influences surround me in my country kitchen where French style is inspired by
the French countryside.

Brocante pieces fill the cubbies in a piece that was meant to be.

I have often wanted to change out the dark farmhouse chairs yet the rural
style adds visual to the rooms soft patina.

Galvanize, zinc and pewter are part of the good that influenced the interior
style of no set of rules yet loving in the way objects are used.

French antique galvanized have been added to vintage mahogany wood with a
typography number painted to it adds a bit more French to the rooms decor.

They can be found in my etsy shop at

Also will be featured in Fifi O'Neill's new book Prairie Style Weddings due out
in spring 2014

What's important in a French country home is the way objects are used
and pieces are arranged.

A piece that was meant to be is everything you feel from it.


Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Wonderful inspiration for My French Folly......... if you want a real challenge, I have one sitting for you in France! Bisous

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Doré!!!! YES! I love the way many of you wonderful photographers can capture the WHITE and gray tones with just one object of color; I cannot seem to get that look from my photos. Your kitchen is a dream. I had corresponded with Fifi as well but she is way too busy to get back to me. Congratulations on getting into her book! Your home is perfect for her look and coming here today is a great way to start my day. I am off to work to teach FRENCH - the most beautiful language du monde! BISOUS BISOUS, Anita

Christel said...

Dear Dore, I also am delighted to start my day at your table. I felt welcomed, and important. You truly have a gift of photography as well as the obvious designing a beautiful home. My best to you always. Xoxo Christel

Lynne said...

Such beauty appeared on my sidebar this morn'! Your French kitchen is exquisite, and your GOOD INFLUENCES shall be floating in my head today!

I know that I will be back for a "second helping", on lunch hour at my desk this afternoon!

It is so fitting that your talent and attention to detail has been recognized and published for more eyes to view!
Congratulations, Dore'

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So beautiful!!I adore the open hutch, especially the arched top! Your table is gorgeous too! It is always such a treat when you post!!

It's me said...

I love how you decorated things in your home compliments !!..lovely Ria...x

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love your french farmhouse style. I really love your home...all I can say is WOW

Splenderosa said...

Don't change anything, it's lovely as it is.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello My Friend! Always some fabulous eye candy over here.Makes my soul feel happy happy happy!

I was missing you.~Cheers :)

Vera said...

Oh Doré,

What time is dinner? The contrast of the darker wood chairs beckons you with a gesture and a promise of a most memorable meal and evening.

It is in the contrast our eyes can appreciate the peaceful soulfulness.of all the white Frenchness. One appreciates the beauty of the white shapes and forms. The amazing round table, the gorgeous open hutch.

I noticed the vintage silver champagne bucket in your lovely hutch. How about you set it out and I'll bring a bottle of Veuve Clicquot ... Dinner at 8?

Your photography as always is excellent.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

I like the look of the chairs myself.I too think it gives it all a soft comfortable feeling.

"Create Beauty" said...

It's all so B E A U T I F U L!!!

I like the drama the wood chairs bring. I love the warmth of wood tones, even though gray is gorgeous!

I love your


~ Violet

pballard said...

Lovely space, Lovely things, Lovely blog.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Dore ~ love your dining area! That chippy bucket in the center with the greenery is my favorite! such a warm and inviting to you my friend! oxox, tracie

Pura Vida said...

Dore, this is so amazing. You have captured "the look" in such a fantastic way. I could look at it all day long!

Bente said...

Dear Dore. I simply love it. The chairs have to be in that color. It`s perfect. Love the bucket on the table too.

Sending you a warm hug from here

Junkchiccottage said...

I always love seeing your beautiful home. I agree the chairs look great darker. So so pretty. I cannot wait to see you in FiFi's book this Spring. Congrats.

Faded Charm said...

And you have so many beautiful pieces that are arranged so perfectly. Love all these photos!!


Suz said...

Beautifully done post. Very inspiring. When I visit I always take a peak at your etsy shop.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my...oh my this is my favorite post EVER..not just of yours of any I have seen!!! I just saved these photos to my favorites..all of them and set the third one as my background..LOVE THIS POST!!!

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your decorating is so beautiful! It is perfection. Your photography skills are impressive too. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.

Sandi said...

Your home is so beautiful Dore! It is a place where I would never want to leave. :)

Christel said...

Hi Dore, me again, I had to come back today. I needed that breath of fresh air, and peace you always provide! Thanks so much for the beauty you create! xoxo Christel

Andrea Masó said...

so beautiful!!!
very inspiring!!!

pysseltanten said...

Wow! Love the pictures from your absolutely LOVELY home!
Hugs from Git in Sweden

designchic said...

What beautiful photography and I love your kitchen - warm and inviting...So excited you will be in Fifi's book...well deserved!!

designchic said...

What beautiful photography and I love your kitchen - warm and inviting...So excited you will be in Fifi's book...well deserved!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This would be the perfect spot to sit and visit with you Dore! Talk, laugh and be inspired by the beauty you gathered (and maybe sip a little wine?)!

Bohemian said...

What a Serene, Comfortable and Inviting Environment you have Created in your Beautiful Home!

And Thank You for coming by for a Blog Visit and leaving such Sweet and Encouraging Words.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Burlap Luxe said...

Sandi, à little sip? How about a whole bottle :)

Love yah girl!

See you soon

Rhonda said...

There you go again, soothing my soul. Your style has become my calm. I aim for a comfortable home that others visit for the calm. Your decor does that for me.

Blessings, Rhonda

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Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Dore ~ you are a genius! What a beautiful piece of furniture! You truly worked your magic on it and transformed it into a working vintage treasure! I'm loving the mix of the gray, white and brown in your dining area. The chairs are a pretty contrast! Your sweet, encouraging comments always bring a smile to my face and warm my heart, dear friend. Love & hugs to you!

xoxo laurie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, your kitchen is warm and inviting. The worn edges and soft patinas make it all that a home should be. Gorgeous! Congratulations on being in Fifi's book, like her previous ones, I know it will be fantastic!
Big hugs,

toves sammensurium said...

Picture perfect,and I am sure Even more perfect in real life!Love your Home and sense for Details:)))

toves sammensurium said...

Picture perfect,and I am sure Even more perfect in real life!Love your Home and sense for Details:)))

Tricia said...

What a beautiful space! I love the contrasting wood tone of the chairs against all the pretty whites. It looks so inviting! :)

Anne said...

I love your wood mixed in with your white.It adds a bit of warmth and charm.I absolutely adore this room.What a lovely ironstone collection.And displayed perfectly!

Anne said...

I love your wood mixed in with your white.It adds a bit of warmth and charm.I absolutely adore this room.What a lovely ironstone collection.And displayed perfectly!

Seawashed said...

The wood floors are heavenly. I love everything about how this room makes me feel. But your home gives the same feeling. You know what your doing!!!! Love love love everything you desiign and create. Xxo kerrie

Seawashed said...

The comment above was in reference to the photo on my post 'Golden Autumn'...two letters on their way to you my friend. xxo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Of course you know, I love everything, Dore. Every visit is loaded with inspiration. Such a fantastic mix of neutrals, with just touch of color. The tablescape with the lemons in the glasses is beautiful.

must love junk said...

Just gorgeous! Love your unexpected use of metal objects-I love to mix them in, too! And the contrast of the dark chairs is perfect!

Verbena nested treasures said...

Hi Dore I left a comment for you least week but it did not register.. so here I go again.. taking your advise & trying to get back into blogging some how.. well my first stop and how beautiful your cucina is! I love the shelf turned out perfect.. love the mixing & shades of the wood... and all your touches.. always beautiful & inspiring.. xo Laura

Karena said...

Dear Dore, I love your breakfast room!. The Pewter pitcher really caught my eye, along with the pottery, zinc, and oh yes the chandy! All Perfection to me!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Art by Karena

My Scandinavian Home said...

What a beautiful dining space, I absolutely love your style. /Niki

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Dore!

Thank you for leaving such a loving and thoughtful comment. I am just now getting around to replying to those who commented. You never cease to amaze me how much you give of your time and heart.

Your home is just a breath of fresh is very welcoming and makes me want to kick of my shoes and sit a spell. :-))

I am so happy that your home is reflecting what is important to you in this season of your life - and grateful that you take time to share.

Big hugs and lots of love

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
I had left you a comment earlier today, must be floating around blogland.

Your home is so very peaceful and full of beauty.. I agree with you about the chairs.. Makes a beautiful contrast.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and encouraging words.. I am so happy she gave you a smile.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness... your home is so so pretty. I've never seen this room, and it is just as i would imagine your dining room to be - beautiful and cozy, with natural elements throughout... What a treat to see this space...


erin's art and gardens said...

everything is beautiful and i rather like the brown tones of the chairs to add some contrast. congratulations for being featured in "prairie style weddings". i can't wait to see it.
happy fall!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful room with so many wonderful touches! Truly perfection!

RaeAbigael said...

lovely home!! :) how I wish I have my own space too so I can decorate and play with it. but i'm only 20 so.. haha. so I took up Interior design so I can design as much spaces as I can! ;D


Vett Vandiver said...

love all of the white, so peaceful!

Unknown said...

How absolutely gorgeous Dore!!!
Even just that simply branch looks like a piece of art if your beautiful home!

therelishedroost said...

I so glad you stopped by the blog!
I read your bio. I started with decorative painting as well and love antiques too. You have beautiful blog!
Following for sure!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère! it is a beautiful gray morning here, it is quiet, I have no pressing demands on me, only the joy of reading and writing and visiting you. Thank you my friend for your continued support and inspiration, as we both delve into our French worlds of language, décor, friendships and more. How I love what you have going on in your home...and you should see my WHITE PUMPKINS! I need to photograph them today and I'll send you a photo. MUCH LOVE, Anita

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Brenda said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. You have a lovely home. Although I don't have a lot of white in my decor, I love to see it in other homes, and you do white beautifully!