Tour a French Country-Style Home With Layers of Creamy Tones

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Tour a French Country-Style Home With Layers of Creamy Tones

This Houston-area empty-nest couple tasked designer Ayca Stiffel with creating interiors in their custom home that embody a modernized version of French country style. To do that, Stiffel took inspiration from the couple’s artwork to develop an interior palette that layers warm, creamy tones with hits of greenish blue, a favorite color of one of the homeowners. The soothing color scheme softens the home’s French country architectural details, which include arched windows and doorways and an oversize wood range hood in the kitchen.

Stiffel anchored the kitchen with two teal islands amid soft white cabinets and two types of creamy quartzite countertops. Two zellige backsplash tile shapes incorporate varying cream tones as well. And she continued the layered approach in the main bathroom, which features marble-look porcelain slab countertops and shower walls.

Stylish custom cabinets in the living room resemble built-ins and help hide the TV. In the laundry room, sage green cabinets — some with mesh fronts for hanging clothes inside to dry — elevate the look and feel. And in the powder room, an elegant wallpaper with a magnolia tree print helps smooth out an angular layout.

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kculbers

Stunning!! I love the light and airy feeling of this home.

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Emily

Gorgeous house! Enjoy!

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cj1225

Beautiful home in every way! I could move right in to all of it.

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By Design Interiors, Inc.

Thank you so much for featuring our project! Our senior designer, Ayca, did an amazing job. This is such a great interview and look into her design process.

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dejones9

I watched the video first and then came to the print story. It's interesting that the photos appear a little washed out as opposed to seeing the colors of the rooms in the video.

   
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HU-185312428

Love the home. Can you share who the couch is made by? Kitchen cabinetry color?

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Gram 1954

So beautiful! And Ayca is so right about the wallpaper in the powder room!! The texture/pattern softens those angles and makes them seem so natural. LOVE It!

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sajeja

Checked the LearnMore feature and saw more photos of this elegant and gracious home.

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HU-98366373646

what is the island color please? Thank you. Beautiful!

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Mb Murphy

What color is the wall paint? Beautiful home!

   
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CB Interior Design

Beautiful home! Love the openness and light of the spaces and the neutral color scheme with accent colors.

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By Design Interiors, Inc.

Thank you all for the kind comments! Ayca did an amazing job creating this stunning design for our clients.

   
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Jan Wangaard

Was this a new construction or total remodel?? It is beautiful!

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By Design Interiors, Inc.

This was a custom home / new construction. Thank you!!

   
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T S

I am attracted to everything about this stunning home. Unable to track down the exact laundry wall tile on my own.

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By Design Interiors, Inc.

The laundry room tile is a favorite of ours too - We suggest checking out Stone Impressions! They have gorgeous materials!