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.