Exquisite Refinement French Country Home Tour

In this French country style house tour you’ll delight at the refined elements that lean toward a modern era, while paying homage to the past! There are ample photos to inspire from this young interior designer who accomplished it all within a tight budget.

French country dining room

I’m delighted to share her for the second time here on the blog! You might recall this French country style house tour, that was the former home of my friend Courtney Davey of the website Tuft & Trim. Since we posted that tour a couple of years ago, her family has grown and the search for a new home project was full on! Courtney is a talented interior designer and you’ll find her website linked above and her daily looks on her Instagram.

French country style house

Courtney’s style is softly feminine with a mix of elements to create her own grandmillennial French country appeal. I love it and know that you will too, so let’s get started with her thoughts.

We encourage you to take your time and scroll all of the way down to see the many photos provided for your inspiration!

French country style house baby boy nursery

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“Last Winter we found a charming 1979 Colonial Cape Cod (Virginia Beach, VA) that was full of potential, but needed a whole lot of TLC. It sits surrounded by a canopy of trees in the most enchanting neighborhood, but because it was so dark and dated, it was overlooked. That being said, we were able to get it without a fight (which was a miracle in the real estate market at that time). Since then, we’ve worked at bringing it back to life, one room at a time.”

“One of the biggest game changers was fresh paint! We painted the dated, dark wood trim, doors, windows, cabinets, and paneled walls in Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. The soft white opened up each space and made it feel bright and welcoming.”

Before – 

I believe that these images are from the realtors listing. Could you overlook this and see the potential as Courtney did?

“Once the interior paint was complete, we took a leap of faith and limewashed the brick exterior in Romabio Avorio White and painted the shutters and door in Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams. The windows were also due for an update so we replaced them and, wow, what a difference that made. It looks and feels like a whole new house!”

The Dated And Drab Exterior

Before limewashing

before limewashing brick house

deck before image

The Finished Exterior

After and it’s amazing what paint can do to update a home! Keep scrolling down for the back deck and more!

French country style house

updated French country style house

Limewashed brick home French country style house

Inside Renovations – French Country Style House

Come on inside!

Entry way French country style house

A favorite project

“We renovated the downstairs bathroom, which was one of our biggest projects to date. We ripped out the fiberglass tub/shower and put in a beautiful marble subway shower. Also, marble flooring, a new vanity, fixtures, and lighting.”

French country style house bathroom

French country style house with Schumacher wallpaper

“The elegant Schumacher wallpaper was the final touch! After that, the bathroom became one of my favorite rooms in the house!”

Schumacher grandmillenial style power room

Weezie monogrammed towels grandmillenial style powder room

“I’ve always been drawn to French and European influenced decor and love to mix a variety of antiques with more contemporary chic elements which you’ll see throughout my home’s decor.” 

French country style house

“Other than that bathroom, the rest of the home was updated with cosmetic changes. New light fixtures, window treatments, and door hardware were installed.”


Another key point is that Courtney shops her own home and moves pieces around.

“While I typically stick to soft neutrals, I’ve had fun introducing subtle color schemes like sage green and pale blue. These soft tones, along with elegant floral patterns, french pleats, and gilded gold mirrors are a recurring theme in my home.”

Basically, the striped wallpaper sets the tone for a more masculine room in the home.

“It’s amazing how elegant touches like a chandelier and drapes can completely change the feel of the room.”

grandmillenial deck French country style house

French country style house deck patio

French country style grandmillenial house

pink peonies in a French country style house

French country style house

“My style seems to reflect my love for history and romance. Ultimately, my goal is to always help my clients find ways to reflect their personality in their own home. Overall, this house has transformed into something so much more amazing than we thought possible. We are blessed to be able to call it our home!”

boy bedroom in a French country style house

French country style house buffet

Above all, our own favorite is Courtney’s elegant French country style dining room!

French country style house dining room

French country style house primary bedroom

Favorite Renovation

“The laundry room is awkwardly situated between our dining room and the only downstairs bathroom. As a result is in constant use. That was one of my least favorite aspects of the floor plan. However, we made it work by building a faux marble folding table over the washer and dryer. As a result we made it pretty with a beautiful light fixture and fun wall color! These changes made the room serve as a nice transition from dining to bathroom.”

powder room in an French country style house

We hope that you enjoyed this tour and if you are looking for sources, be sure to check out Tuft & Trim on Instagram and her website.

For more French style home decor, I am sharing these home tours!

A Home & Garden Tour In France
Modern European Style Home Tour
A Designer’s French Chic Home


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  1. Amazing pictures! Absolutely beautiful❤️

    1. Thank you June for stopping by for the tour!

    2. Hi! Could you please tell me the color combination you used to paint the outside brick and shutters??

      1. Hi Kayla, it’s a house tour so we don’t know that info