Gorgeous Utah Home Tour – French Country Elegance

Today I’m showcasing a gorgeous Utah home tour that is one of the prettiest French country homes I’ve seen! It’s grand in scale, yet decorated for real life family and friends. Let’s go inside this beautiful home and see more and I hope that you take some inspiration!

gorgeous Utah home french country style

A beautiful snow covered dream, this home in Highland, Utah belongs to my friend Holly that I met through Instagram a couple of years back. Holly lives full time in suburban Seattle, where her husband runs a Dental practice.

This French country style estate that inspires so many of us and it’s lovely to know how sweet, talented and humble the homeowner is. I recall seeing this stunner many years ago on Instagram and thought that it looked familiar when I came upon Holly. This home had previously belonged to Drew Parcell and his wife Rachel, and was known on Instagram as ” The Rachel Parcell house” ( Rachel Parcell ).

We purchased the Highland, Utah house in 2016 to be closer to our kids who were all attending college in Utah and to be closer to my husband’s father who has dementia. We were flying here often to take care of him and when we found out this house was for sale we decided to buy it. We allowed the previous owners (Rach and Drew Parcell) to live in the house for a year after we bought it from them and rent it back from us while they built their new home. We didn’t move in until September of 2017.”

gorgeous Utah home French country design

“A little about me: My husband Craig and I have been married 27 years and we have four grown children. After my husband finished dental school and his time in the Army we bought a dental practice and built our first home in Ravensdale. Our oldest son is married and we just became grandparents. Our second son is a US Marine and a pilot. Our third son is a junior in college and in ROTC with the Air Force and wants to be a pilot as well. Our daughter is a sophomore in college and our only girl. She’s studying ASL and wants to be a sign language teacher. They are wonderful kids and we are so blessed by them! “

Gorgeous Utah Home Tour – French Country Elegance

elegant foyer

A welcoming entryway that sets the scene when you enter through the double front doors.

marble foyer french country style

“The home is built out of stone imported from Texas and the entire exterior is stone. The home is 11,000 sq. feet (which is not uncommon in Utah) and is a French Country style home. It’s in a neighborhood called Country French Estates and all the homes have some element of that French country style. The windows and exterior doors are all painted blue and the interior has many french country design elements.” 

large french country living room

Whatever the size of one’s home, it’s the personal touches and attention to detail that make it special. With a massive bank of windows there is ample light whatever the weather may hold. Lots of blue has been used throughout this gorgeous Utah home to create continuity in flow.

oversized windows french country home

Holly says – “I don’t know that I have any particular style because I love so many different interior styles but if I had to classify it I’d say that I’m transitional with some French Country vibes. I call myself an interior stylist rather than a designer, as I have no formal training. I have always enjoyed design and the art of homemaking and creating a beautiful home.”

home with holly j utah home

“After we moved into the Highland house, I set to work decorating it and making it our home. It’s a large house and I was a bit overwhelmed with it. I started room by room and it was a slow process but it’s coming along. I still have many projects to do but it’s starting to take shape.” I can’t imagine what else needs to be done, but I’ll be following along with Holly’s Blog – Home With HollyJ.

gorgeous Utah home living room

I love everything about this open plan and the ceiling, the light fixtures and the space layout that’s divided into cozy areas.

open floor plan utah home

A former soccer coach who enjoys her time now at home, Holly creates delightful tablescapes, loves cooking, hosting and entertaining.

“Creating a warm and beautiful home has always been something I’ve loved doing. I love having my family gathered around and sharing meals together on a beautiful table. That truly brings me joy. I want everyone to feel at home and welcome when they are in our homes and setting a table and making it beautiful and cooking everyone’s favorite family recipes are the way I show my love. A home is really just the memories that you make in it. Creating beauty in my home no matter where it is makes me happy.” I love Holly’s attitude!

french country kitchen marble

A beautiful kitchen that is the heart of the home and a huge pantry filled with a plethora of plates and entertaining pieces!

elegant pantry design

A couple of the elegant tables that Holly created.

beautiful fall tablesetting elegant table setting

“What I really wanted to share though was my recipes and the memories and traditions around them and ideas to host and entertain. I decided to launch a blog and HomeWithHollyJ was published in July of 2018.” By the way…Holly’s full name is Holly Jolley, as she married a Jolley!

The master bedroom continues on with the blue accents and a French country modern theme.

gorgeous Utah home master bedroom

These pillows are perfection and I just might need some, since I have the same bed!

beautiful blue french country bedroom

A couple of the guest bedrooms below that are often filled with the now adult children when Holly is at her gorgeous Utah home.

gorgeous Utah home guest room

blue guest bedroom

Wipe off the drool ladies…this master bedroom closet is incredible!

beautiful feminine walk in closet

Notice how these gilded gold cage chandeliers are used in several areas of the home.

gorgeous Utah home master bathroom

Here is the family, including the dogs! Head on over and see more of Holly’s fabulous homes, entertaining, recipes and more on her blog and Instagram!

If you enjoyed this home tour then you might like to see these tours as well!

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  1. Beautiful hone! Love all
    The blues and beiges! Perfect for holidays.

    1. So glad you enjoyed this tour Maria!

    2. Just Lovely , so soft and peaceful 💕

      1. Kary…glad you enjoyed this tour!

  2. Tracey Clark says:

    What a beautiful home! Simply stunning

    1. Isn’t it gorgeous?!!

  3. I would love to know her wall and trim paint color. I have a Country French home too, but no where near the size of Holley’s home. Our home is quite comfortable with two masters on the main. My mother lived with us for a few years before she passed away.
    We’ve lightened our neutral wall color, but Holley’s color is beautiful. Thanks for any info you can share. Loved her home.

    1. I’m not sure Vicki, but maybe she will chime in with that color info here.

  4. Judith E. Marks says:

    Why were we not told who was in the photo? Two girls look like twins. Would you let us know?

    1. That is actual mother and daughter! Hope you enjoyed the tour Judith

  5. Abby Fields says:

    This home is beautiful! Was it built by Updwell Homes? I have been looking for something to build my custom home!

    1. Hi Abby. I believe that it was built by the former owner Rachel Parcell’s husband’s company.

  6. Vicki Bray says:

    Stunning home! Lots of love going on in this home.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Vicki! She constantly amazes me and I enjoyed sharing her home.

  7. This home is beautiful, but more than that I believe the woman behind the home is beautiful as well.

    Have a wonderful day

    1. She is quite inspiring and lovely!

  8. I think the wall color is bm ashwood… I tracked it down once

  9. That is really beautiful! I love the white

  10. Jony Baron says:

    Hi, I want to grow up to be Holly, her taste in home decor is lovely and it feels so comfortable as well. Thanks again for sharing this beautiful home. I now have more home inspiration, I’m feeling a little sorry for my hubby, get ready for some new home projects 😩😃

    1. Hah…you made me smile with your thoughts here! Good luck with your projects and the hubby!

  11. This home is not only gorgeous, but it is amazing how it feels so cozy for the home being so big and open! Every single corner is lovely. What a wonderful display of her decorating talent.
    Enjoyed so much Janet. Thank you!

    1. So glad that you enjoyed this one Ashley. Have a wonderful week! xo

  12. Miche Ortega says:

    Gorgeous home tour. I enjoyed that very much. Thanks for inviting us in.

  13. Ann Drayton says:

    A beautiful home tour Janet, thank you.

    1. I love her home…it’s so gracious!

  14. Diane Hawkes says:

    absolutely gorgeous home, makes me want to redecorate and I just finished,lol x

    1. I know what you mean Diane, LOL!!

  15. I just love Holly and her gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing Janet, loved learning more about Holly.

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour Denise…Holly is a lovely person!

  16. Mikki Parker says:

    I love this house the blue and white are beautiful. Thanks for the tour.

    1. Love those colors as well Mikki…enjoy your day!

  17. I love everything about Holly’s home! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. It’s beautiful for sure and I’m so glad that you enjoyed the tour Karen!

  18. Elizabeth Ward says:

    Thank you for sharing photos of this spectacular home. I love everything about it!
    I especially love those pillows in the master bedroom. Source???

    Thank you!

    1. It’s a special home indeed Elizabeth! Unfortunately I don’t have the source and these images are several years old.

    1. One of our favorites Kathy, glad that you enjoyed the tour!

  19. Absolutely stunning! The pantry is to die for! ❤️❤️

    1. It’s stunning for sure Michelle!

  20. Beautiful home! I only wish I could make my new home like that. I have a Key West style home and it’s hard to make it like that. Gorgeous!

  21. Absolutely enviously gorgeous!!
    Love all the colors. Can I get the name if the front door paint please?

    1. It is gorgeous for sure Jane! I don’t know the name of the color, since it’s a home tour

  22. Absolutely enviously gorgeous!!
    Love all the colors. Thank you for sharing Janet. ❤️