French-Inspired Family Home

Designer Kate Duckworth incorporated a couple's love of Paris and all things French into their custom-built, custom-designed family home. Luxe fabrics, colorful wallpapers and heirloom furnishings create a European sensibility throughout.

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Cottage Farmhouse Kitchen With Patterned Backsplash

In this kitchen, to help achieve the laid-back, cozy feel the homeowners liked, the designers used a subway tile backsplash with weathered edges and a crackle finish.

Traditional Bedroom With Green Shutters

An elegant wood four-poster bed holds court in this handsome bedroom, accented by light green shutters and curtains.

Blue Traditional Home Office With Ghost Chairs

This beautiful home office has a regal feel with its golden touches, like the light fixture and mirror, combined with palest blue walls and a rosy pink desk chair.

Country Dining Room With Rocking Chair

A rocking chair, a fireplace, such pretty wood floors...could this dining room get any more cozy?

French Country Courtyard With Fountain

This French-style courtyard comes complete with a fountain, bistro tables and citrus trees.

Country Living Room With Leather Sectional

A leather sectional is a luxurious touch in this neutral living room, comfortable, practical (easy to clean!) and handsome.

Hallway With Purple Shades

Columns and a row of pendants denote a subtle hallway connecting this home's various rooms. The windows are dressed up in a rich, luxurious purple.

Country Dining Room With Blue Chairs

The pale blue of these dining chairs and table is so pretty against the red brick fireplace and hardwood floor.

White Traditional Living Room With Purple Shades

Eggplant purple window shades and an armchair add a little drama to the light colors of this living and dining room's furniture and rugs.

Country Dining Room With Natural Fiber Rug

This country dining room includes high ceilings broken up by pretty wood beams. The furniture is friendly and casual; the chairs' faint blue glaze brings in the color of the curtains in an adjacent room.

House Exterior and Formal Backyard

The backyard of this farmhouse features an orderly garden and paths lined by low brick walls. There are also a pool and hot tub.

Gray and White Shabby Chic Bedroom With Four Poster Bed

The delicate details of this master bedroom—chandeliers, floral wallpaper—feel oh-so-stylish with a neutral color palette and contemporary accessories like the plush rug.

White Spa Bathroom With Gold Table

Patterns create interesting depth and texture in this elegant bathroom. The backsplash is clean-lined subway tile, the flooring a hexagonal tile.

White Contemporary Living Room With Purple Pillow

This living room dazzles with rich color accents—love the plum pillows—and bold contrasts like the black and white fireplace.

Eclectic Home Office With Leopard Print Sofa

Styles mix and match with merry abandon in this creative home office that pairs Renaissance art with animal prints and luxe gold accents.

Shabby Chic Home Office With Bust

Ghost chairs give a modern touch to the shabby chic style of this home office with its elaborate shades and gilt mirror.

White Shabby Chic Kitchen With Gray Island

This pretty kitchen manages to look at once farmhouse friendly and elegant with its lantern-like pendants and dove gray island.

Gray and White Shabby Chic Bedroom With Bench

Restricting the floral wallpaper to one accent wall keeps the pattern from overwhelming this bedroom and lets it be a jumping off point for floral accents like the pillows and window shade.

Gray and White Shabby Chic Bedroom With Chandelier

Dark gray takes the precious out of this bedroom's four-poster bed and floral wallpaper, making them feel peaceful and sophisticated instead.

Gray and White Cottage Chef Kitchen With Pendants

The island's pale gray glaze in this kitchen is a graceful counterpart to the fresh white cabinets.

Gray and White Shabby Chic Bedroom With Floral Wallpaper

The color palette of this bedroom keeps its farmhouse style as chic as can be, tempering the sweetness of the floral wallpaper and four-poster bed.

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