As curator of Our French Modern Home on Instagram , Leah Knight shares her fabulous design idea sand every step of her personal home build with over 10,000 followers. Starting the platform in April 2020,Leah’s eye for detail has helped her prioritize her attention to the energy of her entire build and maintain clarity throughout. With French modern as the guiding style principle for her home, Leah cherishes the charm and femininity of French-inspired details combined with the impact of more modern, large-scale design elements. The finished home is tone-on-tone, all-white everything, and nothing short of breath-taking.
When it comes to selecting and designing a floor plan, Leah believes floor plans to be a personal choice and should reflect your unique lifestyle and serve the homeowner as one avenue to lead the life you imagine. She found the Porcelain White Oak floor (Au Naturelle Collection) in her kitchen to be the easiest decision of the whole home build, chosen for its simplicity, sophistication, beauty, and ability to withstand the test of time. Within her white kitchen (above left), Leah aimed to keep it warm by picking the right shade of white, and combining the right metals, wall color, flooring, countertops, and even textiles and furnishings since white is highly reflective. She prizes the functionality of the family eating space right within the kitchen (above right), all with the feel of a formal dining room complete with a shiny brass chandelier and chic area rug for added .
Throughout her French modern home, Leah wanted to maintain the classic, timeless feel of an all-white interior. To keep thewhite design scheme from becoming sterile, Leah went for warmth with brass light fixtures, engaging décor, and of course, Hearthwood engineered hardwood floors. She also chose her floors with the pitter-patter from the feet of her children running down the hallways in mind, building a home that could handle her family’s daily life.