• Country room: exotic living room

    by  • 22/04/2014 • Living, Shopping • 0 Comments

    It’s the time of year when gardens are beginning to bloom and you want to bring all that floral loveliness into the house. An eye-catching way of introducing florals into a country living room is with a stunning statement wall.

    This beautiful wallpaper (from Sanderson‘s Voyage of Discovery collection) whisks you away to distant lands with its elegant hand-painted-effect tropical trail  featuring hummingbirds, butterflies and exotic flora. It’s a look that works beautifully in a period property. Team with neutral furniture and add in the odd piece of furniture or accessory with an Oriental feel for a stylish East meets West look.

    Clementine 213388 rrp £60.00/roll.

    Clementine 213388 wallpaper,  £60 a roll, by Sanderson

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    Country room: spring dining room

    by  • 15/04/2014 • Living, Shopping • 2 Comments

    Here’s a  country dining room that’s just perfect for high days and holidays.

    A dining table with enough space to squeeze everyone round is essential if you’re planning some Easter entertaining. This shabby chic design is large enough to fit the bill, and elegant French-style chairs make the perfect partners.

    What really adds that touch of spring, though, are the vintage-style floral fabrics from Clarke and Clarke with their exquisite painterly effect.  Toning cushions and a runner create a pretty and informal feel, while the beautiful pencil pleated curtains, made by Handmadetomeasure, finish off the cottage look.

    Abigail fabric in taupe by Clarke & Clark £45.99 a metre Handmadetomeasure.com

    Handmade pencil pleat curtain in Abigail  taupe by Clarke & Clarke, £45.99 a metre, from Handmadetomeasure



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    Country room: colourful kitchen

    by  • 08/04/2014 • Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

    If you could pick one key piece that epitomises a country kitchen, it would most likely be a dresser. Be it warm wood or painted, it’s a staple ingredient.

    Choose a painted design to create a co-ordinated look with the rest of your scheme or, as here, pick a scrubbed pine one with a timeworn appearance and team with brightly coloured walls for a homely feel.

    Dressers are fantastic for storing cutlery, tablelinen and, of course, your favourite china. Shelves lined with distinctive Cornishware, as the owners of TG Green have done in their own kitchen, draw the eye straight to the dresser.

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    Classic country kitchen

    A scrubbed pine dresser, farmhouse table and chapel chairs make a classic country kitchen

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    Country room: romantic bedroom

    by  • 01/04/2014 • Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

    Feeling full of the joys of spring? Here’s a dream country bedroom in a beautiful barn conversion that will certainly put you in the mood, as well as providing lots of inspiration.

    With its white clapboard backdrop and stripped floorboards, it makes a stunning space. And it really does feel as if the outside has been brought inside with pretty floral bedlinen, botanical prints and potted plants.

    A classic wrought-iron bed (this one is from Feather & Black) will never date and, dressed with florals, creates an utterly romantic scheme.

    Canterbury bedstead, £399, Feather & Black

    Canterbury bedstead, £399, Feather & Black
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    Country room: faded floral country dining room

    by  • 25/03/2014 • Living, Shopping • 0 Comments

    With the clocks due to go forward and longer light-filled days on the horizon, here’s a country dining room that maximises the light and is a great space to enjoy informal entertaining.

    White panelling creates a beach-house feel, which is accentuated with limewashed floorboards. Team with a distressed table and wooden benches, and decorate with a tablecloth and cushions in pretty faded floral fabrics such as these from Cabbages & Roses. Floor-length curtains provide an elegant touch. Then finish off the look with a vintage industrial lamp and an old school clock.

    Fabrics from £38 a metre , Cabbages & Roses

    Fabrics from £38 a metre , Cabbages & Roses

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    Country room: vintage kitchen

    by  • 18/03/2014 • Living • 1 Comment

    White is a colour that’s never out of fashion and is guaranteed to make a room bright and airy, as well as appearing larger.

    To prevent an all-white scheme looking sterile though, it’s vital to add character, and this country kitchen has it  in bucketfuls. Shaker-style units are teamed with cup pull drawer handles, while a classic cream Aga takes centrestage in the old inglenook.

    The pièce de la résistance is the vintage butcher’s block with its scrubbed pine worktop and timeworn look, teamed with charming mismatched vintage stools. A well-placed industrial pendant light overhead adds the perfect finishing touch.

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    White blah blah Aga

    An all-white scheme can be given character with timeworn vintage pieces

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    Country room: romantic living room

    by  • 11/03/2014 • Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

    Spring is in the air and if it makes you feel like throwing open your windows, it’s time to make sure you have a well-dressed window treatment.

    This country living room has the perfect vantage point to sit and overlook the garden. A Swedish country house feel has been created with white painted floorboards and a neutral backdrop, while an informal loose-covered armchair provides a comfy place to curl up and read a book.

    Now that there is more sunlight around, sheer voiles are ideal for filtering the rays. Layers of textiles in different patterns and fabrics, such as the neutral stripe and co-ordinating floral from Ikea, provide lots of texture and finish off the look beautifully.

    Ektorp armchair, £330, Gulsporre curtains, £10, Myrten curtains, £12, Ingmarie curtains, £35, Hermine throw, £15, Lidved side table, £15; all Ikea

    Ektorp armchair, £330, Gulsporre curtains, £10, Myrten curtains, £12, Ingmarie curtains, £35, Hermine throw, £15, Lidved side table, £15; all Ikea
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    Country room: floral bedroom

    by  • 04/03/2014 • Living, Shopping • 3 Comments

    Now that we’re into March, we’re loving daffodil yellows here at Country Homes & Interiors. And what better place to use them than in a country bedroom?

    No need to redecorate. Simply choose a neutral backdrop – this rustic tongue and groove evokes a simple cabin-like feel –  and team with vintage and Ercol-inspired wooden furniture to create a retro country look. Then add a burst of colour on the bed with a pretty yellow floral bedlinen such as this one by Christy.

    Lighting can be used to make a real style statement – follow through the sunny yellow theme with a task lamp, and finish off with on-trend pared-back bulb pendant.

    Okame bedlinen in Saffron from the Vintage Collection by Christy. Prices start at £79 for a single duvet and £35 for a pair of Oxford pillowcases

    Okame bedlinen in Saffron from the Vintage Collection by Christy. Prices start at £79 for a single duvet and £35 for a pair of Oxford pillowcases

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    Country room: pretty dining room

    by  • 25/02/2014 • Living, Shopping • 2 Comments

    Amazing how a pop of pastels gets you in the mood for spring, and a country dining room can easily be given a seasonal facelift with just a few well-chosen pieces.

    The key to the look is a neutral backdrop, which will see you through each season. Here, a classic country scheme  with elegant French-style dining table and chairs is given an update for spring with pretty curtains featuring birds perched on leafy branches and brought to life with upholstered dining chairs in sugar almond shades (all from Laura Ashley).

    The perfect spot for afternoon tea…

    Addington dining chair in Dalton Cyclamen, £300; Aldwick dining chair in Edwin Apple £475; Provencale dining table £925, pair of dining chairs £575, curtains in Aviary Garden apple £34 a metre, voile in floral trellis white £18 a metre; wallpaper floral trellis dove grey £38 a roll, lighting Mercy swag chandelier £325, Fenn cyclamen shade £38, Bellamy base £65, Arianne mirror £150, Ashford natural rug £175

    Addington dining chair in Dalton Cyclamen, £300; Aldwick dining chair in Edwin Apple, £475; Provencale dining table, £925; pair of dining chairs, £575; curtains in Aviary Garden Apple, £34 a metre; voile in Floral Trellis white, £18 a metre; wallpaper in Floral Trellis Dove Grey, £38 a roll; Mercy swag chandelier, £325, Fenn Cyclamen shade, £38; Bellamy base, £65; Arianne mirror, £150; Ashford natural rug, £175

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    Country room: children’s bedroom

    by  • 18/02/2014 • Living, Shopping • 1 Comment

    We’re loving the kaleidoscope of colour and pattern in this pretty children’s bedroom. The vintage style and eclectic elements give it a grown up edge that bridges the gap between tot and teen.

    Core colours of green, turquoise and pink demonstrate that stripes, geometric patterns and ditsy florals (isn’t the bedlinen from Room Seven just gorgeous?) can be combined together if you stick to key tones. Choose a pretty French-style painted bed and you can’t go far wrong.

    Would you like to see more children’s rooms? Let us know here…

    Room Seven

    Room Seven bedding collection priced from £24-£330

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