• Feel the love for this country bedroom

    by  • 22/07/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    With its fresh and breezy feel, we couldn’t resist this gorgeous country bedroom here at Country Days.

    The beautiful furniture with striped detailing is from the Jacob Collection (in Cap Ferret finish) by Grange. If you’re feeling handy, you could customise some vintage furniture using a similar muted palette. Don’t you think teaming the bed with a striped throw and bedlinen in similar tones is co-ordinating genius?

    Patterned furniture works best against a plain backdrop and the whitewashed walls and painted floorboards here conjure up clean, coastal style that’s perfect for the summer holidays. You can certainly count down to siesta or bedtime with the elegant oversized clock…

    For a similar coastal-feel bedroom take a peek at http://bit.ly/1qNs8Do

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    Country room: classic kitchen

    by  • 15/07/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    At the heart of any country kitchen is a range cooker.

    We love the way this stylish stainless-steel model from Sub-Zero & Wolf adds a modern edge to the rustic handmade oak cabinets from Hallwood Furniture.

    Pale worksurfaces in silestone and granite keep the look light and tone with the white brick-style splashback tiles. It’s a look that works particularly well in a beamed space.

    Wolf range is an ICBDF486G 1219mm dual fuel range with griddle/teppanyaki and 6 dual stacked sealed burners, 10 cooking modes and 2 x pyrolitic self cleaning ovens. £15,456 in VAT – Wolf Dual Fuel ranges start at £7,800 inc VAT for a 762mm version

    Wolf ICBDF486G 1219mm dual-fuel range cooker with griddle/teppanyaki and six dual stacked sealed burners, 10 cooking modes and two pyrolitic self cleaning ovens, costs £15,456. The Hallwood Furniture kitchen is made from English Oak – the cooker run is the Contemporary Oak kitchen, while the island unit is from the Restoration Oak range. English Oak kitchens start at £15,000.

     

     

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    Country room: French-style bedroom

    by  • 08/07/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

    We’re particularly partial to a little French style here at Country Homes & Interiors and this idyllic country bedroom with its amazing vaulted ceiling is the perfect backdrop to such a scheme.

    The pièce de la résistance has to be the ornate French bed sumptuously upholstered in a beautiful floral fabric. Team with French furniture painted in muted shades for a calm and elegant look and add animal hide rugs to the stripped floorboards for a modern twist.

    For more rooms from this gorgeous house, visit http://bit.ly/TCegzx

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    The sumptuous French bed is dressed with crisp white linen and a chunky woollen throw

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    Country room: white bedroom

    by  • 01/07/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Doesn’t this beautiful bedroom get you right into the holiday mood? You can almost feel the sea breeze and hear the lapping waves…

    Keep the look light and bright with crisp pure white bedlinen, then add interest with texture such as knitted throws and cushions (all from The White Company), not forgetting a nubby rug on the stripped floorboards. Soften the windows with billowy voiles, which are useful for filtering the light as well as introducing a romantic feel. Finally, bring in a vintage mariners’ lantern for the perfect coastal finishing touch.

    Hudson bed linen, Oxford pillowcase from £16, single duvet cover from £55, Newport throw £100, Newport cushions from £40, all The White Company

    Hudson bed linen: Oxford pillowcase from £16, single duvet cover from £55; Newport throw £100, Newport cushion covers from £40, all The White Company

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    Country room: gardener’s kitchen

    by  • 24/06/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

    If you’re spending sunny days out in the vegetable plot at the moment, a country kitchen like this is sure to tick all the boxes.

    Brick tiles are given a new lease of life with a zigzag splashback incorporating pretty azure and aqua tiles (from Topps Tiles) that make the chimney breast and range cooker a real focal point. Painted glazed cabinets on either side provide plenty of handy storage.

    Team with a scrub top farmhouse table and on-trend vintage metal chairs for a relaxed feel. Then add a splash of colour with a soft green wicker chair – pop on a charming rabbit cushion from Thornback & Peel and you have a look that could have stepped straight out of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

    Shibori tile in cream, blue or green, 91p a tile or   £80.89 per sq m, Topps Tiles

    Shibori tile in cream, blue or green, 91p a tile or £80.89 per sq m, Topps Tiles

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    Country room: pastel bedroom

    by  • 17/06/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Bring the feel of high summer into a country bedroom with a palette of sun-bleached pastels and serene neutrals.

    Team with painted tongue and groove (perfect along a wall and on the headboard of a bed) for an instant hit of country, while pretty faded floral bedlinen and posies of both fresh and fake flowers add a charming cottage touch. Don’t forget an on-trend vintage metal stool to ensure the look is bang up to date.

    Rose Petal bedding set from £35, waffle knit throw £25, white Luxe Pretty Cushion £10; all BHS

    Rose Petal bedding set from £35, Waffle Knit throw £25, white Luxe Pretty cushion £10; all BHS

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    Country room: airy hallway

    by  • 10/06/2014 • Country style • 3 Comments

    Who wouldn’t want to step into a house like this? We love the simplicity of this light and bright country hallway that sets the tone for the rest of the house.

    An off-white backdrop allows architectural features such as the beams and flagstones to speak for themselves, while use of the same colour palette throughout the house ensures the rooms flow from one to another.

    Painted floorboards evoke a clean, Scandinavian feel and are a practical flooring for a country house. Team with just a few well-chosen pieces of furniture, such as a pretty settle bench (from Garden Trading) and an antique occasional table that tones with the beams, to keep the look uncluttered.

    For more rooms from this gorgeous house, visit http://bit.ly/1gZcVhi

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    A wonderfully light hallway is perfect for summer days
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    Country room: welcoming kitchen

    by  • 03/06/2014 • Country style • 4 Comments

    Wish you were here? This stunning barn room has been transformed into a welcoming and homely country kitchen, complete with dining table and seating area, that’s very definitely the heart of the home. It’s the perfect place to whip up afternoon tea for guests…  and then sit and enjoy it.

    Pretty geranium wallpaper provides quintessential English cottage garden charm, while splashes of cranberry red striped and checked fabrics, and vintage-style accessories (all from Laura Ashley) add to the jolly county show-inspired theme. But we think the prize for best in show should undoubtedly go to that fabulous cow cushion!

    Lynden sofa in Loxley Check Cranberry £1750, Napier dining table £1000, pair of dining chairs £400, bookcase £950, curtains in Austen off white £26 a metre, curtain poles from £85 with ball finials £22 each, Awning Stripe Pale Cranberry roller blinds £32 a metre, Geranium Pale Cranberry wallpaper £38 a roll, Lucia mirror £150, Anderson chandelier £120, Design Service tablecloths and skirts, Nigella Cranberry cushions £40 each,  Daisy the cow cushion £30, Shepton rug £100, Rolling Hills canvas £75, Farmers Market on a wooden panel £45, chicken cookbook holder £32, County Show set of two tea towels £12, Red Southsea dining range from £9, Daisy cook shop collection; all Laura Ashley

    Lynden sofa in Loxley Check Cranberry £1750, Napier dining table £1000, pair of dining chairs £400, bookcase £950, curtains in Austen off white £26 a metre, curtain poles from £85 with ball finials £22 each, Awning Stripe Pale Cranberry roller blinds £32 a metre, Geranium Pale Cranberry wallpaper £38 a roll, Lucia mirror £150, Anderson chandelier £120, Design Service tablecloths and skirts, Nigella Cranberry cushions £40 each, Daisy the cow cushion £30, Shepton rug £100, Rolling Hills canvas £75, Farmers Market on a wooden panel £45, chicken cookbook holder £32, County Show set of two tea towels £12, Red Southsea dining range from £9, Daisy cook shop collection; all Laura Ashley

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    Country room: classic kitchen

    by  • 27/05/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

    White is a firm favourite in a country kitchen, and it’s easy to see why as there’s nothing like it for creating a bright and airy room.

    A classic white handpainted Shaker design, such as this one by Rencraft, works well with dark granite worktops. Interest can be added with an island unit painted in a slightly darker shade and topped with travertine, while stylish high-back bar stools make the perfect place to perch for a cuppa.

    A panelled chimney with a mantle shelf and tiled splashback is a great way of making a focal point of the range cooker. And don’t you just love that trio of on-trend chrome fisherman’s lamps that add the perfect finishing touch above the island?

    Classic style hand painted kitchen (cupboards painted in Pointing by Farrow & Ball, island painted in Shaded White by Farrow & Ball) by Rencraft. Prices start at £16,000.

    Classic-style handpainted kitchen (units painted in Pointing, island painted in Shaded White, both by Farrow & Ball) by Rencraft. Prices start at £16,000.

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    Country room: floral bathroom

    by  • 20/05/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

    We’re on a roll celebrating country flower motifs… we love them in every room, but here they are used in a country bathroom to great effect.

    Colourful oversized floral wallpaper makes a statement and certainly adds the wow factor. Team with an elegant roll top, a must-have in any country bathroom, for a romantic look.

    The key to making this scheme work is keeping the other ingredients in the scheme understated. Use on-trend brick tiles to introduce a modern edge (plain ones keep the look balanced), and team with subtle grey flooring from Amtico. A vintage stool is the perfect finishing touch – it’s handy for towels, or a posy of fresh country flowers.

    Flooring, Sedimentary Grey and Alchemy Atmosphere from the Signature Collection by Amtico, £70 a square metre, Amtico

    Flooring, Sedimentary Grey and Alchemy Atmosphere from the Signature Collection, £70 a square metre, Amtico

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