• Archive for January, 2014

    Country style: Emerald green

    by  • 08/01/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Emerald green is a big country colour trend right now and perfect when mixed with saffron and greys for a modern country look. This photograph was taken for our ‘Warm to colour’ feature in the latest issue of Country Homes & Interiors. Here’s how to get the look in 3 steps…

    Choose a stylish two seater sofa, from Wesley-Barrell, upholstered in the eye-catching Linara Emerald fabric from Romo.

    Give warmth and natural texture to the sofa with woollen throws and cushions from Christy.

    Add a pop of colour with a single scatter cushion in a contrasting burnt russet. The two tone cushion in fabrics by Malabar.

    By the way, the Library steps are from The Great English Outdoors.

    • Emerald sofa

      We love a splash of green to brighten a wet winter day

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    Country room: cosy living room

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

    Feel like hibernating? Well here’s the perfect country living room in which to spend a winter’s day –  a beautiful barn room with enough windows to allow light in while letting you admire the views, plus a sleek and stylish woodburning stove to ensure you stay toasty and warm.

    The beautiful architecture of the barn with its mellow wooden beams speaks for itself and calls for a simple and understated decor. A good way to link the beams with the scheme is by using toning shades. Here the colour of the beams is mimicked with a vintage brown leather chair – the more aged and distressed the leather, the better. Layer up with cosy woollen cushions and team with an elegant white sofa topped with a sheepskin throw for ultra cosy seating.

    A rustic wooden coffee table  with a hint of Shaker style suits the barn setting perfectly, while a neutral coloured woollen carpet from Flock not only provides warmth underfloot but is bang on trend with its stylish cable knit design.

    Perendale carpet in Ecru  costs £108 per square metre, from Flock

    Perendale carpet in Ecru costs £108 a square metre, from Flock

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    Country moment: water, water everywhere

    by  • 06/01/2014 • Country moment, Country style • 2 Comments

    It’s been tough going for many country people this last few weeks. From extensive flooding and relentless winds, and from no electricity to impassable roads, much of our rural and coastal areas have been devastated by the storms that have been passing over the UK. As I am writing this, the sun has just come out and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is here to stay.

    Country Homes & Interiors sends all our best wishes to those that have experienced difficult times. Share your experiences with us here…

    Bad weather devastates country and coastal areas

    Water, water everywhere

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