Here at Country Days, we’re so enjoying the sunny weather and beautiful summer gardens at the moment, and just loving the idea of bringing the outdoors in.
So we couldn’t resist this gorgeous country dining room with its pretty florals that demonstrates perfectly how to mix and match old and new for a modern look.
Bags of character is added with the fantastic weathered and limed wood trestle table and benches (find similar at antiques fairs and give it a chalky look yourself with watered-down paint). Then partner with French-style chairs, as here, for a dash of elegance.
To show off the beauty of the woodden table, the tablesetting is deliberately kept simple and understated with cool cotton runners and rustic tableware.
It goes without saying that the colourful fabrics from Prestigious Textiles really bring the look to life. Teaming a trailing floral fabric with toning stripes creates a really pretty and relaxed look that’s perfect for an informal area.
To bring the scheme bang up to date, hang oversized industrial-style pendants above the dining table and add Tolix stools in the kitchen. (Don’t you just love the quirky finishing touch of the giant knife and fork wall art in the kitchen?)