• Country style: Indulge in the finer things

    by  • 26/03/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Afternoon bliss is a decorative table set for high tea

    Get the look in 3 steps

    * Layer up the pattern. Mix and match cloths, napkins, plates and teapots that are awash with scatterings of Spring flowers

    *Pot up pansies, violets or violas, using moss, in a footed glass vase and create a table arboretum

    *Invite friends and family and enjoy their company

    For more Spring decorating ideas see our April issue, out now!

    Chairs, The Kitchen Furniture Co. Voile at window, Jane Churchill. Tablecloth and seat pad fabric, Clarke & Clarke. Crockery: The Orchard; Emma Bridgewater at Liberty; Greengate at Houseology; Rigby & Mac; The Contemporary Home.  Napkins, Ochre & Ocre. Tea towel Cath Kidston. Cake, Amy Swann Cakes

    Country style: Indulge in the finer things

    Country style: Indulge in the finer things

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    Country style: Happiness is a hallway

    by  • 19/03/2014 • Country style, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Country style: Happiness is a hallway

    Country style: Happiness is a hallway

    Sprinkle the hallway with feel good flowers and welcome in Spring!

    Get the look in 3 steps

    *Keep the hallway light by painting paneling, woodwork and walls in soft dove shades then team with painted furniture such as consoles and hat stands

    *Add punches of colour with brightly painted lamp bases and artwork

    *Pepper with vintage flower pattern on lampshades, storage cases, bags, vases and umbrellas

    For more Spring decorating ideas see our April issue, out now!

    Console table, Laura Ashley. Coat stand, John Lewis. Bag, Caroline Gardner. Table lamps, The Orchard. Liberty Mauvey lamp shades, for Radley & Wildefor Lancaster & Gibbings at Not on The High Street. Suitcases, Lilac Coast at Not on The High street. Silk scarf, (in frame)  Creative Designs at Folksy. Umbrella, V & A Shop.

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    Country style: Heavenly washdays

    by  • 12/03/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Country style: Heavenly washdays

    Heavenly washdays

    Create the ultimate laundry room with neat storage ideas and feel good colour.

    Get the look in 3 steps

    *Paint the walls in sunny shades and use cheerful fabrics for curtains and blinds

    *Banish packaging and decant detergents into clever containers such as drinks dispensers, laboratory style jars with measurements printed up the sides and store linens in stylish laundry bags and baskets on wheels

    *Invest in a waterproof rubber radio and whistle while you work!

    For more decorative laundry room ideas see our April issue, out now!

    Paint, Zoffany. Bespoke kitchen unit, Timber Reclamation. Curtain, Romo. Drinks dispenser, Drinkstuff.com. Laundry bag, Rockett St George. Rubber radio, Gifts With Style. Log basket, Garden Trading.

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    Country style: Leafy loveliness

    by  • 05/03/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    leafy loveliness

    Decorate with soft, scaled-up leafy pattern and refresh your home in time for Spring

    Get the look in three steps

    *Paper the walls with mild, hued wallpaper decorated with ferns to create a backdrop for showcasing artwork in bolder colours

    * Team with furniture in mid toned wood and quietly, neutral upholstery for a breezy Spring-time effect

    *Add more giant sized leafy patterns with scatter cushions and vases of ferns

    Wallpaper, Harlequin. Sofa, sofa.com. Tables, Brissi. Cushions, India Jane, John Lewis, Clarissa Hulse, Clarke and Clarke.

    For more decorating ideas using gentle leafy patterns see our April issue out now!

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    Country style: Copper kitchen

    by  • 26/02/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Follow the trend for decorating with copper by mixing traditional utensils such as pans and grinders with contemporary lighting and metallic wallpaper

    Get the look in three steps

    *Opt for floor tiles in a warm terracotta to give the kitchen a cosy feel

    *Add softness with metallic wallpapers, in leafy designs and use stunning floral fabrics for curtains, cushions and tablecloths

    *Get creative – hang pans in clusters and display vintage style metal letters and baking trays on shelves and the mantelpiece

    For more Spring decorating ideas see our March issue, out now!

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    Country style: Copper kitchen

    Paint, The Little Green Paint Co. Wallpaper, Casamance. Floor tiles, Fired Earth. Table, Windsor chairs, I&JL Brown. Bossy chair, at end of table, Loaf. Pendant light, The French House. Tablecloth made in Florinda Red, Jane Churchill.

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    Country style: Spring snuggle

    by  • 19/02/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Stride the gap between Winter and Spring and snuggle under textured layers in soft and soothing shades of stone.

    Get the look in three steps

    • Paper a feature wall with a dramatic parquet flooring pattern
    • Mix and match wide and narrow width fabric stripes on headboards, curtains and bed linens
    • Layer the bed with throws for a casual look and store in a hemp basket as the nights become warmer

    Wallpaper, Farrow & Ball. Bed, Vi-Spring. Headboard, The Dormy House. Valance, cushion, headboard fabric, Mark Alexander at Romo. Duvet, Loaf.  Throw, Nkuku.

    For more spring decorating ideas se our March issue, out now!

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    Country style: Spring refresh

    by  • 12/02/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Transform your home for Spring with uplifting paint shades

    Get the look in three steps

    • Paint walls in a soft catkin shade to give the impression of spring sunshine
    • Hang full length curtains with a loose floral pattern and make the most of windows
    • Invest in a vintage chair painted in a historic green or some glass flask bottles and instantly transform the look of a room
    • Spring refreshFor more Spring decorating ideas see our March issue, out now!

    Paint, Linnet, The Little Greene Paint Co. Desk, chair, Pimpernel & Partners. Curtain Fabric, Busby. Cushion fabric, Sanderson. Drawers, Cox and Cox.

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    Country style: Sitting pretty

    by  • 05/02/2014 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Create an inspiring place to sit and watch the birds in the garden, as Spring awakens! Get the look in three steps

    *If you don’t have a window seat then a bench will do

    *Have fun with fabric and cushion designs. Look for bird motifs and bright colours.

    *Curl up in a throw

    For more Spring decorating ideas see our March issue, out now!

    Cushions, John Lewis, Mark Herald at St Judes, Rapture & Wright.  Throw, Indigo & Rose.

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    Country style: Small space storage

    by  • 29/01/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Turn a forgotten corner, behind a door, at the end of the hallway, or at the back of a cupboard into an eye catching storage area.

    Get the look in 3 steps

    * Paint the wall in your favourite colour to make you happy!

    * Fit a peg rail as it provides slim line storage and takes up less space than selves.

    *Use to hang up cleaning apparatus, even chairs, Shaker style!

    For more innovative decorating ideas see our February issue, out now!

    Teal, Acrylic eggshell, Zoffany. Peg rail, After Noah. Chair, Habitat. String bag, feather dusters, Labour & Wait. Carpet beater, John Lewis.

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    Country style: Tailor made technology!

    by  • 22/01/2014 • Country moment, Country style, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    With so many great designs that are pleasing on the eye, incorporating home technology into your décor is has never been easier!

    Get the look in 3 steps

    *Check the spec! Before purchasing on looks alone, check that your tech performs to your requirements and check that it is compatible with your existing equipment. This is especially true for i docks.

    * Work out where the equipment will be on display and choose a design that will fit right in, such as this retro style DAB music system in a wooden casing, which looks great displayed upon a quirky wooden cabinet.

    *Style around the product with your favourite accessories.

    For more inspiration on incorporating and displaying great looking tech in your home, from wooden and leather headphones, to widescreen tv storage ideas, to colourful felt speakers, see our February issue, out now!

    Paint: Bamiyan blue, Fired Earth. Chest, £995, Graham and Green.

    Music System+, Tivoli Audio UK.

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