• Where coast and country meet…

    by  • 26/08/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Seaside holidays may be a fading memory but we love a hint of coastal style in a country living room at Country Days.

    Here’s a way to combine the best of both – emulate the light and airy feel of seaside properties by painting panelling white and introduce chalky blue country fabrics such as pretty florals and cosy toning plaids that herald the onset of autumn. (Fabrics from the Ellingham Collection by Linwood.)

    The laid-back simplicity of a coastal scheme is reflected in the rush matting that adds texture underfoot, while wooden birds and a pebble mirror provide the perfect nautical finishing touches.

    For a similar country living room, take a peek at bit.ly/1p0uevD

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    Dine in style

    by  • 19/08/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Bringing a modern twist to a period room is a trend we just can’t get enough of here at Country Days.

    Cafe-style plantation shutters in on-trend grey from Shuttlerly Fabulous make for an elegant backdrop in this country dining room and are perfect for filtering light and providing privacy.

    Team with a chunky rustic farmhouse table and mismatched chairs for an eclectic look that’s big on informality. Scour junk shops and antiques fairs for rush seat chairs and Windsors that you can paint, then add to the mix a design classic with a retro Charles Eames.

    We think the perfect finishing touch is the vintage rise and fall pendant lights above the table. Do you love the look too?

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    We’re loving this dream cottage kitchen

    by  • 12/08/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    We’re big fans of kitchen diners here at Country Days, and especially so when we’re talking a beautiful country kitchen brimming with cottage charm and an informal dining area as here.

    Simple Shaker-style cabinets, by Devol, create a streamlined look that works really well when integrated appliances are hidden away. We love that there are no wall cabinets – storage on open shelving and in a vintage glazed cabinet is a much prettier alternative, don’t you think?

    Such a relaxed look demands an informal table for friends and family to sit around, and here, painted Windsor chairs team beautifully with a crumpled linen tablecloth, chunky breadboard and artisan earthernware.

    For more ideas for a country kitchen, take a peek at http://bit.ly/V1PnOr

     

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    Sitting pretty…

    by  • 05/08/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    There were lots of oohs and aahs here at Country Days when we saw this beautiful country living room featuring fabrics from the Andiamo Collection by Prestigious Textiles.

    Chalky shades work beautifully on high summer days to help keep the look cool. And this is a great example of how you can use a neutral backdrop as a base and add in colour with accessories so you can easily ring the changes with the seasons. Floor-length curtains are also a fabulous way of adding elegance to a large window and keeping a room shady. Don’t you just love the idea of using a bench as a coffee table too?

    For another elegant country living room, take a peek at http://bit.ly/1lvmVwv

     

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    Come into this heart-of-the-home kitchen

    by  • 29/07/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Here at Country Days, we love a homely country kitchen and this one, with its welcoming, pull-up-a-chair feel, certainly ticks the box.

    Clever use of warm muted shades complements the characterful beam, while the handmade rustic floor tiles pull together the tones of the units and Aga. Accessories in delicious berry shades bring in extra punches of bold colour.

    This is a look that works really well with painted furniture – here a vintage farmhouse table and chairs were given a facelift with a lick of paint for an elegant touch.

    To see more rooms from this beautiful country house click on http://bit.ly/1rvDyOX

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    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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