• Love toasty tartans

    by  • 14/10/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    There’s something about autumn that makes us want to huddle under warm woollen throws and embellish the home with toasty tartans, so here at Country Days we were smitten with the hunting lodge feel of this cosy country dining room.

    A scheme such as this is so atmospheric. The combination of faux panelling wallpaper and on-trend grey forms a sophisticated backdrop while key pieces of furniture from Barker & Stonehouse add drama. The Timothy Oulton Salvage Baluster table evokes a period feel and has plenty of room for guests, while a modern twist is brought to classic fabrics with the statement tartan and tweed chairs.

    Hang up an evocative stag print and antler chandelier and you’ll soon feel you’re in the heart of the Highlands.

     

     

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    Pull up a chair…

    by  • 07/10/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Here at Country Days we were blown away by this country dining room – what a fabulous space for entertaining with those huge floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the garden, don’t you think?

    In a statement room such as this, you want the architecture to speak for itself so it pays to keep the look pared back. Introduce pieces in keeping with the period feel with classic furniture such as the Hartham range from Harveys (the cabinet is a clever idea as you can buy the sideboard base and display unit separately for versatility). Painted furniture helps create an elegant scheme – team grey and cream for added interest.

    For more inspiration for a classic country dining room, take a peek at http://bit.ly/10J5HqS.

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    Soak in style

    by  • 30/09/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    A freestanding bath scores high on the Country Days list of must-haves for a country bathroom.

    Whether you plump for bateau, slipper or classic roll top, you’re guaranteed a hero piece that sets the tone for the rest of the scheme and injects an instant hit of elegance. A bathroom should be a relaxing retreat, so a deep tub you can soak in is essential.

    And, if you want to give the room a coastal twist, tongue and groove cladding makes for a stylish backdrop – choose a moisture-resistant type if you’re using it as a splashback. Paint the cladding a calming blue grey and echo it with a jaunty striped blind. Then hang up nautical artwork and you’ll almost smell the sea breeze…

     

     

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    Pastel perfection

    by  • 23/09/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Blue seems to be everybody’s favourite colour – or certainly here on the Country Days team. So you can imagine how much we loved this gorgeous country kitchen in a pretty powder blue from British Standard by Plain English.

    Pastels are back on trend and we certainly fell for this new take in the kitchen.  Brown leather handles on the doors and drawers add a wonderfully rustic edge and team beautifully with the mellow wooden worktops.

    Going with the artisan feel, the weathered wood flooring is practical as well as beautiful so gets our vote every time.  And if you want to enhance the cottage feel, simply add a tongue and groove splash back for period charm.

     

     

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    Bathing beauty

    by  • 16/09/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    If you’re swept away by Spode and desirous of Delft (just as we are here at Country Days) you’ll love the twist on blue and white in this gorgeous country bathroom.

    Blue and white is a favourite combination for a bathroom because it evokes such a fresh, clean look, but it’s usually associated with a nautical theme. Here, this fabulous splashback, consisting of handmade and handpainted Packwood Delft tiles from Fired Earth, features exquisite designs inspired by life at the National Trust’s Packwood House. Just the thing if your heart is in the country.

    Team with a classic rolltop for elegance and continue the crafted feel with rustic cotton towels and an artisan stool for simple, understated finishing touches.

     

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    A whiter shade of pale

    by  • 09/09/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    White is the key ingredient of many a country kitchen and there was much room envy here at Country Days when we saw this dreamy, pristine scheme. It’s no wonder that white is ever popular because it creates such a fresh and clean look, as well as having wonderful light-enhancing qualities.

    Simple and elegant, the room exudes Scandi style with its cladding, limewashed floorboards and tongue and groove cabinets. We also love its casual, informal feel, enhanced by the open shelves lined with favourite china and glasses.

    Even the appliances are super stylish – the cream Smeg range cooker and retro-style appliances provide subtle pops of colour – while oversized chrome lamps add a modern edge.

    For more white kitchen inspiration, take a peek at http://bit.ly/1nG1yJa

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    We’re in the mood for nature’s colours

    by  • 02/09/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    If summer days spent fellwalking have left you inspired by nature’s palette (as they have us here at Country Days), feast your eyes on this beautiful country bedroom that incorporates the late summer shades of the hills and mountains with its pretty heathery purple and moss green fabrics.

    A backdrop of chalky tongue and groove panelling and floorboards gives the scheme a calm, Scandi edge, while complementing the fabrics and throws (from Susie Watson) beautifully.

    Timeworn wooden furniture, an antique mirror and much-loved pictures add character and provide those individual finishing touches that turn a house into a home.

    To see more pictures from this gorgeous country house, click on http://bit.ly/1tPLFDN

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    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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