• Love spring colour

    by  • 03/03/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    We’re in the mood for a little colour here at Country Days and this country living room certainly adds punches of pastels and blasts of brights…

    The key to a scheme like this is a neutral backdrop. Then you can add in cushions in toning fabrics and reupholster hero retro chairs in bold fabrics to make a statement.

    Pop in a couple of Moroccan-style leather pouffes in eyecatching shades that tone with your fabrics to introduce an informal touch.

    For more inspiration from this beautiful house, take a peek at our Open House video at http://bit.ly/1NchJgi

     

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    Get in the mood with spring greens

    by  • 24/02/2015 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Here at Country Days we’ve spotted those first early shoots and now we’re so in the mood for spring…

    Pave the way for warmer days by packing in punches of spring green as soon as you walk through the door. Choose a pretty paper for a feature wall in a country hallway – this delightful design, Aviary Garden from Laura Ashley, depicts birds perched on leafy branches.

    If you fancy adding extra splashes of colour, use a toning green fabric for curtains and bench cushions. And if you’re feeling super brave, pick a stair carpet in the same shade. Team your scheme with lots of white to keep the look light and airy.

    Fresh greens work beautifully with classic country painted furniture, so a console table in soft grey is ever so useful for parking all those vital odds and ends.

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    Love pantry-inspired fabrics

    by  • 17/02/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Hurray it’s Pancake Day, and food is very definitely on our minds here at Country Days, so not surprisingly this distinctive collection of gorgeous fabrics from Prestigious Textiles, called Pickle, caught our eye.

    These jolly fabrics depicting vintage labels, dinky flowers and a fruity patchwork – all with evocative names such as Pantry Antique and Bramley Marmalade – are guaranteed to bring a splash of colour and character to any country kitchen or country dining room.

    Because they make such a style statement, they work best against a subtle backdrop – try an all-white scheme as shown here. Then team with retro furniture and industrial-style lamps for an on-trend vintage feel.

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    Create a cosy spot

    by  • 10/02/2015 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    It’s definitely welly boot weather and we’d all love a stylish country hallway with handy seating for sitting down and pulling those wellies on and off easily.

    A Swedish-style bench is the perfect solution – choose a distressed one in softest grey chalky paint, such as this one from Cox & Cox, for the height of country elegance. Not only will it look pretty, but it won’t take up much space. If you need extra storage, pick one with drawers beneath for keeping hats, gloves and scarfs.

    Add softest velvet and touchy feely sheepskin cushions for extra comfort and team with a sumptuous sheepskin rug underfoot. A clean-lined table keeps the look modern, while metal-rimmed frames can be hung up to display finds from your country walks for instant charm.

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    Dress up a dresser

    by  • 27/01/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Painted furniture is a staple of country decorating and it certainly ticks all the boxes here at Country Days. So we just couldn’t help but fall for the beautiful distressed dresser shown in this country dining room – not only is it perfect for storage but it’s a real statement piece that’s guaranteed to draw admiring glances from guests.

    The golden toned woodwork of the dresser links with the rest of the room – from the wood-topped farmhouse table to the textured rattan dining chairs, which help create an informal and casual scheme.

    We love the mix and match feel – the quirky metallic feature wallpaper (Mulberry Home’s Family Silver) and the dramatic glass pendant light add a touch of luxe.

    For more inspiration from this beautiful house, take a peek at our Open House video at http://bit.ly/15L68Uk.

     

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    Be inspired by a dream kitchen

    by  • 20/01/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    If your new year’s resolution is to treat yourself to a new country kitchen, take inspiration from this dreamy design from Humphrey Munson.

    It’s a contemporary take on a classic painted kitchen featuring two tones of grey – a pale shade on the units and a darker one used to highlight the island.

    Islands are still big as the hub of the kitchen and this one has a sink, as well as a prep area, plus space to pull up stylish rattan bar stools for a quick cuppa. The island becomes a stunning feature when it’s finished off with a trio of metal pendant lights overhead.

    We’re also loving that handy alcove by the range for condiment storage… what a great idea!

     

     

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    Dine in style

    by  • 13/01/2015 • Country style • 2 Comments

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    Here at Country Days, nature-inspired decor always catches our eye, and we loved this hint-of-spring country dining room with its beautiful bird motif wallpaper.

    Use statement paper such as this on a feature wall and make it the star of the show by combining with neutrals to keep the look calm.

    Here, upholstered button-back chairs introduce a sense of sumptuousness  to the scheme while a classic painted table with a stunning oak marquetry top combines informal farmhouse-style with a touch of elegance.

    Such a stunning table demands understated decoration. An on-trend crochet runner brings just the right amount of adornment, especially when teamed with white china.

    Find the furniture, wallpaper and accessories featured at Marks & Spencer.

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    Be inspired by a retro country kitchen

    by  • 06/01/2015 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Here at Country Days we’re loving the trend for giving a modern twist to a classic country scheme with retro and vintage touches.

    And this wow country kitchen is a great example. Here, classic Shaker units in on-trend grey are combined with a stainless-steel range to create a soothing and stylish backdrop. Lighting with an industrial edge is used to make a statement above the island, while retro bar stools – in a pretty duck egg shade that really lifts the scheme – create the perfect spot to perch for a cuppa.

    Bring in extra warmth with a rustic wooden flooring such as Simply Oak from Kersaint Cobb for the perfect finishing touch.

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    Deck the halls…

    by  • 23/12/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Deck a country hallway with boughs of holly (and a Christmas tree!) to create a festive and welcoming entrance for guests.

    The hall is an area that’s often overlooked but it’s the first room that visitors see, so spruce up bannisters with a jolly garland and decorate bare walls with pretty wreaths. For a magical atmosphere, you can even position a tealight on each step  but make sure you don’t leave burning candles unattended).

    A Christmas tree placed at the bottom of the stairs is a lovely idea and, with Christmas Eve approaching, now’s the time to pile up presents underneath ready for the big day! (Decorations and tree from Cox & Cox.)

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    Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    by  • 16/12/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Prepare your country dining room for a festive feast with a decorating scheme that exudes Scandi style.

    Naturally, the pièce de résistance should be the table setting and Christmas is a good excuse to go to town! A colour palette of crisp whites and subtle greys is an instant way to create a winter wonderland feel – here, a tablecloth with graphic stars is teamed with bowls and elegant etched glassware (all from GreenGate). Make sure guests sit comfortably through Christmas dinner with slouchy cushions – try snowflake designs as shown here, with the odd fur cushion thrown in for a magical mid-winter touch.

    Finally, oversized pendants with opulent shades and candles will help create a welcoming ambience.

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