• Posts Tagged ‘country dining room’

    Vogue for vintage

    by  • 07/02/2017 • Country style • 0 Comments


    Vintage furniture is an intrinsic way of introducing character and timeworn style to a scheme. And who doesn’t love a characterful piece, especially if you know the history behind it?

    We love the simple, lived-in feel of this country dining room with pre-loved pieces creating a rustic ambience.

    Every dining room needs storage for tablelinens, crockery, cutlery and glasses, and this scrubbed pine piece injects a farmhouse feel, in addition to its weathered charm. Combine with  a vintage table and chairs and dress with a pretty tablecloth in Cranbrook in charcoal and trimmed with Sackville Stripe in natural, both by Clarke & Clarke for an on-trend monochrome look.

    Give the scheme a modern edge with a soft grey backdrop and add definition by painting the picture rail a striking dark grey.

    Then add to the mix beautiful artisan ceramics for a stylish finishing touch.


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    Festive flair

    by  • 29/11/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Country Christmas table

    Christmas is coming… and we’re loving the chalet chic look of this gorgeous country dining room. All that’s needed is a white Christmas for a truly authentic finishing touch…

    Reclaimed timber walls are all the rage, but you can use a wood-effect wallpaper if you prefer – Rockett St George and Wallpaper Direct have great ranges – to set the scene for a cosy Christmas. This look demands bare wooden floorboards but you can warm them up with toasty sheepskin rugs, or layer the rugs on a rustic wooden bench (the Gray & Willow Gilmore bench, from House of Fraser) to create a comfy yet informal look.

    The hero piece of the scheme is the Gray & Willow Gilmore Grand Fixed dining table (available from House of Fraser), which epitomises clean-lined Scandi simplicity, and provides enough space to seat everyone for a champagne breakfast or festive feast. Vintage Windsor chairs in a distressed white finish keep the look casual.

    Decorate the table with flickering candles, gleaming glassware filled with pine cones, beautiful baubles and a garland of foliage – fresh is perfect for scenting the air – and hang up fairy lights decorated with mercury glass acorns for a country Christmas with a glam edge. (Carved wooden reindeer decoration, Gray & Willow glassware, Gray & Willow stone dinnerware, champagne sparkle napkins, metal lanterns, Gray & Willow marble cake stand, Gray & Willow Pebble dinnerware, sleeping bear decoration, polar bear cloche, Gray & Willow hammered tumbler, mouse with snowball decoration, gold frankincense and myrrh votive trio, cinnamon and ginger five wick botanical candle, sheepskin rugs, star lights  and mercury acorns; all House of Fraser.)

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    Mellow moment

    by  • 01/11/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Sanderson country dining room

    With all the gorgeous autumn foliage around at the moment, beautiful leaves are very much at the forefront of our minds here at Country Days – and we can’t get enough of ideas for incorporating such seasonal country motifs into the home.

    Not surprisingly, we’re loving the rustic simplicity of this pared-back country dining room scheme – sometimes less really is more – where the focus of attention is the stunning curtains embroidered with striking golden fern leaves.

    The fabric is Tilton from Sanderson‘s Potton Wood collection, inspired by British woodlands and forests. Keep the look calm by combining with a muted wallpaper such as the Soho Plain wallpaper in Parchment (also by Sanderson), which adds textural interest without detracting from the fabulous curtain fabric.

    For an informal feel, team with the mellow tones of a wooden trestle table and bench – you may want to comfy up the bench with a few cushions such as this one made from Cape Plain and Hockley Stripe fabrics from Sanderson.

    Then finish off the look by hanging a retro-style pendant over the table to create an atmospheric mood in the evenings.

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    Prints charming

    by  • 11/10/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Bring some quirky character to a neutral, cottagey scheme with charming country-inspired prints that inject pops of colour. This delightful beamed country dining room shows exactly how it’s done.

    A trestle table at the heart of the room really comes to life dressed with a tablecloth featuring whimsical chickens – a must for anyone who keeps hens. The cotton print fabric, from the Fresh collection by Prestigious Textiles, is called Harriet and is also available in a PVC finish, a super practical option for a dining room or kitchen diner.

    A modern twist is then introduced with a simple geometric called Millions, also from the Fresh collection by Prestigious Textiles, which is used on the curtains and cushions, and complements the tablecloth beautifully, as well as adding a fun element.

    Give the look a modern country edge with retro chairs and hang industrial-style pendants above the table for an on-trend feel.

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    Natural beauty

    by  • 13/09/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Neutral colour palettes are a firm favourite in country decorating schemes, and they really come into their own as autumn approaches. The muted tones, wooden furniture and natural textures in this understated but gorgeous country dining room are a winning combination.

    We love the statement dining chairs – the Ely chairs – which are upholstered in beautiful Emily Bond fabrics (the bird motif fabric is Oyster Catcher while the striped design is Oyster Catcher ticking stripe), all by Multiyork. This is Multiyork’s first collaboration with Emily and they have chosen 17 fabrics from her collection to use on seating. Emily’s designs are inspired by the British countryside and coast and are screenprinted onto Scottish linens.

    The fabrics work beautifully with classic country furniture such as this clean-lined farmhouse-style oak table with painted legs. Team with a rustic scrubbed-wood dresser that’s perfect for displaying tableware and vintage finds.

    Keep the look soothing by painting walls in a soft taupe and hang up floorlength linen curtains for a simple yet elegant windowdressing. Finally, inject extra interest and cosy up a stone floor with a natural fibre rug.


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    Shades of summer

    by  • 28/06/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Rustic dining room

    If you want to inject subtle colour into your country dining room, take your inspiration from all things summery and, in this case, a delicious ice cream colour palette.

    Here, a panelled wall becomes an eyecatching feature wall when painted in a variety of pretty pastel shades, such as Dusty Lilac, Coquette Lt, Smoketree Lt, Sand Tan and Mercury Lt, all by Sanderson Paint, creating a rustic backdrop with a difference.

    Keep the look calm and pared-back for best effect. Introduce a Scandinavian edge by painting the rest of the scheme white and bringing in vintage furniture that has a distressed finish. Choose a farmhouse table with a wooden top to cosy up the room and link with the wooden floor. Then partner the table with vintage mismatched chairs to create an eclectic and informal feel. Complete the scheme with a pretty, neutral rug underfoot.

    Accessories are a great way of bringing homely character to a scheme and we love the simple display on the top of the sideboard – a beautiful vintage seascape propped against the wall is teamed with a minimal display of country flowers in a glass jar to finish off the look beautifully.


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    A well-crafted country dining room

    by  • 21/06/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Here’s a country dining room with the wow factor – a space that’s full of natural texture, from the exposed stone wall to the beautiful beamed vaulted ceiling and wooden floor.

    Such a setting demands a decorating scheme that epitomises honesty and simplicity and, here, the hero pieces are a cabinet with a mid-century modern feel, an industrial-style chair and artisan-crafted trestle table and ladderback chairs.

    To soften the look, flowing curtain fabrics (Pure Willow Bough and Pure Strawberry Thief from the new Pure Morris collection by Morris & Co) in a pared-back, neutral palette have been incorporated. The collection, out at the end of June, takes its inspiration from the past and William Morris’ values of craftsmanship and iconic patterns to create a collection for modern living.

    ‘Surrounded by the current desire for simple living, of taking things back to their very essence, it seemed like a good time to explore a different viewpoint on Morris’ iconic patterns,’ says Alison Gee, Head Designer of Morris & Co. ‘Re-visiting the archive with this in mind, we were excited to discover monochromatic patterns and wallpapers printed using different techniques such as crushed glass and metallic inks.’

    The fabrics have mostly been inspired by the monochromatic wallpapers from the archive and are perfect for creating dreamy and ethereal escape-from-it-all rooms and schemes with honesty, integrity and craftsmanship at the core.

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    Natural beauty

    by  • 03/05/2016 • Country style • 1 Comment

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    Looking to create a relaxed country dining room? Take your inspiration from the great outdoors and inject a wealth of natural textures that are perfect for the country home.

    The beauty of natural textures adds an extra layer to any scheme and evokes timeless appeal. Make your backdrop a simple white or soft grey one to make the pieces really stand out.

    We love the use of limewashed finishes on the furniture here – from the taper-legged table with its beautiful vintage finish to the chunky wicker chairs with rustic linen seat cushions. They combine to create an informal dining area, but are also perfect for a lived-in conservatory.

    Team with a distressed console table for a dash of elegance and  furnish it with period-inspired artichoke lamps, a weathered-look stone planter and a windowpane brass mirror to create a beautiful focal point and reflect light back into the room.  (Dining table, console table and wicker chairs I & JL Brown.)

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    Nature’s bounty

    by  • 05/04/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Here at Country Days, we’re loving the mellow feel in this gorgeous cottage-style country dining room, with its beautiful beams and warm wooden furniture that complements the pamment floor tiles.

    A cosy feel is effortlessly achieved with reclaimed chapel chairs, a vintage bench and a time-worn table, all of which add bags of character. A classic corner cupboard, meanwhile, makes light work of storage in an otherwise underutilised space.

    The tablesetting is kept simple with a runner in a warm heather shade, while charming rustic linen fabrics with nature-inspired motifs are used to make a statement on the cushions and the window blind (the cushions are made from Oink and Dawn Chorus fabric and the blind from Wild Berries fabric; all from the Studio G Countryside Collection from Clarke & Clarke).

    Cream walls keep the look light and fresh, while a fisherman’s lamp adds a modern touch.


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    Morning glory

    by  • 29/03/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    If you have a neutral scheme, injecting pastel green accents into it is the ideal way to create a fresh spring-like feel.

    The starting point for this pretty country dining room, the perfect spot for breakfast, are two country classics – a smart striped wallpaper on the feature wall and an elegant farmhouse table.

    The farmhouse table is given a modern country twist with white and sage green mid-century chairs creating an on-trend look, while the mix of colours teams with the wallpaper and adds interest. Pretty green accessories are used to pull the scheme together.

    The choice of lighting emphasises the modern feel with metal pendants over the table and a tripod table lamp on the nearby sideboard. (Sideboard, table, dining chairs, wallpaper, lights, all Laura Ashley).

    Stained wooden floorboards and a natural flooring rug finish off the room beautifully.


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