• Posts Tagged ‘country kitchen diner’

    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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    Monochrome magic

    by  • 10/11/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Kitchen diners are definitely the way forward, with a dining area ensuring that your kitchen is the heart of the home, especially if it has that quintessential country ingredient, an Aga, to keep it all warm and toasty.

    If you’re a pale palette aficionado and have white cabinets and a light-hued range cooker, here’s an easy way to give your country kitchen a modern twist by introducing black accents for a striking monochrome scheme.

    Investing in a large dining table is super practical, especially with Christmas on the horizon, and this generous whitewashed Wessex table has plenty of room for all the family and a rustic edge that, when paired with matt black Windsor Stickback chairs and a plain leg settle (all from I & JL Brown), creates a chic yet relaxed look.

    Finish off the scheme with a statement light with a difference – this aged slatted wooden pendant (also from I & JL Brown) is guaranteed to create a talking point.

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    Bring the outdoors in

    by  • 30/06/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

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    Here at Country Days, we’re so enjoying the sunny weather and beautiful summer gardens at the moment, and just loving the idea of bringing the outdoors in.

    So we couldn’t resist this gorgeous country dining room with its pretty florals that demonstrates perfectly how to mix and match old and new for a modern look.

    Bags of character is added with the fantastic weathered and limed wood trestle table and benches (find similar at antiques fairs and give it a chalky look yourself with watered-down paint). Then partner with French-style chairs, as here, for a dash of elegance.

    To show off the beauty of the woodden table, the tablesetting is deliberately kept simple and understated with cool cotton runners and rustic tableware.

    It goes without saying that the colourful fabrics from Prestigious Textiles really bring the look to life. Teaming a trailing floral fabric with toning stripes creates a really pretty and relaxed look that’s perfect for an informal area.

    To bring the scheme bang up to date, hang oversized industrial-style pendants above the dining table and add Tolix stools in the kitchen. (Don’t you just love the quirky finishing touch of the giant knife and fork wall art in the kitchen?)


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    Big up the blue

    by  • 21/04/2015 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Blue country kitchen

    Blue is definitely the colour of the moment and the delicious pale powder blue palette, used on the classic country ingredients such as the Shaker-style cabinets, butcher’s block and tongue and groove wall panelling in this gorgeous country kitchen, creates a fresh and clean look.

    Pastel blue is a fabulous shade to use in a scheme where you want to maximise the light, and also works well in a south-facing room as it doesn’t appear too cold. It also teams beautifully with on-trend grey for a modern twist – here the hero piece is a graphite-coloured range (by Everhot) that makes a striking focal point and adds definition to the scheme. Dark grey is a great neutral colour for an appliance as it’s unlikely to date and also harmonises with granite worktops and slate flooring.

    Combining kitchens with relaxed dining areas is a big trend that ensures the kitchen is the heart of the home. Here, a large farmhouse table and bench create an informal touch, and softness is introduced with striped seat cushions that pull together the blues and greys used in the scheme.

    Big up the cottage feel with artisan pottery and vintage-style ceramic and glass bottles brimming with posies of country flowers for a spring feel. Pale blue enamelware would work beautifully in this scheme too.

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    The heart of the home

    by  • 02/12/2014 • Country style • 2 Comments

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    It’s that time of the year when the country kitchen earns its place as the heart of the home. And here’s a stunning kitchen diner that’s perfect for the occasion. It blends classic country cabinets with a vintage-style dining area, and is replete with the natural tones of mellow wood and slate flagstones.

    A generous farmhouse table is just the thing for festive entertaining and, here, is set off beautifully by the characterful chapel chairs. Lighting plays a key role from both a style and practical point of view – rise and fall lamps enhance the mood of the eating area while industrial pendants act as task lighting above the island. Linking colours is key to the scheme – soft greys are carried through from the pendant lights to the painted base of the table and the splashback tiles for a co-ordinated look.

    To see more rooms from this beautiful house, visit http://bit.ly/1Fj9fx3

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    Table talk

    by  • 25/11/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment


    Love French style? Then you’ll adore this country kitchen with its pretty dining area that’s reminiscent of a chic French manor house or elegant farmhouse.

    The scheme blends classic French-style furniture with pretty faded florals. Set the scene with distressed cane-back chairs that have a characterful, timeworn feel, then add linen seat pads for extra comfort. Make sure the table has the relaxed touch that’s key to informal occasions by laying it with a cloth in a faded floral such as Oyster Christobel fabric by Kate Forman. A mesh-fronted armoire keeps the look cohesive and is the perfect place to store artisan crockery.

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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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    Country room: faded floral country dining room

    by  • 25/03/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    With the clocks due to go forward and longer light-filled days on the horizon, here’s a country dining room that maximises the light and is a great space to enjoy informal entertaining.

    White panelling creates a beach-house feel, which is accentuated with limewashed floorboards. Team with a distressed table and wooden benches, and decorate with a tablecloth and cushions in pretty faded floral fabrics such as these from Cabbages & Roses. Floor-length curtains provide an elegant touch. Then finish off the look with a vintage industrial lamp and an old school clock.

    Fabrics from £38 a metre , Cabbages & Roses

    Fabrics from £38 a metre , Cabbages & Roses

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    Bold country kitchen diner

    by  • 19/02/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Mixing old and new is a look that we love here at Country Homes & Interiors and this country kitchen demonstrates beautifully how to do it. A period room with its high ceilings and cornicing can be given a modern look with walls papered with dramatic rich toned stripes (horizontal stripes help a room feel wider) and a country element added with toning naive bird motifs on the blind fabric (both the wallpaper and fabric are from Scion).

    Introducing wallpaper and fabric are great ways to add pops of colour  to a white kitchen, and rich shades sit particularly well with antique furniture  such as a farmhouse table and vintage mismatched chairs. Team with wooden floorboards to emphasise the country feel and add a dramatic pendant light over the dining table for the perfect finishing touch.

    Wallpaper, Adisa 110475, £32 a roll; blind, Passaro 120205, £26 a metre; cushion, Aloha 120209, £26 a metre, all from the Wabi Sabi collection by Scion, coming very soon

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