• Posts Tagged ‘country style decor’

    Country look: vintage inspiration

    by  • 14/03/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    For a quirky assortment of vintage, recycled and handmade items for your home, browse away online at Loop the Loop. The shopping emporium is run by Laura and Adam, who share a passion for interiors – having furnished their own home with vintage finds and handmade crafts.

    The couple dreamt up Loop the Loop on an early morning walk when they found themselves thinking: ‘why not find things other people will love too?’. They believe objects have to be more than just pretty to look at, they must also be well made, well designed, elegant and useful.

    The collection is a delight and here’s a pick of my favourites…

    Loop the Loop on the Country Days blog

    Industrial desk lamp, £150; Letter C print, £35; Metal wall storage boxes, £55 each; Distressed blue vintage chair, £55, all Loop the Loop.

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    Pretty as a picture

    by  • 29/03/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    When I saw this quintessentially feminine and country style bedroom, it immediately appealed to me. I LOVE everything about it, the romantic bed, the flower paintings on the walls, even the cute bicycle with basket perched on doorway leading to the garden. What’s not to love? This ‘Juniper’ bed, which is also available in black, or antique silver is by And So To Bed, and is perfect for you who love period style furniture. Typically Victorian, it features elegant bed knobs and curving top rails in polished brass. If I could, I would spend all day luxuriating in it. However, with two rambunctious boys of six and three, I’d be lucky to have five minutes!

    This beautiful ''Juniper' bed is available in sizes ranging from 3ft to 6ft wide. The 5ft wide (pictured here) is £1195

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    New eye-catching Zoffany wallpaper

    by  • 15/03/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Do you live in an Elizabethan house and love the idea of choosing wallpaper inspired by the era of your property? Well now is your chance… This stunning Verdure design is part of a new range called Arden by Zoffany, in association with artist Melissa White. ‘Some of the designs in this collection are very precious to us,’ she says. ‘They are like old friends because we have painted them many times, each time adapting the design to suit its new setting.’

    Melissa created the artwork for the collection in her Hastings studio using large plastered canvases, hand painted and engraved in order to emulate the hand-crafted appearance of the originals.

    This new range is perfect for those of you looking to create a bold style statement in your hall or living room. What do you think?

    Verdure wallpaper, £90 a metre, Arden collection, Zoffany.

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    Country kitchen you’ll love

    by  • 01/02/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    I couldn’t agree more with the saying that ‘a kitchen is the heart of the home.’ Long gone are the days when all you did in it was prepare and cook meals. Today, people want it to be a multi-functional space, i.e. a room for entertaining, a possible play area for your kids, and simply, a place you feel good in. If you are fed up with the recent plummeting temperatures (I am!) and can’t wait for spring, you are sure to be inspired by Designers Guild new ‘Country collection,’ (pictured below). Using a mix of small-scale prints and ticking stripes, it is effortlessly fresh and undeniably feminine, perfect for any home. I’d be interested to hear what you think of it…

    Designers Guild new Country collection

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    Perfect cottage bedroom

    by  • 17/11/2011 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Nothing looks more perfect in a country bedroom than a nostalgic floral wallpaper. If you have dark beams, low ceilings or eaves, then a fresh and feminine design like this one is the perfect backdrop. Combine with a painted brass bed and vintage-style bedlinen for a comfortable and casual look. Just lovely…

    Ottoline wallpaper, ref 211072, from £39; Carreg pillowcases, ref DELYCA304, from £46; Ottoline cushion, ref 220935, from £42; Vanessa eiderdown, ref 230979, from £76, edged in Lyric, ref DRICLY407, from £36; Arles bedcover, ref DARLAR302, from £44, edged in Lyric, ref DRICLY445, from £36, all Sanderson.

    We’ve fallen in love with Sanderson’s Ottoline wallpaper from its Autumn/Winter 2011 collection Bloomsbury, which was inspired by the creativity of artists, poets and designers of the 1930s. Wallpaper, ref 211072, from £39; Carreg pillowcases, ref DELYCA304, from £46; Ottoline cushion, ref 220935, from £42; Vanessa eiderdown, ref 230979, from £76, edged in Lyric, ref DRICLY407, from £36; Arles bedcover, ref DARLAR302, from £44, edged in Lyric, ref DRICLY445, from £36, all Sanderson.

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    New collection from Sandberg

    by  • 24/07/2009 • Country style • 0 Comments

    I am totally in love with the new Gustav collection from Sandberg. This Swedish company has always been a personal favourite of mine thanks to its fresh and pretty country-style fabrics and wallpapers. The latest collection features delicately drawn oak foliage with pretty birds as well as trailing honeysuckle and flamboyant floral garlands. Here’s my favourite…

    Sandberg's Waldemar wallpaper

    Sandberg's Waldemar wallpaper

    Wallpaper: Waldemar 471-09 £56.00/roll from the Gustav collection, Sandberg. Sandberg is distributed exclusively in UK by Little Greene, 0845 880 5855

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