Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cotswold Cottage House Tour

Before we embark on our children's room craft spree, let me share this gorgeous country cottage, tucked away in a corner of my neck of the woods: the Cotswolds.


{Try Farrow and Ball Light Blue for a similar front door paint.}

The front entrance has chockablock charm with its muted honey-coloured Cotswold stone, lavender-lined path and topiary: Modern Country garden bliss....but its the kitchen that caught my eye. See what you think...



Isn't she a beauty?
Nestled in the sweetest of sweet alcoves; small but perfectly formed.

The rest of the house is just as exquisite...



And who can ever resist the velvety warmth of a squishy armchair by a blazing inglenook fire?


Or, for that matter, a stable door? Yes, this is a home that spares no country punches.
  

But what about beams, I hear you cry? 
Aah, would I disappoint you?!


This attic bathroom is perfection! Those curved attic beams have me all a-quiver.


Definitely time for a lie down....



Images via Thurston Boyd

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Modern Country Children's Room Tour....

And, again, in this child's bedroom with touches of Modern Country Style, it's the little things that count. I'm talking about...

....wooden crates to hold teddies and books....



...carefully chosen toys...
{though I must confess I've happily never quite cracked getting my children to only pick toys that tie in with their room scheme!!}




...plenty of homespun crafts.....





...co-ordinating white furniture; children's rooms are generally smaller so any hotch-potching of furniture stands out like a sore thumb....




...and those little personal touches....


Whether you're a beginner to getting a nursery or children's rooms together, or a more seasoned pro, I have just the sewing project for you coming up. Time-consuming but easy and so, soooo worth it!

Images via Cosy Cottage Cute

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Monday, 18 May 2015

My Real Ruler Height Chart!

It's the small touches, they say, that make the difference....and never has that been more true than in Modern Country Style children's bedrooms.


My tick-list for must-have accessories in my own or my client's homes is pretty demanding. They must look good, perform beautifully, earn their keep (children's bedrooms can often be smaller than average so every square inch counts), stand up to the rigours of little hands, and have that timeless Modern Country look that I love.


I first saw the idea of over-sized rulers as height charts a while back on The Great Interior Design Challenge but it wasn't until I stumbled upon The Real Ruler Height Chart Company, an utterly delgithful, utterly professional company based in rural West Sussex, that I succumbed to temptation.


They make a beautiful feature of measuring ritual, heretowith scribbled on door posts up and down the country! The Height Charts from The Real Ruler Height Chart Company are made from responsibly-sourced Redwood Pine of exceptional quality. Mine has been cut and stained (by hand, I might add) to mimic a vintage school-ruler, although you can also choose from a variety of Farrow and Ball paint options.


Something to look out for when buying one for your own family is to remember to choose a style that has been chamfered on each side for a truly authentic appearance.


The measurements run up each side (feet and inches on one, centimetres on the other) catering for both imperial and metric enthusiasts! 


My Height Chart genuinely looks like an old-school ruler, only this one goes up to six foot six!


Get yours here.


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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Gorgeous Modern Country Style bedroom

I love this Modern Country Style bedroom. It would be perfect for growing boys, too, or to double up as a guest room, don't you think?

Curious Details: Recent Styling Work In Country Living Magazine

The over-sized gingham check is definitely on my wish list!

{More on that next time!}


Images via Curious Details

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Modern Country New Build Home Tour

I'm always so impressed when I stumble upon a new-build with stylishly decorated Modern Country interiors, such as this coastal dream in West Sussex.

Modern Country Style perfectly spans the bridge between the kind of frilly and floral country style that used to only be the domain of the manor house, and the slightly stark contemporary chic that was made for new homes. It can give a softness, a character to brand spanking new homes, which not many other looks can.

Take a look around and see what you think....

A New England-style seaside home | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Rustic living room with wood burner and slate floor | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Country hallway with lifebuoy feature | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Coastal living room with white wood panelling | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Farmhouse-style kitchen diner with large wooden dining table | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Restful grey bedroom with country panelling | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

White bathroom with metallic bateau bath | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Pale grey guest bedroom with statement cushion | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

It's this child's bedroom that really caught my eye. I love its blend of form and function.

White children's bedroom with star patterned rug | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

Neutral guest bedroom with grey slate floor | West Sussex country house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Country Homes and Interiors | Housetohome.co.uk

With a simple palette throughout of white paired with Farrow and Ball Lamp Room Gray, this would be such an easy look to adapt to your own home.



Images via Country Homes and Interiors

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