The country-style eat-in kitchen features stone floors and gorgeous paneled ceilings. Leading-edge appliances, a butler’s pantry, and a temperature-controlled wine refrigerator surround a butcher’s block, offering optimal utility with resplendent charm.
Located right off the pool and behind the detached garage is a pleasant seating area furnished with country accessories and its own fireplace. Enjoy the sights and listen to the waterfall while relaxing next to a warm fire.
The butler's pantry off the kitchen houses the homeowners' collection of dishes. A built-in desk provides an extra workspace, while open shelves above are the perfect spot to display pottery. Exposed wood beams and a stone backsplash add rustic style to the space.
A burlap canopy and bed hanging evokes casual countryside style and enhances a new four-poster bed. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” which features the home of architect Norman Askins, says accessories like the brass candlestick and hurricane lamp are inexpensive and intensify the style of the room.
Storage Dilemma: Bulky extra rolls of paper towels are taking up premium cabinet space. Solution: In this stylish kitchen by designer Abbe Fenimore, a decorative basket placed under the center island provides a home for extra paper towels. This simple and smart solution keeps the paper products within easy reach, and allows you to keep track of your supply.
HGTV fan AdrianneD's dining room may be French country, but her chandelier came from Spain (and for a good price, too). What's the secret to creating a chic look on a tight budget? AdrianneD says to do "a lot of thrift store shopping and scouring flea markets to find good deals."