Transom windows, sliding doors and picture windows bring the outdoor wine country vistas into this inviting dining room. Though furnishings have the modern style that the homeowners love, their materials offer the organic touch that relates the space to the Douglas fir ceiling beams and trim and the surrounding property.
A powder blue island brings a soft touch of color to the bright, white cabinets and countertops in this clean, transitional style kitchen. The tile backsplash echoes the soft blue hue blending it with light neutral and white. Natural wood barstool seats add a touch of country influence to the design.
A gray herringbone floor adds understated style and elegance while balancing the horizontal lines of a vaulted ceiling in this modern farmhouse kitchen. Pendant lights over an island, glass-front cabinets and subway tile mix contemporary and country influences to create a cozy space with clean lines and updated appliances.
A clean-lined pool and hot tub rest behind this Mediterranean-inspired Austin home with contemporary styling. Large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The stone exterior and tile roof preserve the home's traditional feel, while the sleek, straight lines update it for the 21st century.
The Holladay House in Orange, Virginia has witnessed over 175 years of American history and is now a bed and breakfast inn. Built in the Federal architectural style, the Holladay House is located in central Virginia wine country amidst some of our nation's most historic sites.
Beadboard walls and ceilings, an antique white stove and butcher block countertops all add country charm and character to this galley kitchen. Open shelving encourages minimalism in the kitchen since too many items on display can looked cluttered. Here, pretty glass jars filled with grains and a framed black-and-white photo look perfectly styled and organized.
Quirky but elegant, ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) blends effortlessly into any style décor, from contemporary to country. It’s a slow grower, but logs quickest progress when placed in bright light (although it tolerates low light just fine). Water only occasionally, because the bulbous base acts like a water reservoir.
Leather bar chairs blend beautifully with the wood finishes used as accents in this kitchen design. Four heavy, black pendant lights form a square above the polished island countertop. Natural wood exposed beams compliment the finish of the china cabinet giving a country influence to the contemporary style.
Mosaics on the historic grounds of Villa D'Este, Italy's most storied retreat, are among the country's most photographed landmarks. This particular wall is the Mosaic of Nymphaeum Villa D'Este which is an example of Renaissance architecture. Emphasizing pattern and scale, Renaissance style draws influence from Roman architecture.
The re-branding of Hill Country Apothecary, clear and bold, was integrated into an architectural element-the super-graphic shelf-revitalized the strip mall storefront. Comfortable and uplifting unlike typical pharmacies, this multi-function space serves up a dose of handcrafted goods with modern style, enjoyed by the community of Lakeway, a small town on Lake Travis outside of Austin.
“Use white as a unifying element when mixing antiques,” suggests author Susan Sully. This homeowner had a variety of antiques of different styles and countries. To dial down the formality of the room, the homeowner left the frame over the bed uncovered and stuck to a clean, white color palette. The result is a calming room that feels both eclectic and cohesive at the same time.
Even if your kitchen has a more traditional or modern style, you can accent it with country decor. Rooster home accessories add a chic, playful touch to any countertop, while stained glass or leaded glass panels in the cabinets can bring in a bit of farmhouse fashion. This kitchen remodel by Judith Wright Design in Seattle won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.
Homeowner Wendy Durnwald injected a touch of rustic elegance in her kitchen by adding an aged wooden cabinet. She stores appliances like her coffee maker, toaster and slow cooker behind a cute country curtain, which keeps her counters tidy and lets her style shine through. Here, she has also layered an antique cutting board, a pizza stone and a china gravy boat filled with juniper to spruce up her countertop.
There are many flowers that work well for styling holiday tablescapes such white lilies, white roses, red roses, berry branches and poinsettias. Try a different approach with thistle. Often known for having somewhat of a country or wild flower look, thistle has a moody mix of blue-violet and green coloring with faded green stems. Thistle works best when bulked up with two to four bouquets.
A posh Paris hotel spa was the inspiration for this master bathroom. The furniture-style cabinets are a replication of French country cabinetry prevalent in the south of France during the 18th century. A stunning wall of candle niches offers pockets of glowing light and the therapeutic benefits of chromotherapy have been incorporated through lighting in the tub and shower areas. Piped-in music and a flat screen television mounted behind a tempered two-way mirror complete the experience.
Small nooks in this foyer were transformed from dead space into a home office and reading corner. A small writing desk is sized appropriately for the corner tucked by the stairwell. Neutral colors were selected for the furnishings to work better with the walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire and the dark wood beadboard trim. The space is made more lively with colorful accessories, which are easy to swap as color and pattern styles change.
Like the lounge and kitchen in the main house, the guest rooms at the Woodhouse Lodge are all decorated in designer Megan Pflug's unique take on country chic. This quaint and relaxing bedroom flips the color palette of the main room while retaining the major elements of its style. Here the white walls are accented by pops of dark colors. Modern design patterns on the headboard and throw give the space a trendy aesthetic while the wood texture of the ceilings and floors maintain the feeling of a cabin in the woods.
On a trip to Liberia in 2011, MiiR’s founder noticed a lack of practical and affordable transportation in the country. In response, the company created a bicycle line to help give bikes to those in need, and has since provided bicycle access to more than 3,000 people around the world. There are several styles for adults, plus one for growing tykes that features an adjustable stem and seatpost.