Inspiration: Countryside Chic
Posted by Holly Chapman,
Friday, April 13, 2012
I was so inspired by my weekend in the countryside with the lambs that I wanted to recreate the look in my own little home.
The key to this trend is mixing a natural palette with floral prints- whether you choose a ditsy floral print or a bolder English rose pattern. An instant update your wallpaper- I love the Anna French Wild Flora Collection- I love the dusky pinks and English rose designs.
For this look an iron bed creates effortless country style. Iron beds have had a huge revival, whether you want to mix ivory with brass like our Canterbury Bed or you like the old school dormitory inspired Oliver - they all evoke rustic charm. Style your bed with the Sofia bed linen- Focused around a classic soft print of antique roses in dusky pinks and sage hues. It is a style conjured from the memories of the past, combining classic beauty and modern luxury for the ultimate country look. For the end of your bed indulge in lots of luxury throws and cushions, I love the softness of the celeste cashmere throws…definitely on my wish list.
Choose cream furniture for a simple and elegant option- I love our Olivia collection for country chic. For a more rustic alternative the weathered oak of the Sienna collection works perfectly too.
In the rest of your rooms combine pattern and texture and most importantly accessorise with all your little treasures to create a room that’s soft, warm and cosy!
We at Feather & Black are already excited planning for the Diamond Jubilee weekend I am so excited for all the traditional tea parties- these gold gilded antique tea sets are perfect for this, as miss-matched as you dare to go. The best place to go for tea cups are the tucked away vintage shops, charity shops or car boot sales …as its Friday 13th today be superstitious and read your future in the tea leaves!
The key to this look is to be eclectic; nothing needs to be perfect- I think that’s why I love it because it fits in with my chaotic choice of styling. Your bedroom should epitomise the country look-rustic charm full of style.
Have a lovely weekend all…pop in and see us if you’ve been inspired too.