Designer Margaret Naeve Parker adores interiors that look old and aged pieces of furniture. Her works are often difficult to tell from the real centuries-old mansions and historic houses. But still, this is not a classic or country style in a pure form – the designer tries to add sophistication to the spaces with a help of modern furniture and bright art objects. What a great sense of style!
Large house of stone, massive wooden beams and structures, vintage design – this residence in Arizona is very similar to the rich estates that used to be built in Spain. Particular attention should be paid to the outdoor territory: thanks to the warm climate, the owners spend a lot of time in the open air, so there are many different terraces and patios, there is also a small cozy pool. Despite all the rudeness and rusticism, the interiors are decorated exquisitely and with great taste. Gorgeous home!
Interior designers do not always choose for themselves trendy modern interiors with a lot of cool original solutions, as someone can seem. They sometimes also want to experience just simply simple life joys, like to have a cozy countryside home that is decorated with a love and without too much of glamour things. This Finnish cottage of the local designers’ family is just such: soulful, traditional and very cozy. Simply beautiful!
‘Refined rustic’ is a description for a special direction in American interior design. Spaces in this style are characterized by simple and rough natural materials in finishing, such as wood and stone, a light color range of neutral shades, as well as sophisticated furniture and decor. Designer Kelly Nutt is one of the most prominent representatives of this kind of homes, and today we have selected for you the best works from her portfolio. Hope that you will like it!
No, this is not the classic Ukrainian or Russian “hut”, as it might seem when you see the thatched roof. The fact is that this wonderful country home is located in Spanish Andalusia region, where similar roofs were used in the past. The owner really wanted his house to have the features of traditional local architecture, so getting here seems like you are being transferred in time. What a lovely summer house!
The owners of this beautiful Swedish home are not ashamed to admit that they live in the countryside. From the outside, this is a classic Scandinavian cottage of red color, it seems that it was built more than a century ago. But the interiors here are especially cozy: the traditional rustic design, with its charm and simplicity, but the decoration is quite modern, with more refined touches and pieces of furniture. And these lovely cows! :)
Debbie has lived in 8 home for her life: from an old cottage in England and a small apartment in Barcelona to a Tudor mansion in Ohio. But now, everything looks like it’s a final stop – her house in Connecticut, where she settled with her large family, looks just perfect. Seems, like it has everything needed for a happy life: a beautiful territory drowning in greenery, interiors, which she decorated with her favorite things, as well as an incredibly cozy atmosphere.
Mixing traditional and modern design styles and elements in one space today is quite a popular choice by a designer, and it is no accident. Indeed, playing on the contrast of the old and new, you can achieve quite interesting results. In this beautiful Australian house, fancy modern furniture and one of a kind decor perfectly coexist in the rustic style architecture which is more common for a country cottage. And the home looks just gorgeous!
Despite the rapid development of modern technologies and new technical construction possibilities, people still continue to move from the city to the province and restore old houses. This farmhouse is almost 300 years old, but one Swedish family found it attractive to make it their country home, and lovingly repaired it. At the same time, the new owners tried to preserve the spirit of the past as much as possible, adding only a couple of modern interior pieces. Isn’t it beautiful?
Designer Shawn Henderson lives and works in cosmopolitan New York, creating exquisite and often extravagant interiors for his wealthy clients. But he himself is quite a simple and easy-going guy who has a small country cottage where he often likes to escape from busy city life. And of course, there is a special atmosphere in this house at Christmas. Let’s have a look inside!