Fundamentally Country

Today’s post will be about accomplishing a Wednesday’s New Country look.  Here’s the picture again:

Overall – the color scheme is fresh and inviting.  The honeysuckle accents are quite feminine and the crisp white and black add contrast, interest, and a modern twist.

1. Feminine details like this interesting shaped glass lamp and black and purple shade complete a look and add depth to the space.

2. Distressed, whitewashed wood stands out against the strong wall color and adds an aged texture to the space.

3. Scrolling black metal adds strength to the fireplace while the pattern keeps a feminine lightness.

4. Crisp white linen reminds us of summer cottages, beach houses, and sailing on the lake.  Perfect for a new country feel.

5. Traditional details like this turned leg are classics and essential to many looks.  The pale pecan finish and crisp floral add to the country style of the space.

6. If all the throw pillows were the same, the fabric would get a little matchy.  Adding in these purple pops with the thoughtful details (single button tuft, floral pillow edged in purple with no ruffles) make sure the look is still fresh and young.

As you’re creating a country space, keep these details in mind.  Make the color palette crisp and sprinkle feminine details around the space, making sure to add some interesting and funky pieces for contrast.  This is how you make country young and hip again.

What’s New – Goin’ Country

For most of us, the word “country” indicates a rustic space full of highly distressed pieces and old-fashioned florals.  But the times they are a’changin.  Country has been given a new life.  Gone are the heavy distressed oak pieces and pale pinks and blues.  In their place are lightly distressed driftwood pieces, black metal accents, and high-energy colors with graphic florals set against a light neutral background.  The picture above does a great job describing the new country and even uses this year’s big color – Honeysuckle!!

On Friday, we’ll discuss how to achieve this look.  In the meantime, break out the Loretta Lynn albums and celebrate country’s sassier return.

Out of Doors, Out of Box

Having a party outside in the beautiful spring weather? Check out the latest video about outdoor furniture.  We’re showcasing alternate seating options to make your outdoor space as comfy and cozy as the inside of the house!


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