Atelier Rose
Atelier Rose
Unique Homestays
This is an example of a large farmhouse back garden in Other with a fire feature and gravel.
Country Mansion
Country Mansion
Casa Forma
This is an example of a country bedroom in London with beige walls, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Eco Extension Shaker Kitchen
Eco Extension Shaker Kitchen
Sustainable Kitchens
Design ideas for a country kitchen in Oxfordshire with an integrated sink, shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, wood worktops, white splashback, brick splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood flooring, an island and beige floors.
Country Garden
Country Garden
Photo of a farmhouse garden in Essex.
The Carney's
The Carney's
Welsh Oak Frame
This is an example of a red farmhouse two floor detached house in Other with mixed cladding, a pitched roof and a red roof.
Coastal Oasis
Coastal Oasis
Woodhouse and Law
Our clients bought the top floor of the world-renowned former pottery and brewery as an empty shell. We were commissioned to create a stylish, contemporary coastal retreat. Our brief included every aspect of the design, from spatial planning and electrical and lighting through to finishing touches such as soft furnishings. The project was particularly challenging given the sheer volume of the space, the number of beams that span the property and its listed status. We played to the industrial heritage of the building combining natural materials with contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. Stark and deliberate contrasts were created between the exposed stone walls and gnarled beams against slick, stylish kitchen cabinetry and upholstery. The overall feel is luxurious and contemporary but equally relaxed and welcoming.
Ivy Cottage - New Oak framed single storey extension
Ivy Cottage - New Oak framed single storey extension
NK Living
Inspiration for a medium sized farmhouse l-shaped kitchen in Surrey with a belfast sink, recessed-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, wood worktops, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood flooring, an island, brown floors and beige worktops.
The Goat Shed - Devon
The Goat Shed - Devon
TFQ Architects
The Goat Shed, Devon. The interior complements our design beautifully, with light, bright finishes to create a calm country feel, mixed contemporary materials and tones with country rustic textures.
MODERN BARN CONVERSION - PONTELAND
MODERN BARN CONVERSION - PONTELAND
Cathy Dean Interior Design
This is the 'comfy lounge' - in contrast to the family room this one is calm, it is peaceful and it is not a place for toys! The neutral tones and textures in here are a delight and the colour is subtle, shaded and tonal rather than bold and pop like. You can kick of your shoes and grab a cuppa in here thats for sure.
A countryside orangery extension full of character
A countryside orangery extension full of character
Westbury Garden Rooms
Set comfortably in the Northamptonshire countryside, this family home oozes character with the addition of a Westbury Orangery. Transforming the southwest aspect of the building with its two sides of joinery, the orangery has been finished externally in the shade ‘Westbury Grey’. Perfectly complementing the existing window frames and rich Grey colour from the roof tiles. Internally the doors and windows have been painted in the shade ‘Wash White’ to reflect the homeowners light and airy interior style.
Cotswold Cottage refurbishment
Cotswold Cottage refurbishment
Verity & Beverley Ltd
Alterations to an idyllic Cotswold Cottage in Gloucestershire. The works included complete internal refurbishment, together with an entirely new panelled Dining Room, a small oak framed bay window extension to the Kitchen and a new Boot Room / Utility extension.
Bothy
Bothy
Hoko // The Homeowner's Architect
This is an example of a country kitchen in Glasgow.
The Shrubbery
The Shrubbery
base Architects
Inspiration for a country kitchen in West Midlands.
Surrey Farmhouse Showhome
Surrey Farmhouse Showhome
Style and Stage
Inspiration for a rural utility room in Surrey.
Peryn Street
Peryn Street
GIQ Design
Inspiration for a medium sized rural galley kitchen in London with shaker cabinets, marble worktops, stainless steel appliances, a belfast sink, black cabinets, light hardwood flooring, no island, beige floors and white worktops.
Old Lydd Road, Camber Sands
Old Lydd Road, Camber Sands
Neil Mac Photo
Neil Macaninch
Design ideas for a rural bathroom in Sussex with an alcove shower, a wall mounted toilet, beige walls, concrete flooring, a vessel sink, grey floors, a sliding door and grey worktops.
Cottage, New Forest
Cottage, New Forest
Suzy Dallas Lighting Design
Country entrance in Hampshire with a stable front door and a grey front door.
Snowdrop Cottage
Snowdrop Cottage
Harrison and Pope
The setting here was an absolute delight, a landlocked gardener’s cottage with an abundance of beauty all round. This was very inspiring for the layout and design for one of our most favoured kitchens. Already home to several H&P freestanding cabinets, we wanted continuity and harmony within the new kitchen addition. With a love of fabrics and antiques the design remit was to provide a backdrop of simplicity and lightness to allow for the beloved accessories to sit pride of place. The natural choice of style was our Shaker design, with its clean and uncluttered look. Whilst the soft and muted colour palette choice completed a picture of calmness and serenity.
The Ledbury Cottage Kitchen
The Ledbury Cottage Kitchen
Harrison and Pope
Rural kitchen in West Midlands with a built-in sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, beige floors and white worktops.
A Rural Garden in Woodford
A Rural Garden in Woodford
Blue Tulip Garden Design
Photo of a medium sized country back full sun garden for summer in Cheshire with natural stone paving.
Imagine a traditional, English country home and it might help you to picture country style. Stereotypical country homes are either cottages, perhaps with stone walls or thatched roofs, or grand Georgian homes with climbing plants on their facades. But even if this doesn’t sound like your home’s exterior, it doesn’t mean you can’t use some country style decor and design in your interiors.

Country style kitchens could have shaker-style kitchen units, range cookers, butler or Belfast sinks, tiled floors and possibly splashbacks, and traditional taps and appliances. Colours remain soft and subtle, and wooden chairs, tables, beams and wall panelling are a common sight. Generally country homes focus on comfort and traditional designs, as well as homely fabrics and patterns such as florals, gingham, stripes and checks.

Country gardens are obviously easier to replicate if you have the space, but picking out the right plants and accessories for the style will get you halfway there. Pick roses, lavender and sweet peas, or any colourful and delicate flowers to line your flowerbeds, while smart grass lawns, water features, topiary and paving are all other country garden staples you could add, too.

Whether you want to design a country kitchen or use the style throughout your whole home, take a look at the selection of country style photos on Houzz from top architects and designers to give you inspiration.
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