Friday, 30 January 2015

Modern Country Bathroom

Happy Friday friends, hope you've had a productive week?

Seeing as it is Friday, lets keep things relaxed and informal and do I have the perfect room for this. The bathroom!

Now, because it is Friday, do you really want to read me telling you all about combining textures like wood and ceramic, mixing old and new creating a balance for modern country living? Or, would you prefer some inspiration in the form of images, something to ogle, no thinking required?  Yeah, let's go with the images, easy like... Friday evening! And if you really want to know more, see my previous blog because the rules still apply or do feel free to drop me an e-mail, I am always happy to help;

Image: Helen Green Design

Images: Pinterest

Are you starting to see a theme, combining classic and modern for perfectly balanced modern country living? 

Don't forget, you can find more inspiration over on my pinterest page or contact me on facebook. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Modern Country Living Room

Having recently blogged about modern country kitchens, I thought you may like to join me on a little journey through the home while I share more inspiration with you. So, next up, the living room.

To create a modern country living room you need to try and balance the original features and traditional with clean lines and modern finishes.

Try combining textures and pattern, wood, wicker, leather, cotton...florals, stripes, checks with a muted colour pallet. To keep it modern, don't try to use every pattern and texture, the same with colour, use complementary colours or restrict your pallet and use different tones of the same colour instead of contrasting colours. Keep it simple and elegant.

Ensure you're mixing luxury fabrics with the traditional, silks and suedes with cotton. Use contemporary patterns alongside a ticking stripe. Combine modern finishes against classics. Clean lines against the original brick fireplace and beams, if you're lucky enough to have them.

Here's a little inspiration to help you get the idea...

Images: Pinterest

If you would like more advice on creating a modern country home, perhaps help with mood boards or sourcing products, you can contact me at

Thursday, 8 January 2015


Happy New Year!

Don't you find your home looking a little sad once Christmas has finished, the tree removed for another year and all the lights packed away?

Well, I'm certainly feeling it! So, I have a plan.

Before Christmas, our living room was coming together but one element that is not complete, is the lighting.

*Tip. Every room should have different layers of lighting. There are three main types: ambient, task and accent lighting and you want a mixture of all these sources within a room, how many light sources within one room will be determined by the size of the room itself.

Not only does our room need additional lighting layers but I need a feature piece. I've been searching for something that ticks all my boxes and thought i'd share some great finds with you all.

Porta Romana


Andrew Martin


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