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Modern Country

The Modern Country look is for those who find the country living look appealing, but feel it’s a touch too traditional. Modern Country has the same understated, elegant country style with a fresh, contemporary nature-inspired twist.
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Choose paler, soft, unsaturated colours and, within that restful palette. Play with texture – think chalk cottons, rich textured weaves and charcoal knits.

Elegant, beautifully crafted accessories and well-made natural wood furniture are key to this contemporary, sophisticated look. Cotton rugs can be understated or luxurious, while a coffee table can have a modern silhouette, or be a chic mix of wood and metal.

Modern Country takes inspiration from nature. Imagine a ceramic vase filled with knotted branches or a jug or recycled glass jar filled with wild flowers. A floral shabby chic chair is a pretty touch.

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A lush houseplant brings the outdoors in, a group of pillar candles are calming, while a fabric upholstered, generously cushioned cream or grey sofa is welcoming and restful.

Occasional pieces and finishing touches can be modern or classic or a mix of the two – a decorative antique rug or classic clock can work with a modern pendant light with a funky glass shade.

  • Key colours: Neutrals such as creams and whites, soft greys, charcoal.

  • Key materials: Natural wood, cottons, chunky knits, woven fabrics.

  • Style tips - Less is more. Keep things simple, and understated with a few choice accessories.

    Combine different shades of cream and grey.

    Add natural elements, such as branches or wild flowers.

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Dining

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The pastel colour scheme is summer’s favourite combo.
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Food… fashion… furniture; we can’t think of anything the Scandinavians don’t do well.
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When it comes to contemporary dining, there’s a new trend in town. Nordic Fusion is a superbly cool, sophisticated blend of Nordic design and Japanese style.