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.
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.