There’s something about old English country decor which fascinates me- I think it’s the nostalgia, the ‘make-do-and-mend approach to everything and the all round cosiness.
Nowadays we are privileged enough to be able to mix the old with the new. Visit auctions and antiques fairs for one off vintage pieces and mix with shabby-chic style furniture. Tatty, worse-for-wear finds can be reupholstered to fit-in with surrounding decor. Recreate the look whilst maintaining cosy, modern home.
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UK company Laura Ashley is full of inspiration for your old English home…
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I was flicking through this month’s issue of Ideal Home earlier. Have you noticed that all these glossy home magazines tend to feature home accessories from the same-old select few stores all the time? Of course there’s nothing wrong at all with big corporate companies such as John Lewis, Laura Ashley or Dwell etc (I love Dwell’s new autumn ranges) but I want to read about something new and I personally think it’s the small independent boutiques that not many people know about that need to be featured (hint hint…)!
These would make ideal Christmas gifts!
If you scan the magazine pages thoroughly, you’ll occasionally come across a little gem of a company, such as small independent homeware boutique, Country Cream. This inspirational home accessories company is the queen of all things country-style. Ideal if you love the shabby chic/faded/distressed look.
These jugs, above, look lovely when used as vases to display freshy-cut wild flowers.
Be sure to read about the interesting background of Country Cream and how many of the items are handcrafted locally.
All images via countrycream.co.uk. Currently available to buy online
Posted by Emily