Design & Inspiration Creating a country look with Style Sourcebook February 14, 2022 The ‘country’ style celebrates the diversity of modern living, whether you’re from the country or the coast, country-style encompasses the increasingly popular lifestyle dream of regional living. To achieve a ‘country style’ look in your home, keep your interior colour scheme light, muted and neutral; choose rustic woods or reclaimed materials in your furniture selections. Use natural linen, wool, cotton materials in flooring or furnishings to create warmth and comfort. Play with textures, patterns, and soft checks in soft furnishings for a modern twist. Lastly and most importantly, bring the outside in! Use plenty of greenery inside your home, bringing the countryside indoors. Many of my clients often find it hard to visualise how a room will look; they become paralyzed with the endless amount of choice on offer and get stuck on how they will make the room look cohesive. So, here’s the inside scoop! - I’ve found two great tools to help take the guesswork out of decorating or renovating. Try using Choices Flooring’s new ‘RoomView’ online tool. It is a great visual tool that takes the stress out of searching through hundreds of carpet or flooring samples; you can instantly explore all their flooring, rugs, and window furnishing options from your phone or tablet. With their extensive range of natural, durable, and family-friendly range, you’ll be sure to find a ‘country’ style carpet to suit your needs. My top picks would be the new Windsor Wool Hartsville range or Temuka Totera; both provide a textural surface, stain-resistant and beautiful natural colour range, perfect to fit your country style home. Style Sourcebook is my other go-to design tool. I start every project with a mood board to gather my ideas. It’s an entirely free, supereasy online mood board tool. I love how many relevant retailers they have featured, so you can shop and style all at the same time! I highly recommend it to any home renovator out there looking to create beautiful ideas and spaces.