TRENDS NOW: Six Ways To Tell That Country Decorating Is Chic
1. A venerable Hollywood actress, known for her penchant for design, creates a tabletop collection that the New York Times reports is inspired by the heartland.
Diane Keaton has just launched a line of dishware for Bed, Bath and Beyond. The NY Times quotes her as saying she chose “farm-y landscape colors” inspired by wheat, grass and bark. It’s cute, affordable and will add a touch of country to any table you choose to place it on. I especially like the mugs and plates with the “cross stitching-like” detail. Click here to read more.
Photo via the New York Times
2. Uber popular large scale retailers, like Anthropologie, have created “country cousin” stores like Terrain.
Regular readers know that I just did a post on Terrain, pictured in the first photo of this post. Painted furniture, organic cotton, industrial lighting and vintage watering cans (all long time staples of country decorating) abound.
3. And it’s not just the big guys. The ultra chic home boutique, Ochre, has launched Canvas Home Store, another home decor boutique. But Canvas focuses on sustainable goods, like organic cotton linens and tables built from the cedar planks of old water towers. Click here for my store tour of Canvas.
No surprise that the Soho loft of the store owners, Andrew Corrie and Harriet Maxwell, has hints of country decorating mixed in with city glam.
Next 2 photos via Mochatini
5. Elle Decor (a glossie that often focuses on glamour and celeberity interiors), has just featured this June a home that embraces new “contemporary country chic.” The country look is updated by mixing midcentury modern pieces with antiques and by using materials straight from nature. Don’t miss that log coffee table.
6. Hollywood stars also are incorporating country elements in their homes.
Elle Decor also recently published the home of actress, Keri Russell. Russell is married to a contractor/craftsman who is into using reclaimed and repurposed items in their home (a true country characteristic). Check out the nightstand he made from old pine flooring. Click over to Elle Decor for more.
Convinced? I hope so.
If you have embraced any of these “new” country elements in your home, I would love to see pictures. Please send jpegs to clynnbyrne at gmail dot com.
Photos not otherwise identified are by me.