Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A historic country home done up in a modern way

I'm writing you guys from Chicago today, where I'm visiting a friend before heading over to Spain to visit my boyfriend for a month. I saw this house in Elle Decor and thought it was really nice - and worth a share. What do you think?

Looovvee those weathered leathered chairs, the oversize ottoman/coffee table, and the hydrangea arrangement.




I would never think to paint my bedroom such a dark brown, but it's actually looks quite relaxing.

via Elle Decor

14 comments:

Amanda said...

this is gorgeous! i love that bathroom, and can't get over the contrast of those darks and lights - so striking!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love the combination of modern with a country style backdrop! Joan@anythinggoeshere

pickygirlfoodfilmfiction said...

I never would have thought of painting my bedroom brown until I lived in an apartment in an old building that had stained shiplap walls. I hated the dark brown at first because I had black accents in my bedroom! But once I worked with it, I fell in love.

I bought my house last year, and the first thing I did was run out to get a deep Ralph Lauren brown for the bedroom. My mom and aunt thought I was nuts, but they are so envious now! I absolutely love having a dark boudoir-type room.

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

Love that crispy bathroom, too cute! And no, I WOULD NEVER paint my bedroom walls in that dark color, it'd depress me constantly!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

I love it! I think the bedroom is working because of the chrisp, white, sloped ceilings. Looks chic!

And I'm having such a thing for horse photos these days. Love them!!

xoxo
dagny

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Megan Daly said...

OH my Dream Home. Seriously, LOVe LOVE LOVE this style!!

LINDA from OEKE said...

oh i love it. the lamp, chairs and flowers in the lounge. those dining chairs are so stunning (my aunty had those at her holiday house last month when I went down - they are really comfy). love the kitchen. love it all really. have a great holiday (you lucky duck)

mina said...

That brown looks lovely on the wall, like a fountain of chocolate. :)

livex lighting said...

I love the last picture of the bathroom it is so beuatiful.

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

Ohh I love a good mix of rustic and modern. Good find!

xoxo
-julie

Creategirl said...

my goodness, I LOVE that bed. I just found a bed at a flea market (though unfortunately not the right size) and wanted to paint it a dark color just like this! great post!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I think that huge horse photo is by Lonny on etsy! I've been a fan of them for a while now!

Agnes said...

Nice comfortable interiors... living, kitchen, bathroom everything...I love wood beams on the ceiling...wall in the bedroom a little bit too dark for my taste but I love bed and overall decor. I wouldn't mind to live like this...

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