8 Country Home Design Smarts

Do's and don'ts for designing a weekend country house

By Lisa Frederick


A country-style home should have heart, but not the kind that's stenciled on the walls. The country look today is chic and modish, yet still as unfussy and wholesome as it's always been. Follow this blueprint to pull it off.

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Seating Area by Garrison Hullinger

DO focus on comfort.

This is the linchpin of country style. Furnishings should be sink-right-in cozy; surfaces should have a touch of depth and patina. The overall effect should be soft and relaxed, with no jarring angles or sharp edges.
Seating Area
by Garrison Hullinger

Next Slide >> DON'T use dated motifs.

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